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201 West Third Street, Suite 115
Jamestown, NY 14701
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There is plenty to do and see in Chautauqua County. From the plentiful trails and waterways, the numerous festivals, spectacular wineries and musical performances, there is a wealth of opportunities for residents to engage themselves in the local culture that the county has to offer. Summers in Chautauqua County attract travelers from all over to the Chautauqua Institution, offering a wide variety of recreation, arts, culture, and education with each day offering something new.

Explore Chautauqua's Arts and Cultural attractions at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau website:

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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.

The PGA TOUR and LECOM Health Challenge

The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) served as the host organization for the Lake Erie Osteopathic College of Medicine (LECOM) Health Challenge from 2016-2019. The LECOM Health Challenge is part of a PGA TOUR and is played at Peek'n Peek Resort. This year's event will take place July 1-7, 2019. A week-long schedule of events includes a Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 3, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition, July 4-7. Visit the LECOM Health Challenge website here and the Peek'n Peak Resort website here for more information!

Did You Know?

  • Chautauqua, NY was named #1 on Smithsonian's list of 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014.
  • Golf Digest declared Chautauqua County the "Best Little Golf town in America" for its access to and diversity of courses, value priced fees and number of quality golf days.
  • Chautauqua was selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Places of a Lifetime - America.

Data Name Value
Accredited Museums None
Arts Institutions 7
Dance Companies 0
Historical Sites 1
Museums 4
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Other Performing Arts Companies 0
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1