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Twenty-five Best Things You Can Do in the Backcountry of New York
Basel is an integral component of America's historical and cultural life, and the Hall of Fame and Museum is a must for anyone interested in the story of the game. Founded in 1939, the Hall of Fame is today a tribute to more than 300 of the world's best basketballers.
There are three levels of the legendary Berlin Philharmonic Stone House with a range of hands-on displays, and a guided walk through all three levels is free of charge. It is open on all days of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Canastota' Native American Carmen Basilio and Billy Backus, both of whom were Native Americans and Native Americans in Canastota, were the original builders of the Fame Arena, but it has since expanded to encompass fighters and coaches from around the globe.
From old photographs and advertising poster to boxesing apparel carried by some of the world's best boxesers, the exhibit features the Madison Square Garden genuine ring as another high point. It is open every weekday and every June a dedicated introductory event is organised to honour the former and present sports champion.
Situated on a magnificent 35 acre site next to Willowemoc Creek in the Catskill chain, the Catskill Flying Centre and Museums was founded to conserve the story of fly angling and pass on important information to the next generation of fishermen. There is a large number of interesting artefacts in the centre's museums section describing the legacy of sports over the years, while the educational centre is the ideal place to find out more about tie-down, auditions and other facets of the game.
It is open all year round, but opening times depend on the seasons. Ontario is a state run and managed property of the State of New York and is an important historical site that has been given its name from its Lake Ontario site. It is possible to take a tour, but even those visiting are welcome to discover the fortress on their own and take in the lovely places for picnics.
Much of the space still houses its initial interior and decoration, and Eastman's master suite has been transformed into an interactive mini-laboratory where people can see how photographs were created in the past. Located on a 26 acre plot in Auburn, New York, the Harriet Tubman Home is the place where the underground railroad commander freed himself and his family.
It is open from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visiting can also be agreed on Saturdays. Lester Park, an outside exhibition of the New York State Museum, provides an insight into the petrified seabed that formed about 490 million years ago.
Since 1914 the country has been owned by the museums and it is forbidden to take stones or vegetation from the area. Entrance is free and guests can find out about the region's historical features on the picture boards placed all over the site. Visit many uniquely attractive places, among them old-fashioned Mardi Gras drives, a magical stroll through the forest and hundred of life-size animals that can be seen from the park's live-action streetcar.
Guests are welcome to use the Picknick Site, and the Parc is open every morning between the end of June and Labour day. The Marcella Sembrich Opernmuseum is hidden in the Adirondack promontory and is well-worth a visit, even if you are not a lover of operas. Located in the former workshop of 19th-century operatic Marcella Sembrich, the Museo del Sembrich (Museum of Sembrich's Wings and other objects of a private nature) shows some of Sembrich's photographs and correspondence, as well as costs and other objects from many of her work.
Located with views of gorgeous Lake George, the estate has a number of welcoming locations that are ideal for a quick pick nick luncheon. Entrance is by means of a gift and the Musée is open from mid-June to mid-September. Although many are unaware that bottling was the first big business in the United States, the National Bottles museum is the ideal place to find out more about the story of crafts.
There is a large selection of around 2,000 ancient vials in the Musée, most of which were handmade before the industrialisation of the production method. Besides the vials, the visitor can also see a large number of blowing instruments and a small copy of a furnace. Glassblowers shows and courses take place on a regular basis in a self-contained facility near the museums, and the museums sponsor a bottling exhibition and auctions every June.
Waterloo is the nationally recognised birthplace of Memorial Day, and the National Memorial Museum was established to tell the tale of this important city. As well as the knowledge of how the meaning of the memorial date has evolved over the years, the visitor will also be familiarised with the human beings who had an important role to play in its development.
Further attractions of the Muzeum are a contemporary mourning room and an exhibition of artefacts from the civil war, and the opening times are from Thursday to Saturday between midday and 5 pm. Located directly opposite the Saratoga Race Course, the National Museums of Racing and Hall of Fame are a veritable festival for the sports of pure blood motorsports.
Built on a heritage of artefacts that traces the evolution of motor sports from the eighteenth to the present centuries, the Fine Arts House has an impressive array of artefacts, including United States and foreign trophy collections, a library of more than 300 murals, and old motor sports boardgames. The Hall of Fame also offers the opportunity for guests to try out an active equestrian simulation tool and to get to know some of the greatest sporting figures.
Home to one of the world's most unparalleled glories, the National Sound House is a compilation of the best playthings of all times. Kids are more than welcome here, as the whole building also acts as a children's playground. More than 60 gadgets are in the library, and fans can add their favourite gadgets to the Half of Face if they think something is lacking.
Located on the top level of the Strong National Musuem of Play, the entrance to the exhibition is covered by the general entrance charge to the Musuem. The National Warplane Musuem is located on the Geneseo Airport site and is a historical defence heritage site founded in 1994.
Known above all for the restauration and exhibition of old airplanes constructed during the Second World War, many of which are flying and others are being restored. It is open all year round, but the best season to see it is the Geneseo Airshow, which takes place three times a year in July.
Wars and other classical planes are directly taken off the all gras runway, and happy guests may even have the opportunity to talk to the pilot. The Old Erie Canal Heritage Park, opened in 2016, was established to give the visitor the opportunity to experience Erie Canal living between the end of the 18th and early 1900s.
It' no problem to get tied to the story during your stay; as soon as you step into the reserve, you will walk along the way to the Erie Canal's pristine lock 52 and see your environment from the same lookout point as the old canalboats. Situated on a cliff facing Lake Ontario, Old Fort Niagara is a national historic landmark and one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the Niagara region.
It is open to the public all year round and the day programme includes films, musketeer shows and either self led or accompanied itineraries. The Seneca Iroquois National Museum was created to conserve and promote the cultural and historical heritage of Seneca and other Iroquois peoples and has an outstanding range of exhibitions, both regular and occasional.
High points of the exhibition are a partly renovated nave and an exhibition on the Great Law, while exhibitions on a limited scale deal with various other facets of tradition. Besides the artefacts, the Musée also has a souvenir store selling handcrafted objects such as basketry, jewellery, spring decorations and old fashioned puppets.
Guided visits for groups are possible by appointment and the museums are open every weekday except Sundays. Anthony's early influence and the process she put forward for election in 1872, and the many reasons Anthony stood up for. It is now registered in the National Register of Historic Places and the Musée is open every Monday morning, except Monday, between 11 am and 5 pm.
Situated in the Adirondack Park's core, the Wild Centre is a historic centre on a wonderful 81-hectare plot of land, crossed by kilometres of paths. There is also an attractive wild walk that allows the visitor to walk up a row of viaducts and plattforms that stand above the wood.
It is also a good idea to take your leisure away for the indoors exhibitions; some of the attractions are livestock shows and a wide-screen theatre that shows interesting movies on a regular basis. Guests are welcome to visit the local museums, take a walk through the historical Hasbrouck House and marvel at the former Washington Bureau. Opening times depend on the seasons, but the location provides a multitude of programmes throughout the year for people of all age groups.
Our guest are welcome to use the local Picknick-Pavillon, and information is available at the site visit centre. It has been meticulously renovated to faithfully recreate the time of Almanzo Wilder's settlement and is open to the public every weekday in sommer.
The Adirondack Experience consists of 23 edifices located on a magnificent 1,000 hectare site and is one of the largest New York State National museums. More than 60,000 sq m of exhibition floor area is also available to be explored, and visitor to the site will be able to experience how Adirondack Mountains residents have been living, working and playing in the last two hundred years.
Open to the general public from the end of May to the beginning of October, the Musée d'Antiquité also houses a wide range of activities including hands-on workshop sessions, concerts, antiques shows and other specialised activities.