Top 10 Things to do in Binghamton, United States

October 5, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Home to the University of Binghamton and the birthplace of IBM and the Link Flight Simulator, the city of Binghamton has long been a center of education and industry. The Kopernik Observatory is one of the largest public observatories in the world, running science outreach programs for children of all ages. The Greater Binghamton area also features 9,000 acres of State Forest Land, making it an ideal destination for sports and nature enthusiasts.
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1. Phelps Mansion Museum

191 Court St, Binghamton, NY 13901-3503 +1 607-722-4873
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Phelps Mansion Museum

The Phelps Mansion is a Historic House museum. We are open for tours Fri-Sun 11 to 5. Last tour leaves at 4:30pm. Admission is $7 students and senior 62 and over $5, kids 12 and under free. Come see the "jewel on Court st"

Reviewed By jorgito715 - trenton,nj

We made it to the very last tour before closing this past weekend and it was so worth it. The docent was extremely knowledgeable both on the house and the city histories, you could tell he is passionate about this place. The place is a...MoreThanks for visiting. We appreciate your kind words. We do want to clarify that the museum does charge an admission. Tours are $7.00 for adults $5.00 students and seniors and Children 12 and under FREE.

2. Otsiningo Park

1 Otseningo St, Binghamton, NY 13903-2117 +1 607-778-6541
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4.5 based on 181 reviews

Otsiningo Park

Reviewed By Maxwell B - Binghamton, New York

This is a nice public park along the Chenango River. Nice long walking/running trails. Dogs are allowed in the park. There are public restrooms, large soccer fields, a large kids playground.

This park hosts the Binghamton Speidie and Ballonfest at the beginning of August every year.

3. The Discovery Center

60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903-3667 +1 607-773-8661
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

The Discovery Center

22,500 sq. ft. of play and learn indoor exhibits and an award winning outdoor Story Garden where children's imaginations soar with hands-on activities. Celebrating 31 years of Family Fun! Hours: Monday 10am-3pm for toddlers only (birth-preK) Open to all on Mondays during School Holidays 10am-4pm. Tues - Fri 10am-4pm. Saturday 10am-5pm. Sun noon-5pm. (Closed Sundays in July & Aug) Closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Reviewed By Emily W - Dalton, Pennsylvania

What a Fun Place for kids. Outside area is adorable. Lots for the kids to do. They had a blast, and enjoyed the time there. They can't wait to go back!I'm glad your family enjoyed your visit to The Discovery Center. You should consider becoming a member! Members enjoy discounts on programs and purchases in the shop and allow for unlimited admissions (excludes special events). Hope to see you at The Discovery Center, soon!

Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Recreation Park Carousel

This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.

Reviewed By Barry D - Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

One of the six in the greater Binghamton area, this is a large carousel with wooden horses and a Wurlitzer complete with a live bass and snare drum. Excellent in both looks and mechanics. Well worth the ride and as always, the price is right. FREE. But please donate to keep up the maintenance of tis fantastic piece of history.

5. Roberson Museum and Science Center

30 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905-4704 +1 607-772-0660
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Roberson Museum and Science Center

Roberson Museum and Science Center is Greater Binghamton's largest year-round tourist attraction. We feature the Historic Roberson Mansion, the region's largest public model train display, a Digital Planetarium and rotating exhibitions. Roberson is also home to the Binghamton Visitor Center.

Reviewed By 422marie - Syracuse, New York

We didn't attend a planetarium show, but enjoyed the rest of the science, history, and culture exhibits at the Center. The train room was a delight for our group of adults, and children who were there at the same time were fascinated. Although there was a baby shower going on in the mansion ballroom so we couldn't go in, the rest of the mansion was very nice. The price is right for families and friends, and there is something for everyone at the Roberson.

6. NYSEG Stadium

211 Henry St, Binghamton, NY 13901-3012 +1 607-723-6387
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

NYSEG Stadium

The Binghamton Mets, Double-A franchise for the New York Mets, play in this modern stadium.

Reviewed By Danielle B - Wooster, Ohio

We decided to stop while in town and catch a Rumble Ponies game and were not disappointed. The seats were great, the food was not as expensive as other parks, and to top it off the home team won. This is a nice stadium with plenty of seating. There is a lot of parking within just a short walk. After the game we were treated to an amazing fireworks display that just topped off the night. Overall, great place to catch some baseball.

7. Ross Park Zoo

60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903-3667 +1 607-724-5461
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3.5 based on 135 reviews

Ross Park Zoo

Reviewed By Carol T

This zoo is small. One of the highlights is usually the carousel, which is presently closed for repairs. The chalk art on the walkway was fun and entertaining! Staff is very friendly! The bear was asleep. Penguins are cute! The food at the concession stand tasted quite good. We had pizza, chili cheese dogs, pretzel and ice cream. They need to finish their renovations and get more animals.

8. Apple Hill

131 Brooks Rd, Binghamton, NY 13905-5837 +1 607-729-2683
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4 based on 82 reviews

Apple Hill

Reviewed By halljoanne49 - Binghamton, New York

beautiul orchards, and what a vista from the top of the hill-great food available also-nice for a day trip especially in fall

Ross Park, Binghamton, NY
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Ross Park Carousel

This carousel's original Wurlitzer organ has been restored to working order.

Reviewed By DEP3 - Binghamton, New York

A wonderful family outing to the zoo would not be complete without a ride on this free carousel. the Horsies go up and down as the carousel music plays, and there are even non-movable seats for the less venturesome. Right near the entrance to the zoo, and also a hop and a skip from the Discovery Center for little ones.;

10. Bundy Museum of History and Art

129 Main St, Binghamton, NY 13905-2742 +1 607-772-9179
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Bundy Museum of History and Art

Tour the restored 1892 Queen Anne home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the history of the Bundy Manufacturing Company and how it evolved into IBM. Exhibits include a local art gallery, time clock history exhibit, the Southern Tier Broadcaster's Hall of Fame, Rod Serling Archive room, and a vintage barbershop. The museum also offers a community darkroom and photo lab, photography gallery, and community radio at WBDY-LP 99.5 FM.

Reviewed By LJL1974 - Middletown, Maryland

Don't overlook this quaint home in a busy section of town. Our docent was very interesting and the home holds many beautiful details. Be sure to see the fascinating shades in the daughter's bedroom that are printed with the "old" view across the street!

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