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Historical Attractions in HANCOCK

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Hancock, New York State!)

Hancock is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Empire State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Hancock’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Hancock when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • The Houdini Museum

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    (41 miles) Scranton

    The museum is devoted entirely to the world's greatest magician, Harry Houdini. Fabulous guided exhibit and fantastic fun magic show with live magician and animals.

  • Everhart Museum

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    (43 miles) Scranton

    Kids can learn about natural history, science and art in this fascinating and educational museum.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (55 miles) Cooperstown

    As they enter the Museum, kids under 12 can choose to participate in one of two Discovery Tours, which are self-guided educational scavenger hunts. The answers can be found throughout the Museum, and ...

  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    (68 miles) Franklin

    The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s ...

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    (70 miles) Ogdensburg

    Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.

  • Sciencenter

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    (71 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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    (73 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, ...

  • Science Discovery Center of Oneonta

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    (36 miles) Oneonta

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

  • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

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    (33 miles) Binghamton

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

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (39 miles) Lake Ariel

    Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.

  • Carousel Water and Fun Park

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    (25 miles) Beach Lake

    Carousel Water and Fun Park is a family amusement park offering water slides, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, kiddie kars, a game room and lots more.

  • Montage Mountain Waterpark

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    (46 miles) Scranton

    Montage Mountain Waterpark has something for the whole family to enjoy. The waterpark features a giant wavepool, a 1/4 mile long lazy river, and numerous rides and slides!

  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

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    (62 miles) Tannersville

    Over 30 Waterslides along the natural terrain of the Camelback Mountain!

  • Split Rock Water Park

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    (64 miles) Lake Harmony

    Indoor Family Waterpark features attractions for all ages, including the KOMODO DRAGON - Pennsylvania's 1st Indoor Flow Rider. Daredevils will want to try the VIPER, PIRANHA and AMAZON BLAST

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (65 miles) East Durham

    Splash in Riptide Cove Wave Pool, Zoom down giant winding water slides, careening 300 feet to splash down in the canyon below. Challenge a 10,000 gallon-a-minute Wild River Ride rafting down a ...

  • Action Park Mountain Creek

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    (66 miles) Vernon

    The world's TALLEST (and only!) thrill slide with double loops at this adrenaline pumping New Jersey water park for the whole family!

  • Tall Pines River Adventures

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    (27 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!

  • Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour

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    (36 miles) Lakeville

    Take a charming trip through the factory and see the transition from ice block to centrepiece, often sculpted with chainsaws! Plus Natural Ice Harvest Museum.

  • The Elks Place

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    (74 miles) Harriman

    A multi-level indoor playground for kids of all ages, with slides, tunnels, and a ball blasting arena! Indoor New York fun for those active kids!

  • Glow Golf

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    (94 miles) Pennsdale

    Glow Golf is an indoor glow in the dark 3D mini golf course.

  • Swartswood State Park

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    (65 miles) Stillwater Township

    With a series of short trails ideal for young children featuring duck ponds and bird blinds, also suitable for walking, biking, roller blading and skate boarding. A playground and open playing fields ...

  • Ricketts Glen State Park

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    (68 miles) Benton

    Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. A classic family hike with a ...

  • Wawayanda State Park

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    (69 miles) Hewitt

    A wonderland in winter and a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman year round, you may also swim, picnic and hike to your heart's content.

  • Kittatinny Valley State Park

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    (71 miles) Andover

    Lots of outdoor adventure in New Jersey for the family at this state park! Hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular activities, with winter sports too!

  • Worlds End State Park

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    (77 miles) Forksville

    Provides outstanding views, especially during fall foliage, plus a dam for swimming in, and hunting, fishing and boating opportunities.

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