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Tourism council highlights new sites in region

The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council has released a list of tourism assets that have recently opened in the area. The announcement during National Travel and Tourism week, which runs through May 13.

“National Travel and Tourism Week serves to champion the power of the tourism industry,” said Meg Vanek, executive director at the Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau in a statement. “Seeing these new assets join our region, as well as the national designations and accolades we have received in this area just in the last six months, serves as a powerful testament to the work we are doing as tourism professionals.”

Two new openings include the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, and the official designation of the Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn, Cayuga County.

The del Lago Resort & Casino is a $440 million resort and casino. It features 2,000 slot machines, over 80 table games, Portico by Fabio Viviani, and The Vine entertainment venue.  The company’s 205-room hotel and full-service spa and salon are now taking reservations for mid-July.

The Harriet Tubman National Park was established Jan. 10 at a signing ceremony at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. It includes the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, the Tubman Home for the Aged and the Harriet Tubman Residence.

The Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church that Tubman raised funds to build, located at 49 Parker St., in Auburn is also part of the center. National Park Service partner, The Harriet Tubman Home Inc., operates the three sites.

Other new assets to the region include:

  • 84 Fall, a new tapas-style restaurant in at 84 Fall St. in Seneca Falls, Seneca County;
  • The Elf in the Oak, a new restaurant in Burdett, in Schuyler County;
  • Dublin Corners Farm Brewery, a family-owned and operated farm brewery in Linwood, Livingston County;
  • Fleur De Lis Brew Works, a farm brewery in Seneca Falls set to open May 20;
  • Finger Lakes Cookie Co., on Main Street in Geneseo, Livingston County;
  • Tiny Houses at Farm Sanctuary, in Watkins Glen, Schuyler County.

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