15 Places You Absolutely Have To Visit In Binghamton
Posted by Kate Sherwood on October 23, 2014
Have you ever heard your friends complain that there's nothing to do in Binghamton? Don't worry! Just show them this list and start exploring these awesome off-campus attractions!
1. Robot City Games
Grab a few friends, load up on quarters and blast through some arcade classics like Donkey Kong, Crazy Taxi and more at the biggest arcade in New York.
2. Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Otter pups, snow leopards and penguins, oh my! Visiting Ross Park Zoo will be an experience you won’t forget.
Did you know that Binghamton is the Carousel Capital of the World? If you're still not convinced, just take a ride back to the 1920s on the Ross Park Zoo Carousel, Rec Park Carousel, Highland Park Carousel and all the other carousels!
4. Spiedie joints
Brought over by Italian immigrants in the 1920s and consisting of freshly marinated meat cubes on a soft roll, spiedies have evolved into Binghamton’s most famous sandwich. Be sure to eat them at Lupo's or Spiedie & Rib Pit.
5. Pumpkin farms
Whether you're pumpkin picking at Jackson's Farm, attending Iron Kettle Farm's 45th Spooktacular Fest or getting lost in the MAiZe at Stoughton Farm, you'll be sure to fall right into autumn!
6. Phelps Mansion Museum
Take yourself back to the Victorian Period while touring this historic gem, built in 1870 and adorned with rare crystal chandeliers and beautiful woods.
7. Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
Because catching a Binghamton Senators Ice Hockey game is too exciting to miss out on. Plus, there's delicious hot pretzels, churros and more at this great location.
8. Recreation Park
Not only will you find a peaceful oasis at Recreation Park, but you can also take a ride on the fully restored Allan Herschell carousel from 1925, which is said to have inspired the Twilight Zone episode “Walking Distance."
9. Local restaurants
Do you appreciate quality food at a reasonable price? Luckily, Binghamton has so many amazing restaurants with delicious food at an affordable rate. Check out places like The Lost Dog, Social on State, and Whole in the Wall; and you will not be disappointed.
10. NYSEG Stadium
Some people call it NYSEG Stadium. Others call it the home of the newly dubbed Rumble Ponies (formerly the Mets). Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a good time here!
11. Kopernik Observatory & Science Center
In the mood for some stargazing? Stop by Kopernik, one on the best-sited and best equipped public observatories in the Northeast United States, and get your space on.
12. The Cider Mill
A landmark since 1926, the Cider Mill has homemade apple cider, baked goods and fruit wine. Does it get any better? We think not.
Honestly, what's better than a Wegmans sub? Really...we want to know.
14. Roberson Museum and Science Center
Art exhibitions, sci-fi conventions, food fests and more make this nationally recognized museum a must-stop location year-round.
15. Tri-Cities Opera
Visit the Tri-Cities Opera -- because your adventures in Binghamton truly aren’t over until you've heard a once-in-a-lifetime opera performance.