Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Ithaca

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Ithaca on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Ithaca

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  • Jennifer R
    Providence, RI49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were around visiting friends for NYE and came here to entertain the kiddos (6m and 5) We ended up coming back two days in a row. Great variety of science based interactive activities. The outdoor playground looks great but was closed due to the weather this time of year. I really enjoyed the small animals they had (lots of fish/lizards/snakes). Would Definitely recommend a visit if you have kids.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • RNS1983
    Binghamton, NY131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A husband and wife winery that is also a museum with either a guided or self guided tour. It’s obvious that they know what they’re doing and talking about. My wife and I enjoyed this place very much. Their wine was tasty and they went into detail on how it was made and where the grapes came from. We recommend.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • Teflonhead
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GREAT STOP!!! Superbly done. a superior collection of palentological whole skeletons, sea creature collections great stegosaurus models. Something for everyone.
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • ArtsyGalBaltimore
    Maryland851 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to find and parking available in front of the museum. The museum architecture is amazing, externally and internally and an I.M. Pei feat! Multiple floors with varied collections and a few notable works. Art appreciation enhanced with curated labels. Well worth a one to two hour visit.
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • Becky
    Binghamton, NY173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Four of us had been to Ithaca for the afternoon and decided to call in to the vineyard for a quick drink on our way home.

    We visited less than an hour before closing, yet the lady who served us was so friendly and accommodating that we decided to dive in on the wine tasting (4 samples for $8) before settling on a bottle to drink between us.

    Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and the Avery’s Spumante - DELICIOUS! We’ll be back for sure.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • ThomasK229
    Homer, New York, Usa223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to see Gaelic Storm and the High Kings here. This is a great location with easy parking, friendly staff, and not a bad seat in the house!
    You'll love it!
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, DC413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This brewery/taproom is installed in a warehouse on the west side of town. We showed up early, when it had just opened for the day. While we were there, it was relatively quiet, though picked up as afternoon turned into evening. They clearly had a number of regulars - some of whom took advantage of their loyalty program. The taproom was expansive and clearly able to serve many more customers than were there when we visited. I was really impressed with the quality and vareity of the beer and bought several bottles to go. I particularly recall the belgian ales being top notch.
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • Andrew S
    Brockport, NY123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were a party of 15 and they graciously put us back in the "rainbow room." We had our own space, which was very nice. The food was delicious and the beer even better! It was the second time in two years that we had visited and when we find ourselves in Ihaca, we'll go again! The waitstaff was excellent, food was hot and plentiful. A gem!
    Written 4 March 2023
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  • Arnold T
    Ithaca, NY267 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty of parking, extremely friendly staff, concession area, outdoor seating, alcohol beverages available to purchase, exceptional theater with seating in the round, exceptional performance by all with their talent above and beyond expectations! A extremely entertaining theater with all cast members performing above and beyond expectations. Since this was only our second performance attended MANY will be attended in the future. The theater, show, performance etc... was EXCELLENT!
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • John K
    Brooklyn, NY37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An oasis of calm amidst the already serene Finger Lakes district. Outside urban Ithaca, and surrounded by a forest. We showed up and it looked deserted - a sign on the door said "closed." However a kindly monk inside spotted us, threw open the door immediately and warmly welcomed us inside. He guided us into the main altar room and observed as we took in the holy space. Be advised - the monks here are not tour guides, but they are polite, friendly, and they volunteer nothing. And there are no tours - this is first and foremost a place of meditation and prayer, not a tourist attraction. You are free to wander about, inside and out. I was awed to find out when the Dalai Lama is visiting the USA, this is where he stays! There was some construction going on outside - I believe a new dining hall for the six monks who live there, and there visitors. This is a quite modest and humble place, so don't expect dazzle. But it is a feast for the soul, if you so wish.
    Written 20 April 2023
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  • Kaymtravel7
    Los Angeles, CA800 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an up close and personal theater with only about 100 seats, and the show we saw, Proof, was very professional and well done. For the students among us, I appreciate that they have a pay what you can night during some parts of the run, which makes this outstanding theater affordable for all. All of the staff was very courteous and welcoming.
    Written 28 August 2020
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  • M W
    Ithaca, NY3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    . . . love and appreciate what you do for Winter Break, thanks Visit Ithaca!
    It’s always a pleasure to stop in with a special inquiry, or the direct guests your way.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • gotarheels
    Chapel Hill, NC120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This local institution has always remained true to its' roots...organic, eclectic, humanely + locally sourced.
    Such a pleasure to have the new location that can add to those qualities the following:
    -abundant and well-lit parking lot
    -spacious shopping aisles
    -beautifully displayed goods (especially the produce!)
    -a large selection of bulk items
    -an even larger selection of specialty items with knowledgeable staff to advise (vitamins/tinctures/cbd personal care/etc...)

    It's a Gem!
    Written 17 January 2021
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  • RNS1983
    Binghamton, NY131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting place. We stopped in because it appeared to just be an antique store. But it was very interesting to see there were many booths where folks bring in their antiques to sell. Their was a great variety. The staff was super friendly.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • debrajean
    Long Island, NY71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great store for Ithaca souvenirs and arts and crafts items. Save some time, there is alot to look at. The owner has a wonderful "eye" for unique items and offers them in her store reasonably priced. I ended up buying an "art pole" which has been a wonderful addition to my garden and is a fond rememberance of our beautiful time in Ithaca.
    Written 15 November 2020
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