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Binghamton

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Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. It lies in the state's Southern Tier region near the Pennsylvania border, in a bowl-shaped valley at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. Binghamton is the principal city and cultural center of the Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as Greater Binghamton, or historically the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people. The population of the city itself, according to the 2010 census, is 47,376.From the days of the railroad, Binghamton was a transportation crossroads and a manufacturing center, and has been known at different times for the production of cigars, shoes, and computers. IBM was founded nearby, and the flight simulator was invented in the city, leading to a notable concentration of electronics- and defense-oriented firms. This sustained economic prosperity earned Binghamton the moniker of the Valley of Opportunity. However, following cuts made by defense firms after the end of the Cold War, the region has lost a significant portion of its manufacturing industry.
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Hidden gems in Binghamton

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Architectural Building
Phelps Mansion Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Otsiningo Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Children’s Museum
The Discovery Center
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Observatory
Roberson Museum and Science Center
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Binghamton

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Specialty Museum
Corning Museum of Glass Corning
4.7
Duration: 3h 30 min
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State Park
Watkins Glen State Park Watkins Glen
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Robert Treman State Park Ithaca
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
Greek Peak Mountain Resort Virgil
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in Binghamton

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Theme Park
Recreation Park Carousel
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Bundy Museum of History and Art
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
Apple Hill
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Cutler Botanic Garden
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Binghamton

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Zoo
Ross Park Zoo
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Theme Park
Ross Park Carousel
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

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