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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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Adirondack Experience

Blue Mountain Lake, NY ---Want to spend a delightful day in the Adirondacks? Point your GPS, (or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Contemporary museum of all things Adirondack

It was a rainy day and there are not so many indoor things to do so we came here. Is much larger... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Acton, Massachusetts
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The Adirondack Experience is open for its 60th anniversary season now through Monday, October 9, 2017. The museum is open daily, including holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Begin your Adirondack adventure with a visit to the Adirondack Experience. A regional museum of history and art, the museum's 24 buildings and exhibitions are situated on 121 acres, offering spectacular mountain and lake views. The museum's extensive collections give visitors the opportunity to experience how people have lived, worked, traveled and played in the Adirondacks since the 1800s. Exhibit themes include: boats and boating, land transportation, outdoor recreation, the environment, logging, rustic traditions, fine arts, and tourism. Interactive discovery centers and hands-on activities abound throughout the museum, making it a fun place for families with children to play and learn. Watch the Boat Builder in Residence construct a traditional Adirondack guideboat, take part in a workshop, feed the trout, or participate in a school field trip. Services at the Adirondack Experience include the Lake View Cafe, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, overlooking pristine Blue Mountain Lake. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the grounds. Be sure to visit the ADKX Store in the Visitor Center for a variety of Adirondack related gifts. Allow 2 - 3 hours for a relaxing visit.
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9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue Mountain Lake, NY ---Want to spend a delightful day in the Adirondacks? Point your GPS, (or your favorite road map,) toward Long Lake, New York. The newly renamed Adirondack Experience, (formerly Adirondack Museum), is just the ticket. Young and old alike will enjoy educational...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a rainy day and there are not so many indoor things to do so we came here. Is much larger than realized. Nicely laid out. Many buildings and exhibits and well presented in a very contemporary and engaging design. Great gift shop. Exhibits...More

Thank MikeBirdman
Jennifer T, Marketing at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Mike! Our many buildings and exhibits allow us to tell the many stories of the Adirondack Park and its people. We hope you'll be able to come back on July 1, 2017 for the grand-opening of our newest exhibition, "Life...More

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

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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

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Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

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 reviewResponded 17 October 2016

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

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Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

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

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Adkmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

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

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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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