Arnot Art Museum:
- "Housed in its original 1833 showcase with a grand late-twentieth century gallery addition, the museum displays its permanent collection of 17th to 19th century European paintings, 19th and 20th century American art. Temporary exhibitions highlight various aspects of the collections and include works from around the world."
- A local art museum with an impressive collection of 17th-19th century European art, along with 19th and 20th century American art.
Catharine Valley Trail:
- "This year round recreation trail provides visitors the opportunity to experience the scenic beauty and historic charm of the glacially-carved valley south of Seneca Lake. Following abandoned railroad and canal towpath corridors, the trail passes through a variety of wildlife habitats."
- A pleasant walking trail along the Catharine Creek. The trail currently links Millport to Watkins Glen.
- " Located in the central Southern Tier of New York State, the Clemens Center is the region's premier performing arts center. On the Powers Theater and Mandeville Hall stages, the Center presents a vast spectrum of performance experiences. From blockbuster Broadway shows and dazzling dance programs to rousing rock 'n' roll concerts and feel-good family entertainment, the Clemens Center excites and delights audiences of all ages!"
- The city's central performing arts center.
Corning Museum of Glass:
- "The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass ... a versatile, ancient material that is still being explored and understood by artists, scientists, and historians today. The story of glass is a story about art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design. And we tell that story at The Corning Museum of Glass."
- A museum devoted to glass: its history, technology, and artistry. The museum contains many interactive exhibits, including glassmaking demonstrations.
- "The Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society Corporation’s mission is ... to restore, operate, and maintain the 1920’s Eldridge Park carousel, building and associated grounds so that this historically revered, unique cultural symbol of the past, and prized menagerie can promote community cohesiveness and be enjoyed by families of the entire region."
- A local park containing a fully restored 1920s era carousel, along with other family-themed attractions.
- "Opened in 2000, First Arena is home to the Elmira Jackals hockey team, the 2011-2012 ECHL Atlantic Division champions. First Arena hosts various concerts, graduations, and other community events each year."
- The home for the Elmira Jackals ECHL hockey team, First Arena also hosts many entertainment events.
Harris Hill Soaring Center:
- "Harris Hill is the birthplace of soaring in the United States and Harris Hill Soaring Corporation is the living embodiment of the history of soaring in America. Our mission is to provide demonstrations of soaring to the public, education through flight instruction and community events, and to foster competition by hosting and participating in competitive soaring."
- The Soaring Center has an airstrip from which they offer daily rides in sailplanes, weather permitting. Below the end of the airstrip is a scenic overlook of the magnificent river valley.
Mark Twain Study:
- "Susan and Theodore Crane surprised their brother-in-law Samuel L. Clemens with this study in 1874. It was placed about 100 yards from the main house at Quarry Farm on a knoll overlooking the Chemung River Valley. In this octagonal building Mark Twain wrote major portions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, A Tramp Abroad, and many short pieces. In 1952 the Mark Twain Study was moved from Quarry Farm to the Elmira College campus. The Study is staffed by trained student guides daily throughout the summer and by appointment in the off-season."
- The study in which Mark Twain composed many of his most important works. Originally located at Quarry Farm overlooking the Chemung River valley, the Study was moved in 1952 to its present location on the Elmira College grounds.
National Soaring Museum:
- "The NSM is an aviation museum working to preserve the history of motorless flight. Stop in and see a multitude of gliders on display, try out computerized flight simulators, and participate in fun educational programs."
- Located next to the Harris Hill Soaring Center, the NSM is devoted to the history and technology of soaring. It has many interactive exhibits, including flight simulators.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art:
- "The Museum boasts the finest American Western and Native American art collection this side of the Mississippi. Western and Native American art and culture are the focal points for engaging, dynamic exhibitions and educational events."
- A museum located in Corning devoted to Western and Native American art.
Tanglewood Nature Center:
- "Come visit our Museum, even our lobby has a few surprises.
- Take a walk through our majestic forest.
- Slither by our Snake section and learn interesting facts about our scaly friends.
- Take a look through the binoculars to see what animals our beautiful pond has to offer.
- Get up close and personal with our wide variety of animal species including, frogs, toads, turtles, insects and more."
- A nature center located on West Hill outside Elmira, containing a museum, with several miles of nature trails.
Watkins Glen State Park:
- "Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge."
- Located at the southern end of Watkins Glens, this park features a walk up Glen Creek Gorge, with its beautiful waterfalls.
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center:
- "Wings of Eagles strives to educate residents of New York’s Southern Tier and Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier through formal and informal education programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)."
- Formerly the National Warplane Museum, this is now an aviation-themed science discovery center geared for children and young adults.
Woodlawn National Cemetery:
- "Woodlawn National Cemetery is located at 1825 Davis St. in Elmira, NY. The cemetery is open for visitation daily from sunrise to sunset ... While visiting, be mindful that our national cemeteries are hallowed ground and be respectful to all of our nation’s fallen soldiers and their families."
- Elmira was home to a large POW camp during the Civil War. Conditions were so bad that over 2500 Confederate POWs died, along with Union camp guards. They are buried side-by-side, along with other fallen soldiers at this national cemetery.