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Jamestown Highlights

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     This was My Home Town 

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     If you aren't a skier there isn't much to do in the winter. 

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     The Lucy Museum is in Jamestown. On Spring Street. 

Jamestown Things to Do

  • The Lucy-Desi Museum

    Jamestown, New York is where Lucille Ball first began her acting career, so this museum is there to honor her, as well as Desi. They have a small area in the back in which they show some of Lucy's history, which is interesting. Overall, the museum is small, but they have many of the actual costumes, props, etc. from the show with information about...

  • Museum for Lucille Ball and Des Arnaz

    If you remember the original TV series then you're old enough to enjoy this place.A couple of rooms packed with artifacts and memoribilia, sets and props from the TV series, posters, postcards. There is a host/hostess who has a spiel about the famous couple and the TV show. And then you are left to self-tour all the stuff.It costs $5 and takes less...

  • Reg Lenna Civic Center

    The Reg Lenna Civic Center is where Lucille Ball, from "I Love Lucy" first began her acting and comedy career. You can set up a tour of the building and its history, which is quite interesting, if you want to learn about the theatre. However, the theatre is still operating as a theatre, so you can also purchase tickets to see a play! It's a nice...

  • The Chautauqua Institute

    The Chautauqua Institute is a private estate that contains gorgeous victorian homes. The estate has an ampitheater, hotel, and a museum just to name a few. Be prepared to pay a small fee to enter if you are visiting during the summer season. Also, call and check if any special concerts or lectures will be going on the day you choose to visit...

  • Lucille Ball Museum

    If you are an I love Lucy fan this museum is a must. Jamestown is Lucille's hometown and this is right where the museum is located. It houses many of the dresses she and Desi wore on the show and has a lot of memorabilia.

  • Give fishing a try on Lake...

    Give fishing a try on Lake Chautauqua. These are sunfish but there are large Muskis in the lake. Also calico and Bullheads. You will catch alot of Perch.


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Jamestown Restaurants

  • where NOT to go in Jamestown for pizza /...

    Lena's pizza is GOOD for this area , highly overrated however and sorely lacking in customer service skills . I have had 2 bad experiences with Lena's and will no longer be a customer . The Cherry Lounge has much better wings and for pizza I will be going to Tasta Pizza in Falconer which actually delivers and is NOT RUDE to customers ! I won't...

  • Roy and Dale would be proud...

    This is an American breakfast-lunch-dinner restaurant chain. They are very good at making people comfortable even when the place is very busy. The menu is huge and I won't copy it here.... see the wbsite below for its details. The portions are filling and the price is very reasonable.When we go traveling, Bob Evans and Applebees are two of our...

  • The Casino

    The restaurant can be seen in the picture on my home page of Jamestown. It's the big blue building right on the shoreline. The restaurant has a beautiful view and is positioned right next to the ferry that you can take across the lake with your car. Also, if your out for a day of boating there is docking space if you get a little hungry. The casino...


Jamestown Nightlife

  • A breath of fresh air to Jamestown night...

    The Q is a Sports bar combined with a night club. There are 2 separate bars and 2 separate stages. The Sports bar side is open at 11am everyday and closes at 2am. There are 3 billiard tables, 2 dart boards, 6 tv's, and a full menu of food and drinks. The night club portion of this business is only open on Thursday, Friday, Saturdays and for special...

  • Hey, not much in the line of...

    Hey, not much in the line of night life since the tore down 6 BARS....AND AN ALL NIGHT CAFE. What were they thinking. You can still hit Shawbucks, or the Rusty Nail donwtown. If you want to dance, try the Nail....Same old crap..and if you are looking for fun, try to find a chick that is from Warren, Pa, not Jamestown. They seem to be more...

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Jamestown Transportation

  • You can get to Jamestown in...

    You can get to Jamestown in many ways. Most people arrive by car. There is no longer train service. Chautauqua County Airport is 2-3 miles North of the City. USAIR Express has several flights in and out from Pittsburg each day. The airport crew does a great job keeping the Airport open in the snow we get during the winter. The airport Restraunt has...

  • Jamestown(Chautauqua County)...

    Jamestown(Chautauqua County) Airport just a couple Miles North Of the City. I am learning to animate. Here is My latest. Not Great but Im starting to get the basic Idea of animation.If the picture don't animate try clicking on it. Thanks.

  • you can fly into the Jamestown...

    you can fly into the Jamestown Chautauqua Airport.THEY GOT RID OF THE CITY BUS SYSTEM....the leadership of Jamestown sucks, and that is why the city is going down hill. Does this make sense....people are leaving, so raise taxes, and cancel services, and people will stay.


Jamestown Local Customs

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    by Randall_Burt Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Jamestown New York is made up of Several Cultures. Mostly its Just a Small Town where Everyone Mixes together.

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Jamestown Warnings and Dangers

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    The annual crime report shows these facts:about 1 murder , 15 rapes, 30 robberies, 100 assaults.Burglaries and thefts are about 3 per day on average.Car thefts happen at a rate of 1 per week.There are 46 sex offenders registered in the Jamestown,NY area.If you are traveling in this area with children or as a lone woman, then you may want to use the...

  • Watch for Deer crossing the...

    Watch for Deer crossing the roads just about anywhere in the Area. They do alot of Damage to cars and can cause a fatal accident. They are great to watch but not to hit.

  • Jamestown New York has some...

    Jamestown New York has some good places to shop but in the Downtown they make a living off ticketing cars at parking meters. I recomend going to Lakewood New York shopping and eating. They have a Mall and you dont have to worry about parking tickets. A walk through Jamestown shows it consist of alot of second hand shops and junk stores. Chautauqua...


Jamestown Tourist Traps

  • Midway Amusement Park

    Midway park is highly overrated. It has a small beach along with a small amusement park. Unless you have a child that is within the age vacinity of 7 I doubt your family will enjoy the park. Many of the rides are geared towards smaller children and the park needs to be updated. If you must go to midway make sure to bring a swimsuit so you can at...

  • The town of Jamestown has...

    The town of Jamestown has practically nothing interesting in it unless your a fan of Lucielle Ball. She was born there and there are several tributes to that. Anything good about jamestown isn't in the town it's the great sites around this area. Avoid the city itself if it can even be called a city, it's more like a big hole. Alot of the places I...

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Jamestown What to Pack

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    by Randall_Burt Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Jamestown Is usually warm in The Summer and lots of Snow in the winter. Summer usually is wet but last summers have been mostly Dry. Plan for alot of snow in the Winter. Fall can be a Great time to visit to watch the fall colors. It is a quick change at the end of August to colder and snowly weather. Its unpredicitable Here.

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Jamestown Sports & Outdoors

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    Jamestown Jammers

    by Allikatac Written Apr 22, 2004

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    The Jamestown Jammers are the local minor league team. If you're a baseball lover a trip to one of the games is a must!

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Jamestown Favorites

  • Picture is Horse and Buggy...

    Picture is Horse and Buggy ride at the Lucy Fest. Only $2 for about a 4 block ride through Jamestown. I sent My 2 Sons on the Ride so I could take the Pictures of the Stomping without them goofing around. The Street wasn't shut off so there was also cars on it. My Son said that a Car following the Slow Horse and buggy finally passed them and gave...

  • This is The Reggie Lenna Civic...

    This is The Reggie Lenna Civic Center. I remember this because it was the Palace Movie Theater when I was a Kid and I saw my First movies here. Reggie Lenna was the Owner of the Blackstone corp that made Radiators for Chysler and Washing Machines. It was one of the Biggest employers in the Jamestown Area. The Reg has many shows to see and Schools...

  • Picture is a StockPicker. This...

    Picture is a StockPicker. This is what I use at work to select Frozen Food. A pallet goes on the forks and is locked in. It also has a guide that conects on a rail so you dont have to steer as you go up and down the aisle and from floor slot to upper slots. You ware a safty harness that is very uncomfortable and is connected to the machine by a...


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