Historic Sites

Erie Canal

First opened in 1928, this elaborate structure was built as a Mastbaum theater and shares its name with one of the chain’s brothers. The eclectic theater boasts a wealth of ornaments, including cherubs, Indian faces, marble lions, and a star-studded ceiling. By virtue of its terra cotta exterior, its style has been dubbed “Mexican Baroque,” although that’s somewhat specific for this melange of influences. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Stanley now hosts touring musicals, ballet performances, orchestra concerts, and other events. 259 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501 · 315-724-4000 · Web Site …

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Have you ever wanted to hunt for diamonds!? Herkimer Diamond Mines and Ace Diamonds both located off Rout 28 offer opportunity for prospectors. Learn the secrets of mining these diamonds before you go! Located within a half hour of the Inn, you can easily add mining for diamonds to your itinerary while staying in Up-state NY. …

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Offering miles of light terrain that stretches across the center of upstate NY, the Erie Canal is a lovely avenue for both walking and bike riding. Visit the Aqua Vino for lunch or dinner to enjoy delicious food and canal-side dining. Take a walk after dinner beside the canal and visit Lock 20 found right here in the city of Utica. Directions from the Inn to lock twenty. One of the drawing features of this historic site is the lock system that allowed boats to effectively travel over uneven terrain. A boat carrying goods or people would go into the …

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Regularly holding family-friendly events and constantly educating, the Utica Zoo is an important part of our community. With hundreds of animals to care for and 30 acres of land to maintain, the zoo reaches out to the community for the support of volunteers and non-paid interns alike. However, as with any operation, they rely on the interest of visitors to help them maintain and improve their historic venue. Don't miss the wild side of Utica! Experience nature, learn about animals, explore what the Utica Zoo has to offer. With over 200+ animals the Utica Zoo has something to offer …

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