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Cayuga Wine Trail
Cayuga Wine Trail Top Attraction!
Museum in Ovid, NY USA

Taste & tour 16 local wineries Along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail there are an array of opportunites to make your time in the Finger Lakes complete! Whether you're spending one night or several, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has an abundance of lodging options.


Discovery Trail
Discovery Trail Top Attraction!
Museum in Ithaca, NY USA

Eight family-friendly museums/attractions

USS SLATER
USS SLATER Top Attraction!
Museum in Albany, NY USA

Restored World War II Destroyer Escort During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America.

American Folk Art Museum
American Folk Art Museum things to do on a rainy day in New York City, NY
Museum in New York City-Manhattan, NY USA

Traditional folk art and contemporary self-taught artists The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad.

Buffalo Museum of Science
Buffalo Museum of Science things to do on a rainy day in Buffalo, NY
Museum in Buffalo, NY USA

Non-profit Educational Science Institution Committed to inspiring curiosity through exploration, the Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to providing relevant science programming and services to children, families, adults, and schools in the Buffalo Niagara region.


Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum things to do on a rainy day in Buffalo, NY
Museum in North Tonawanda, NY USA

Museum housed in original Allan Herschell factory building View exhibits which interpret this historic site listed on the National Register. Learn about wood carving, carrousel production and band organ music roll production. Listen to the magical sounds of a 1917 Wurlitzer band organ.

Jewish Children's Museum
Jewish Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in New York City, NY
Museum in New York City, NY USA

Jungle Discovery Did you know a Giraffe can grow up to 18 feet tall? Or that Lions are always in a Pride? Step into our new temporary exhibit and discover fascinating lessons we can learn from the animals in the Jungle! Recommended for children 3+.

Kids to the Rescue
Kids to the Rescue things to do on a rainy day in Brooklyn, NY
Museum in Brooklyn, NY USA

Summer Safety Exhibit Get into high gear and play the part of your favorite safety hero in an emergency! Fight the fires, help the injured and keep everyone safe in an interactive and exciting exhibit.

Medina Railroad Museum
Medina Railroad Museum things to do on a rainy day in Niagara Falls, NY
Museum in Medina, NY USA

Largest Railroad Depot Museum in NY State & Excursion Train Located in longest wood frame freight depot ever built by New York Central system (300ft by 34ft). Contains largest collection of railroad artifacts, memorabilia and models known to exist under one roof in the world.


miSci, Museum of Innovation and Science
miSci, Museum of Innovation and Science things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Museum in Schenectady, NY USA

celebrate. explore. inspire. Explore science, invention, and imagination. Discover hands-on fun from San Francisco's Exploratorium and exhibits like Inside Out: MRI and You, Fueling the Future and more.

National Bottle Museum
National Bottle Museum things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Museum in Ballston Spa, NY USA
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Preserving the history of America's first major industry The National Bottle Museum is located on Rte. 50 in the heart of the village of Ballston Spa, New York. The museum occupies a three-story brick commercial building in the historic business district of what was once a flourishing resort community in the 1800s.

New York City Fire Museum
New York City Fire Museum things to do on a rainy day in New York City, NY
Museum in New York City-Manhattan, NY USA

The history of firefighting and the FDNY The New York City Fire Museum displays the evolution of firefighting from the bucket brigades of Peter Stuyvesant's New Amsterdam through the colorful history of volunteer firefighters to modern firefighting techniques and equipment.

The Bundy Museum of History & Art
The Bundy Museum of History & Art things to do on a rainy day in New York
Museum in Binghamton, NY USA

Surprising and eclectic museum and art galleries The Bundy Museum of History & Art is located in the 1892 home of Harlow E. Bundy, founder of the Bundy Manufacturing Co, which later became IBM. The museum celebrates local art & culture and the history of the Bundy Family.

Trolley Museum of New York
Trolley Museum of New York things to do on a rainy day in New York
Museum in Kingston, NY USA

Historic trolley rides - exhibits - gift shop Ride a trolley along the historic Kingston waterfront. See our exhibits of century old trolleys and subway cars. Experience and learn about the trolleys that built our cities.

Irish American Heritage Museum
Irish American Heritage Museum things to do on a rainy day in Albany, NY
Museum in Albany, NY USA


National Museum of Play at The Strong
National Museum of Play at The Strong things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, NY
Museum in Rochester, NY USA

150,000 square feet of hands-on family fun!

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, NY
Museum in Rochester, NY USA

Home of the legendary American civil rights leader Susan B. Anthony, tireless campaigner for human rights, lived in this house at 17 Madison Street, in Rochester, New York, from 1866 until her death in 1906. In between her travels working for woman suffrage, she was here—writing, planning, and organizing.

Safe Haven Museum & Education Center
Safe Haven Museum & Education Center things to do on a rainy day in Syracuse, NY
Museum in Oswego, NY USA

The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter during WWII The Safe Haven Museum & Education Center is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of the 982 refugees from WW II who were allowed into the United States as "guests" of President Franklin Rossevelt.

The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy
The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy things to do on a rainy day in New York
Museum in Jamestown, NY USA

Museum honoring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy offers three great year-round attractions to visitors in Lucille Ball's home of Jamestown, NY.


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