Palmyra is a small town steeped in history that will take you back in time. You will be transported back to the early 1800's where life was a bit simplier, although trying as well. Located just south of Lake Ontario and north of the Finger Lakes. This is where the Mormon faith started and is the birthplace of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon faith. The town is easy to manuever with two main roads; one going through the middle of town and the other leading you to the most prominent church history sites.
You can discover what it was like to print the first copies of the Book of Mormon at the E.B. Grandin Building, or learn what Joseph Smith's childhood was like growing up on the Smith Family Farm. Then take a peaceful walk through the Sacred Grove. Sit quietly and ponder the religious importance of this special place where in the spring of 1820 Joseph Smith first knelt in prayer. Head across the street to the Hill Cumorah and see the place where Joseph Smith found the gold plates, which were later translated into the Book of Mormon. If you're lucky enough to be here in July, don't forget to witness the magestic pageant that takes place on Hill Cumorah.
After you've been spiritually enlightened, go for a bite to eat at the Yellow Mills Diner or Mark's Pizzeria, then grab an ice cream cone at the Chill & Grill. Options for dining are somewhat limited in this historic town. If you're looking for something more gourmet or upscale, you can always drive to Rochester, which is about 30 minutes away.
This is an ideal place to learn about Mormonism, renew your faith and just take in the beauty and history of the area.