Things to do in CORTLAND with kids

It’s New York! No, we don’t mean New York City - there’s a whole state out there for kids! As much as New York City is incredible with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and definitely worth a visit, that’s only the beginning!

Did you know that Adirondacks State Park is BIGGER than Glacier, Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone COMBINED? Yep!  How can you go past the iconic Niagara Falls?   Did you think New York had some incredible caverns to explore? Just check out Howe Caverns, Garnet Mine or Secret Caverns - and that’s just the beginning!

There is even water adventures to be had with attractions like Tall Pine River Adventures and family fun adventure in nature with Bear Mountain.  If indoor adventure is what you’re looking for, New York has that too! Chelsea Piers, Funplex Funpark and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course with Palisades Climb Adventure!

Long Island has the white sands, Saratoga has incredible history….mountains, forests, water ways and adventure….all in New York State!

I heart New York indeed!

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  • Sciencenter

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    (20 miles) Ithaca

    250 hands on exhibits inside and plenty more outside, with a huge range including elemental play, kinetic energy machines, interactive structures, musical equipment, fun math challenges and more!

  • Museum of the Earth

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    (20 miles) Ithaca

    With particular emphasis on New York State and the Northeast United States, the Museum of the Earth explores the history of the Earth and its life through the lens of geology and paleontology, ...

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

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    (31 miles) Syracuse

    Once just 4 acres, this Syracuse zoo is now home to 700 animals across 43 acres! Great animal fun for the whole family in New York State!

  • Everson Museum of Art

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    (31 miles) Syracuse

    A journey into the world of art in this Syracuse art museum, with American sculptures, paintings, drawing and ceramics.

  • Museum of Science and Technology

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    (31 miles) Syracuse

    Comprises a series of stunning and enjoyable environments where scientific principles are learnt through imaginative, experimental and physical play. Plus flight and motion simulators, planetarium ...

  • The Fun Warehouse Laser Tag

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    (31 miles) Syracuse

    Combat fun with lasers at this great Laser Tag center for those active kids in Syracuse!

  • WonderWorks

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    (32 miles) Syracuse

    40,000 feet of amusement park for the mind in Syracuse, with educational entertainment with over 100 hands-on exhibits that spark the imagination!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (33 miles) Syracuse

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • All Things Oz Museum

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    (35 miles) Chittenango

    A fascinating and fun look at the life of L. Frank Baum, as well as fun artifacts from all things "The Wizard of Oz" related!

  • Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

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    (35 miles) Chittenango

    Learn all about the boat-building and repair of Erie Canal boats, and the social history of the canal era. Award winning family attraction with plenty of learning to be had!

  • Skate Estate

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    (36 miles) Vestal

    Rollerskating, miniature golf, waterpark with slides, laser tag and arcade.

  • Jumping Jungle

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    (36 miles) Vestal

    Offers a selection of varying inflatables from obstacle courses, slides and mazes to classic bounce houses and character specials.

  • Chucksters

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    (37 miles) Vestal

    Features include mini golf featuring the world's longest hole; bungee jumpster ride; climbing wall; water combat game; aeroball and batting cages.

  • The Wild Animal Park

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    (37 miles) Chittenango

    Extensive and impressive zoo collections with great daily public programming, plus inflatable indoor play and petting zoo area.

  • Fun Junction - Cicero

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    (38 miles) Cicero

    A fun laser tag and video arcade for active kids aged 8 and up.

  • The Discovery Centre

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    (39 miles) Binghamton

    Over 22 thousand feet of playspace featuring 30 play and learn interactive exhibits from painting and performing to dentist's surgery, ambulance and emergency room, giant bubble and story garden.

  • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

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    (39 miles) Binghamton

    Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.

  • Nikis Party Place

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    (41 miles) Clay

    Fun, safe and entertaining indoor inflatable playground for kids up to 11 years of age. With open bounce and birthday parties!

  • Kidzclub

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    (43 miles) Phoenix

    Designed for the under 8s, offering role and imaginative play with several equipped play buildings including post office, gas station and construction zone. Also features multiple small play ...

  • Tall Pines River Adventures

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    (44 miles) Bainbridge

    Family fun adventures on the Unadilla & Susquehanna Rivers for you perfect outdoor adventure! Canoes, kayaks, nature, fun, even camping - what a great New York State family day out!

  • Tall Pines Campground

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    (44 miles) Bainbridge

    Beautiful riverfront camping in upstate New York farm country, with an old fashioned atmosphere and the perfect place for kids to enjoy nature!

  • The Jones Theatre

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    (45 miles) Geneva

    Classic movies, parent's night out, theater, and comedy in this classic theater!

  • KidVentureDome

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    (45 miles) Geneva

    Fun indoor play for toddlers to pre-teens in New York State, with fun and colorful toys for kids to play, create and imagine with, and a parents child-free area of their own!

  • Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

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    (47 miles) Sylvan Beach

    On The Shores of Beautiful Oneida Lake Free Admission Every Day

  • Thunder Island

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    (48 miles) Fulton

    The park's dry rides feature the most popular Go-Karts-three different types! Jungle Golf, upstate NY's largest 18 hole miniature putting course feature life-size jungle animals, a Water Park with ...

  • Surf City Family Fun Center

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    (50 miles) North Syracuse

    New York's own Surf City Family Fun Center has a ton of fun activities for kids to spend the day with, including Go Karts and batting cages, as well as a large indoor play center.

  • Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo

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    (54 miles) Rome

    More than just an observational zoo, this fun New York State discovery zoo is aimed at giving kids an engaging and interactive animal experience!

  • Corning Museum of Glass

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    (54 miles) Corning

    Explore every facet of glass with more than 35 centuries of glass artistry, hands-on science areas, and watch live glass demos! Free admission for kids!

  • Erie Canal Village

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    (55 miles) Rome

    Recreated mid-1800s village focused on the Erie Canal, which offers packet boat and narrow gauge train rides. Among the buildings such as a church, one room school, tavern and other buildings are a ...

  • Cooperstown All Star Village

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    (55 miles) Oneonta

    All things baseball at America's first and only kids' baseball training camp that was designed with the entire family in mind!

  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

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    (56 miles) Rome

    A historical (and FREE!) family day out experience in New York at the Fort Stanwix National Monument that played a vital role in US history.

  • Science Discovery Center of Oneonta

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    (58 miles) Oneonta

    We invite you to visit us and enjoy some unique science exploring....enlightening fun for all ages, children and adults...

  • Holiday Harbor Resort

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    (58 miles) Red Creek

    Cozy, lakefront camping on Lake Ontario, with RV sites, camping sites and a marina to enjoy the lake from!

  • Roseland Waterpark

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    (58 miles) Canandaigua

    3 fantastic and very different slides, a giant varying wave pool, whole family white water rafting, and a smaller kids' section with 6 smaller waterslides, a dozen water cannons and a 1,000 gallon ...

  • Mount Pisgah State Park

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    (61 miles) Troy

    A 1302 acre state park in Pennsylvania, with a 75 acre lake for fishing, skating and boating. Outdoor adventure for the whole family!