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Sightseeing and landmarks in Ithaca

Art museums

Art Museum
“Staying for a while? Cornell Campus is 40 mins away and easy to visit in the summer when students are away. This museum is beautiful architecture filled with gems and on the 5th floor is an incredible view up Cayuga Lake. Across the street is a pedestrian only suspension bridge taking you over the gorge. ”
  • 65 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Park
“Ithaca Falls is a very easy short walk, with BIG payoffs. This is one of the largest water falls with the highest volume of water always flowing.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Waterfall
“ A short trail leads up to the falls, but you can't or don't want to walk, you can also view the falls from the bridge on Lake Street.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Beautifully curated gardens, a lovely arboretum, lots of exciting plants and trails. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This is my secret spot to watch the sunset here in Ithaca. During summer, it's a real must-see. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“biggest of the waterfalls in Ithaca. some people go fishing or swimming here, and it's a nice cool place to just relax in the summer.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This little park tucked away in Cayuga Heights has THE best private little view of Ithaca New York. I know! I spent a lot of time here as a child growing up in Ithaca! The street it is on houses many local large fraternities and sororities as well as many of Ithaca's large early homes! It is the best kept local secret !”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“The TCAT busses pick up and drop off here -- this is a main bus terminal. Also, the Big Red Bullet bus from NYC picks up and drops off here as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
College Library
“A.D. White Library (under the clock tower) Also known as the Harry Potter Library, this is a special place to remember the past. A.D. White’s collections of materials on architecture, witchcraft, the Reformation, the French Revolution, Abolitionism and the Civil War were among the finest in the world during his lifetime. Bring a book, sit quietly and enjoy the scene.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“The roof is a giant musical instrument. Toss rocks on the pitched tiles or sit down and play it like a drum set. So much fun. Take the outside stairs just to the left of the library entrance. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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