By Anne Thomas
New York
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Home of the famous Lucille Ball, Jamestown is known as “The Pearl City.”  Jamestown was one of the largest producers of pearl ash in North America.  Located in southwestern New York, the city of Jamestown is full of entertainment and adventure.  From sightseeing historic downtown, boating on Chautauqua Lake, to wine tasting, Jamestown is a great city to visit. invites you to book your next vacation in Jamestown, New York.  You can reach Jamestown by any of three airports: Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport (JHW), Bradford Regional Airport (BFD) or Erie International Airport (ERI).  Book your flight on by using this link: (  Jamestown offers a number of hotels and accommodations for tourists.  Visit at this link ( to book your stay.

The Jamestown Audubon Society sits on a 600-acre wetland preserve.  The Audubon Center and Sanctuary, owned by the Society, includes over five miles of beautiful trails. invites you to tour the nature center, which includes a collection of live fish, reptiles and amphibians, interactive displays and a nature store.  While you are at the center, make sure to visit their bald eagle, Liberty!  The Jamestown Audubon Society hopes to engage people with educational experiences about the planet and reducing energy consumption.  The Center welcomes everyone, even if you just want to take a walk on the beautiful trails to relax!

Established in 1936, the Little Theatre of Jamestown presents five productions every season.  The downtown theatre, purchased in 1968, was renovated and reopened to the public.  Lucille Ball performed here early in her career. When Lucille Ball passed away, the board met and voted to rename the theater in her honor.  The Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown is on its 66th season! invites you to see a live stage production at the Little Theatre.

The Lucy-Desi Museum is located in downtown Jamestown.  Established in 1996, the museum has costumes, awards, photographs and other memorabilia on display.  The exhibits change from time to time and include pieces from the estate of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.  After you have soaked up the history, suggests you stop by the Desilu Playhouse.  The Playhouse is committed to the “I Love Lucy” television show.  You will find recreations of the set, memorabilia from the show and costumes.

Chautauqua Lake is only a short drive from Jamestown.  Take a day off from the sightseeing and cool off on the 18-mile long lake.  Activities include spending the day on a ski boat, jet ski, or sailboat. suggests stopping by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. This organization is dedicated to the works of Roger Tory Peterson who was an author and researcher of flowers and birds. encourages you to visit Jamestown for your next vacation.  The city has something for everyone!  Click on the link above to book your stay in Jamestown, New York. And for more information about the city, suggests clicking this link ( for the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau's website.