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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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Destination in itself---Not a side trip

The museum consists of multiple buildings depicting the history of early life to the present in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A must see for all ages!

Our first time visiting the museum and it is very informative and impressive. The exhibits are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stillwater, NJ
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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
+1 518-352-7311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum consists of multiple buildings depicting the history of early life to the present in the Adirondacks. Archival photos show examples of life, living conditions, work, and equipment used in the Adirondacks. One whole building was devoted to logging as this was the main...More

Thank retdvm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time visiting the museum and it is very informative and impressive. The exhibits are very nice, well laid out and very interesting. We enjoyed learning more about the history of the adirondacks in such a beautiful museum!

Thank beachlovur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend. The new exhibit is top notch. We spent hours in that one building alone. Parking was full but it never felt over crowded. We left to eat lunch at the car but you can bring your lunch inside. Can't wait to go back!

Thank 6happyhikers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this museum every other year or so, when we visit the Adirondacks. It's very well done and has added a lot of new exhibits since the last time we visited. This time they also hosted a special event, their annual rustic furniture show....More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went because it was too rainy to hike but we were so glad that we did not miss this. Lots to learn about the lumber industry, boats of the area and local history. Children as well as adults found lots to see and do.

Thank bmdupre8114
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us visited the Adirondack Experience this summer and loved it. We had 4 adults ranging in age from 44-75 and 2 kids ages 9 and 12. We all had a great time and love the new interactive exhibits. The staff were very nice...More

Thank McMaurer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold rainy day. Really enjoyed the updated exhibits since our last visit. Terrific time talking to one of the volunteers about his long life in the Newcomb area. Lunch on the other hand was mediocre and slow. I was the only one in line, and...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old favorite in the Adirondacks is better than ever! Kids (13 and 11) loved the new interactive exhibits (very cool technology) while my husband and I enjoyed learning about the rich history of the region. Large and lovely property always good for a post...More

Thank aligm123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a morning this week a the newly redone Adirondack building. It is a great hands-on display that records the people-history of the Adirondacks and the things and rtools they used. A great tribute to the indigenous peoples of the area, A new food...More

Thank Harry508
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum offers an extensive history of the Adirondacks, native ways of living, culture, arts and crafts. Great place to visit and enjoy traveling through upstate New York!!

Thank Angelina S
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Angelina Thanks for the great review!

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10 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy R | Reviewed this property |
The timeframe for a visit to the Adirondack Experience can really vary based on ages and interests. A family could go through the new interactive exhibit building - Life in the Adirondacks in 1 1/2 hours or spend an entire... More
Julie P
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
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.