Oneida County is the perfect destination to spend quality time together for a couple’s retreat, a family fun escape, girlfriend’s getaway, or a guy’s weekend adventure. Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience, world-class gaming and entertainment at Turning Stone Resort Casino, watch harness racing at its best on the miracle mile track at Vernon Downs Casino. Climb aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for an excursion deep into parts of the Adirondack Mountains that can only be accessed by train.

Sylvan Beach offers old-fashioned summertime fun for all ages. Stroll two miles of sandy beaches, enjoy water sports, fishing, games, and rides at Sylvan Beach Amusement Park and Carello’s Landmark Carousel. Don’t miss the gorgeous sunsets over Oneida Lake.

Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo is a special kind of zoo with a focus on kids and family fun. Pet and hold baby goats in the “maternity ward.” At the Utica Zoo you will see over 200 animals from around the world including majestic lions, red pandas, hyenas, zebras, and sea lions!

Celebrate 130 plus years of brewing history with a factory tour at F X Matt Brewery, est. 1888, to learn how they craft brew the Saranac brand of beers, Utica Club, and a variety of sodas. Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary heroes at Fort Stanwix National Monument and Oriskany Battlefield.

Prospect for precious gemstones at Herkimer Diamond Mine — where you’ll find rare quartz crystals, 500 hundred million years old. Then take a relaxing cruise down the historic Erie Canal and learn about this engineering marvel built in 1817.
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