Author: OTSEGO COUNTY
For many baseball fans, a trip to Cooperstown is more than a vacation getaway; it's a pilgrimage. These are the places you should see to cover all the bases.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Cooperstown’s most popular attraction, the Baseball Hall of Fame houses over ten exhibits with incredible baseball artifacts, as well as the Hall of Fame Gallery that pays tribute to legends of the sport.
Downtown Cooperstown and Doubleday Field
With great shopping and restaurants, downtown Cooperstown awaits exploration. Baseball fans will love Doubleday Field, the home of the Hall of Fame Classic and host to concerts and events throughout the year.
This company makes some of the bats used in the major leagues. In addition to the Main Street store, the company's Bat Factory in Hartwick features bat turning demonstrations and a small retail space.
At the only wax museum dedicated to the legends of baseball, you can take a selfie with Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, or stars from movies like A League of Their Own and Field of Dreams.
Originating in 1906, this historic field is the former home of the Oneonta Yankees and the Oneonta Red Sox. Now, you can watch the Oneonta Outlaws play minor league games.
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Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Sales
Rent a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard for a day of fun on the water. Explore the 9 miles of Otsego Lake, Goodyear Lake, Canadarago Lake, Arnold Lake or the Susquehanna River.
Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad
This railroad originated in the 1800s, but you can ride in the historic cars today just for fun. They offer regularly scheduled excursions and special themed rides, like the Cooperstown Blues Express and Fall Foliage Trains.
End your day in Cooperstown with a luxurious stay at the Otesaga Resort Hotel. The Baseball VIP Package provides exclusive access to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Double Play Package will send you home with your own logoed baseball bat.