Family Fun Awaits!


Cooperstown was immortalized by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tales. The area’s passion for its rich past is chronicled on every Main Street in the county. The well-preserved architecture and historical museums tell the story of a community that cherishes – and is eager to share – its heritage. From hands-on history, fine arts and unique galleries to the National Baseball Hall of Fame – America’s history comes alive in the rolling foothills of the northern Catskill Mountains.

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

25 Main St

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Price Category: $$-$$$

Season: YR: Mem Day-Labor Day 9am-9pm; Sep-May, 9am-5pm.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.

The Farmers’ Museum

5775 State Hwy 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Price Category: $$-$$$

Season: Seasonal: Apr-Mid May, Late Oct, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm; Late May-Mid Oct, daily 10am-5pm.

America’s history comes alive-daily chores are carried out at the working farm while commerce flourishes at the Village Crossroad. Visitors experience the interplay among trades, village life and agriculture in New York State circa 1845. The museum, one of the oldest living history museums, features exhibits, craft demonstrations and hand-on activities that bring history to life.

Fenimore Art Museum

5798 State Highway 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Price Category: $$-$$$

Season: Seasonal: Apr-May, Oct-Dec, Tue-Sun 10am-4pm; Jun-Sep, daily 10am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec 25.

One of the nation’s premier art institutions; home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art, as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and 20th century art. Formal gardens overlook Otsego Lake. Visitors can get a glimpse of American Indian lives at the circa 1750 Bark House on the shores of the lake.

Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard

288 Goose Street

Fly Creek, NY 13337

Price Category: Free

Season: Seasonal: Apr-Dec, daily 9am-6pm.

Just 3 miles from Cooperstown, historic Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard offers tastings of over 40 local specialty foods & wines! Tour the mill; visit our marketplace, bakery, pond deck, enjoy fresh lunch, and feed ducks & geese. Relax while children play at our kiddie Tractorland. Motor coaches/teams/groups welcome.

Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum

99 Main St

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Price Category: $

Season: Mar-Dec.

The Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum features over 30 wax figures in historic settings, a virtual reality batting cage and a “Baseball Bloopers Theatre” – something for the entire family!

Hyde Hall State Historic Site

1527 County Highway 31

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Price Category: $$

Season: May-Oct, daily.

Fall under the spell of historic Hyde Hall during your 50 minute guided tour. Learn about the construction, decline and resurrection of this majestic 50 room country house which has overlooked James Fenimore Cooper’s fabled “Glimmerglass” for over 175 years. In the mansion see “the finest two rooms built in a private home in America prior to 1840.” Marvel at the many original furnishings. Hear the stories of how 5 generations lived on the Hyde Hall estate from 1819 until 1963. Hyde Hall is located in beautiful Glimmerglass State Park.

Greater Oneonta Historical Society

183 Main Street

Oneonta, NY 13820

Oneonta’s history is the history of the railroad – home to the Huntingtons and the world’s largest roundhouse. It’s the beginnings of IBM and of aerial and landscape photography – birthplace of Sherman Fairchild and Carleton Watkins. It’s the site of a famous TB hospital, and it’s Soccertown USA – the origins of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. It’s the story of two colleges – SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick. Today, it’s a friendly and welcoming community, where Life’s Enjoyed in the City of the Hills!

Cherry Valley Museum

49 Main St

Rte 166

Cherry Valley, NY 13320

Price Category: $

Season: Memorial Day-Oct 15, daily 10am-5pm. Closed Jul 4.

Exhibits at the 1815 Federal House range from 1778 Cherry Valley massacre to the late 20th century. Collections include 1830s memorabilia, antique fire engines and a diorama of the infamous Cherry Valley Massacre. Period clothing collections. Kitchen exhibit and other period rooms.

Guided Tours of Cooperstown

Paul Kuhn

51 Chestnut St

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Price Category: $$$$

Season: YR

Discover the people, events and circumstances that led to the founding of this fascinating frontier village in the early years of the New American Republic. See beautiful architecture, historic structures and landmarks. Offers step-on guide service for motorcoach tours and guided walking tours for individuals and groups of the Village of Cooperstown and the Glimmerglass Historic District.

Hyde Hall Covered Bridge

1527 County Highway 31

Cooperstown, NY 13326

America’s oldest existing covered bridge sits quietly on the grounds of the old Hyde Hall estate north of Cooperstown, NY. Research shows it was built in 1825, edging out competitors for the oldest-age claim in several other states. A day long grand celebration to publicize national significance of the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge, including a tour of the mansion, a display and slide show on New York’s Covered Bridges.

New York State Historical Association

Lake Rd/Rte 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Season: YR

The New York State Historical Association was founded in 1899 by a group of New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state. In 1939 Stephen Carlton Clark offered the Association a new home in the village of Cooperstown. Clark took an active interest in expanding the holdings and in 1944 turned over Fenimore House, one of his family’s properties, to be used as a new headquarters and museum.

Old Middlefield Schoolhouse Museum

3698 County Hwy 35


Cooperstown, NY 13326

Price Category: DA

Season: Jul & Aug: Sun noon-4pm, and special events

From its beginnings as an informal historical society in 1959, the Middlefield Historical Association has developed a local history museum and community center, a program series ranging from craft demonstrations to community festivals, and a growing collection of artifacts, printed materials, and photographs relating to the history of the Town of Middlefield.

New York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

Gilbert Lake State Park

18 CCC Road

Laurens, NY 13796

Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day, 11am-7pm or when beach is open for swimming.

Located in Gilbert Lake State Park. Features over 3,000 pictures, tools and memorabilia related to the CCC era.

David Sayre Store & House Museum

7 North Main St

St Hwy 28

Milford, NY 13807

Price Category: $

Season: Mem Day-Sep, 10-4-Thu-Sun

Explore the 19th century at the David Sayre Store and House Museum. The museum brings history to life with a guided tour of an elaborate collection of local period artifacts. For a unique experience, visit the museum and general store on Wednesday evenings to see the Sayre homestead by candlelight.

Science Discovery Center of Oneonta

SUNY College at Oneonta

Ravine Pkwy (Physical Science Bldg)

Oneonta, NY 13820

Season: Jul-Aug, Mon-Sat noon-4pm; Sep-Jun, Thu-Sat noon-4pm. Closed Jul 4, Thanksgiving, Dec 25, Good Fri.

This hands-on science museum offers more than 80 varied science exhibits to explore and do-yourself.

Swart-Wilcox House Museum

Wilcox Ave

Oneonta, NY 13820

Season: Jul-Aug: Sun: 1pm-3pm, May 15-Nov 15: by appt only

Oneonta’s oldest structure was built in 1807 by Lawrence Swart, a Revolutionary War Veteran from Schoharie County. Recently renovated, the house was awarded an historic preservation award by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. It is used as an education center for local schools and those interested in its historical significance.

The History Center of Oneonta

183 Main Street

Oneonta, NY 13820

Price Category: Free

Season: Jun-Aug: Sat: 10am-4pm

As one of the largest historical groups in Central New York, the Society works to preserve the heritage of the Greater Oneonta area. The Society’s holdings of more than 5,000 items consist of farm equipment, clothing, photographs, postcards, portraits, ephemera, and other historical regalia which pertain to the Upper Susquehanna region.

Yager Museum of Art and Culture

Hartwick College

One Hartwick Dr

Oneonta, NY 13820

Price Category: Free

Season: YR, Tue-Sun noon-4:30; Closed in Jun. Jul-Aug, Wed-Sun noon-4:30pm.

The Yager Museum is Oneonta’s only museum of arts and culture. The museum provides lifelong learning for all ages. The museum features the permanent exhibition of Willard Yager’s collection of Upper Susquehanna artifacts along with exhibits of fine art, archaeology, ethnography and history in seven changing galleries.

Otego Historical Society

6 River St

Otego, NY 13825

Price Category: Free

Season: YR: Wed: 1-4 and June-Aug: Sat: 10am-2pm

People are welcome to view interesting artifacts, maps, exhibits and do geneological research. The Otego Historical Society has a fairly complete cemetery file and an incomplete (but growing!) file on past and present Otego residents. Our collection includes photos, postcards, local school memorabilia, microfilm of “The Rural Times”, a locally published newspaper (1906-1930’s) and many other items of interest.


Scenic, challenging and historic golf courses abound. From a world-class par 72 championship course to one of America’s oldest, you’ll find extraordinary links with beautiful vistas throughout the area.

Colonial Ridge Golf Course

195 Bateman Rd

Laurens, NY   13796

Telephone: 607/263-5291

Season: Call for information.

Colonial Ridge is located in the heart of beautiful central New York. It’s a short, picturesque ride from Cooperstown or Oneonta, and it’s just one mile from Gilbert Lake State Park. Come enjoy one of the few 18-hole public golf courses in Otsego County and indulge in spectacular views as you make your way around this challenging course.

Edgewood Golf Course

Crow Hill Rd

Laurens, NY   13796

Telephone: 607/432-2713 9 Holes, 18 tees, 7,200 yards, par 72 Pro shop, riding carts. Near Gilbert Lake State Park.

Leatherstocking Golf Course

60 Lake St

Cooperstown, NY   13326

Telephone: 607/547-5275

Toll Free: 800/348-6222 xExt7546

Email: Season: Call for information.

Scenic par 72 championship course. Elevation changes along Otsego Lake.

Meadow Links Golf Course

476 County Highway 27

Richfield Springs, NY   13439

Telephone: 315/858-1646


A scenic and challenging 18 hole executive length golf course set in the hills above historic Otsego Lake. Located about 8 miles from Cooperstown. Facilities include a natural grass tee driving range, practice greens, clubhouse and pro shop and riding cart, pull cart and club rentals. We also have a golf professional on staff, offering lessons, clinics and friendly advice.

Mountain Top Driving Range

925 S America Rd

Worcester, NY   12197

Telephone: 607/397-9207

Open field, range 300 yards – scenic views!

Oneonta Country Club

7 Country Club Dr

Oneonta, NY   13820

Telephone: 607/432-9074 Season: Apr-Oct

This traditional course, built in 1929 and designed by William Harries, is easy to score well on. It is a private golf course with the public invited to participate in tournaments.

Otsego Golf Club

144 Pro Shop Drive

Springfield Center, NY   13468

Telephone: 607/547-9290

Email: Season: Apr-Oct

Built in 1894 on the shores of Otsego Lake, Otsego Golf Club is one of America’s oldest courses. The challenging 9 hole, par 35 links-style course has a rating of 67.8 for 18 holes. Lunch is served daily in summer months on The Porch overlooking the 9th green. Come play a bit of history.

Red Pines Golf Course

580 Cty Hwy 20

Edmeston, NY   13335

Telephone: 607/965-6714 Price Category: $$$

Season: Apr-Nov: dawn to dusk

Just a short drive from Cooperstown, Red Pines Golf Course offers morning specials Monday thru Friday. Come golf on this scenic golf course in the Central Leatherstocking Region.

Stonegate Golf Course

500 Cty Hwy 19

West Winfield, NY   13491

Telephone: 315/855-4389

Email: Price Category: $$-$$$

Season: Apr-Oct

Our golf course is as challenging as it is beautiful. The Stonegate is an 18 hole golf course complete with clubhouse, various golf leagues and plenty of golf outings available! Come enjoy a day of golf and the beautiful views from its many greens!

Tsuga Links

435 Elliott Rd

Garrattsville NY   13411

Telephone: 607/965-2380


A Price Category: $$$

Season: 7 Days: 8am-8pm

Located with scenic views of the Butternut Valley – this new golf course in Garrattsville offers 9 holes of a championship style links course. Tsuga Links, 20 miles from both Cooperstown and Oneonta, is a diverse public course that is fully irrigated, has USGA spec’ed bent grass greens, natural areas, multiple tee boxes and practice greens. Limited memberships are available. Golf carts available.

Woodhaven Golf Course

Forest Ln – off Rte 23

West Oneonta, NY   13861

Telephone: 607/267-4367 Season: Call for information.

9 holes, 5254 yards, par 68


Miles of hiking trails, pristine lakes, rivers, streams and a wildlife sanctuary provides a wealth of recreational opportunities in all seasons. Spring and summer bring sailing, fishing, birding, hiking, and camping.

Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park

173 Davis Rd

NY 13488

Telephone: 607/547-8662

Season: YR

Six cabins available for rent on property – just 11 miles from Cooperstown, perched atop a hill in Southern Otsego County, Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park provides spectacular views to the south and west. The park features extensive hiking trails and a woodland stream. Catch & release fishing, as well as winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile trails.

Middlefield Orchard

2274 State Highway 166

NY 13326

Telephone: 607/547-8212


Pick-Your-Own Raspberries started July 1 and will go through October 31. Lots of berries this year! Middlefield Orchard is also home to groves of McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Gala, Fuji and many more varieties of apple trees. The Orchard for “pick-your-own” apple picking starts August 12 and will continue every Friday, Saturday and Monday, from 10 am – 5 pm through October 31. Middlefield Orchard also boasts 10,000 apple trees, 180 peach trees, 400 cherry trees and almost 50 pear trees.

Basswood Pond State Forest

Jacobs Rd

Burlington Flats, NY 13315

Telephone: 607/547-4488


Season: YR.

Varied outdoor recreational opportunities: fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. An attractive picnic area with pit toilet. The pond site is handicapped accessible with a paved path to the water’s edge.

Cooperstown Fun Park

4850 State Highway 28

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 607/547-2767


Season: Call for information

Offers recreation for families as well as groups! Outside they have a twisting 17 car go-kart track, bumper boats, 9 stall batting cage and a challenging scenic miniature golf course. Inside there is a vast arcade and a delicious Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor.

Glimmerglass Queen

10 Fair St

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 607/547-9511

Season: May-Oct.

Enjoy Otsego Lake aboard the elegant Glimmerglass Queen. These narrated tours offer a relaxing glimpse of the history and beauty of James Fenimore Cooper’s fabled Leatherstocking Tales.

Glimmerglass State Park

1527 County Hwy 31

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 607/547-8662

Toll Free: 800/456-CAMP


Price Category: $, $$

Season: Mid May-Columbus Day, YR., Daily

Camping and swimming on Otsego Lake. Hiking trails. Winter sports include tubing, XC skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, winter hiking. Rental facilities available includes picnic pavillion, two new conference rooms (up to 150 people). Call park for details.

Sam Smith’s Boat Yard

State Hwy 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 607/547-2543

Boat rentals of all types, nautical equipment, popular lakefront grill – come by land or lake.

Sleeping Lion Trail

Glimmerglass State Park

1527 Cty Hwy 31

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 607/547-8662

Seen from the south, Mount Wellington, on the eastern shore of Otsego Lake, is said to resemble a sleeping lion. The loop trail that climbs it from Glimmerglass State Park is about 2.5 miles long, marked with orange paint blazes. This trail offers a lovely forested walk through magestic white pines, hemlocks and hardwoods. A good trail for snowshoeing. The park offers cross-country ski trails and other recreational facilities. An entrance fee may apply.

Susquehanna Flight Park

293 Hade Hollow Rd

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 315-867-8011


HANG GLIDING… The purest form of flight. Throughout the centuries man has dreamt of personal flight, to set oneself free and soar silently with the birds. Dan Guido, now a master pilot and certified USHGA instructor, has taught many students this wonderful sport of flying. With the success of his teachings, his school has grown into a full operational organization, with a class room, 5 training hills, and a mountain launch. Dan is able to provide a student all of the necessary means of going from beginner to advanced pilot ratings. We teach class every weekend from April to November (including holidays) – weather permitting. Classes start promptly at 9:00am eastern Time. Evening lessons are available during the week by appointment only.

Time Out Boat Rentals

6714 State Highway 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 607/287-7737


Season: Seasonal: May-Oct

Captain your own pontoon boat on beautiful Otsego, Canadarago or Goodyear Lake. Boats are delivered with personalized instruction from our Captain! You can rent boats by the hourly, 1/2 day, full day or weekly basis. Guided tours are also available on Otsego Lake!

Hunter Hill Horse Farm & Riding Stables

3444 County Route 11

Hartwick, NY 13348

Telephone: 607/293-7952


Price Category: $$$$

Season: Apr-Nov

Hunter / Jumper, training, riding instructions, boarding, showing and sales. We are open to the public for private and/or group riding instructions.

Gilbert Lake State Park

18 CCC Rd

Laurens, NY 13796

Telephone: 607/432-2114

Toll Free: 800/456-CAMP

Price Category: $$

Season: YR, Camping: Seasonal, Daily

Lake and 3 ponds in wooded terrain. 12+ miles of trails for hiking, skiing, snowmobiling & snowshoeing. Camping, playgrounds, frisbee-disc golf course, swimming, boating & fishing. The NYS Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is located within the Park.

Barnyard Swing Miniature Golf

4750 State Highway 28

Milford, NY 13807

Telephone: 607/547-8330


Season: June-Labor Day: 10am-11pm

A deluxe farm theme miniature golf course designed and built by Castle Golf. Family fun center located 5 miles south of the Village of Cooperstown andgem panning, arcade area, and the Clay Cafe – where you can paint your own pottery piece, ice cream, farmers’ market and gifts. The Barmyard Swing welcomes groups and hosts birthday parties.

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad

Route 166

136 East Main St

Milford, NY 13807

Telephone: 607/432-2429


Season: Trains May-Oct, Special Events Apr-Dec. Call for ride schedule.

Ride into history….and beautiful scenery. Built in 1869, visitors have the chance to experience what was once the primary form of transportation throughout the country – riding the rails. Special train rides throughout the year; Easter Bunny Express, Dinner Trains, Blues Express, Train Robberies, Halloween Special, Christmas Trains. Group train rides available.

CP’s Fishing Charter Service

574 Cty Hwy 29

Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Telephone: 315/858-3922

Price Category: $$$$

Season: Seasonal: Apr-Sept

CP’s Fishing Charter offers full and half-day excursions on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. The 23 foot Pro-Line can accommodate up to 6 passengers or a larger group can be taken out on other vessels. Plenty of lake trout, brown trout, and small and large mouth bass. CP’s provides all equipment and bait.

Honey Hill State Forest

Thompson Hill Rd/LaFleur Rd

Roseboom, NY 13450

Telephone: 607/547-4488


Season: YR

Honey Hill State Forest offers 1,017 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the town of Roseboom.


You can stroll along classic downtown Cooperstown & Oneonta for great shopping and gift ideas, or, shop local businesses right from your home. You’ll find charming jewelry, home décor, Cooperstown baseball memorabilia, and unique specialty food items. Many Cooperstown museums also have online shopping available for your convenience. You can even order gifts and Belgian ales from Brewery Ommegang. Believe it or not, you’ll find more than you imagined here!

Green Toad Bookstore

198 Main St Oneonta, NY 13820

Telephone: (607) 433-8898


A place where all the books are hand-picked by folks who love what they do. We encourage people to come while away their day exploring a vast collection of fabulous titles and leave refreshed and enlightened. Not to mention that, books are just one of the many items that we offer. We have greeting cards, handbags, candles, games, puzzles, jewelry, and other gift-giving (or gift-receiving) items. You’ll just have to come see all the wonderful things we offer.

The Glimmerglass Festival Gift Shop

7300 State Highway 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

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Telephone: (607) 547-0700

Our online gift shop is coming soon. In the meantime, if there is a particular item you are searching for, call us at ext. 205.

Sport Tech

166 Main Street

Oneonta, NY 13820

Telephone: (607) 432-1731


Sport Tech is your local connection for footwear, clothing and all types of sports equipment. We are avid runners, bicyclists, skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts. Sport Tech is more than a business; it is an extension of our lifestyles. We work very hard to make sure that whatever you purchase from us exceeds your expectations. Business Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. Noon-4

Line Drives & Lipstick

51 Pioneer Street

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: (607) 437-1492


The bracelet is for all those moms who make daily sacrifices to ensure their children are at practices and games to play the game America loves, for women who enjoy the game for the sheer emotion that comes with great plays, hometown favorites and quality time spent with their families and friends, and for girls of all ages who dare to dream and play hard each and every day. Quite simply, it’s a woman’s turn.

Cooperstown Bat Company

118 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Toll Free: (888) 547-2415


Baseball fans inspired the formation of the Cooperstown Bat Company in 1981. In 1995 we added a neat little retail store at 118 Main St., Cooperstown. Along the way we had figured out how to make beautiful decaled baseball bats and how to be a bat company with a difference. To quote many of our customers… “great bats, great service.”

Diastole Home Décor & Gifts

4 Doubleday Court

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: (607) 547-2665


Diastole Home Décor & Gifts offers exquisite and unique country, lodge & Early American furnishings in tiger maple, solid cherry and oak. We also offer lighting, linens, curtains, bedding, rugs, kitchen & bath accessories, jewelry and unique gift ideas. Free storefront parking.

Museum & Attraction Shops

Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Store

25 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME

The Hall of Fame and Museum contains a 4,000 square foot Museum Store operated by the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Store carries Official Museum Merchandise, baseball collectibles and souvenirs. It is open during regular Museum hours.

Brewery Ommegang – The Belgian Shop

656 County Highway 33

Cooperstown, NY 13326

A Telephone: (607) 544-1800

Indulge in over 40 different varieties of Belgian chocolate, sample from a selection of locally produced artisanal cheeses, or take home a set of our signature Belgian glassware. We’ve got Belgian comics, T-shirts, cookbooks, bike jerseys, bar-towels, bottle openers, stickers, coasters and cases of beer. Our webstore is closed while our new and improved store is in development. Call us to place an order.

Fenimore Museum Shop

5798 State Highway 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: (607) 547-1400

Toll Free: (888) 547-1450


The Fenimore Museum Shop located on the main level of the Museum includes special merchandise and elegant jewelry from regional artists, Native American works of art, books and gifts related to fine art, folk art and the history of New York State.

Fly Creek Cider Mill Store

288 Goose Street

Fly Creek, NY 13337

Telephone: 1-800-505-6455


Just 3 miles from Cooperstown, historic Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard offers tastings of over 40 local specialty foods & wines! Tour the mill; visit our marketplace, bakery, pond deck, enjoy fresh lunch, and feed ducks & geese. Relax while children play at our kiddie Tractorland. Motor coaches/teams/groups welcome.

The Farmers’ Museum Store

5775 State Hwy 80

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Telephone: (607) 547-1450

Toll Free: (888) 547-1450

The newly expanded museum store located in the Herders Cottage features merchandise based on the history and culture of New York State and rural America. Handcrafted items produced by our highly skilled staff and local artisans are featured. A section containing toys, games, books and crafts will please children of all ages!

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