Many of the visitors who return to Chautauqua year after year describe it as an experience rather than a vacation -- a place for renewal. An historic Victorian village located on Chautauqua Lake, that features a 9-week summer season of art, education, lectures. top entertainment, religion, and recreation and much more. The popular entertainment series at the Institution’s Amphitheater has included such notables as Bob Newhart, Randy Travis, The Beach Boys, Loretta Lynn, Amy Grant and Mark Russell. In addition to lectures, plays, operas and classical and popular concerts, over 300 Special Studies classes cover such topics as "How to Identify, Value and Sell Antiques," "Digital Photography.