Plan Your Visit
We Can’t Wait to See You!
Come visit us in the heart of the Adirondacks for a truly unique experience. With more than 20 buildings nestled across 120 acres overlooking Blue Mountain Lake, our open-air campus offers everyone something to do. Step into the rich history of this region as you row an authentic guideboat, break up a logjam, climb a classic ADK fire tower, or enjoy a family-friendly hike to Minnow Pond.
Open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm
Timed ticket purchases for all visitors and members are recommended.
There is an abundance of free parking at ADKX. A convenient electric charging station is available, first come, first served.
How Long to Stay
Our campus offers more than 20 buildings and structures spanning approximately 121 acres. Visitors can often spend a few hours at a single exhibit, while others may explore at a more rapid pace. We recommend a visit of at least 4 hours to experience the ADKX.
What to Bring
Visitors who plan on enjoying our outdoor activities are encouraged to bring water bottles, sunscreen, snacks, etc. (Please note all food and beverages should be stored or left outside when entering exhibits.)
Where to Eat
Eat right here on the premises at the Lake View Cafe’ and take in the beautiful views of Blue Mountain Lake. Hot and cold freshly prepared lunch items, snacks, and beverages are available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Or, if you wish, pack your own lunch and enjoy one of the many covered picnic areas on our grounds.
Open every day, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
July 1 – October 3
Youth (6-17) & Students with Valid ID
Seniors (65 & over)
Children 5 & Under
Active Military & Veterans (please show ID for admission)
ADKX is pleased to welcome year-round Adirondack Park residents, with free admission on the second and fourth Sunday each month.
2021 Season Brochure
WiFi is available in most areas throughout the main campus. Cell phone service is strongest in the central campus area and may not be available on hiking trails.
We make every effort to ensure our visitors have an enjoyable visit. Wheelchairs, wheeled walkers, and strollers are available on a first come, first served basis.
Visiting with Pets
Service animals are welcome. Pets and emotional support animals are not permitted on campus.