We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Tupper Lake Astronomy Observatory (APO)

I was in the town of Tupper Lake in October this year for an astronomy event. I wanted to put my... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
astro14
,
Atlanta, Georgia
Wondrous summer star gazing

If you are in Tupper Lake on a Friday evening and the skies are clear, be sure to take advantage of... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Jillo131
,
Hamburg, NY
Read all 19 reviews
2
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“apo”(5 reviews)
“astronomy”(3 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-3°
-13°
Dec
-8°
-17°
Jan
-5°
-17°
Feb
Contact
178 Big Wolf Rd, Tupper Lake, NY 12986-1268
Website
+1 518-359-3538
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (19)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
15
2
2
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
15
2
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews high powered telescopes apo astronomy planets objects sails visitors
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I was in the town of Tupper Lake in October this year for an astronomy event. I wanted to put my reviews on Astronomy in this town, and this is why I decided post this separate. Tupper Lake may be a small town however, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank astro14
Reviewed 13 August 2018

If you are in Tupper Lake on a Friday evening and the skies are clear, be sure to take advantage of the free star gazing. Well-informed staff help visitors view different celestial objects through very high-powered telescopes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jillo131
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience for us! We live near a large city so we have a ton of light pollution so this was a great! They had 3 high powered telescopes set up when we went and were able to see the rings of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sugarsparkles
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went here for the Solar Eclipse. They had glasses to buy for $1 each. and they had some telescopes set up, although we didn't get a chance to look thru them. They were also selling cookies and I think some books and shirts. It...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Phyllis10
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Charming observatory with hi tech telescopes and friendly people to guide you through the darkest night sky's in the country. The APO has turned many people on to astronomy. A must see . You owe it to yourself.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Korndog45
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The APO is located past Little Wolf Beach. It's a great place for professional and amateur stargazers. Look for the sign on Route 3 in downtown Tupper Lake to guide you to an awesome experience.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jerrie W
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Adirondacks are dark at night, and this observatory was set up to take advantage of that. Every Friday night, weather permitting, they aim several telescopes at whatever's visible and interesting that night and help you look into them and explain what you're seeing. Spectacular...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank snarklady
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Amazing facility for such a small community. We took our grandchildren there and Mark (one of the founders) not only gave us a tour of the facilities but spent time with the the kids --age 7-12-- explaining the telescopes and pointing out various stars and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ronbelleville
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I had a blast here! I'd never been to a public viewing at an observatory! This far exceeded my expectations ! The volunteers that give their time to educate the public were amazing! Even everyone that attended were all very nice to each other. I...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank deb622
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visited here one evening and found the people fairly knowledgeable and their list of programs interesting.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank KestrelHaven
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Lakeview Motel
16 reviews
2.93 km away
Tupper Lake Motel
71 reviews
3.52 km away
Shaheen's Adirondack Inn
226 reviews
3.75 km away
Park Motel and Cabins
66 reviews
3.84 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 32 nearby restaurants
Big Tupper Brewing
175 reviews
3.51 km away
Well Dressed Food
167 reviews
3.54 km away
Little Italy
219 reviews
3.47 km away
Raquette River Brewing
51 reviews
1.80 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 12 nearby attractions
The Wild Center
850 reviews
4.67 km away
Raquette River Brewing
61 reviews
1.82 km away
Raquette River Outfitters
18 reviews
6.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
LYNNPLS
10 September 2015|
Answer
Response from pinsnpines | Reviewed this property |
The Observatory opens about sundown (8pm would probably be a good time.) depending upon the sky conditions. Coming in on Rt 3 from Watertown turn right at the sign for Little wolf beach ( before Main St. diner and Lumberjack... More
0
Votes