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Friday, November 5, 2010; 11:42 AM

Getting there

US Airways offers connecting service from BWI Marshall to Elmira, N.Y., for $233 round trip.

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Where to stay

Elmira's Painted Lady B&B

520 W. Water St.

607-846-3500

www.elmiraspaintedlady.com

The Victorian mansion offers five rooms with Twain-related names. From $125.

Where to eat

Express Cafe and Bakery

164 N. Main St.

607-732-2250

www.expresscafebakery.com

Soups, sandwiches (from $5) and baked goods. On Nov. 30, the cafe hosts a dinner incorporating some of Twain's favorite foods for $19.10.

Barb's Soup's On Caf e

311 College Ave.

607-398-7278

www.barbssoupsoncafe.com

Tasty soups from $3.70. On Nov. 30, the staff will dress like Twain and company and hold a trivia contest.

Geka's Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

800 Madison Ave.

607-846-2017

Creative meatless entrees such as a Caribbean roll. From $10.

What to do

Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies

College Avenue

607-735-1941

www.elmira.edu

Site of the museum at Hamilton Hall and the Quarry Farm study. By appointment only in the offseason.

Woodlawn Cemetery

1200 Walnut St.

607-732-0151

www.friendsofwoodlawnelmira.org

Twain's resting place in the Langdon family plot.

Tanglewood Nature Center

443 Coleman Ave.

607-732-6060

www.tanglewoodnaturecenter.com

Placards with Twain quotes dot the 3.1-mile Twain Trail. Free.

Samuel Draper's Guided Tour

607-732-1436

www.historicnearwestside.com

Walking tour of Victorian homes and Twain sites. $12.

Chemung Valley History Museum

415 E. Water St.

607-734-4167

www.chemungvalleymuseum.org

Twain artifacts, plus a special exhibit on the writer in Elmira. $3.

Info

www.chemungchamber.org

A.S.

All lodging and flight info valid as of press time Thursday.


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