Welcome to Jamestown

In the southwest corner of New York state, 30 miles from the south shore of Lake Erie, Jamestown sits at the southern end of Chautauqua Lake along the banks of the Chadokin River. The small, engaging city has a walkable downtown with brick streets and several historic sites. The Jamestown Riverwalk, a 5-mile urban trail system follows the river through downtown and features several parks and a boat launch. Jamestown is the hometown of the legendary Lucille Ball, and the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum houses many props and set items from Lucy’s long television career. The city’s National Comedy Museum is the first state-of-the-art museum dedicated to telling the story of comedy in America.

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