Explore wine country and find fun things to do in Elmira, NY

From lakefront golf courses and scenic hiking trails to a variety of museums and shopping centers, the Finger Lakes region offers a variety of exciting things to do. You can head out from your room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Big Flats (Elmira), NY to browse inspiring pieces at Antique Revival or the Arnot Art Museum. Literature lovers can explore local Horseheads attractions devoted to Mark Twain, from Elmira College’s Center for Mark Twain Studies to the state park named after him. Planning to explore the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail? You can gather with your group in our meeting room to develop the perfect strategy for visiting top vineyards.

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Antique Revival

3.59 mi / 5.78 km from the hotel
Serious collectors won’t want to miss this 10,000-square-foot showroom featuring unbelievable antiques and decorative arts from all corners of the globe. You can find everything from 18th-century portraiture to 20th-century Tiffany clocks.

Arnot Art Museum

5.8 mi / 9.33 km from the hotel
Wander through exhibits of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries and a collection of 17th-century European work at the Arnot Art Museum. Even the building itself is a masterpiece, built in the Greek Revival architectural style in 1833.

Arnot Mall

0.38 mi / 0.62 km from the hotel
Hunt for bargains or splurge on your favorite brands at Arnot Mall, home to more than 100 retailers. After a day of shopping, relax with a movie at Regal Cinemas or pizza at Rico’s.

Center for Mark Twain Studies

5.06 mi / 8.14 km from the hotel
Schedule a tour of the study where Mark Twain wrote his most famous works, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The study is on the campus of Elmira College, which also houses an exhibit of Twain family memorabilia.

Chemung County Historical Society

5.98 mi / 9.62 km from the hotel
History comes to life at the Chemung County Historical Society, where you can learn about the Civil War, the Roaring ’20s, and famous area residents like Mark Twain.

Corning Museum of Glass

9.69 mi / 15.59 km from the hotel
Families love looking through 35 centuries of glass art at the Corning Museum of Glass. Before you leave, you can make your own glass to create a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Mark Twain State Park

3.7 mi / 5.95 km from the hotel
Challenge yourself to 18 holes of golf, try your hand at bow hunting, or spend a winter’s day skiing through Mark Twain State Park, named for the author who spent his summers in the Finger Lakes area.

National Soaring Museum

3.2 mi / 5.15 km from the hotel
Visit the National Soaring Museum, where you can explore the collections of military and competitive motorless aircraft. For a true adventure, take to the sky in a simulator or an actual glider or sailplane.

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

2.41 mi / 3.88 km from the hotel
From WWII bombers to Huey helicopters and F-14 Tomcat fighters, the collection at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center spans several decades of military aircraft. You’ll also enjoy the center’s different flight simulators and interactive exhibits.