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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

#4 of 61 things to do in Ithaca Features Animals
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Always a pleasure to visit

Little to no interest in birds, I still marvel at the nice trails, so full of calm and beauty..all... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Scouternurse S
New York City, New York
via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the lab. The sound birds being relayed inside was a nice touch. We would... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Little to no interest in birds, I still marvel at the nice trails, so full of calm and beauty..all seasons...the building has marvelous exhibits and knowledgeable staff...

Thank Scouternurse S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the lab. The sound birds being relayed inside was a nice touch. We would definitely come again and recommend a guided tour.

Thank andyfrelick
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Such a great place - there are very well maintained walking paths that wind through the place (short - longest path maybe .75mi or so), as well as a glass-walled seating area directly in front of the pond and feeders (perfect for mother in law...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We had an extra time before heading to hotel for check in so we went to this place. We thought we would see a lot of birds but end up we only saw about 10 kind of birds. We walked around the trail but not...More

Thank Hoangng53
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Cornell is a mecca for birders in person and online. The front desk can provide specific birding info or will seek help from available professors, if possible. It is a very peaceful place to visit and explore inside and the surrounding "Sapsucker Woods". There is...More

Thank Francis R
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, very knowledgeable, lots of winter bits, too cold for winter walk. Great gift shop. A nice place.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Even in the dead of winter, Sapsucker Woods is alive with wildlife viewing opportunities. Had just been in FL and had a photo of a duck with which I was unfamiliar. I was directed to the library upstairs and was able to locate the duck...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Lab of O is a great place to visit, even when the gift shop isn't open. Sapsucker Woods has fine trails worth a hike, whether or not the birds you want to see are visible. There's a fine Andy Goldsworthy rock sculpture in the...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We took a group outing there. Inside, there are interactive displays, bird call recording, movies, a library,and a gift shop. Outside are well kept trials through various types of setting. The pond clearly seemed to be everyone favorite, especialy the birds.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Looking for something interesting to do - this is a great place to visit. Nice inside viewing area of the pond - geese and ducks in the winter. They do have outside trails too. The interactive bird map is fascinating. The library was not open...More

Thank Mary Lou C
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What's going on today? is there a fee to get in? are there any exhibits outside? Thank you,
23 February 2017|
Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in visiting the Lab of Ornithology! Today is a beautiful day and while our guided tour took place at 11 am the Visitor Center is open until 4 pm and trails are open until dusk. The majority of... More
Do you have any bird tours that you offer? I will be in Ithaca August 10th Thru the 17th. Thank you Cindy
5 August 2016|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
I hope you are not waiting for your answer from Trip Advisor! They refer questions to folks who have visited the venue in the past and not to the venue itself. As a result I received your question but I have no idea what... More
Can I take my dog on the trails?
14 May 2016|
Response from KathrynSMarch | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no.