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Camillus Erie Canal Park

Camillus Erie Canal Park

5750 Devoe Rd
Caimillus, NY 13031   Directions

(315) 488-3409


Nature and history intertwine to create something special at the Camillus Erie Canal Park. This 300-acre park is located between Albany and Buffalo, at the midpoint of the Erie Canal. The expansive area features seven miles of trails that are used for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding in the warmer months of the year and snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter. Also, don't miss the chance to stop into Sim's Store Museum which is a replica of an actual canal-side store that can be found in the center of the park.

Erie Canal Museum

Erie Canal Museum

318 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY 13202   Directions

(315) 471-0593


In addition to being a venue filled with some truly compelling interactive exhibits, the Erie Canal Museum is filled with some deep history of the area. It all began back in the 1800's when “weigh lock” buildings were located along the length of the canal to determine the toll that boats would pay to pass through between Albany and Buffalo. This museum is located at the halfway point between the two, and it is even more dramatic as it is housed in an authentic National Register Landmark weigh lock building. In addition to the aforementioned exhibits and attractions, there are also several fascinating artifacts and audiovisual presentations that tell the story of the canal's hard-fought construction.

Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art

401 Harrison St
Syracuse, NY 13202   Directions

(315) 474-6064


Inspiration is everywhere when you explore the many fine exhibits and attractions at the Everson Museum of Art. The building itself is considered a work of art, as this sleek building was completed in 1968 following the design of I.M. Pei. Inside, you'll find several impressive collections of 18th century American portraits, African and Latin folk art, contemporary photography as well as a highly impressive collection of ceramics.

Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf

Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf

210 N Onondaga Rd
Syracuse, NY 13219   Directions

(315) 487-0546


Tee off in style–despite the size of the course–when you take the whole family out for a great day of fun at Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf. This attraction has been a Syracuse tradition for over 60 years. The course is as challenging as it is fun, and the kids will love trying to make that nearly impossible shot! The venue offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that also gets rave notices for not only being well maintained, but also for its very friendly staff. Plus, don't forget to stop in to visit the concession stand for a tasty treat before or after your game.

Landmark Theatre

Landmark Theatre

362 S Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13202   Directions

(315) 475-7979


Syracuse's Landmark Theatre truly lives up to its name. This venue originally opened its doors in 1928 and stands as New York's last remaining Depression-era cinema that is still in operation. The theater became popular for its double bill of a movie and a live show. Facing problems in 1977, the foundering venue was rescued by investors who got it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, not only can visitors enjoy the latest in concerts, plays and other great live entertainment, they can also tour this classic, Thomas Lamb-designed theater attraction.

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology

500 Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202   Directions

(315) 425-9068


The love the two of you share is something that's unmistakably natural. Celebrate that natural wonder, along with the many other wonders that inhabit the Museum of Science and Technology. This venue is a favorite of kids of all ages and features the opportunity to explore science and nature through a variety of interactive exhibits, planetarium shows and various other science exhibits. While you're here in Syracuse for a romantic date, the two of you can enjoy an eye-popping science-themed feature at the IMAX Omnitheater.

Museum of Young Art

Museum of Young Art

110 Fayette St
Syracuse, NY 13202   Directions

(315) 424-7800


You may have memories of your kids' first drawings or finger-paintings when you take them to the Museum of Young Art. This is a gallery that highly encourages the creative process in the children who visit. The kids get to choose the medium in which they would like to work and, along with input from their teacher or guardian, they can create their masterpiece that is either inspired by a specific lesson or whatever muse may strike them after wandering through the various exhibits and attractions. All the lessons are planned by a certified art teacher and approved by the executive director.

Open Hand Theater

Open Hand Theater

3649 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY 13214   Directions

(315) 476-0466


A face can portray many emotions. That concept is stretched to great effect at the Museum of International Masks and Puppets. The Open Hand Theater is located in a newly renovated castle in the heart of Syracuse, and this proves to be the perfect setting in which to hear about the various cultures, stories and personalities that come alive thanks to the artistry of puppetry. As critics have echoed, Puppet Theater is ridiculous yet sublime!

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

1 Conservation Pl
Syracuse, NY 13204   Directions

(315) 435-8511


The call of the wild is heard loud and clear the minute you set foot in Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. This incredible 36-acre zoo houses nearly 1,000 animals in some truly impressive natural habitats and attractions. Among the many exotic birds, lions, tigers and monkeys, the zoo is best known for its widely recognized Humboldt Penguin Breeding Program.

Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois

Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois

6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy
Liverpool, NY 13088   Directions

(315) 453-6767


Visiting Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois is like watching a history book come to life. Be transported back to the 1600s when the local Iroquois tribe invited the French to build a mission on the banks of Onondaga Lake. The site is now a living history museum that features an interpretive center with actors in period costumes who talk about what their lives are like at the mission in 1650. They also demonstrate daily activities of the time that include carpentry, blacksmithing, cooking and more.

Salt Museum

Salt Museum

106 Lake Dr
Liverpool, NY 13088   Directions

(315) 453-6715


Syracuse's nickname as “The Salt City” is just one of the stories you'll uncover when you visit the Salt Museum. The facility was built with timbers from an actual 19th century salt warehouse. The venue explains how in the mid-1800s, “boiling blocks” were used to boil salt water and evaporate the brine which left the salt behind. Syracuse went on to become the national leader in the production of salt, and the museum traces the many aspects of this unique area history. Visitors can see artifacts and attractions like wooden barrels, kettles, a saltworkers “neighborhood” and a full-scale reproduction boiling block.

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