Ithaca Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Kathleen C
    4 contributions
    Wonderful place to take a swim. The waterfall is wonderful. Lovely place to picnic with family. Wide area for ball play.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Jim M
    Hellertown, PA145 contributions
    An uphill hike on a well maintained path. The cascading waterfalls are breathtaking. The hike is roughly 1.3 miles from bottom to top. We happened to travel uphill and passed many traveling downhill. A beautiful sunny day made for a wonderful and tiring experience.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Muttsforever
    Washington DC, DC40 contributions
    Excellent visit with our preteens- it was in August 2021- so the visitor center was closed but we did a self guided tour of the gardens and it was beautiful. The grounds and buildings all over the Cornell campus are gorgeous. We did a few trails around the gardens too.
    Do visit if you are in Ithaca, NY!
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • JOSEPH WOOD
    Homer, NY34 contributions
    I Rate Cornell of Ornithogy A full 5***** and I Highly Recommend that you check it out for your self and see what you think.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Tommy T
    Repentigny, Canada284 contributions
    Frédéric welcomed us in his winery and provided us a exceptional service. Besides the tasting, he also gave us plenty of information about the history of wine making and how proccess it today. Oh and he also has some of the best fortified wine we've ever had.

    Thanks again for this wonderful visit Frédéric
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • jinxminx
    Takoma Park, MD362 contributions
    I can imagine if you have children and live in Ithaca, this is a FANTASTIC resource. There are play areas, little places to hide like a woven willow structure, a little playhouse, a small pond - looks like they run a camp and kids had been catching frogs in nets, and of course, the gardens.

    It is free, it is fenced in. There was a snackbar there but I don't think it was open. We took a stroll around, took some pictures. It's right across the street from the lake trail. There is plenty of parking.

    Sadly the giant earthenwork turtle sculpture was closed off when we went (lol, I can't tell you how disappointed I was!). We had a pleasant time looking around - it's definitely a cool place. Again, it must be an amazing resource if you actually have kids to play there/go to camp there - and a great place for taking pictures of your kids as well.
    Written 17 January 2020
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  • Arnold T
    Ithaca, NY260 contributions
    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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