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Things to do in Jamestown

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“go online and plan ahead for a fun night out. Be sure to check for adult themes. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“America's queen of comedy, Lucille Ball, hailed from the Western New York Region. As a tribute to her home town, a national museum has been established the Lucy Desi Museum. A center to celebrate comedy, there are exhibits and shows year round. Seriously, need a good laugh, thought it's off the beaten path, it's worth the trip. Lucy Desi Museum and Comedy Center is in Jamestown, New York, roughly 90 minute car ride away. Super craft brewery in the area, Southern Tier Brewing Company, which can be combined with a trip to Jamestown. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Celoron, New York is Lucy's hometown , Celoron is just a short drive. There you not only find the home of Lucy but you are also right on Chautauqua lake. The lake host many great activities even in the winter. Ice fishing is a local favorite.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Roger Tory Peterson, the author of the bird identification books, was born in Jamestown. The center is a must stop for any bird lover. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A little more expensive, but excellent food, drinks and sushi. Menu offers a variety of ethnic flavors along with seafood, burgers, steak and vegetarian options. Open for dinner. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is our families favorite spot to bring friends & family to eat dinner. You can sit in bar area or in fancy dining room. The tuscan bowl is a really great! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little spot that is part of Labyrinth Press Company, located upstairs. They have tons of craft beer on tap and a wide wine selection. They serve an extended menu from the Labyrinth so all delicious vegetarian food. Serving brunch on Saturday and open for dinner and late night hang out other nights of the week. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great coffee shop with excellent vegetarian food. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Great lunch spot serving Cuban dishes and sandwiches. Super friendly service and strong Cuban expresso drinks! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A historic building in Jamestown featuring concerts, events and movie nights year round. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic home of former NY state governer and senator, Reuben E Fenton. Full of interesting local history and artifacts.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Modern little coffee shop serving delicious breakfast sandwiches and a small lunch menu. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“A historic spot in town serving tasty American classics. They are cash only and open for lunch and dinner and late night hang out. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“World-class, premier dual ice arenas Home of Skate Chautauqua Semi-Pro Hockey Public Skating Ice Bumper Cars”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“A little more expensive, but excellent food, drinks and sushi. Menu offers a variety of ethnic flavors along with seafood, burgers, steak and vegetarian options. Open for dinner. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is our families favorite spot to bring friends & family to eat dinner. You can sit in bar area or in fancy dining room. The tuscan bowl is a really great! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great coffee shop with excellent vegetarian food. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Modern little coffee shop serving delicious breakfast sandwiches and a small lunch menu. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“A historic spot in town serving tasty American classics. They are cash only and open for lunch and dinner and late night hang out. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A unique place to grab a bite for breakfast or lunch. You won’t leave hungry! Portions are Giant. another local favorite”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Large bar/restaurant with regular entertainment. Solid food menu, arguably best chicken wing game in town.”
  • 1 local recommends

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