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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Amazing research facility, library, and gallery with changing exhibitions plus walking paths and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert H
Buffalo, New York
Cool place to watch birds.

Beautiful building with a few exhibits. The large bird wall is awesome. 3/4 mile hike around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing research facility, library, and gallery with changing exhibitions plus walking paths and indoor viewing stations with binoculars. Fantastic giant bird mural depicting the evolution of birds. Would like to see additional exhibits to engage the public and with some amenities the indoor viewing area...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building with a few exhibits. The large bird wall is awesome. 3/4 mile hike around Sapsucker lake thru the woods.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place for nature lovers. The wall mural is stunning. They even provide a viewing area with binoculars.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice hiking trails and a wonderful visitor center with lots of information on birds. Go early on the guided bird walks.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Depending how much walking you want to do 1 hour should be enough. They have some art work in the reception building and a nice path around the main pond. Didn't see many birds but a calm location

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit, nice people, great mission. Find when they have tours, unless you already know about birds yourself! Ok for families, too, although kids need to pace and be as silent as adults..

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank luvaspina
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The lab is the premier bird center in the US, if the world. It is a modernistic building in Sasuke Woods. It is free, and one can visit certain areas on the first and second floors. In the theater on select different videos to view....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed October 3, 2018

did not visit this part of Cornell but got a tour from my nephew on what he does at Cornell. Amazing place!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This place was super cool. Fun to walk around. It seems as though the record and play inside the amphitheater all the bird sounds from the birds that are there throughout the year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 410person
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Overrated. The part we enjoyed the most is the small room called "sound lab." It took us a long time to figure out how to get the equipment to play us various bird calls; the signage and instructions are not as good as I would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 179cynthiaf
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February 23, 2017|
Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in visiting the Lab of Ornithology! Today is a beautiful day and while our guided tour took place at 11 am the Visitor Center is open until 4 pm and trails are open until dusk. The majority of... More
August 4, 2016|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
I hope you are not waiting for your answer from Trip Advisor! They refer questions to folks who have visited the venue in the past and not to the venue itself. As a result I received your question but I have no idea what... More
May 13, 2016|
Response from KathrynSMarch | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no.