Cooperstown for Kids

A Cooperstown for Kids Feature Presentation
Cooperstown family travel and classic baseball videos can be viewed on  every page of this site (after each article, excluding the homepage)!

Cooperstown Family Calendar of Events

Springfield, NY, Fourth of July Parade
Springfield Fourth of July Parade

Read about the latest family attractions events in the Cooperstown area, including news from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Farmers' Museum, and Fenimore Art Museum.

Cooperstown on a Budget

Cooperstown NY Community Band
The Cooperstown Community Band offers free concerts during the summer

Gas prices and general inflation got you down? Maximize your hard-earned money by following these money-saving Cooperstown vacation tips.

Family Travel Beyond Cooperstown

Howe Caverns, Cobleskill, NY
Howe Caverns in Cobleskill, NY, features an 80-minute tour of a living, limestone cave, carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years, located 156-feet below the earth's surface!

Cooperstown is truly a great American travel destination, but did you know that many of the surrounding towns offer endless scenic beauty and many family-oriented attractions? Read all about visiting "Otsego County and just beyond!"

Cooperstown For Your Parents' Special Getaway

Lakefront Park, Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
Lakefront Park can provide a place for parents to reconnect and reflect

Parents need their own special time together, too. read about why Cooperstown can be a special getaway for Mom and Dad!
Outside of Cooperstown, NY

Howe Caverns, Cobleskill, NY

In the upcoming months, we will be launching a special section on the great communities that comprise Otsego County and just beyond. Places like Cherry Valley, Richfield Springs, Milford, Sharon Springs, and Oneonta all have a special place in our hearts, given the truly nice people and many attractions that grace these communities. Stayed tuned to find out more about the people, places and things that make Otsego County and surrounding areas worth visiting.  We also welcome local residents to tell us why they like their towns so much.  E-mail us anything from a sentence or two to a full article and we'll consider it for publication!

For the time being, here are some fun things to do,  not too far from Cooperstown:

Howe Caverns, Cobleskill, NY -- Take an 80-minute tour of a living, limestone cave, carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years, located 156-feet below the earth's surface! Howe Caverns, 255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave, NY. Tel. 518-296-8990.

Herkimer Dining Mines, Herkimer, NY -- Search for "Herkimer Diamonds," actually faceted quartz crystals with points at both ends. Also features a museum, gift shopping and a campground. Herkimer Diamond Mines, Route 28, Herkimer, NY. Tel. 315-891-7355.

Erie Canal Cruises, Herkimer, NY --  Take a scenic 90- minute tour of a section the beautiful Erie Canal on a US Coast Guard certified Vessel that accommodates 60 passengers. Erie Canal Cruises, 800 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY. Tel. 315-717-0350

Petrified Creatures Museum, Richfield Springs, NY -- Park yourself at this Jurassic educational and entertaining museum featuring dinosaur replicas and prehistoric flora, fauna and fossils! Petrified Creatures Museum, St Hwy 20, Richfield Springs, NY. Tel.  315-858-2868

Northeast Classic Car Museum, Norwich, NY -- Drive an hour from Cooperstown to see more than 100 vintage automobiles! Northeast Classic Car Museum, 24 Rexford St. (NYS Route 23), Norwich, NY. Tel. (607) 334-AUTO (2886)

Brooks House of Bar-B-Q, Oneonta, NY --
Brooks Barbecue houses the largest indoor barbecue pit in the east and possibly in the country at 38 ft. in length! Delicious ribs and barbecue chicken, not to mention blueberry pie.  Brooks House of Bar-B-Q, 5560 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY. Tel.(607) 432-1782

National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum --  The modern, spacious, 40,000 sq. ft. National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes and honors the game's legendary inductees and offers interesting exhibitions that tell the "who, what' when, where, why and how," of soccer's story in a fun and interactive way. You'll also experience some great interactive activities including a miniature playing field, a header cage, a power zone using a radar device to measure the speed of your soccer ball, and computer kiosks displaying great soccer moments and testing visitors with trivia questions. It's incredible fun for soccer fans and...incredible fun for those who aren't soccer fans! National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, 18 Stadium Dr., Oneonta, NY, Tel. 607-432-3351

The Tepee, Cherry Valley, NY, with its 50-ft. tall metal cone, houses a gift shop with Native American souvenirs. Across the street are amazing panoramic views of he Mohawk Valley with the Adirondack Mountains in the distance. Pete's Chow Wagon complements the experience with chili,  hots, dogs, hamburgers and more healthy choices like veggie wraps. The Tepee, 7632 US Highway 20 Cherry Valley, NY. Tel. 607-264-3987.

Science Discovery Center of Oneonta, Oneonta, NY -- Located at the State University of New York Oneonta's Physical Science Building, encourages hands-on, interactive discovery through exhibits and displays. Science Discovery Center of Oneonta, Physical Science Bldg, State University College, Oneonta, NY. Tel. (607)436-2011

Featuring Cooperstown travel videos and classic baseball clips to get you in the Cooperstown spirit! All videos are rated G for the whole family to enjoy!

This page features a tour and historical overview on Howe Caverns in Cobleskill, NY:


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Kid-Friendly Hotels in Cooperstown
Best Western Inn and Suites Cooperstown pool
Best Western Inn and Suites at the Commons

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Cooperstown for Kids Hotel Travel Tip of the day: If you are planning to be in Cooperstown for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Hall of Fame Weekend on July 25-28(with Induction on Sunday July 27), RESERVE NOW! Rooms fill up quickly for this historical, and fun weekend!

Otsego Lake
Lake View Motel
Terrace Motor Inn

Green Apple Inn

Minutes to the Village
Red Carpet Inn

Hotel Chains Near Cooperstown Dreams Park
Best Western Inn and Suites at the Commons
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Cooperstown

Lodging Near Cooperstown

Cherry Valley

COOPERSTOWN FOR KIDS! An Otsego County Media Group Publication 2008
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