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Harris Hill Soaring Corporation

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Gotta do it once.

Museum is great. Soaring ride is fabulous. Service in the soaring office varies anywhere from... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Elmira, New York
Hidden Gem

This is definitely worth the drive. Great scenery and really cool to see the gliders! There are... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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57 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY 14903-9204
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Museum is great. Soaring ride is fabulous. Service in the soaring office varies anywhere from helpful and friendly to somewhat rude and surly. Worth it for the glider ride, however.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth the drive. Great scenery and really cool to see the gliders! There are picnic tables to eat and other activities for kids.

Thank JLynnMonica
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband had this on his Bucket list of things to do. After I whined about grilling out and seeing the scenic views, we stumbled on this. NOTE to husbands: If your wife whines enough, listen to her, for it may lead to a Bucket...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was an awesome experience for us. Since this area has hills/mountains, it is perfect for gliders. There was a competition going on with the gliders being tethered to small airplanes. There was probably 40 gliders taking off one right after the other, what a...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I am new to the area and the only place I knew to take a visitor was Harris Hill. We happened upon the Soaring museum and decided to visit. We were welcomed very warmly by all staff. Great display on the history of gliders. Superb...More

Thank beecompany
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Really Beautiful and interesting Museum!!! With a lot of History about Aircraft and Pilots!!! You would love it.

Thank Nevil G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The glider experience itself was excellent. The pilot was very helpful in assisting getting in and out of the glider. The sailplane caught lots of thermals and the foliage was beautiful. The takeoff/landing strip was on a short flat surface of a hill so at...More

Thank sheepherder1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was for my husband. Had a beautiful perfect day for a glide. The instructor answered all my husbands question and he explained everything. The air time was about 20 minutes and he loved it!

Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is the soaring capital of the USA. Where else can you see/do this kind of activity? The views are wonderful and it's a very peaceful area. Interesting to see how the planes take off. Something FREE to do and see unless you actually decide...More

Thank GardaGal0912
Reviewed 3 September 2016

What a great ride! Was a perfect day, bright blue sky with some billowing clouds. Nice accommodating and knowledgeable staff in the clubhouse. Pilot did a great job in giving information on thermals and gliding procedures. Felt quite welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the sailplane experience....More

Thank Mark J
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18 September 2017|
Response from JLynnMonica | Reviewed this property |
Yes! This won't let me post the website but if you google National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY you will get it. Have fun!!!
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Response from gofishdan | Reviewed this property |
Just show up and get on the list. under a hundred bucks and the most stunning views you can imagine.