Boldt Castle Located on Heart Island on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region near Alexandria Bay. Construction began in 1900 by George C. Boldt as a tribute to his wife Louise. It was to be their summer dream home but his wife died suddenly just before it was done. He was so heartbroken that he stopped construction and it was left empty for 70 years. Accessible by water taxi, tour boats and private boat, the castle is open to self-guided tours from mid-May through mid-October. This six-story, 120 room castle is complete with tunnels, a powerhouse, Italian gardens and a drawbridge. The yacht house on Wellesley Island is open to the public and you can take a free shuttle from the castle to the yacht house. Inside the yacht house is a collection of antique wooden boats.
Uncle Sam Boat Tours - Offers sightseeing tours of the Thousand Islands region as well as luncheon, dinner and chartered cruises.
AquaZoo Aquarium - Over 300 varieties of marine life on display in over 20 exhibits and more than 10,000 gallons of fresh and sea water, the Aqua Zoo is one of the largest privately owned aquariums of its kind in the United States or Canada.
Fort Ontario State Historic Site - The first fortification to be located on the site of the current Fort Ontario was built by the British in 1755. Called 'The Fort of the Six Nations," or "Fort Ontario." Between 1944 and 1946 Fort Ontario was used as an emergency refugee center, the only one of its kind in the country, for victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
Grand Prix New York - Is it luxury? Or is it high performance? Probably a lot of both. Come see what the buzz is all about. It's as simple as the name implies. You show up, you sign up, you get in and race.
Hudson River Rafting Company - Rafting trips on four rivers, spring, summer and fall, April through mid-October. Regardless of weather, professional river guides ensure a fun, safe and exciting trip. Whether you're looking for whitewater adventure or a relaxing float trip, there's a river for everyone. See you on the river!
Thompson Park Zoo - Discover the only Zoo in the world dedicated to New York's wild animals and wild places. Get nose to nose with black bears, watch the playful antics of rare wolverines, climb a real Adirondack Fire Tower.
Richardson-Bates House Museum - Completed in 1889 for a local attorney Maxwell Richardson. The luxurious interiors, containing 95% of the original furnishings, portray the family's wealth and Mr. Richardson's position as ac civic leader in Oswego.
Great Lakes Seaway Trail - A 454 mile scenic route paralleling Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Traveling the Trail takes you to sophisticated cities, quaint villages, your favorite fishing port, and dozens of family attractions, restaurants, accommodations and shops.
Dry Hill Ski Area - Ski trails Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Some trails open for night ski. Also has a Tubing park.
Antique Boat Museum - As one of the largest freshwater boating museum's in the country, the Antique Boat Museum features over 200 boats, a motor collection dating back to the 1800,s and an artifact collection which includes boat furniture, equipment and hardware, boat building molds, plans and prints, paintings, models, half-hulls, woodworking tools and fishing equipment.
Frederic Remington Art Museum - Dedicated to the life and works of renowned western artist Frederic Remington. The museum displays a collection of original sculptures, paintings, drawings and some of the artist's personal possessions.
H. Lee White Marine Museum - The administration building today is a fully-functioning museum of maritime history. Centerpiece of the Marine Museum's holdings is the National Historic Landmark veteran of the WWII Normandy Invasion, the U.S. Army tugboat, LT-5.
St. Lawrence-FDR Project Visitors Center - Offers a visitors center which features hands-on displays and computer games to teach people about electricity, films, an observation deck 116 feet above the St. Lawrence River and other energy related exhibits.
Safe Haven Museum & Education Center - Dedicated to keeping alive the stories of the 982 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as "guests" of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These refugees were housed at Fort Ontario in Oswego, from August 1944 until February 1946.
Thousand Islands Museum - Located in the Town Hall/Opera House built in 1903. The turn of the century exhibits display life along the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands. History programs, live performances and historical artifacts make this turn of the century museum a place 'where history continues.'
Richard F Brush Art Gallery - The Gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year. Educational tours for school and community groups can be scheduled throughout the year; please call in advance.