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BinghamtonUnited States of America

Explore the galleries, museums, state parks and nature preserves of this picturesque city in central New York State.

Located in a valley where two rivers come together, Binghamton has an abundance of natural beauty. Visit the city for everything from strenuous hikes and wildlife spotting to local history and artistic masterpieces.

The city has many art galleries and studios presenting works of local and international artists. View paintings and sculptures from all over the world at the Binghamton University Art Museum. Appreciate art from the Africa Diaspora at Africa House. The New York Art Collection features major artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Viewings are by appointment only.

Devote some time to exploring Binghamton’s other cultural riches. Examine fossils at the Roberson Museum and Science Center and see stars inside its planetarium. Study period furniture and paintings while touring the Phelps Mansion, built in 1870.

Binghamton has parks, playgrounds and more for children. At Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, observe hundreds of animals including leopards, tigers, wolves, pandas and snakes. Next door is the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, offering hands-on activities and a story garden featuring characters from children’s books.

Experience the green spaces in and around Binghamton. Hike the trails of Chenango Valley State Park, then cool off in one of its lakes. Come back in the winter for cross-country skiing. Look for birds, butterflies and mammals such as coyotes, beaver and deer as you walk through the Binghamton University Nature Preserve. Cycle along the Binghamton River Trail and relax among the flowers of the Cutler Botanic Garden.

If you are in Binghamton between Memorial Day and Labor Day, enjoy a free ride on an antique carousel. The six large wooden amusements are located in six parks and were a gift from a wealthy businessman in the first half of the 20th century. He insisted that civic authorities never charge for the rides.

To reach Binghamton, fly into Greater Binghamton Regional Airport and stay for the beautiful scenery, wildlife and culture.

Top Hotels in Binghamton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton
3.5 out of 5
225 Water St, Binghamton, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in the heart of Binghamton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lourdes Hospital Pact, Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, and Government Plaza. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Loved our stay! The bed was like a cloud, best night sleep of our trip !"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Binghamton
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Binghamton
2.5 out of 5
400 Prospect Street, Binghamton, NY
The price is $63 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Situated in Binghamton, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from UHS Wilson Medical Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bundy Museum of History and Art and Oakdale Mall. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (835 reviews)

"Staff was amazing. Rooms clean. Great location. Would stay there again :)."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Binghamton
Tru by Hilton Vestal Binghamton, NY
Tru by Hilton Vestal Binghamton, NY
2.5 out of 5
3504 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY
The price is $78 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from State University of New York-Binghamton and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Arnold Park. Davis College and UHS ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)

"Space was clean, colorful and beds were comfortable. Love the assembly of toiletries in the bathroom. Staff should be more welcoming and warmer."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Tru by Hilton Vestal Binghamton, NY

Top things to do in Binghamton

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Ithaca Scavenger Hunt: Big Red Cornell

$20
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Reviews of Binghamton

3.7

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 16.730038022813687%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 42.58555133079848%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 34.22053231939164%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 4.562737642585551%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.9011406844106464%

4/5 - Good

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Mar 19, 2020

Just passing thru

3/5 - Okay

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Feb 24, 2020

Good tour of Binghamton University.

3/5 - Okay

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Jan 21, 2020

it was ok i live here just wanted a room for the night with friends.

4/5 - Good

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Dec 31, 2019

Scratch and Galaxy Brewing are worth checking out. Very close.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 17, 2019

Love Binghamton and Animal Adventure Park. Nirchi's pizza was very good also.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

Lived there for years, city needs some updating.

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