There is plenty to do and see in Chautauqua County. From plentiful trails and waterways, numerous festivals, and wineries to musical performances and art galleries, residents engage in the local culture and all that the county has to offer. Summers in Chautauqua County attract travelers from around the country and the world to the Chautauqua Institution for its programs in recreation, arts, culture, and education.
The story of comedy lives in Jamestown with the opening of the new National Comedy Center, recently designated the United States' Official Cultural Institution for Comedy. Condé Nast Traveler called it “one of the best museums in the country.” As a nonprofit cultural institution, the museum celebrates comedy’s great minds and unique voices with exclusive collections and more than 50 immersive exhibits presented with cutting-edge technology.