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Binghamton is a place built by historic innovators and fueled by a new class of creative visionaries. The Greater Binghamton area is filled with unique experiences for you to engage in as they welcome you to “Be Part of Our Story”.

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  • Fire up the barbecue pit and get ready to grill up Spiedies, the Binghamton area’s signature contribution to the culinary world.
  • Binghamton hosts some of the area’s best events like LUMA, Spiedie Fest, and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
  • More than a dozen courses make this a legitimate golf destination for pros and amateurs.
  • Former home to Twilight Zone creator and legendary screenwriter, Rod Serling! Even casual fans of the “Twilight Zone” can appreciate a visit to Recreation Park, where the bandstand and antique carousel set the scene for one of the show’s most famous episodes, “Walking Distance.”
  • If sports are your thing, Binghamton is home to professional affiliates; the Binghamton Rumble Ponies Double-A baseball, and the Binghamton Bulldogs ABA team.
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Fishing IconFAMILY FUN: 15 minutes outside of Binghamton, Animal Adventure Park is where April the Giraffe famously gave birth to her baby Taj on live stream across the world. It features unmatched animal encounters including guest feeding of giraffes and more! More Family Fun in the Binghamton Area: The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Carousels, Roberson Museum & Science Center, and the Binghamton Zoo.

Fishing IconGOLF: Binghamton surprises most first-time golf visitors with being a national level golf destination they didn’t realize was just around the corner. En-joie Golf Club hosts the Dicks Sporting Goods Open every year, a part of the PGA Champions Tour. That course and event sets the stage for the other tournament level courses of Golf Magazine-ranked Links at Hiawatha Landing, Golf Digest-rated Conklin Players Club.

Fishing IconEVENTS: LUMA is America’s premier projection arts festival! Using powerful projectors and 3D animation, see Binghamton streets transform. City Hall turns into a gingerbread house, the courthouse becomes Stonehenge. Don’t miss this epic urban art event! Other Events in the Binghamton Area: Spiedie Fest, First Friday Art Walk, Deposit Lumberjack Festival and the Broome County Fair.

Where is it?

Distance from New York City

NYC - 3 Hours

Distance from Boston

Boston - 4.75 Hours

Distance from Philadelphia

Philadelphia - 3 Hours

Distance from Hartford

Hartford - 3.75 Hours

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