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Cooperstown Activities & Attractions

Cooperstown is truly a "Believe it or Not" type of destination – and while known as the home of our nation's pastime and a baseball mecca of sorts, the charming Central New York village offers more than meets the eye. Brimming with culture, history, sports legacy, outdoor recreation and more, Cooperstown beckons first time and repeat visitors alike to discover – or rediscover – all the activities that await.

Top Attractions in Cooperstown, NY

From baseball to the best of American Art, experience the many sides of Cooperstown at these top area attractions:

  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – Perhaps Cooperstown's biggest "claim to fame," the Hall of Fame is one of the area's most popular attractions. After strolling through its unique exhibitions, take in a game at Doubleday Field or stop by the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum.
  • The Fenimore Art Museum – Find inspiration at one of the nation's premier art institutions, showcasing a diverse display of genres ranging from 20th century American Art, to traditional American Indian Art, coupled with lecture series, workshops and educational opportunities.
  • The Glimmerglass Festival – One of Cooperstown's hidden gems, the internationally-acclaimed summer opera festival will delight opera buffs and novices alike with classic performances and modern renditions in the beautiful lakeside setting of the Glimmerglass' Alice Busch Theater.
  • The Farmers' Museum – Perhaps of one of the few remaining places in America where you can truly "step back in time," the Farmers' Museum brings American history to life right before your eyes. Experience life on the farm at Lippitt Farmstead, explore the Historic Village and more.
  • Brewery Ommegang – One of America's most innovative craft breweries, sample Belgian-style brews at this beautiful farmstead brewery. Ommegang – "walking around" in Old Flemish – encourages its guests to do just that with tastings, tours, delicious food and ongoing events.
  • Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard – Taste your way through over 40 specialty food products – yes, you can literally taste them all – sample delicious cider, and more at Fly Creek Cider Mill – tantalizing taste buds for more than 150 years.

More Activities in Cooperstown and Oneonta

From the Joseph L. Popp Butterfly Conservatory in Oneonta and a ride aboard the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad, to exploring historic Hyde Hall and strolling down Cooperstown and Oneonta's quaint Main Streets, believe it or not, there's even more to see and do in Cooperstown. Start planning your trip today by booking a stay at one of the many Cooperstown hotels.

Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to craft-brew fine Belgian-style ales. Ommegang brews eight ales year-round, as well as an extensive and imaginative range of seasonal and specialty ales. The beers...
Location: Cooperstown
Rent Canoes, Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddle Boards right from our on water location. No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. Bait and tackle for sale and fishing pole rentals are available....
Location: Portlandville
Winter rides
Ride into history and beautiful scenery. Built in 1869, visitors can experience what was once the primary form of transportation throughout the country - rail travel. Special train rides throughout...
Location: Milford
118 Main Street, Cooperstown
The Cooperstown Bat Company specializes in game bats for play, custom personalized engravings, and autographed bats since 1981. Our pro model bats are available for players of all levels from the...
Location: Cooperstown
Come visit the farmers market and experience the agricultural bounty of the region. 30 vendors all from within a 50 mile radius come with a wide range of products including fresh fruit and vegetables...
Location: Cooperstown
The Fenimore Museum
One of the nation's premier art institutions, the Fenimore is home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art, as well as important holdings in American...
Location: Cooperstown
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Spring Blossom Time at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
Witness cider-making at the historic Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard just three miles from Main Street Cooperstown. Discover the Mill Store Marketplace filled with Pride of New York products like...
Location: Fly Creek
Heroes of the Game Wax Museum Cooperstown
The Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum features over 30 wax figures in historic settings, a virtual reality batting cage and a "Baseball Bloopers Theatre" - something for the entire family!
Location: Cooperstown
Fall under the spell of historic Hyde Hall during your 50 minute guided tour. Learn about the construction, decline and resurrection of this majestic 50 room country house which has overlooked James...
Location: Cooperstown
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit
Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016 As the hallowed home of America's pastime, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum highlights the Cooperstown experience, as every fan's "Field of Dreams...
Location: Cooperstown
The Farmers' Museum - Cooperstown, NY
America's history comes alive-daily chores are carried out at the working farm while commerce flourishes at the Village Crossroad. Visitors experience the interplay among trades, village life and...
Location: Cooperstown
The Magic Flute - The Glimmerglass Festival Cooperstown NY
This internationally acclaimed summer opera festival presents both familiar and rarely performed operas in a magnificent setting overlooking Otsego Lake. Previews, meet-the-performers, tours, picnic...
Location: Cooperstown