4 of the Best Things to do in Jamestown, NY

If you’re looking for a fun day trip during your stay at The Spencer Hotel & Spa, head over to Jamestown, NY! Located less than 30 minutes from our hotel, this fun town has three of the most popular attractions in the area. Learn about everything from our county’s local land to Jamestown’s most famous resident. Check out some of our favorite things to do in Jamestown, NY!

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Top Things to do in Jamestown, NY

National Comedy Center

Located less than 20 miles from The Spencer is The National Comedy Center, a Best New Attraction Nominee. It is a state of the art museum that tells the virtual history of comedy in our country. It is a non-profit cultural institution. The National Comedy Center is home to more than fifty interactive exhibits which take visitors on an interactive journey through the history of comedy. Many scheduled performances by comedians from around the country can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Lucy-Desi Museum

Learn all about Jamestown’s most famous resident: the iconic Lucille Ball! Enter the world of this famous couple at the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown NY. You’ll get to see original props, costumes, memorabilia, and more inside the “Desilu Studios” exhibit. You’ll even get to tour recreations of classic “I Love Lucy” sets, like their New York apartment. Learn about the origins of this famous TV show, including how Lucille Ball insisted that her real-life husband play her TV husband for “I Love Lucy” despite CBS executives being hesitant to feature a Cuban-American couple on TV. If you’re staying at The Spencer Hotel & Spa in early August, be sure to check out the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. This annual event brings famous comedians from all over the world to Jamestown to perform in honor of this star.

Fenton History Center

History buffs should not miss checking out the Fenton History Center during their trip to Jamestown, NY. Housed inside the former home of Reuben E. Fenton, this museum details the history of the area. Take a self-guided tour during the museum’s hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibits in the museum range from the history of the Underground Railroad in Chautauqua County to the fight for women’s suffrage in the mid-19th and early-20th centuries.

Audubon Community Nature Center

Now that you’ve learned about Jamestown’s hometown hero and its history, learn about its land! The Audubon Community Nature Center is dedicated to educating people of all ages about the wonderful outdoors and empowering them to act in environmentally responsible ways. The center is located on a 600-acre wetland preserve which features over five miles of trail, a native tree arboretum, picnic areas, a place space, and educational gardens. All of this is available for you to explore from dawn to dusk! There are also some great public workshops that are a great way to learn even more about this beautiful world


Stay at The Spencer Hotel & Spa

After you’ve enjoyed these things to do in Jamestown, NY, return to The Spencer Hotel & Spa for a great night of rest. Our beautiful bed and breakfast is the perfect place to relax after a busy day trip. With our uniquely decorated rooms and rustic charm, you’ll feel right at home at our inn. Plus, if you’re visiting during the Chautauqua’s season, you’ll be just a short walk away from many of the lectures and concerts.

Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.