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Cooperstown (New York)

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Cooperstown, in Central New York, is known best for its role as the Home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The villagers believe that Abner Doubleday invented baseball on a cow pasture within the Village in 1839. (The actual origins of baseball are uncertain.)

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Daily highs (°F) 30 34 42 56 68 76 80 78 71 59 47 35
Nightly lows (°F) 12 13 21 33 43 53 57 56 48 37 30 19
Precipitation (in) 2.9 2.6 3.3 3.7 3.9 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.3 3.0

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No Amtrak trains stop in Cooperstown, as the nearest stops are in Amsterdam and Utica. However, the town is served by direct Greyhound/Trailways bus routes.

  • Greyhound, [1]. Buses stop at Cooperstown's AAA Motor Club at 72 Elm St, a few blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Doubleday Field. From New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, the ride takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes and costs (as of June 2009) $49.25 one-way or $98.50 round-trip.  edit

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Cooperstown is also home to the Farmers' Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum, The New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) library and Brewery Ommegang.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME, [2]
  • Farmers' Museum, Phone: 607-547-1450, [3].
  • New York State Historical Association, Phone: 607-547-1400,[4]
  • Fenimore Art Museum, [5]
  • Brewery Ommegang, County Highway 33, Phone: 1- 800-544-1809, [6].
  • The Smithy-Pioneer Art Gallery, 55 Pioneer Street, Phone: 607.547.8671, [7]

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  • TJ's Place. Awesome restaurant right on main street  edit
  • Stagecoach Coffee, 31 Pioneer Street, (607)547-6229, [8]. Less than $10 per person.  edit

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  • The Brewery Ommegang produces authentic Belgian-style ales in a classy brewery on acres of land that they sometimes open for camping and other events.
  • Cooley's Stone House Tavern, 49 Pioneer St., is a quaint pub with Irish flair.

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  • Best Western Inn & Suites at the Commons, 50 Commons Drive, 607-547-7100, [9]. Beautiful hotel with spacious extended stay suites.  edit
  • Landmark Inn, 64 Chestnut St, (607) 547-7225, [10]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Historic 10 room inn steps to downtown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Private baths, whirlpool tubs & homemade breakfasts. $120-$150.  edit


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Routes through Cooperstown
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