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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
+1 800-843-2473
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great place to hike and also nice museum/library

Large variety of trails here, nice places to sit and enjoy. So many birds here. When I hike other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vmcmar956257
Learn about the birds with an interesting twist of words.

Spend a few hours experiencing the variety of flying animals that inhabit areas all over the world... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lvanwonderen
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Kitchener, Canada
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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1923
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+1 800-843-2473
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large variety of trails here, nice places to sit and enjoy. So many birds here. When I hike other places we don't see any sign of animals/birds because the kids tramping through scares them away, but here we see and hear birds even with the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a few hours experiencing the variety of flying animals that inhabit areas all over the world. This university lab features visual and audio tools to identify and learn about our feathered friends. Helpful staff and a large area of natural habitat around the facility.

1  Thank Lvanwonderen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail through the woods is particularly nice in the autumn. Sit inside and observe the ducks and heron in the pond through the powerful standing binoculars. Don't miss the sound lab, where you can source the Lab of O's vast catalogue of bird songs,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a guided tour and my 7 year old daughter was entertained for literally 2.5 hours in a lab learning about birds. Her attention span is usually in the 15-minute range. It was that good and interesting. It was better than I would have...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This a definitely a must visit place, not just those interested in bird watching. The walks are well maintained and easy to follow, with a lot to see on each one. I can't wait to go back. Lots of parking and a great visitor's center...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

J love to go walking here because it has a lot of walking paths that you can stay cool in and watch the birds too and I Highly Recommend It

Thank Joseph W
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Anyone who enjoys nature will love visiting the "Lab of O". When the weather is decent it's a great place to take kids, as the trails provide a close-up view of wildlife without too strenuous a hike. The gift shop is almost as good as...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I drove my car all the way from FL to NY specifically so that I can take a 4 hour detour up north from the city and finally see this place that I've read so much about. I got into learning about birds when I...More

1  Thank Lubov Aleksandr... B
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We planned our visit so we could take the tour that shows you the lab. I highly recommend it. There is so much information and activity going on behind the scenes that I cannot fit it into this review. But even if you do not...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Nice walk in the snow during a nice Friday afternoon in March. I walked alone and felt safe. I noticed several other people on the trails. One was a student with a backpack and there were two senior couples. Parking was in the back of...More

Thank Sue B
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pwashburn2017
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Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in visiting the Lab of Ornithology! Today is a beautiful day and while our guided tour took place at 11 am the Visitor Center is open until 4 pm and trails are open until dusk. The majority of... More
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I hope you are not waiting for your answer from Trip Advisor! They refer questions to folks who have visited the venue in the past and not to the venue itself. As a result I received your question but I have no idea what... More
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