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Each season, Chautauqua Institution has a large number of people with disabilities attending its events. We work very hard to accommodate those needs by offering a number of options to help with accessibility. Following, is a list of options for patrons with disabilities visiting the grounds of the Institution.
1. Park in the large section of the Main Parking Lot reserved for those with disabilities, directly across the street from the Main Gate Welcome Center. You will need a state issued handicap parking permit to park in this area. You must then cross the highway where you can board a bus or tram to your destination.
2. A limited number of spaces for those with disabilities are reserved behind the Main Gate Welcome Center. Again, a state issued handicap parking permit is required to park in these spaces. Buses and trams are available, just inside the Institution gates.
3. Enter the grounds using a 20 minute “handicap drop off” pass. These passes are available at the Main Gate automobile entrance, just behind the Main Gate Welcome Center. After all passengers with disabilities are dropped off, the car must be parked in the Main Parking Lot.
4. Electric scooters may be rented at the Main Gate Welcome Center. Wheelchairs are also available for rent. Scooters may be reserved in advance by calling the ticket office (716.357.6250). Wheelchairs are rented on a first come, first-served basis.
5. Those whose disability or personal situation precludes them from using the options above should visit the Main Gate Welcome Center upon arrival and request the assistance of a Supervisor.
Last updated on December 12, 2012 by Chautauqua Institution