Explore Empire State’s Wine Country in Elmira
From lakefront golf courses and scenic hiking trails to a variety of museums and shopping centers, the Finger Lakes region offers fun for everyone. As a guest of the Country Inn & Suites in Elmira, you are close to attractions like the Mark Twain Study and Exhibit, located on the campus of Elmira College. Learn even more about Twain by taking the family to the Chemung County Historical Society, and then stop by Antique Revival for pieces of history you can really take home with you.
On a romantic road trip? Treat your partner to a Cayuga Lake Wine Trail tour to savor every drop of an oaked chardonnay from Cayuga or an award-winning Pinot from Watkins Glen.
Arts and Culture:
- Arnot Art Museum (10.1 miles)
Wander through exhibits of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries and a collection of 17th-century European work at the Arnot Art Museum. Here, even the building itself is a masterpiece, built in the Greek Revival architectural style in 1833.
Phone: +1 (607) 734-3697
- Chemung County Historical Society (13 miles)
History comes to life at the Chemung County Historical Society, where you can learn about the Civil War, the Roaring ’20s and famous area residents like Mark Twain.
Phone: +1 (607) 734-4167
- Corning Museum of Glass (10 miles)
Families love looking through 35 centuries of glass art at the Corning Museum of Glass. Before you go, you can make your own glass to create a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Phone: +1 (607) 937-5371
- Mark Twain Study and Exhibit (6.8 miles)
Be sure to schedule a tour of the study where Mark Twain wrote his most famous works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The study is on the campus of Elmira College, which also houses an exhibit of Twain family memorabilia.
Phone: +1 (607) 735-1941
- National Soaring Museum (5.4 miles)
Take to the skies at the National Soaring Museum, where you can explore the collections of military and competitive motor-less aircraft. For a true adventure, fly high in a simulator or an actual glider or sailplane.
Phone: +1 (607) 734-3128
- Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (2.5 miles)
From WWII bombers to Huey helicopters and F-14 Tomcat fighters, the collections at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center span several decades of military aircraft. You’ll also enjoy the center's different flight simulators and interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (607) 358-4247
- Antique Revival (5.5 miles)
Serious collectors won’t want to miss this 10,000-square-foot showroom featuring unbelievable antiques and decorative arts from all corners of the globe. Here, you can find everything from 18th-century portraiture to 20th-century Tiffany clocks.
Phone: +1 (607) 562-2202
- Arnot Mall (0.7 miles)
Hunt for bargains or splurge on your favorite brands at Arnot Mall, home to more than 100 retailers. After a day of shopping, relax with a movie at Regal Cinemas or share a banana split at Friendly’s.
Phone: +1 (607) 739-8704
- Finger Lakes Wine Country (20 miles)
While you’re in Finger Lakes Wine Country, you’ll find more than just fine wine. Enjoy the countryside as you tour more than 120 wineries around Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca lakes. You can sample fine food and wine in between visiting waterfalls and hearing on-site concerts.
Phone: +1 (607) 936-0706
- Mark Twain State Park and Soaring Eagles Golf Course (5.8 miles)
Challenge yourself to 18 holes of golf, try your hand at bow hunting or spend a winter’s day skiing through Mark Twain State Park, named for the author who spent his summers in the Finger Lakes area.
Phone: +1 (607) 739-0034