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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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This excellent museum is well worth your time

This excellent museum covers virtually every aspect of life in the Adirondacks as it was lived in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
chr_8
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lb,il
During a 4 day camping trip, we went back 3x!!!

This place was just so incredible, we couldn’t believe it. Now, seeing a full building on logging... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Wrigley2013
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Miller Place, New York
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Adirondack Experience is now closed for the regular season and will reopen on Friday, May 25, 2018. A regional museum of history and art, the museum's 23 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. Allow 2 - 3 hours for a relaxing visit.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excellent museum covers virtually every aspect of life in the Adirondacks as it was lived in the past. I raced through it in 2 hours but wish I had had more time. The interactive exhibits are fun, particularly trying your hand at rowing an...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This place was just so incredible, we couldn’t believe it. Now, seeing a full building on logging didn’t do anything for me, but I️ went in for my husband. Well, it was amazingly informative and I couldn’t believe how much I️ didn’t know about logging...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Luckily the admission allows for a second visit within a week because, being the kind of people who read all the information posted, we needed another visit. This is everything you ever needed to know about the history of the Adirondack region. The setting is...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum for the first time in about 10 years. Many updates. The overall experience was great. Could easily spend all day there. Very well run and the exhibits well thought out and very nice

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Ausra A, Marketing at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband and I came to Lake George to spend a few days before a business conference. We decided to take a ride to visit the museum and do some leaf peeping and were pleasantly surprised. Despite the weather, the colors of the leaves on...More

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Ausra A, Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for making the ride through the Adirondacks! We are thrilled your overall experience was very pleasant. Please come back and see again in 2018.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Exhibits are in a park-like setting and consist of numerous buildings throughout the property. This is a great, fun place to visit and the exhibits are housed in modern newer buildings. Start at the Visitor Center where there are good restrooms and a nice, large...More

Thank Mike S
Ausra A, Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Mike, We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your comments. We hope to make some improvements in the cafe next year.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

After an hour drive from Lake Piseco to the Adirondack Experience Museum, we arrived to a packed reception area, where greeters ensured you were oriented to all the museum had to offer. The gift shop was enormous and packed with rustic gift items, Adirondack souvenirs,...More

Thank Jeffrey T
Ausra A, Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Jeffrey, We strive to create exceptional experiences for our guests. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The wife & I were motorcycle camping in the Adirondacks and visited the museum for a rainy day event. The rain cleared by mid day and it was a perfect day to visit the museum. I have visited this museum many times but had not...More

Thank Kirk D
Ausra A, Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Kirk, Perfect day for a visit to the museum, rain or shine. Glad you enjoyed yours! Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We just visited the Adirondack Museum and its new exhibit, the Adirondack Experience. The new addition is really a museum inside a museum, and to do it justice you need to allow for 2-3 hours to really enjoy the features and the interactive displays. They...More

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Ausra A, Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Harry, Thanks for coming to the Adirondack Experience! We love the new exhibition as well and agree visitors should allow 2-3 hours to do it justice. Thank you again

Reviewed 28 September 2017

My family visited the museum during August, an ideal time. My teenage kids loved it here. There are numerous buildings and attractions scattered across the site so you're not indoors all the time. My favorite exhibit was the Adirondack trains that were restored. You can...More

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Ausra A, Manager at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Anne, It sounds like you had a great experience. Thank you for sharing your review. (The view of Blue Mountain lake is the most extraordinary - every time!)

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eddieb76
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
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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
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oconeob
29 June 2015|
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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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