JAMESTOWN, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and museum dedicated to comedy, has been named one of the “25 Best Family Weekends in America” by US News and World Report and a top destination to explore for “memorable vacations with loved ones.”
The publication states that “these 25 best weekend getaways across the country guarantee fulfilling activities for all ages and will inspire your family to spend quality time together,” these family-friendly destinations “with special experiences, a affordable accommodation and sophisticated dining and entertainment. ”
The National Comedy Center is part of a prestigious list of major destinations across the country selected by US News and World Report, which also includes Disneyland; Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort; snorkeling in Maui, Hawaii; performing arts in New York; an Alaska cruise; the Rocky Mountains in Breckinridge, CO; and the San Francisco waterfront.
The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, is cited as a destination where “there’s a wide range of humor to keep all ages laughing…you’ll find it in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown in the South Corner. -Western New York State. …”
“We know how much families love to laugh together at the National Comedy Center,” said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the National Comedy Center. “We are so happy that US News and World Report recognizes that we have a world-class national destination here in Western New York, with so much to enjoy and experience together for visitors of all ages – across all genres and eras of comedy. For anyone who likes to laugh, the National Comedy Center is the perfect weekend getaway.
The National Comedy Center is one of eight Northeast destinations on the family weekend getaway list and one of only three destinations located in New York State.
In the galleries of the Comedy Center, more than 50 interactive exhibits and immersive experiences use state-of-the-art technology to present the history of comedy from its origins to the present day – with exclusive collections, archival documents, rare artifacts and multimedia presentations.
Full US News and World Report the article can be found here: 25 Best Family Weekend Getaways in the US (usnews.com)
About the National Comedy Center
The National Comedy Center is the official cultural institution and museum of the United States dedicated to showcasing the vital history of comedy and preserving its heritage for future generations, as officially designated by the United States Congress. . Opened in August 2018 in Jamestown, New York, the museum complex offers an unprecedented immersive visitor experience using state-of-the-art technology, interactivity and personalization.
USA today named the National Comedy Center the “Best New Museum in the Nation” while TIME the magazine named it one of its “World’s Greatest Places” – one of “100 Outstanding New Destinations to Explore Right Now” and one of nine must-visit attractions in the United States. Conde Nast Travefirst called the National Comedy Center “one of the best museums in the country” and People the magazine named it one of “100 Reasons to Love America”.
Based on Jamestown native Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown to become a destination for comedy, the nonprofit National Comedy Center showcases the great minds and unique voices of comedy in ways that engage, inspire, educate and entertain. The Comedy Center’s mission is to provide education in the comic arts in the form of commentary and contextualization of its works across all eras and genres of the art form.
In the galleries of the Comedy Center museum, more than 50 interactive exhibits and immersive experiences use state-of-the-art technology to present the history of comedy from its origins to the present day – using archival documents, artifacts and media as a basis.
The National Comedy Center operates the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, which explores the life, careers and legacy of the ‘first comedy couple’ and the incredible impact they had on the world, as well as the pioneering role and the remarkable influence that i love lucy and Desilu Studios have had on the entertainment industry for generations to come.
The National Comedy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution whose mission is funded by philanthropic support. Donations and grants support the museum and its work to present the vital history of comedy and preserve its heritage for future generations.
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