Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake: Hours, Address, Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake Reviews: 5/5

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • History Museums
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A Warm Adirondack Welcome to Summer 2021! ADKX has a season full of exciting and uniquely Adirondack activities for you and your family to enjoy! Come visit us in the heart of the Adirondacks for a truly unique experience. Adirondack Experience is open only to members on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May 28 through June 27. The museum is open to the public beginning July 1, 2021. With more than 20 buildings nestled across 120 acres overlooking Blue Mountain Lake, our open-air campus offers everyone something to do. Step into the rich history of this region as you row an authentic guideboat, break up a logjam, climb a classic ADK fire tower, or enjoy a family-friendly hike to Minnow Pond. Reserve your tickets today! www.theadkx.org
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from CA$27.67
All you need to step foot in the door.

5.0
428 reviews
Excellent
353
Very good
64
Average
3
Poor
5
Terrible
3

Jeffrey M
3 contributions
Members Only BS - No Dogs Allowed
Jun. 2021
Traveled more than an hour to visit on Friday and was denied admission unless we paid $75 for a membership. It was a members only admission at that time, and they pushed us hard to join. I guess the $20 regular admission fee wasn't good enough. Instead we killed some time by visiting their touristy gift shop and during that time saw many people turned away who were not members and refused to be extorted into buying an annual membership. While there must be some new exhibits since I last visited 20 years ago, most of the displays are probably pretty much the same, except older now, like the sailboat hanging in the stairwell upon entry, and there would be no point to visit again for a number of years, so the "benefits" of an annual $75 membership is just plain extortion. Shame on you. Very unwelcoming and just more of the No Dogs Allowed attitude becoming pervasive in the more affluent and touristy parts of the Adirondacks. Members Only, wasn't that a hedonistic clothing line in the 1980's? Go figure.
Written June 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PatDuckworth
Royston, UK54 contributions
So much to see
Sep. 2019
Visited the Adirondack Museum to learn more about the local history and environment. Lots of different exhibits from natural history to re-constructed historic buildings. Beautifully landscaped around a pond with wonderful views of the lake. Very inspired by Anne Labastille's reconstructed cabin. Sorry not to be able to visit the Minnow Pond Trail because hunting season had started. Didn't enjoy the taxidermy exhibition, just not my thing. Good restaurant with a wide selection.
Written October 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark T
Saratoga Springs, NY126 contributions
Better than expected
Sep. 2019
Normally, museums in relatively remote locations are fun and amuse us for a couple hours. This was much more than we expected. Several buildings with interactive experiences were good. Art and taxidermy were good. Most interesting taxidermy I have ever seen. Was not expecting that. School house, fire tower, camping lodge, train, boats and so much more. Went in expecting two hours of entertainment and probably could have spent 4 or more there.
Written October 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Southpeak
Vermont51 contributions
Super Informative
Sep. 2019
We had been hiking in the Adirondacks and we stopped on impulse and were rewarded by an outstanding museum devoted to past and present life in the Adirondacks. Tons of exhibits. Craft people. Fun taxidermy exhibit. People thoughts were different in 1900.
Written October 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lovelyliki
Douglas MA347 contributions
You should at least visit once!
Sep. 2019
This place was recommended to us years ago but we finally had a chance to visit. We come every year to the Adirondack Balloonfest & this year stayed one extra day just so we could visit this museum. The view from the café is almost worth the price of admission. It was interesting to really learn more about the history of this region. It's not a large area so no problem for 2 old folks like us to walk around & do everything in a day. The path to the lake was closed though due to hunting which was unfortunate for us.
Written September 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dean S
7 contributions
Overhyped attraction
Sep. 2019
Coming to visit the Adirondacks we were advised that the Adirondack Experience was a must see. It's not. It's big and fancy but more multi-media than authenticity. The only thing worthwhile here is the Boats & Boating area. Save the $20 and go paddle a canoe.
Written September 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dre51
Petoskey, MI991 contributions
A Must See! This Museum Has Everything!
Sep. 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Adirondack Experience. We specifically came to see the special exhibit on Walter Potter's Taxidermy and were not disappointed. It's amazing. We then explored all the other buildings and were fascinated by the exhibits. The area that depicted how the great camps were run was very well done, including the train car that may have carried the rich and famous to their rustic camps. The display of boats was very impressive, especially the explanation of the guide boats and how they are built. I was thrilled to see a George Pocock racing shell on display. After reading "Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown, it was great to see one of his boats in person. My husband's favorite display was a huge map that allowed you to see the whole Adirondacks Park. Very impressive. Great gift shop and enthusiastic staff.
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jerry Z
Camillus, NY5,890 contributions
What did I miss?
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Came here 15 years or so and wow! What a change. Much much bigger and better. Fantastic history of the park and what life was like back in the day. From railroads, logging, time lines, Native Americans, influential people, cool stories and outdoor buildings from long ago. Easy to spend a few hours here. Guides were very helpful and displays very descriptive. We really liked it here.
Written September 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are so glad that you made it back here for a visit and enjoyed your time here. We continue to evolve and add more objects and experiences to our exhibits to help tell the unexpected stories of the Adirondacks past and present. We hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!
Written September 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maltipoo16
New York582 contributions
Beautiful museum
Sep. 2019 • Family
Such a great museum. Very interactive will a lot of things to look at. Loved how most of the museum was outside. Was sad that the trail to the pond was closed because I was looking forward to going to the pond and renting a boat.
Written September 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Tara M
Thank you! We hope you'll come back again next season to try out the boathouse!
Written October 22, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wayne C
New York35 contributions
Worth The Trip
Aug. 2019
Though it was a rainy day, we decided to head up to this area and visit the museum and we were very happy we did so. The museum is laid out in separate buildings to showcase different aspects of living and working in the Adirondacks -- from boats/canoes to taxidermy to living quarters. It was very informative and helped you better understand the history of the area and life in the past and today. Takes about 90 min to go through but you can spend longer if you read everything.
Written September 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for coming to visit Wayne! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time here and hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!
Written September 6, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 427
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is open:
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake tickets and tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake: View all restaurants near Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake on Tripadvisor