Founded in 1795, incorporated in 1813 and named after an American patriot, Alexander Hamilton, the village is located in Madison County, NY. The location of Hamilton Village is quite extraordinary, being right in Central New York and it is also a very well known place because it is home to Colgate University.
There are several attractions and landmarks that must be visited if you're in the area or even if you travel to Hamilton itself. They are worth visiting and they will make enjoy Central New York area.
- Northeast Classic Car Museum - it exhibits around 125 of the most wonderful automobiles ever produced, which are divided into seven categories of examples, starting from early technological designs to unique and modern car models.
- Howe Caverns - an adventurous attraction offering entertainment and education at the same time. If you're visiting the caverns, you can go 156 feet underground in a mysterious trip to see what was formed millions of years ago.
- Hyde Hall - an amazing reminder of the American era during the times when the aristocratic English families established vast estates in the former colonies.
- Iroquois Indian Museum - it is the window into the Indian culture, illustrating their past and present, their art and their history.
- National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - it houses baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, and related materials focusing on the game's history over time, its players, and the people elected to the Hall of Fame.
- National Soccer Hall of Fame - a very lively experience of the fascinating sport, where every visitor can be in the position of actually kicking and heading balls, but also hear more about the sport.
- Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - a great family attraction located near Cooperstown where you can taste and try the old-fashioned cider mill donuts, hearty chili, daily soup specials, hot spiced cider, hot dogs, apple pie a la mode, cider floats and many other more.
- The Discovery Center - provides children with the possibility of discovering Humanities, Arts and Sciences, through participatory exhibits and programs.
- Roberson Museum and Science Center - offering a wide range of learning experiences, exhibits and science galleries.
- Ross Park Zoo - opened in 1875 and among the first five oldest zoological institution in the country, it is located north of Binghamton's South Mountain.
- Utica Zoo - it offers over 200 animals and it s located in Roscoe Conkling Park.
- Sylvan Lake Amusement Park - Located on the shores of beautiful Oneida Lake. Sylvan Beach Amusement Park offers rides, games, shops and food.
- Kopernik Space Education Center - a family dedicated attraction, the education center is the state's first science laboratory specially designed for K-12 teachers, students and their families. Among the facilities there are the Earthquake Station, 3 Observatory Telescopes, 20 Acre Dark Site, Computer Imaging Lab and the Physics/Laser Lab.