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Harris Hill Soaring Center

51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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You need to put this on your bucket list

We were in the area for only two days and found this chance to go on a glider. Both of us took the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
London, Canada
via mobile
Glider ride

Have my husband a gift for his birthday, a glider ride! He was so excited to do that, it was a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-0641
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We were in the area for only two days and found this chance to go on a glider. Both of us took the opportunity and it was wonderful. Although a bit apprehensive at first the ride with very experienced pilot was amazing. If you are...More

Thank BennyCPA
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Have my husband a gift for his birthday, a glider ride! He was so excited to do that, it was a crisp and beautiful day when he took his ride. What an experience it was.. Harris Hill is such a beautiful area and their is...More

Thank Jojoorange
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Museum is great. Soaring ride is fabulous. Service in the soaring office varies anywhere from helpful and friendly to somewhat rude and surly. Worth it for the glider ride, however.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth the drive. Great scenery and really cool to see the gliders! There are picnic tables to eat and other activities for kids.

Thank JLynnMonica
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My husband had this on his Bucket list of things to do. After I whined about grilling out and seeing the scenic views, we stumbled on this. NOTE to husbands: If your wife whines enough, listen to her, for it may lead to a Bucket...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was an awesome experience for us. Since this area has hills/mountains, it is perfect for gliders. There was a competition going on with the gliders being tethered to small airplanes. There was probably 40 gliders taking off one right after the other, what a...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I am new to the area and the only place I knew to take a visitor was Harris Hill. We happened upon the Soaring museum and decided to visit. We were welcomed very warmly by all staff. Great display on the history of gliders. Superb...More

Thank beecompany
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Really Beautiful and interesting Museum!!! With a lot of History about Aircraft and Pilots!!! You would love it.

Thank Nevil G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The glider experience itself was excellent. The pilot was very helpful in assisting getting in and out of the glider. The sailplane caught lots of thermals and the foliage was beautiful. The takeoff/landing strip was on a short flat surface of a hill so at...More

Thank sheepherder1
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was for my husband. Had a beautiful perfect day for a glide. The instructor answered all my husbands question and he explained everything. The air time was about 20 minutes and he loved it!

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18 September 2017|
Response from JLynnMonica | Reviewed this property |
Yes! This won't let me post the website but if you google National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY you will get it. Have fun!!!
2 October 2015|
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Response from gofishdan | Reviewed this property |
Just show up and get on the list. under a hundred bucks and the most stunning views you can imagine.