What is the Adirondacks’ cultural scene like?

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The Adirondacks have a rich history, as the region has seen countless settlements and military posts that date back to the 1700s. Because of this, the area is full of heritage sites such as the Kent-Delord Museum, a 1797 house that served as British officers’ quarters during the Battle of Plattsburg in the War of 1812. Stop by Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage, the Alice T. Miner Colonial Collection and the Six Nations Indians Museum. You’ll learn a plethora about the settlers who inhabited the area and get to visit the once-bloody battlegrounds we merely read about in history books.

History and Old World charm aside, Lake Placid Center for the Arts is the place to go for modern day performing arts in Upstate New York — whether it’s music, film, visual art or dance. The all-in-one center puts on shows of varying sizes and types all year round, and is home to the Lake Placid School of Ballet and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Children’s Theatre.

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