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Kids Attractions
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Route 13 South
Ithaca, NY  14850

Hours: Limited cross-country skiing, summer recreation program, call for additional information

Admission Charged
Buttermilk Creek descends more than 500 feet in a series of cascades and rapids. A natural pool at the base of Buttermilk Falls provides swimming with the feel of an old swimming hole. Upstream, a scenic trail circles Lake Treman.


Cass Park Rink & Pool
701 Taughannock Blvd.
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours: Open year round, call for additional information
Season: Year round, summer swimming daily, June-August, 12pm-7:30pm

Admission fee
Cass Park is a regionally active park with: Swimming pool, Cayuga Waterfront Trail, four tennis courts, 20 athletic fields, playground equipment, a picnic pavilion, and outdoor ice rink offering public ice skating, hockey games, and broomball.


Cornell University
410 Thurston Avenue
Ithaca, NY  14853
Hours: Open Year Round
Cornell is an international teaching and research Ivy League University offering Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture, Hotel Management, Architecture, Engineering, and many other subjects. It is also the home of Big Red football.  Cornell’s campus is frequently heralded as one of the most beautiful in the nation with 745 acres nestled among woodlands, gorges, and waterfalls. Walk around campus on a self-guided tour or take an escorted tour.


Downtown Ithaca Commons
The Commons
State St.
Ithaca, NY  14850
Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free
One of the largest pedestrian malls in America. Historic downtown Ithaca is home to the award-winning “Commons,” a pedestrian marketplace with an international flair. One can browse among downtown’s many unique specialty shops featuring apparel, art, ATM locations, fine crafts, jewelry, children’s store, specialty pet boutique, books, music, sporting goods, and contemporary furnishings or enjoy a variety of foods at any number of different places to eat. There is more shopping and great ethnic food at Center Ithaca and DeWitt Mall, as well as adjacent to The Commons on Cayuga and Aurora Streets.


Ithaca Children's Garden
Cass Park, Rt. 89
Ithaca, NY  14850

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free
Located on a 3-acre site in the developing Cayuga Lake waterfront area, the Ithaca Children's Garden is a garden in the making that currently features a wetland habitat garden with turtle’s earth sculpture and a labyrinth.


Ithaca Falls
Lake St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Hours: Open year round from dawn to dusk

Admission Free

Over 15,000 years ago, receding waters and erosion worked to form a one mile long gorge called Fall Creek. Features include six waterfalls, cascades & rapids. A small park is located on the south side of the trail for picnics.


Ithaca Paintball
619 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Hours: Open daily, call for reservations

Admission Charged
Full line and full service paintball store and field complete with all the latest in paintball technology and custom playing fields, designed to bring out the strategist in everyone. Offers rental packages with group discounts.


601 First St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm; closed Mon except the following National holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July,
Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans' Day. The museum is closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
A hands-on science museum and outdoor science playground, the Sciencenter boasts over 150 exhibits including a walk-in camera, water raceway, and two-story kinetic ball sculpture, curiosity corner, animal room, and Discovery Space. Also offered is Galaxy Golf, an 18 hole mini-golf course.


Stewart Park

Meadow Street

Ithaca, NY

Always a favorite with the whole family. An excellent playground, lots of room to run and play.  Pavilions, grills, and outdoor tables for picnics.  Benches by the lake for a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful view.  




Freebrook Farms
39 Fall Creek Rd.
Freeville, NY 13068
Hours: Open winter, call for additional information

Admission Charged
Horse-drawn sleigh rides for couples or groups up to 25 people. Buggy and sleigh museum open by appointment only- approximately 25 vehicles.


Greek Peak Mountain Ski Resort
2000 NYS Rt. 392
Cortland, NY 13045
Hours: Open 7 days and nights in the winter. Call for tubing & cross-country hours & availability, Open Sun.-Thurs. 9:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat. 9:30am-10pm

Admission Charged

Great downhill skiing and tubing are only 45 minutes from Ithaca, at Greek Peak Mountain Ski Resort. Full service offering skiing, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing.


Loon-A-Sea Charter
3063 Jacksonville Rd
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Specializing in smallmouth bass fishing and sightseeing tours of Cayuga Lake. Guiding on Seneca, Ontario, Cayuga and the Susquehanna River as well. Hourly rates.


Wind Rider Balloon Company
44 Deer Run Rd
Newfield, NY 14867

Hours: Reservations required, call for additional information