The State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) has its main campus along the shores of Lake Ontario. This beautiful lakeside location got the school to number 18 on U.S. News' list of the best public campuses in the Northern Region. Founded 1861, this university is also growing fast and always moving forward. In 2010, the school was named one of America's 28 "Top Up-and-Coming Colleges" by U.S. News. The university is most well known for its Graduate School of Business, which has been named as one of the country's best business schools by both U.S. News and the Princeton Review.
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Oswego's H. Lee White Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the unique maritime history of Lake Ontario and the Oswego Harbor. The museum itself is located in Oswego's Historic Maritime District and its main building is an original canal terminus. Visitors to the museum can explore many indoor and outdoor exhibits, including a collection of historic boats like the OMF Ontario, which is the last remaining commercial fishing boat to have worked on Lake Ontario. The most popular exhibit is the famous tugboat Nash. This huge ship is now the last U.S. Army vessel remaining from the Normandy Landings.
For those in the racing world, Oswego is most famous for the legendary Oswego Speedway. This racetrack is most notably home to the Budweiser Classic and the Race of Champions, each of which are for modified stock cars. Oswego Speedway's asphalt racetrack is perfect for all these car types, each of which are specially designed to maximize their speed on this specific famed course. The modern super-modified cars that you will see on this track can actually make the 5/8-mile lap in less than 16.5 seconds, averaging more than 135 miles per hour.