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Top Ten Family Fun Experiences in Cooperstown & Otsego County

Cooperstown and Otsego County is a true family destination – from baseball to butterflies. Planning a trip? Bring the kids to these attractions.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cooperstown’s most popular attraction, the Baseball Hall of Fame houses over ten exhibits with incredible baseball artifacts, as well as kid-friendly exhibits such as the Sandlot Kids Clubhouse.

Cooperstown Bat Company

This company makes some of the bats used in the major leagues. In addition to the Main Street store, the company's Bat Factory in Hartwick features bat turning demonstrations and a small retail space.

Farmers’ Museum

Travel back in time in this living history village complete with a working blacksmith shop, doctor’s office and pharmacy, amongst a mid19th-century farm. Don’t miss out on the Empire State Carousel which is completely hand-crafted and highlights New York State’s history and regions.

Fly Creek Cider Mill

The family owned and operated cider mill has been in business for 162 years. Come see how apple cider is made while shopping and tasting some of the 40+ food samples offered daily.

Barnyard Swing Miniature Golf and Family Fun Center

This entertainment center offers 18-holes of mini golf, gem mining, a game room, paint your own pottery, hand-stamped jewelry, laser tag, and freshly-made ice cream. Fun for all ages!

Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

Discover beautiful butterflies (during the summer), exotic tropical birds, and unique reptiles at this indoor tropical garden. Dozens of animals make their home here.

Clark Sports Center

A day pass here lets you try the rock wall, bowling alley, indoor pools, racquetball court, and an interactive game room fun at any age. Childcare is even offered at limited hours for kids under 5 years of age.

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad

This railroad originated in the 1800s, but you can ride in the historic cars today just for fun. There are regularly scheduled excursions and specially themed rides, like the Halloween Costume Party and the North Pole Express trains.

Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Sales

Rent a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard for a day of fun on the water. Canoe & Kayak Rentals even offers a free shuttle and launch service to four of the area lakes.

Suggested Accommodation:

Lake N Pines Motel

With its convenient location, comfortable rooms, and complimentary breakfast, this lakeside retreat also has indoor and outdoor pools, a game room, and guest cottages for larger groups.

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