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Industrial Attractions

George Eastman House

George Eastman House is two museums in one! It's a 12-acre estate with landmark Colonial Revival mansion and gardens and the world's leading museum of photograph and film. The Eastman House features a hands-on learning center for children and an evening film program in the Dryden Theatre, highlighting the museum's motion picture collection. www.eastmanhouse.org

George Eastman House, Rochester, Monroe County. 585-271-3361.

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Aircraft and engines, that's what you'll find at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. Curtiss, pioneer aviator and inventor of the small engine, loved motorcycles. The museum also shows turn-of-the-century Steuben County life. www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, Steuben County. 607-569-2160.

AWA Wireless Radio Museum

One of only three radio museums in the United States, the AWA Wireless Radio Museum is devoted to wireless communication history. Exhibits include a 1925 radio department featuring complete receivers and original parts still in their boxes. The evolution of the television set is explained in a display of early sets.

AWA Wireless Radio Museum, Bloomfield, Ontario County. 585-657-6260.

Salamanca Rail Museum

Salamanca's Rail Museum, housed in a restored 1912 passenger depot, recognizes an era when trains reigned as the country's main means of transportation and Salamanca was an important railroad center. The period is brought to life through artifacts, photographs and video presentations.

Salamanca Rail Museum, Salamanca, Cattaraugus County. 716-945-3133.

Lackawana Steel Plant Museum

Once home to the largest steel plant in the world, Lackawanna now pays tribute to western New York's steelworkers at the Steel Plant Museum. Photos, exhibits and memorabilia depicting the region's industrial past are housed in the beautiful Carnegie Library.

Steel Plant Museum, Lackawanna, Erie County. 716-823-0630.



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