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Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
+1 518-352-7311
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Forced Family Fun with Smiles

Started in a DOWNPOUR but it was so very interesting inside. Love the exhibit that showed the many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Fabulous Museum

This is definitely a museum to spend a good part of your day. It takes a while to go through each... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ellington, Connecticut
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The Adirondack Experience is open for its 60th anniversary season now through Monday, October 9, 2017. The museum is open daily, including holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Begin your Adirondack adventure with a visit to the Adirondack Experience. A regional museum of history and art, the museum's 24 buildings and exhibitions are situated on 121 acres, offering spectacular mountain and lake views. The museum's extensive collections give visitors the opportunity to experience how people have lived, worked, traveled and played in the Adirondacks since the 1800s. Exhibit themes include: boats and boating, land transportation, outdoor recreation, the environment, logging, rustic traditions, fine arts, and tourism. Interactive discovery centers and hands-on activities abound throughout the museum, making it a fun place for families with children to play and learn. Watch the Boat Builder in Residence construct a traditional Adirondack guideboat, take part in a workshop, feed the trout, or participate in a school field trip. Services at the Adirondack Experience include the Lake View Cafe, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, overlooking pristine Blue Mountain Lake. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the grounds. Be sure to visit the ADKX Store in the Visitor Center for a variety of Adirondack related gifts. Allow 2 - 3 hours for a relaxing visit.
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9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
+1 518-352-7311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Started in a DOWNPOUR but it was so very interesting inside. Love the exhibit that showed the many different way folks have come to this area over the years. The train was gorgeous. And the 1973(?) station wagon brought all the memories back. Really a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a museum to spend a good part of your day. It takes a while to go through each one of the buildings. They are laid out extremely well and handicap friendly and kid friendly. There's a lot of interaction so that your...More

Thank lifesgood83
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved visiting the Adirondack Experience. I was most impressed with how thoughtful the accommodations were for persons with disabilities. There were scooters, wheelchairs and walkers available. All the exhibits were accessible and staff made sure we knew which doors we could use to by...More

Thank KathyF51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history that this place offers is second to none. If you're looking to find out more about the Adirondacks, the history of the Adirondacks, this is the place to come.

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun for the whole family!!! Great interactive exhibits!! Kids LOVED the log jam!! I'm an old kid at heart and I loved rowing the guide boat!!

Thank Trina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a drive for us to get to the museum and about halfway there I wondered out loud if we should just forget it. I am so glad we didn't. This place is so well done and well thought out, they managed to...More

Thank Beachcomber909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The logging industry, train travel and mountain men make this a one of a kind museum experience... interesting to all ages, a must do experience. worth the trip form anywhere.

Thank retired518
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday, I took two 8 year olds and wow, what a fun day. They woke up begging to go back again! The new interactive areas are educational for adults and kids alike. The museum is well staffed with people who seem to love their jobs...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a first-time visitor, I was amazed at the breadth of the subject matter. All the buildings were well laid out and very accessible, both physically and aesthetically. I found the working in the woods and the boat exhibit particularly intriguing. Take your time to...More

Thank Vesta_Guest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last visited the museum many years ago as a kid and recall finding it rather stuffy. In part thanks to the new exhibit, it is anything but. Our party ranged in age from 8 to 80 and all were entertained. Interactive exhibits in the...More

Thank dmj399
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Julie P
6 September 2015|
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Response from Jennifer T | Property representative |
Hi, Julie, yes, most part of the campus are accessible, and staff members provide assistance where needed. Wheelchairs are available at admissions, and there are scooters available for rent. The path to the cafe... More
28 June 2015|
Response from Jennifer T | Property representative |
Dogs need to remain outside the museum, where there is dog-walking area. Humans can go in and out of the museum as often as they like.
23 April 2015|
Response from Jennifer T | Property representative |
Yes, the Lake View Cafe features fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, hot entrées, kid-friendly items, desserts, and fountain drinks - plus a stunning view over Blue Mountain Lake. When ther museum is open for the season (May 22... More