Chautauqua Institution

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3 Ramble Avenue, Mayville, NY 14757 3 Ramble Avenue, Mayville Directions
+17163576200
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Report | 2 years ago
Beautiful little cruise on Chautauqua Lake. Cruising was smooth, with only a light wind. Cruise route is from Mayville to Chautauqua Institution and back, with plenty of historical info along the way. Sometimes a bit difficult to hear the narration ..... when the steam whistle was blowing!!! Relaxing event.
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it was a little windy - even on the warmest day you should bring a light jacket. GREAT TIME - VERY ENJOYABLE.
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Great steamboat ride! Definately worth the trip!
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Wonderful trip on a beautiful lake. We have lived here for 49 years and we all learned things about the lake we never knew.
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Take advantage of this offer.It is an excellent value and I had no trouble at all using the Groupon. The merchant and staff were great
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Don't expect 'love boat fancy' - this is a charming old style cruise on a charming old style riverboat with a REAL steam-driven paddle wheel. It was a nice way to spend some time on a beautiful lake and learn some of its history. Bring cash! Credit cards are a hassle.
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We enjoyed our trip very much! The narration was informative and entertaining. So glad the Chautauqua Belle was saved and traveling Chautauqua Lake!
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Report | 3 years ago
This is an amazing journey. We loved the historical cruise! Would recommend it to anyone. Bring a camera and a friend(s). The crew is welcoming and thoughtful and the cruise is an experience not to be missed. Beautiful boat, lovely lake, great time!
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Report | 3 years ago
Binoculars would be fun.
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GREAT TRIP!! CAPTAIN BERNIE AND THE STAFF WERE AWESOME!! HAD A GREAT VIEW OF THE LAKE FRONT HOMES AT CHAUTAUQUA!!
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The Industrial Revolution's innovation and muscle come to life during cruises aboard the "Chautauqua Belle," a historic open-air steamboat. The eponymous vessel glides across the calm surface of Chautauqua Lake as guides educate guests of all ages on the lake's colorful history. Guests can enjoy snacks and libations from the full-service bar as they glimpse picturesque beaches and lush forests during dinner, fireworks, and private charters or narrated history tours.

The beautiful and informative tours take place in association with the Chautauqua Institution, a historical society located in an even more historical building. Formerly known as the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, the society first perched itself on the edge of the lake in 1874, and by 1880 was a nationally recognized forum where intellectuals discussed global politics, scientific developments, the arts, and favorite fishing holes. The name may have changed, but the Chautauqua Institution carries on that spirit of inquisitiveness and community development today in educational programs, artists' outreach, and religious services.

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