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There are plenty of opportunities to see waterfalls at this park, with the main waterfall -- which actually resembles buttermilk being poured -- at the entrance of the park. The ...
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Located in Cortland, New York (Finger Lakes), Cascades Indoor Waterpark is the only indoor water park in the region.
It features all of the standard water park favorites: waterslides, an interactive sprayground for tiny tykes, ...
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One of the five Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake is close to Ithaca. Drive along the lake for awe-inspiring views, or get out and go ...
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This nature center may not be too large, but it offers a lot of fun, especially for younger kids. The highlight of the center is the unique five-story treehouse, accessible via a ...
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Cornell Plantations, adjacent to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, features beautifully lush gardens and themed displays each season. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at this ...
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Even if you don't have a student attending Cornell University, you can tour the campus with your family. Tour guides are available to show you the esteemed school's grounds and ...
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Mixing small kids with delicate glass may seem like a recipe for disaster, but this famous museum and classroom makes it work. You can view gorgeous and grand glass sculptures (all ...
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You can camp in this gorgeous state park -- or simply spend the day exploring the dramatic waterfall, taking a dip in the summertime "swimming hole" and checking out the replica ...
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This re-creation of a traditional, Seneca-bark longhouse sits where the Ganondagan settlement once stood before it was destroyed in a 1687 French attack. You can walk self-guided ...
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Get a glimpse at what life was like for 18th- and 19th-century Americans by wandering through this living history museum. The Genesee Country Village features authentically ...
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A history buff's visit to the Finger Lakes simply wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. But who is Glenn H. Curtiss? If you're not a motorcycle historian or an ...
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The gorge at Watkins Glen State Park is a testament to the true beauty of America's natural decor. Though the park itself is filled with beautiful trails, hills and alluring scenery, the gorge is ...

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Located in Central New York, Greek Peak Mountain Resort offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing and fat biking, in addition to both day and night skiing and snowboarding. More than 40 downhill trails are ...
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At this professional theatre, you'll find plays, musicals, children's theatre productions, special events, and more. Check the "Kiddstuff" schedule for plays and musics based on ...
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This dedicated area features a 150-foot waterfall, along with opportunities to hike, fish and enjoy a picnic lunch. Families will also spot mill ruins from the 19th century -- ...
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No visit to Ithaca is complete without a trip to the Ithaca Farmers Market. Open Saturdays and Sundays at Steamboat Landing, Ithaca Farmers Market produces everything you'd expect -- ...
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Held in Rochester every year in mid-May, this 10-day free festival pays tribute to Highland Park's massive lilac collection and features 500 intoxicating varieties in 1,200 ...
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Mark Twain wrote the bulk of his most classic works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in a beautiful octagonal study his ...
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Mid-Lakes Navigation offers tours of beautiful Skaneateles Lake in New York. Guests aboard the company's Emita II or Barbara S. Wiles enjoy lunch or dinner, along with some of the ...
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This serene preserve is home to dozens of species of wildlife, from beavers and blue herons to deer and bald eagles. You can view the wildlife from the Visitors Center and the ...
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Families looking for an interesting way to spend an afternoon might consider a trip to the Mount Hope Cemetery. We know, we know -- that sounds a tad strange. But aside from serving simply as a ...

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The Museum of Earth in Ithaca, New York is perfect for a rainy day (or a sunny day). Highlights at the museum -- which offers a collection of nearly 3 million specimens -- include a ...
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Experience a different culture for a few hours at the Namgyal Monastery, a traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery and the official North American seat of the 14th Dalai Lama. On ...
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While the gorgeous balloons are the stars of the show at this Labor Day weekend event, you'll find plenty to enjoy even if you don't take flight -- including children's rides, ...
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Robert Treman State Park is, without any doubt, one of the very best family-friendly retreats the Finger Lakes region has to offer. Located roughly four hours from New York City in Ithaca, N.Y., ...

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This beautiful museum of Native American and Western art has inventive ways to engage the smaller set. Ask at the admission desk about the free Art Hunt, which lets your kids ...
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This museum is for kids and adults! The Scincenter in Ithaca, New York features hands-on activities for everyone, from blowing giant bubbles and climbing through tunnels to ...
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William H. Seward served as a senator, a governor and eventually as the Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln's administration. He played a pivotal role in America's foreign relations throughout the ...

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Enjoying the astounding beauty of Skaneateles Lake isn't nearly as difficult as pronouncing its name. The easternmost of the Finger Lakes, this body of water is the perfect day trip for any ...

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If you're planning a visit to Ithaca, New York, be sure to check what's playing at the State Theatre of Ithaca. The historic venue hosts comedians, concerts and plays, including ...
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Don't call this mammoth center a children's museum. While it has the classic preschooler-friendly exhibits like the make-believe supermarket and life-sized Sesame Street, this ...
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Take ten minutes to walk across this bridge on Cornell's campus and enjoy the beautiful view of Fall Creek Gorge. It's totally safe, but can sway a little bit on windy days, which ...
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Taughannock Falls State Park is one of those rare, "something for everyone" family destinations. Widely regarded as one of the Northeast'™s best state parks, it is sure to impress any family looking to ...

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Watkins Glen State Park is a true gem in Finger Lakes. To families more prone to camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and just generally enjoying the great outdoors, this state park will ...

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Through this program, NASCAR fans can race a few laps around the legendary track. On select days from May to October, you can drive your own car right behind the pace car ...
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