- Our list of the best things to do in Penn Yan, New York, features the top 140 nearby activities — including 52 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Penn Yan, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 23 things to do within the city of Penn Yan, NY , followed by 117 popular activities in nearby cities, including Geneva, Hammondsport, Canandaigua, Hector, Watkins Glen, Naples, Dundee, Seneca Falls, Ithaca, Rochester and Bloomfield
The Cayuga Museum of Art and History contains the research facility in which the first successful movie system with sound was developed. This natural history and art museum has exhibits covering a historical prison, medicine, and children's lives.
Part of the larger Cayuga Museum, the Case Research Lab Museum is the backyard lab where the technique of adding sound to film was first invented in the 1920s. The museum offers regularly scheduled informative tours of the preserved facility.
Located in a Greek Revival mansion, Cayuga Museum of History & Art features photographs, clothing, and detailed displays depicting the region's history. The interior has intricate crown molding, winding staircases, and chandeliers.
A professional regional theater, Ithaca's Hangar Theatre presents a variety of dramatic and musical productions. They host children's theater, educational programs, art exhibits, and even avant garde and experimental drama.
Falcon Park is a small baseball stadium that hosts minor league baseball games. Their concession stands offers classic ballpark hot dogs, slushies, popcorn, and domestic beers. Kids enjoy the autograph sessions before the game and the antics of Abner the
The historic home of William Henry Seward has been preserved and opened to the public as the Seward House. The site features masterpieces of American art as well as special rotating exhibits, and guided tours are provided by the staff since self-guided tours are not allowed.
The Robert Treman State Park is popular for its waterfalls, the best known being the Lucifer Falls. 4.5 miles of trails connect all the falls. In here there are also camping areas, picnic tables, playing fields, and a pool. The Enfield Falls Mill and Miller's House is also in here.
Located on Cayuga Lake, Stewart Park features a carousel along with access to the lake for fishing and swimming. The park offers facilities for baseball, softball, golf and tennis, a children's playground, a bird sanctuary and a duck pond.