1. Julie Ann Racino

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    The Erie Canal Village is Rome, New York’s tourist destination for the Erie Canal tourism promoted throughout the state of New York. It’s part of a series of locks, museums, concerts and events which the state government and private industry has promoted in New York State. The site is also part of Erie Canal Tourism and can be viewed as part of a Square Up Market/community and policy studies report.Earlier Comments (1 of 35 on a site, 2 lines)The site has active civil war encampments in 2013, which I enjoyed tremendously years ago, and continues to host special, family-style and community events (e.g., holidays, community run and walk). A few months ago, I stopped by the gift store and I did hear the packet boat was in need of repair (in response to another commenter), and hopefully will receive some new funds. The site has potential for further development on acres of prime land, historic buildings, and hosts a museum.The site is co-located with Rome Sports Hall of Fame, and is on a tourist strip which includes Peterpaul Recreation Park and Ft. Rickey Game Farm. New Comments (for same site)I stopped by and toured the Erie Canal Village in August 2014, and was impressed with the Harden Carriage Museum on the grounds. In addition, the Battlefield, an adjoining property from the Revolutionary War, had been newly landscaped and is the site of regular meetings. I toured a small 1800s home with the spinning wheel, period bedroom and kitchen/ovens; and the school building is reportedly still used for school groups. The Erie Canal Museum was being recarpeted, and had oil paintings of leading figures such as Benjamin Wright and John Jervis, together with diorama and historic displays. And the bathrooms were large and accessible, as was the building with the video (needs captioning) introducing the building of the Erie Canal.Gracious host, and was told the Rome Sports Hall and Museum is operated separately, too. The New York State Cheese Museum is also on site together with other historic buildings.

  2. Saratoga Senior Center

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    A trip of 11 members from our senior center went to the village on a recommendation from a group who had gone a couple of years ago. They were very disappointed to find the buildings in disrepair, no lights on and very stale odors inside the exhibits. Some buildings actually posed safety issues. When they boarded the canal barge, they noticed that the bottom was very rotten. The train ride was through weed covered tracks and not very enjoyable. We have removed this destination from our trip idea list.

  3. A Google User

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