Things to do in OLD FORGE 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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  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari

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    Old Forge

    Enjoy New York's Largest Water Theme Park with a day of fun for the entire family! From splash-tacular water rides, to classic amusement rides, storybook characters, to even a circus!

  • Adirondack Museum

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    (29 miles) Blue Mountain Lake

    Explore 121 acres and 40,000sq ft of exhibitions near the Blue Mountain, with indoor and outdoor learning and activities for kids!

  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

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    (42 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.

  • Erie Canal Village

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    (43 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 ...

  • The Wild Center

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    (44 miles) Tupper Lake

    Incredible nature adventures in New York State with 81 acres of great outdoors to explore, a museum, elevated tree top walk, canoeing and animals!

  • Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo

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    (44 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!

  • Garnet Mine Tours

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    (46 miles) North River

    Kids can learn how to find their own Garnet gemstones, as well as learn all about the history and geology of the mine. Are you ready to hunt for treasures in New York State on your family day out!?

  • Saratoga and North Creek Railway

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    (49 miles) North Creek

    Scenic train tours and experiences in New York with this passenger railway with occasional special tours for the family!

  • New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

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    (49 miles) Watertown

    32 acres of beautiful, threatened or endangered animals, as well as the only zoo in the world to exhibit species native to New York State. A great day out for those animal loving families!

  • Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

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    (52 miles) Sylvan Beach

    On The Shores of Beautiful Oneida Lake Free Admission Every Day

  • Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

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    (56 miles) Pottersville

    Explore the LARGEST cave entrance in the East, waterfalls, gorge, lighted caves, guided adventure tours with a cave float, gemstone mining, Frisbee golf, climbing walls, dino digs, crystal quest & ...

  • Adirondack Animal Land

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    (57 miles) Gloversville

    Visit the LARGEST zoo in upstate New York, with over 500 animals across 80 acres! Amazing animal fun for the whole family.

  • Old McDonalds Farm

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    (57 miles) Sackets Harbor

    Over 1,000 animals to enjoy at this New York farm, with hay rides, pony rides, mini golf and two inflatable playgrounds...just to name a few!

  • The Wild Animal Park

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    (62 miles) Chittenango

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

  • High Falls Gorge

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    (63 miles) Lake Placid

    Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths allow visitors to enjoy self-guided tours to view the beautiful waterfalls, dark pools and one of New York's largest pot holes. One of the many fun family ...

  • Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

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    (64 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!

  • Aqua Zoo

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    (64 miles) Alexandria Bay

    America's only family owned and operated seasonal Aquarium! View over 50 sparkling clear exhibits of fresh and saltwater fish, coral and invertebrate from around the world! Touch live sea creatures! ...

  • All Things Oz Museum

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    (64 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!

  • Boldt Castle on Heart Island

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    (65 miles) Alexandria Bay

    At the turn-of-the-century, George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full size rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on ...

  • House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

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    (66 miles) Lake George

    Be warned the House of Frankenstein is not just another Wax Museum. No indeed. When you walk the steps of the haunted stairs you are on your own. Don't turn back, there is no turning back, you must ...

  • Lake George Steamboat

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    (66 miles) Lake George

    We offer numerous cruises on our 3 cruise ships that range from 1 hour to 4.5 hour trips and take you around the different parts of Lake George. Visit our website for more information.

  • Water Slide World

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    (67 miles) Lake George

    Cool down in New York at this fun water park, with over 35 water slides and attractions at Water Slide World!

  • Magic Forest

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    (67 miles) Lake George

    Magical fun just for those little ones, with kiddie rides, trains and forest adventure!

  • Wild West Ranch

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    (67 miles) Lake George

    Create family memories with an old-fashioned twist at this throwback to the Wild West in New York State!

  • Adirondack Park

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    (68 miles) Saint Regis Falls

    The largest state park in the lower 48, this amazing 6 million acre park in Northern New York gives families an amazing outdoor adventure!

  • Six Flags Great Escape

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    (69 miles) Queensbury

    Over 30 rides and attractions which will give the entire family those theme park thrills! Great New York family fun!

  • Fun Junction - Cicero

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    (69 miles) Cicero

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

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (70 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 ...

  • Surf City Family Fun Center

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    (71 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.

  • Nikis Party Place

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    (72 miles) Clay

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

  • North Pole Santas Workshop

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    (73 miles) Wilmington

    Aimed at kids under 48", eatures include the Candy Cane Express Train, kiddie rides, elf experiences and Santa himself.

  • Kidzclub

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    (74 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 ...

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (75 miles) Syracuse

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

  • WonderWorks

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    (75 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!

  • Everson Museum of Art

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    (75 miles) Syracuse

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