A Travel Guide to Binghamton – Best Places to Visit
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 just some of the many must-visit places in Binghamton!
The Binghamton Devils are a professional hockey team in the AHL and are minor league affiliates of the New Jersey Devils. In addition to hockey games, the arena also hosts concerts. The Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena is located at 1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.
The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park opened in 1875, and it is the fifth oldest zoological institution in the country. You'll 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 is a hands-on interactive children’s museum which was created for, with and by kids. There are 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.
The Phelps Mansion Museum was built in 1870 by famed architect Isaac G. Perry for a local Binghamton businessman. 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
The Roberson Museum and Science Center was established by the will of Alonzo Roberson in 1934 to create an educational center, open to all people. The Roberson offers several exhibits as well as a very cool digital planetarium. No matter what the weather is you and your family and 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.
There’s nothing more American than hot dogs and baseball and you’ll be able to enjoy both at NYSEG Stadium in the summer with Binghamton Rumble Ponies baseball. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies are a Double-A franchise for the New York Mets. NYSEG Stadium is located at 211 Henry Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.
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 began the Bundy Manufacturing Company at the Bundy Museum of History and Art. The Bundy Museum of History is located at 129 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.
If you’re a Rod Serling fan, you’ll definitely want to do a drive-by of his childhood home. Keep in mind though that 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. Serling's childhood home is located at 67 Bennett Avenue in Binghamton.
Otsiningo got its name from the Indians who once lived there as 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, four sand volleyball courts; children’s play areas and a whole bunch more. Ostiningo Park is located at 1 Ostiningo Park, Binghamton, NY 13901.
Recreation Park, or as the locals call it, Rec Park, is located on Binghamton's West Side. Rec Park offers a carousel which is free to ride, tennis courts, a swimming pool, walking trails, and an incredible, fully handicapped accessible playground.
Need to clear your head? Want to take in the beauty of nature? Looking for the perfect spot to take photos? You'll find all of that at Confluence Park. The park is where the Susquehanna and the Chenango rivers meet and is located at North Shore Drive in Binghamton.
The Cutler Botanic Garden, located at 840 Front Street in Binghamton and is a free-admission botanical garden. Cutler Botanic Garden is open seasonally and offers guided tours.
The Binghamton University Nature Preserve covers 182-acres and is home to many birds, a beaver pond, trails, a footbridge and more.
On April 3, 2009, 13 people lost their lives in a horrific shooting at the American Civic Association. In 2013, the ACA Memorial was completed, a lasting tribute to those who were murdered. The ACA Memorial is located at Clinton and Front Streets.
The Aqua-Terra Wilderness Area boasts 6-acre fishing pond, hiking trails, and a variety of wildlife. The Aqua-Terra Wilderness Area is located on Maxian Road in Binghamton.
Located inside Binghamton University, the Binghamton University Art Museum is located in the Fine Arts building on campus and is absolutely free to visit.