Syracuse Sights and Landmarks Guide, New York
Syracuse, NY US - Sights: It Will Make Your Heart Grow Fonder!
Syracuse, NY is located at the junction of Interstate 90 and 81. The city boasts of natural salt water springs. Hence, it has been nicknamed ‘‘The Salt city”. The city is the leading producer of salt in the nation.
The city has many splendid sights that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. City tours and guides offer excellent service and provide information regarding the different places to be seen. It might be difficult to see the whole of Syracuse in a couple of days but the feel of its heritage can be enjoyed anytime.
The city of Syracuse is small and nestles in the heart of New York. The city houses many prestigious museums and societies like the Salt Museum, Erie Canal Museum, Museum of Science and Technology, Everson Museum of Art, and the Onondaga Historical Society.
Camillus Erie Canal Park
Camillus Erie Canal Park is located at the centre point of the Erie Canal, on its way between the cities of Albany and Buffalo. It has an area of 300 acres and there are trails that travel besides the canal and they are the ideal place to investigate hikes, mountain biking and horseback riding in summer. The winter brings with it snowmobiling and cross country skiing on these trails. The park is famous for Sim’s Store Museum, which is a replica of the actual canal-side store, and it is situated right in the center.
Museum of Science and Technology
Museum of Science and Technology is among the premier attractions in Syracuse. The three level building has a planetarium, many educational experiences providing information about topics in physics, chemistry and biology, giant kaleidoscope, maze, climbing wall, food court, café and a science store.
The Salt Museum
The Salt Museum used timbers from the 19th century salt warehouse for its construction. The information regarding the process for the production of salt is explained here. The wooden barrels and kettles are all on display. A reproduction boiling block has been created to give the visitors the actual feel. Salt is a precious commodity and the history of the city is connected to it and hence this becomes a place of prime importance.
Syracuse has many centers of art and the Carrier Dome sees music acts of great time artists being performed here. The city has top notch restaurants, excellent shopping and maintained green spaces, which make the tourists come back for more.
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