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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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A must for birdwatchers.

Woods with trails, marshes,ponds. Easy access on Route 13. Visitors center with gift shop. Bring... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
via mobile
A fancination time even if you are not into birds

No matter how much or how little time you have it will be well spend here. A absolutely enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Henryville, Pennsylvania
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Woods with trails, marshes,ponds. Easy access on Route 13. Visitors center with gift shop. Bring binoculars.

Thank Lexie914
Reviewed 11 October 2016

No matter how much or how little time you have it will be well spend here. A absolutely enjoyable and relaxing visit with many little things that make an enjoyable visit including many feeders and a gift shop allowing you to do what is hard...More

Thank timandJuliecan
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nice little place to stop at. There are observation areas inside of the building where you can watch from inside and listen to the different bird calls. The trails are very well maintained. We did not see very many birds on the...More

Thank Nikki A
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Tis is a really nice, well-laid out place to take a trip to while in Ithaca. If you are into nature and birds, it is an excellent place for a nice spring/summer/fall afternoon. The museum is small but VERY informative in an interactional way (good...More

1  Thank Catherine L S
Reviewed 19 September 2016

In addition to the walking trails, they have an excellent museum showcasing some of the natural and human history associated with birds from all over the world.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very Educational for Conservation: The best in the country. Original artistic mural, acoustics lab and surrounding grounds is worth the trip!

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very nice area for a walk with the birds & to hear the different sounds of Birds & birds of prey. They have a listening room that is great for learning different sounds of Birds, reptiles,& animals.

Thank CathR1
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was our first visit, and one we truly enjoyed. Not sure why living so close it took so many years to stop. The trails were very well maintained and they had good maps available throughout the woods. It was very quiet and peaceful in...More

Thank Boomerang025
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We came here on several mornings during our recent stay in Ithaca/Finger Lakes. Lovely, easy to follow trails in a variety of habitats enabled us to spot many different birds. The center also hosts free introductory bird watching tours conducted by volunteers on weekend mornings.

Thank bethbrooklyn
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had never been there before, but heard a lot about it from locals. Then a Family Member had a Special Dinner Gathering that was held there that we attended, and I must say that I was impressed! The weather was beautiful, so we ventured the...More

Thank advornicky
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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.