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County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

201 West Third Street, Suite 115
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: +1 716-661-8900

Overview

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.


Explore Chautauqua's arts and cultural attractions at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau website: http://www.tourchautauqua.com/
Suggested Attractions:
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.



Did You Know?

  • A 2019 USA Today Readers' Choice Poll called the National Comedy Center a Best New Attraction, and Conde Naste Traveler called it "one of the best museums in the country."
  • Chautauqua, NY was named #1 on Smithsonian's list of 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014.
  • Chautauqua was selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Places of a Lifetime - America.
  • 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.

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