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Address: 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
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+1 518-352-7311
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Adirondack Museum is now open for its 59th season. The museum is open...

The Adirondack Museum is now open for its 59th season. The museum is open daily, including holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Monday, October 10, 2016. Begin your Adirondack experience with a visit to the Adirondack Museum. A regional museum of history and art, the Adirondack 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 the museum 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 Museum 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 Museum Store in the Visitor Center for a variety of Adirondack related gifts. Allow 2 - 3 hours for a relaxing visit.

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Great museum to visit while visiting the area. Plan to stay there for a while as there is plenty to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Great museum to visit while visiting the area. Plan to stay there for a while as there is plenty to see.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

This is a great way to get an understanding of the history and culture of the Adirondack region. The museum is well set up and the staff are friendly and informative. If you are in the area and have a couple hours, this is well worth the visit.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Loved our visit! This place has a collection of everything Adirondacks from old buildings - one room school house, log cabin, old hotel to transportation from snowshoes, boats, horse buggies and carts, to trains. A lot of history here showing the recreation, the industries and the resources that attracted people to this area for the past two centuries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Great stop for history and a look at the region. This museum is very well done and worth a stop. If you enjoy learning the history of the places you visit, this is the stop for you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Beautiful scenic area with very interesting history of Adirondack life and work. Special areas for children to see and do. Many outside and indoor exhibits. We had lunch in the Lake View Cafe with a beautiful view of Blue Mountain Lake.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We visited in 2013, and came back again this year. Wonderful museum with so many interesting exhibits. Again as last time we were here for hours wandering around and speaking with the very knowledgeable staff. An early June visit we practically had the place to ourselves which was a treat! So worth a visit!

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Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

This is a great place for anyone even a bit interested in the history of the Adirondacks. There is so much to see and learn wandering through the buildings and grounds. We visited during the Rustic Furniture Fair in September, we will surely be back in 2015!

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

Went when I was a teenager, it was ok. What teenager loves museums? Decided to go this past fall. (Husband hadn't been) they've built it up so well. We loved it! It was great to see the trains and the Arto Manaco exhibit was beautiful and nostalgic. Great memories of my childhood summers spent in the Adirondacks. The foliage was... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

A nice place with good exhibits. It was interesting to learn what it was like to live in the Adirondacks in the past. (Wow, it was hard!). Be careful - the gift shop is enticing.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

We have gone here twice and it is a wonderful way to spend the day. We stayed in Lake George so it's a little bit of a drive but totally worth it. They have wheelchairs available for your use which we needed and most exhibits were accessible. There is so much history and information as well as hands on exhibits... More 

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