Sports enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, just a day trip away from Oneonta. The National Baseball Hall of Fame draws in thousands of visitors every year who are eager to explore the legends of baseball and the athletes that made the game great. In an effort to connect generations, this museum highlights not just the game of baseball, but all the players as well who bring America's favorite pastime to life.
Oneonta, New York, located in southern Otsego County, is dubbed the "City of the Hills." This community is a great place to relax and enjoy the quiet of the region. BBOnline can help you book the perfect Oneonta bed and breakfast to complement your trip to this state. Take a day trip to nearby Cooperstown and other towns close to your inn.
National Baseball Hall of Fame
25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
America is in love with baseball, and this shines through in all the museum's exhibits, featuring more than 38,000 three-dimensional items, three million books and documents, and 500,000 photographs. The Plaque Gallery, acting as the centerpiece, showcases the impressive bronze plaques of all Hall of Fame members. Stroll down Inductee Row, into the Hall of Fame Gallery, to view artifacts highlighting the lives of the select inductees. Explore the Cooperstown Room, Babe Ruth Room, the Education Gallery and the Records Room. Kids and adults alike will enjoy exhibits like the "20th Century Baseball Time Line," "Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience," and "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream."
Northeast Classic Car Museum
24 Rexford Street
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-AUTO (2886)
Love the classics? Don't miss a visit to the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY, a fun day trip from you Oneonta inn. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this fun museum displays more than 125 antique and classic cars as part of regularly revolving exhibits. View custom-crafted autos in the American Beauties gallery or rare early autos in The Staley Collection gallery. Check out vintage airplane engines, along with an eclectic mix of vehicles found in barns around the state. The whole family will enjoy this side trip, which is spread out over five connected buildings.
Catskill Symphony Orchestra
SUNY College at Oneonta
Not up for a day trip? Stay close to your Oneonta bed and breakfast and take in a performance at the Catskill Symphony Orchestra at SUNY College. The performances are drawn from the five major musical periods: Baroque, Romantic, Classical, Contemporary and Modern, under the direction of maestro Charles Schneider. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $15 for students.
When deciding where to go on your Oneonta vacation, there are several area attractions that may make your list. But the important thing is that you have a home base, such as a bed and breakfast or inn, where you can get some rest, enjoy the outdoors and fill up on hearty fare. Then explore your surroundings by taking a day trip or staying close to home to learn more about the people and places New York has to offer.