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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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Life in the ADK

The new exhibit that opened in July is terrific! Lot's of interesting history and interactive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fantasic Museum

The last time I visited the museum was twenty years ago. It has expanded and is truly an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ballston Spa, New York
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
+1 518-352-7311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new exhibit that opened in July is terrific! Lot's of interesting history and interactive displays. Children of all ages will love the virtual guideboat rowing, the logjam and the dynamite blasting. There's lots of history for adults to explore. The room devoted to Abenaki...More

Thank 322wingedfoot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time I visited the museum was twenty years ago. It has expanded and is truly an Adirondack experience. There is something for everyone. There are children's exhibits and activities for the the children to participate in. It is a great way to spend...More

Thank br01374859
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has something for everyone. They have so many different kinds of exhibits. They have some camps and buildings that they have been given so you can walk through them. They have lots of boats and items specific to the Adirondacks that you can...More

Thank dgarforth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great way to spend the day! The campus is large but it provides something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Our favorite thing to do was the interactive guideboat and admiring the amazing views!

Thank buffalove005
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Took 4 adults and one child here in August 2017 on a cool summer day (mid 60s). We have visited numerous times in past years when this was known as the Adirondack Museum, but it has certainly grown. We spent 4 hours walking the grounds...More

Thank Cody H
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

14 of us went here for the afternoon. There was something for everyone. The little guys loved all the hands on stuff. The cafe here had great food with wonderful servers & a beautiful view. The gift shop was a little pricey but nice. I...More

Thank scp427
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Spent the day yesterday visiting the Adirondack Experience. My grandson really enjoyed it. He especially liked the simulations. Trying to maneuver the log jam, row the paddle boat, and run the train were particularly enjoyable. He also loved feeding the trout. Not to be missed....More

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Wonderful experience. We spent the whole day here! Rather like a village setting, walk around to individual cabins and buildings. So much to see! Craft person building a canoe, another restoring a boat, lumbering insight, and so much more. Interactive places for young and old....More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have a 7 and 9 year old who begged us to go back for a second day as we were not able to view all the exhibits! They loved all the interactive exhibits, from washing clothes to making sure the logs made it down...More

Thank drnkwtr
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Anyone bored here needs to go back to their TV and chips and pig out: the displays here, for anyone curious about the history of the Adirondacks, are fascinating, from the actual canoes and boats, the hunting and the trapping, the log building and the...More

Thank Andrew K
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10 September 2017|
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Response from Nancy R | Reviewed this property |
The timeframe for a visit to the Adirondack Experience can really vary based on ages and interests. A family could go through the new interactive exhibit building - Life in the Adirondacks in 1 1/2 hours or spend an entire... More
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|
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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.