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Tourism in Victor NY

Residents and visitors alike know there are four seasons of recreation, culture and fun activities to enjoy in Victor.

Valentown Museum

Perhaps you are the adventurous type and would like to try your hand at hang gliding in nearby Farmington, downhill skiing or snow boarding at Bristol Mountain, or sky diving just down the road in Ovid, New York.

For quieter times, try fishing, hiking or relaxing in one of Victor’s six parks or take a walk or bike ride on some of the many hiking trails converted from old railroad beds that run through the town.

Golf enthusiasts take to the links on Victor’s four golf courses including the area’s newest course, Ravenwood, designed by course “Architect of the Year” Robin Nelson. Opening for play in spring 2002, Ravenwood has already been recognized by top national magazines such as Golf Digest and Golf Magazine and will be a par 72 championship 18-hole course.

Take a walk through history and experience the cultural side of Victor and the surrounding area. Valentown Museum is a snapshot of local history preserved in the country’s first “mall.” Nearby Rochester offers many museums to choose from or you can take a trip on the Erie Canal.

Long House

Ganondagan, New York State’s only park dedicated to the history and culture of Native Americans, is also located in Victor. Visitors to the park learn about the battle that took place here in 1687, tour a replica of an Iroquois longhouse, and enjoy interpretive meadow and woodland trails. Ganondagan hosts numerous workshops throughout the year, in addition to the annual Native American Dance & Music Festival held during the last weekend in July.

With an annual Memorial Day Parade, carnivals, free summer concerts in the park, and Victor’s own autumn Hang Around Victor Day, there are lots of fun activities for family and friends to enjoy. Whether you visit for a weekend or stay for a lifetime, you’ll find a treasure chest of rewarding activities worth opening.

Victor Dining and Entertianment

Victor has a whole host of entertainment and cultural activities to fill a vacation or make for a relaxing weekend.

At Ganondagan, New York State’s only park dedicated to Native American culture and history, you can step back in time and visit a full sized replica of a longhouse. Interpretive trails, special seminars and events help visitors understand more fully the influence and history of our Native American neighbors.

Valentown Museum of Local History also offers a glimpse back into time. This historic building is the nation’s first indoor “mall” and was built in 1879.


Inside, you’ll find various shops such as leather goods, general store, millinery and others set up very much like they were nearly 100 years ago. Valentown also hosts numerous special events throughout the year including Victorian Teas, Civil War Re- enactments, and the Antique Peddlers Market.

With just a short drive, you can also visit other area attractions such as the Erie Canal, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Frederick Douglas Museum, Susan B. Anthony House, Sonnenberg Gardens, Roseland Water Park or the Seneca Park Zoo.

To finish off the day, why not visit one of our fantastic restaurants? Small family owned restaurants, where the owner really does know your name and your favorite dish, top the list of local favorites. For more formal occasions try Victor Grilling Company, Firethorn Restaurant or India House. For excellent cuisine in a casual atmosphere visit McGhans Pub, Mickey Finn’s, Fishers Station, Pizzeria Uno, or the China Court Restaurant.

Of course you’re invited to join in Victor’s annual Hang Around Victor Day, held each September on the first Saturday after Labor Day. Meet some of the town leaders, learn more about the area social and service organizations, sample delicious food or peruse the other booths: it’s always a beautiful day to hang around Victor!

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