Car Rentals Car Rentals Syracuse

Enterprise Car Rentals in Syracuse

Avis Car Rentals Budget Car Rentals Dollar Car Rentals Thrifty Car Rentals Enterprise Coupons Alamo Car Rentals
  • Everson Museum of ArtEverson Museum of Art Syracuse, New York
    The Everson Museum of Art in downtown Syracuse, New York is one of the main Central New York museums that concentrates on American artworks, began in 1897 by art historian, George Fisk Comfort, who had also helped start the famous and world renown Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. When the museum opened, it would be called the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, and by 1911 specified that it would deal with American art only. As time passed, the museum would be housed in numerous buildings in the city, including the Onondaga Savings Bank and the Syracuse Public Library, but as the years passed, the museum would outgrow each of these facilities. Helen Everson would be the one to give a gift to the city for the express purpose of creating an art museum in 1941, with a ground breaking not happening until 1965, and the museum opened in 1968. The new museum structure would be designed by William Henderson for the internationally known architect firm of I. M. Pei, and has been described as a work of art in itself. The new museum has become somewhat famous for its location to skateboarders, even though it is illegal. On June 21, it has become known as National Go Skateboarding Day, with local skateboarders being able to use the museum grounds for skateboarding. The museum contains about 11,000 pieces of sculpture, paintings, ceramics and video. Some of the more outstanding include; Gilbert Stuart's portraits of George Washington, works by Charles Burchfield, Helen Frankenthaler, Eastman Johnson, Edward Hick's The Peaceable Kingdom and others. The Syracuse China Center for the Study of Ceramics has become one of the biggest ceramics collection in the country with outstanding pieces from the Ming dynasty porcelain, contemporary works and ancient sculpture. It has created one of the first video art collections in the nation, which has grown to become the biggest in the world. Nam June Paik has exhibited some of his early works here, including his first United States retrospective in 1974, with Bill Viola's first job being a video technician for the museum, and now his works are being shown. There is a wonderful collection of arts and crafts movement furniture that include a number of creations by Gustav Stickley. They have also hosted a number of traveling exhibitions that included; Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller, Marie Antoinette: Styling the 18th Century Superstar, Turner to Cezanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales, Pollock Matters and Fantasies and Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print.

  • Museum of Science and Technology
    Museum of Science and Technology Syracuse, New YorkThe Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology, often called the MOST, is the museum located in the old Syracuse Armory in the Armory Square neighborhood of downtown Syracuse, with multiple displays and a domed IMAX theater. Some of the outstanding exhibits and programs include; life sciences, gala, discovery cave, telecommunications lab, science playhouse, TAP into the MOST, spectacular Saturn, planetarium, technotown and flight and space. One new and exciting idea that the museum has come up with is the new cool stuff page on its website, with all kinds of games, fun things to do and puzzles. When you do go to the museum, be sure to take advantage of one of their fabulous scavenger hunts or other projects that offer you and your children plenty of ideas as to what to do on those bitter cold days when the weather just forces you to stay inside, and not travel on the dangerous roads. Check out the site when you have a chance and see all the marvelous things they have for you to do and see. The IMAX theater always has a great film playing and you are always welcome. Many of the exhibits are state-of-the-art interactive displays, like Life Sciences that will not only help you to learn more about this interesting subject, but will also thrill, delight and amaze you and your family, with the indescribable human body and the huge interdependence of its organs, with a huge human heart that offers you an up close and personal view of how and what the heart does for the body, and what happens when there are problems. After visiting this excellent exhibit you are sure to want to check out all the other special exhibits that will help you learn more about many things that will absolutely astound you.

 Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the most cheap locations in the nation. Enterprise is offering their customers the BEST deals in America with their cheap locations.  Enterprise will give you the BEST deals online. Enterprise Syracuse

Enterprise Rental Car Syracuse Apt.
 1000 Col. Eileen Collins Blvd.
Syracuse Enterprise Car Rental
 1207 W. Genesee St.

  • International Mask and  Puppet MuseumInternational Mask and Puppet Museum Syracuse, New York
    The International Mask and Puppet Museum has changed its name to the Open Hand Theater that is located inside what they call a castle, with giant puppets and characters from imaginary worlds and faraway places that are sure to excite and astound you and your family in Syracuse, New York. The Open Hand Theater grew from the Seedling Theater of Oneonta, New York, opening in 1980 in a small studio loft in Syracuse in an old abandoned warehouse which would later become Armory Square. In 1985, they moved to the Plymouth Congregational Church, starting a series of collaborations in the Syracuse area and helped bring this theater to the point its at now.  The theater has always been committed to the involvement of the community, and is very concerned about social concerns, education and community development, with the earliest productions including children's touring shows, downtown winter pageants and the annual Imagination Celebration Parade. The theater opened the International Mask and Puppet Museum in 1999, contained in a magnificent miniature castle that had been constructed in 1890 as a special center for the performance and puppetry arts. The Hand in Hand Youth Theater opened in 1989 and offers exceptional training to the younger artists, and the theater is proud to offer yearly summer circus camps for the children along with other venues. They have garnered numerous awards for their excellence in production and community involvement, with the highest quality of puppets and masks around. The museum's collections has been based on the six main geographic location of the various cultures that include; South America, Africa, Asia, North America and Oceania. Their main focus evolves around African masks and relics, a world of music, folk and ritual musical instruments, India marionettes and shadow puppets, contemporary masks and puppets, a collection based on individual contemporary artists, Indonesian masks and puppets, the world collection with individual masks and puppets that have come from various places around the world, Vietnamese water puppets, Mexican masks and Day of the Dead relics, Chinese shadow puppets, Russian relics and masks, Italy commedia dell'arte masks and English marionettes. The collections have been chosen if they offer hands-on abilities or viewing presentations. The castle where the museum and theater is housed had been constructed by Charles L. Hoffman, President of the National Brewing Company, as a unique Victorian house for his family, where it would be filled with much laughter and interesting entertainment; as well as becoming a fraternal lodge, community arts center and union hall. Charles stated that he wanted his castle to be a third size replica of the castle he had remembered on the Neckar River in his native country of Germany. There are marvelous carved floral details around the doorways and doorknobs, with the trim surrounding the keyholes made of solid brass that had been etched. Sliding pocket doors have been installed to separate the main rooms and the newel post in the foyer is topped by a large grooved globe. The floors were geometrically accented, polished hardwood, with the fireboxes in the fireplaces containing outstanding eagle designs of brass. The theater would acquire this unique castle in 1999, and transform it into the magnificent cultural resource that it has become today. 

  • Erie Canal Museum
    Erie Canal Museum Syracuse, New YorkThe Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York is exactly what it says it is, a museum about the Erie Canal across the state, and situated in the Weighlock Building that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The museum began in 1962, housed in a weigh lock building that was constructed in 1850, where the canal vessels would come in to be weighed as they went through the city of Syracuse on the canal, as well as a gallery of the current state of the canal. When the Erie Canal Museum opened its doors, it would be celebrating and preserving the life of the last surviving structure and weigh lock that exists in the nation today. The Greek revival structure stands proudly as a testament to the once important Erie Canal as it relates to the history of the region and the country. When the canal was in full swing, a weighlock was used to weigh the cargo, and it was a lock that had been designed to weigh the boats coming through so they could charge them a toll, with seven constructed all together, and located at Albany, Waterford, Rochester, Syracuse, Troy, Oswego and Utica. The Syracuse weighlock building wasn't the first one built, which happened in 1824, and that one had been a chamber that would be the same level as the canal, and no structure to enclose it, with the weighing done by water displacement. It was an accurate way to measure the weight, but the canal boat captains had such a hard time understanding it that they eventually called it "little more than a guess pond". So, in 1828, a new one was constructed, but the wood that had been used would only last for five years, so another was built, with a building beside it, more efficient, but by this time, the canal was becoming so congested that they deepened it to 7 feet and made it 70 wide to try accommodating the numerous boats. It would reach its peak in 1845, no longer able to handle the heavier and newer boats, so the last one would be opened in 1850, designed as a plain two story red brick building with tin roof, in a Greek revival style, the first floor containing the weighmaster's office and sleeping quarters for the men that worked nights, since it operated on a 24/7 basis. The second floor held the offices of engineers and repair superintendents. The canal would be continued to be used during the Civil War, but after that, as the railroads gained momentum, the canal began to see a definite decline in business; so the owners thought about making a canal that would handle the bigger barges. Between 1905 and 1918, the Barge Canal was constructed at a cost of $101 million, and different from the Erie Canal, it would use natural waterways and didn't need a towpath, and it is still working today.

January 11, 2010