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Art & Culture

From the Olympic Games in Lake Placid to the exciting history of the Revolutionary War at Fort Ticonderoga, New York is rich in culture. Bring out your inner artist at the Fenimore Art Museum or the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, which draws visionaries from around the globe. Laugh your way through Jamestown at the National Comedy Center and with comedic legend Lucille Ball at the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy, featuring exhibits and festivals that attract top-notch funny people. Have fun with creative, interactive activities at museums like The Strong Museum of Play and the Corning Museum of Glass.

If you want to experience the greatest performing arts, visit theaters from Shea's in Buffalo to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, which hosts outdoor concerts as well as the beloved New York City Ballet every summer. So check out these cultural hot spots and start planning your New York getaway!

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