- TripBuzz found 28 things to do with kids in or near Utica, New York, including 18 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Rome and Cooperstown.
- From Utica Zoo to Children's Museum of History, Science & Technology, the Utica area offers 35 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Bowling, Zoos and Movie Theaters.
- Located in the Mohawk Valley, Utica, NY is situated at the junction of the Erie and Chenango Canals. Utica is full of history; having been home to Iroquois Indians, settled in 1773 before the revolution, and home to Fort Schuyler that was destroyed in the Revolutionary War, history buffs will find plenty to see in Utica.
A multipurpose venue, the John F Kennedy Civic Arena is a regional facility. Its most prominent feature is a competition size ice rink that hosts hockey leagues and tournaments, ice and figure skating, and other events.
A neighborhood park with sports facilities including a baseball field and basketball courts, Liberty Gardens/Thron Park also features playground equipment for kids. In addition, there are large open spaces and an arboretum.
Located on the historic site where Erie Canal construction began, Erie Canal Village features historical timelines, artifacts, and recreations of moments in the canal's history. It is a reconstruction of a 19th century village.
A family entertainment center, Peterpaul Recreation Park provides activities that include go-karts, bumper boats and batting cages. The park has a pavilion for private events, arcade game machines and a snack bar with food and drinks.
At Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo, hands-on, engaged activity with animals is on the menu. Home to lemurs, tortises, llamas and more, the zoo also has seasonal festivals with activities like wagon rides, deer feeding and more.
Constructed by George Clarke in the 1800s, historic Hyde Hall is an extensive country house containing family quarters, staff quarters, a farm complex, and parkland. Collections inside the house include antique furniture, portraits, and silver antique dining ware.
A living history museum, the Farmer's Museum tells the story of the rural trades and skills from the 19th century, in a completely restored b1845 village. In here is also found a 1982 carousel, a petting zoo, as well as the Cardiff Giant.