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Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
+1 518-352-7311
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Wonderful experience

Wonderful and interesting displays. Rustic furniture sale was going on while we were there. We are... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Lisa M
via mobile
Must see

If you are in the area you should definitely stop in for a visit. Friendly staff, informative... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
CatskillMountains1
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New York City, New York
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and interesting displays. Rustic furniture sale was going on while we were there. We are looking forward to the new displays this year. Loved it!!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you are in the area you should definitely stop in for a visit. Friendly staff, informative exhibits, special events and hiking trails close by. A treasure in the Adirondack Mountains.

Thank CatskillMountains1
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fair warning: you will probably leave this museum regretting that you did not plan to spend more time here. That is what happened to us. This is an unusually creative and imaginative museum. If there is any scrap of material culture associated with the Adirondacks...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stopped here on the drive back to Syracuse from Lake Placid. Well worth the visit; this is an excellent museum that showcases the natural and social/industrial history of the Adirondacks. Very educational and interesting. There's a beautiful pond to sit and relax at if you...More

1  Thank cgpjs
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautiful location in the Adirondacks with a lot of history involving the Adirondacks. I haven't been here since I was a tween or earlier and I am now much older than that. Unfortunately I don't remember much from my first visit other than the full...More

Thank SirVayR
Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Since your time was limited, we hope you will be able to return for the 2017 season, our 60th anniversary. We will be opening a new exhibition, "The Adirondack Experience," a fully immersive, interactive exploration...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

We took our time and you'll get more out of it if you do. Many buildings to go thru, yes like the Smithsonian. We had very knowledgeable staff/guide people in the boathouse area, the kids area, the old school house and the Rustic Furniture Area....More

Thank Charles O
Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's great you enjoyed your visit and took advantage of the many photo ops! We are pleased you took note of the upcoming exhibition, "The Adirondack Experience," that will be opening in 2017. It will be highly interactive and...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Have been to the museum a number of times over the years. High quality exhibits that cover just about everything about the Adirondacks

Thank S S
Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you are a returning visitor throughout the years! Be sure to come back next season for our 60th anniversary!

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Our bus trip included the museum as one of our stops/perks. Our group of 34 arrived as the museum opened at ten on a weekday. There were other visitors that day, even though it was a weekday which adds to one's own experience as you...More

Thank auntjj_12
Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Adirondack Museum! We enjoy hearing your feedback and comments. It's wonderful that you embraced the other visitors at the museum and made them a part of your experience. We are very excited for the new exhibition, "The...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Have heard of the museum but never been there before today. Didn't realize it was so big Consists of multiple buildings. It was very clean and nice and very informative about the area and the culture of the adirondaks. The staff were helpful telling about...More

Thank Pete A
Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this review

Hello Pete, Thank you for the review. We take pride in having 24 Buildings, 121 acres, and 40,000 square feet of exhibitions! This extensive space allows us to tell the full story of the Adirondacks. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Come back next...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Well my wife wanted to make a day trip into the Adirondack Mountains for the fall foliage. We decided to spend the afternoon at the Adirondack museum. It was a very pleasant surprise. It was very well kept, had very interesting exhibits and had the...More

Thank svogels
Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are grateful to have such a wonderful view of Blue Mountain Lake right in our backyard! "Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks" is a significant exhibition that depicts the evolution of guide boats and canoes and it's great...More

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Julie P
Is the museum and cafe wheelchair accessible?
7 September 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Property representative |
Hi, Julie, yes, most part of the campus are accessible, and staff members provide assistance where needed. Wheelchairs are available at admissions, and there are scooters available for rent. The path to the cafe... More
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oconeob
do they allow small dogs?
29 June 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Property representative |
Dogs need to remain outside the museum, where there is dog-walking area. Humans can go in and out of the museum as often as they like.
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92gail
Is there a restaurant at the museum?
24 April 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Property representative |
Yes, the Lake View Cafe features fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, hot entrées, kid-friendly items, desserts, and fountain drinks - plus a stunning view over Blue Mountain Lake. When ther museum is open for the season (May 22... More
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