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Best things to do in Adirondack Mountains

Museum
“WildLife museum for the whole family. There is an inside and outside section.”
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History Museum
“9097 New York 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 Beautiful location and very well done, this is a museum for comfortable walking shoes and at least a couple of hours. There is an outdoor area for the kids where they can play historic games. The museum collection includes a number of large objects, including a Pullman railroad car, several guide boats and an Idem class racing sailboat, a steam locomotive, a one-room schoolhouse, the rustic "Sunset Cottage", and the Log Hotel, built in 1876 and original to the museum's site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other material includes: •A fine art collection that contains over 2500 works including oil and watercolor paintings, prints, and artists' sketchbooks. •The largest collection of historic inland wooden watercraft in the United States. •More than 70,000 historic photographs including the work of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Alfred Stieglitz, and Eliot Porter. •The largest public collection of rustic furniture in North America. The museum owns many pieces created by Joe Bryere, a local woodworking artist. ”
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Historic Site
“Another Great Fort with local history! About an hour drive, but the drive itself is an adventure! Take 9N over Tongue Mountain...stop on the way and enjoy the day!”
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Racetrack
“Breakfast at the track at 7am is awesome you get to watch the horses warm up for the days events while munching on a buffet breakfast. ”
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Museum
“One of a kind museum. Collects, preserves, researches, interprets and exhibits the entire spectrum of thoroughbred racing. Features equine art, artifacts, memorabilia, film, video, books, interactive displays, and historical archives. The official "National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame", honoring horses, trainers, jockeys and Pillars of the Turf.”
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Museum
“Whether you cha-cha, waltz, tango, or swing - you will enjoy this facility's tribute to the art form that is dance.”
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Museum
“A permanent collection as well as a rotating exhibit space. Check it out if you have time or as a rope in with a visit to the Glenns falls outlet stores.”
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Museum
“Located in the recently renovated Bottling Plant, in the magnificent Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. The museum celebrates the automotive heritage of New York State and features regularly changing exhibits that include antique cars, classic cars, race cars, Indy cars, sports racers, and stock cars. The museum includes three galleries, an orientation theatre, meeting spaces, and gift shop. ”
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Museum
“What's a trip to Lake Placid with out stopping in the Olympic Museum. It's right around the corner. Check out some of the Olympic cloths and medals that are available from local Olympic Athletes. ”
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Museum
“Open seasonally, fantastic historical information relating to the history of Lake Champlain, the most important waterway in US history.”
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Museum
“Interact with historical performers in costume. Explore the Fort William Henry independently. Enjoy live military demonstrations. Learn about daily life at the 18th century fort.”
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Museum
“Affiliated with Pratt Institute for their School of Art, MWPAI is world class. Fountain Elms, located next day, is a historic home built in the Renaissance Revival archetecture.”
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Museum
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Light Rail Station
“New to North Creek, Revolution Rail is a fun excursion activity that allows riders to ride the railroad tracks under their own power and explore a section of the Adirondaks that has never seen passenger traffic. Railbikers check in at the historic North Creek train station, take a short shuttle ride, and then go on their 6 mile round trip tour. The season booked up quickly – they are starting reservations for next summer in November.”
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Art Gallery
“Check out the website for the schedule of gallery showings and musical events.”
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Museum
“A long lovely boat cruise when the weather is cooperating; or, drive to the area and take a water shuttle”
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