The Finger Lakes is Your Playground
The Finger Lakes of New York is 9,000 square miles of amazing with 11 glacially formed lakes that look like long, slender fingers, giving the region its namesake. The Finger Lakes has beautiful rolling hills and valleys, perfect growing conditions for an array of agriculture; don’t forget the region’s internationally renowned wines! Explore the scenic beauty and discover all the amazing businesses offering something for every interest and personality!
A gem of the Finger Lakes region, The Strong museum, is the ultimate play destination for all ages. It was named the “No. 1 Family Travel Destination in the Nation” by FamilyFun magazine. A highly interactive history museum and the only one in the world dedicated to the cultural impact of play, The Strong is home to the world’s largest collection of play-related artifacts — such as the first hand-made Monopoly set (created by Charles Darrow) and the Bild Lilli doll (that inspired Barbie). The museum’s exhibits include, among many others, the world’s largest pop-up book, a kid-sized supermarket, arcades dedicated to the history of electronic games and pinball machines, and Upstate New York’s only year-round, indoor butterfly garden. The museum is also home to the National Toy Hall of Fame and the World Video Game Hall of Fame.