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A Travel Guide to Binghamton: Best Places to Visit

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Maybe you have family coming to the area and are looking for places to take them.  Or maybe you’re new to the area and looking for some things to check out.  Either way, here are some must visit places in Binghamton.

Binghamton Senators Hockey/Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena- The Binghamton Senators are a professional hockey team in the AHL and are minor league affiliates of the Ottawa Senators.  In addition to hockey games, the arena also hosts concerts. Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena is located at 1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

Ross Park Zoo- The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park opened in 1875, and it is the fifth oldest zoological institution in the country. Enjoy winding wooded paths with naturalistic exhibits that house over 100 species of animals. The Ross Park Zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903.

The Discovery Center- The Discovery Center is a hands-on interactive children’s museum.  It was created for, with and by kids. There are 30 play and learn exhibits as well as family workshops, early childhood adventures, art expressions and so much more.  The Discovery Center is located at 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903.

Phelps Mansion Museum- The Phelps Mansion Museum was built in 1870 for a local Binghamton businessman by architect Isaac G. Perry.  If you enjoy architecture, this is the perfect place to visit as the mansion museum is full of rare woods, metal and glass.  The Phelps Mansion Museum is located at 191 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

Roberson Museum and Science Center- The Roberson Museum and Science Center was established by the will of Alonzo Roberson in 1934 to create an educational center for all people.  The Roberson offers several exhibits as well as a very cool digital planetarium so no matter what the weather is you and your family/friends will be able to check out an amazing view of the stars and planets.  The Roberson Museum and Science Center is located at 30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905

Binghamton Mets/NYSEG Stadium- There’s nothing more American than hotdogs and baseball and you’ll be able to enjoy both at NYSEG Stadium in the summer with Binghamton Mets baseball.  The Binghamton Mets are a Double-A franchise for the New York Mets.  NYSEG Stadium is located at 211 Henry Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.

Bundy Museum of History- In 1889, two brothers opened a time recording clock company in downtown Binghamton. By the turn of the 20th century, thousands of workers were clocking in and out of work on Bundy Time Recorders. The company flourished, moved to Endicott, and eventually became IBM. While the factories in Binghamton are now long gone, you can experience the world that spawned the Bundy Manufacturing Company at Harlow Bundy’s home now the Bundy Museum of History & Art.  The Bundy Museum of History is located at 129 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Rod Sterling’s Childhood Home- If you’re a Rod Sterling fan, you’ll definitely want to do a drive by of his childhood home.  This home is NOT open to the public as it’s privately owned.  If you decide to do a drive by, please be respectful of the owners and keep in mind that it is their home and you should not trespass.

Otsiningo Park- Otsiningo got its name from the Indians who once lived there. It was the site of an Indian village in the 18th century. If you’re looking for a park that has it all, this would be the one.  At Ostiningo Park, you’ll find tables and grills, a fitness trail, community gardens, 4 sand volley ball courts; children’s play areas and a whole bunch more.  Ostiningo Park is located at 1 Ostiningo Park, Binghamton, NY 13901.

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