Chautauqua / Allegany
Discover Western New York.
Great Outdoor Sports. Fine Wine. World Class Culture.
| From the natural beauty of the Allegany forest to the birthplace of America’s first lady of comedy, the Chautauqua/Allegany region has treasures for visitors to discover and explore. Visitors appreciate the small towns that attract some of the biggest names in the literary, musical and artistic worlds. Travel through one of New York’s largest parks, discover iconic villages, see majestic forests and picturesque lakes.
Great Perfornamces and Hollywood History
Chautauqua Institution offers the arts, presents iconic speakers and hosts performers. Founded in1879, the tiny village of Lily Dale is now the world’s largest spiritualism center, attracting 20,000 summer visitors. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Comedy Center in Jamestown celebrates America’s First Couple of Comedy and hosts a comedy festival every August..
Alfred University is the second oldest coeducational college in the United States and one of the earliest nineteenth century colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students. Alfred University offers a full range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, art and design, engineering, business, education, counseling and school psychology.
Houghton College has been educating men and women in the liberal arts and sciences since 1883. Today, with over 1,000 students from across the nation and around the globe, Houghton stands as a nationally recognized institution focused on preparing students to serve God fully and faithfully in our world.
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