- 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.
Established in 1939, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society is an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of the local area. The group operates a historical center filled with artifacts and genealogical information from the area.
Visitors can experience guided white water rafting trips on the Black, Salmon, and Hudson rivers with Whitewater Challengers. They also offer other activities which include bike rides, guided hikes, camping, paintball and disc golf.
Oneonta Sports Park offers a variety of activities and attractions. There is a driving range, an 18-hole mini-golf course and a 9-hole par 3 golf course. The park also offers a baseball batting arena, disc golf course and sand horseshoes.
There are 72 lanes available at the AMF Strike N Spare Lanes bowling alley. The entertainment center also features a restaurant serving a full pub-style menu, arcade games, and a lounge area with two flat-screen televisions.
Interskate 88 is an indoor, hardwood roller skating rink and arcade. Along with roller skating and arcade games, Interskate 88 offers an indoor playground, laser tag arena, dance floor, and snack bar. Roller skating lessons are also available.
Housed by the Weighlock Building, the Erie Canal Museum was founded in 1962 and welcomes each year several thousands of visitors from all around the country. It exhibits the original weigh-lock and a replica of the canal boat.