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National Soaring Museum

51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
+1 607-734-3128
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Small little soaring museum

It is very small but had lots of models and very inexpensive for an hour of entertainment Was fun... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2012
noraasgranny
,
Manheim, Pennsylvania
returning to soar

very well laid out. the initial presentation was most informative and inspired every one in my... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2012
lisa s
,
New York City, New York
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The National Soaring Museum houses a world-class collection of sailplanes and gliders, preserving the history and heritage of motor-less flight. NSM is located next to an active glider port, allowing visitors to witness takeoffs and landings, especially during the busy summer months. Public glider rides are available on a first-come, fist-served basis. Harris Hill offers many enticements besides a visit to NSM. The Museum is located adjacent to Harris Hill Amusement Park, featuring miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, a driving range, an arcade, snack bar and more: as well as a pool, picnic grounds and a scenic overlook.
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51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

It is very small but had lots of models and very inexpensive for an hour of entertainment Was fun to watch the gliders taking off from the airport then soaring back later

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Reviewed 13 September 2012

very well laid out. the initial presentation was most informative and inspired every one in my party to return during the season when soaring rides were available

Thank lisa s
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We visited the National Soaring Museum and gave my husband a flight as a gift for his birthday this year. The Museum is relatively small, but very interesting and covers the history of soaring through models, life-size replicas and actual gliders from its earliest history...More

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

I took the soaring adventure as my husband's birthday present to me... in October just before my birthday (we squeaked in before the end of the season). Oh my, the perfect time to soar was in that season of leaf change, and I got to...More

1  Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Harris Hill is the birthplace of soaring in America. Perched right on top you'll find the National Soaring Museum. For a very low entry fee one can spend as little or long as wanted learning more about sailplanes and gliders dating back to the Wright...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2012

This place is not large, but it gives you a good idea about the activity of soaring, as well as some history about how gliding aircraft have been used in the past.

Thank Singer63
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

The national Soaring Museum is unique and features Gliders designed and built right here in the BF/Elmira area.

Thank IwantyouToloveme
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