Places to visit in Oswego

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  • GeneseoSupremo
    Geneseo, NY728 contributions
    Especially in the fall, Ontario Orchards is amazing. The apples, cider, seasonal baked goods (the pumpkin bread was the best I’ve ever had) and other harvest veggies are top notch. The selection is huge and it’s not just veggies. I told the lady at the check out that I may just move to Oswego to be closer to that place!
    Written 19 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Cathy B
    Latham, NY31 contributions
    Great park..great place to visit! Especially loved the lakeside views. My friends and I were there for our Oswego reunion..Love in AD💜💜💜
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Lorin G
    Saint Louis, MO1,934 contributions
    We loved this place overlooking Lake Ontario. History truly comes alive with a visit to the fort. It is beautifully preserved, and a visitor can really get a feeling of what it was like to have lived in such a place and that time.
    Written 3 November 2021
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  • HistoryLuv
    Upstate NY75 contributions
    This small but comprehensive and well set up museum tells the story of 982 refugees from the Holocaust, "personal guests" of then-President Franklin Roosevelt, who were brought to Ft. Ontario in the small city of Oswego, New York in 1944. Many came from concentration camps. All were welcomed by the residents. This museum details their daily life and efforts to recover from years of living in fear. After the war the refugees were finally permitted to apply for citizenship. Those who lived in the emergency shelter, in this Safe Haven, went on to become doctors, lawyers, music composers, and others who benefited our society. This is a story that needs to be taught in our schools.
    Written 21 September 2019
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  • old45s2018
    10 contributions
    I've heard of the history of this track for many years, through a friend who has been attending since the '60s. I've been to the Classic several times since the '90s. The racing history, setting, and excitement of the open-wheel racing, with the engines mounted on the side, provides a unique, fast and on the edge of your seat entertainment. Camping is an added bonus. Though the weekend tickets may be considered expensive for a family. The camping element reduces the stress on the family entertainment budget.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • Grandma6Boys
    Greenwich, CT205 contributions
    Our Grandson’s hockey team, UNE, had a tournament here... so we didn’t get to see much....but they have a gorgeous rink!!!!!! Even though the fire alarm went off and we had to go outside during the game.
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Ginger B R
    Oswego, NY248 contributions
    This is an impressive old house museum, run by a very passionate staff. Entering here, you not only get to see how the wealhty lived back in the day, but you learn some pretty fascinating stories. I'm from the area, so I feel a bit more connected to the history than others might, but I still think it is worth visiting, especially if you combine the visit with Fort Ontario, H Lee White or Safe haven. Check on the dates and hours...this is one of those places with limited open times.
    Written 17 June 2021
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  • Krista
    Charlottesville, VA6 contributions
    It's a real nice little scenic walk of the river. The walkway is well maintained and even when the river is extra high you still feel safe.
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • SARK
    1 contribution
    Best part of the City has always been the lighthouse. The boat ride out was informative and fun. Beautiful day to be on the lake. Ed the boat captain. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • Tom Neely
    Oswego, NY1 contribution
    We live in Oswego so we try to get there once a week or more my grand children are 3 and 5 years old and they love it. We usually spend about 2 hours there. This is enough time because we go so often. Some of the play spaces are based on the city, example we have a speedway here and there is a “racing car” that the children can put “tires on and off” fill the gas tank with “gas” and it is timed. The water table is great, it’s hard for me to explain so just come and see it. All the play areas are what I would call high end and the place is very clean and well maintained with great staff.
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • Elizabeth M
    Oswego, NY52 contributions
    The Oswego library is a great place to spend some time. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and they always know how to find the right material, which means they can always help. I cannot say enough about how pleasant it is to use their facilities.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Robert R
    Anchorage, AK37 contributions
    A lot of model railroad setup illustrating the history of Oswego. Been here a couple of times and still notice new things. This is inexpensive and educational and also kid friendly.
    Written 23 June 2017
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  • Alan_Stamm_0
    Birmingham, Michigan, United States237 contributions
    Century old maps hang in wall frames. Be sure to see the stunningly restored basement level -- site of a former jail and now a law library and judicial offices, with exposed brick walls, graceful arches and visible stone-block foundation supports.
    Written 25 April 2019
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  • Alison P
    Wyomissing, PA594 contributions
    This is a very pretty park in the town - great place, when it is warmer, to sit and read a good book!
    Written 1 March 2021
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  • HamAndCheeseMeltDown
    1 contribution
    The tour guide has a great personality! My wife and I go on walking tours all the time; this is by far one of the best! That being said, Oswego, NY has great history and awesome food.

    The tour guide also does a haunted oswego tour. We got to experience this about a month after during the food and history tour; it was great!
    Written 6 August 2019
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