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New York State Museum
Category: Monument + Museum
Cultural Education Ctr, Albany, NY 12205
518.474.5877


This massive museum, which from the exterior looks like a giant monolith, is the largest museum of its kind in the country. It aims to tell the story of New York State, both natural and cultural. Several new galleries ha...   more

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Olana State Historic Site
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
5720 SR 9G, Hudson, NY

Olana is a masterpiece created by Frederic Edwin Church (1826 - 1900), one of the most renowned American artists of the Hudson River School. The stone, brick, and polychrome stenciled Persian-style villa is the best know...   more

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Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
32 Catherine St, Albany, NY 12077
518.434.0834


This large English-style 1762 estate, the home of Philip Schuyler, one of the first four generals under Washington during the first 2 years of the Revolutionary War, is more interesting for what it represents than what t...   more

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American Museum of Firefighting
Category: Monument + Museum
117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12173
518.828.7695


Only a decade or so ago, Hudson was just a small upstate town with very little going for it save some beautiful countryside and rundown architecture. However, an influx of antiques dealers and part-time residents from th...   more

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Hudson River Way
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Madison Ave and Willet St, Albany, NY 12077
518.434.2032


The newest addition to the Albany landscape is this cool new pedestrian bridge, opened in 2002, which connects downtown to Corning Preserve Park on the banks of the Hudson. It is lined with 30 trompe loeil paintings on l...   more

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Albany Institute of History & Art
Category: Arts
125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12077
518.463.4478


Albanys best art museum is the second-oldest museum in the United States -- older even than the Smithsonian and Louvre. Restored and sensitively expanded in 2001 -- two turn-of-the-20th-century buildings were linked by a...   more

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Henry Hudson Planetarium
Category: Science
25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12077
518.434.0405


The Henry Hudson Planetarium hosts a wide variety of educational and special event programs exploring astronomy, history, arts and science. There are monthly interactive star sighting shows that orient visitors with what...   more

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The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
2 First Street, Athens, NY 12173
518.828.5294


The Lighthouse is restored, and open a few times a year to the public! Small fee get's you a ride out to lighthouse, a tour, and one year membership! Well worth the time and trip! See their web page,for...

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The Pepsi Arena
Category: Sports
51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY

The Pepsi Area is the only place to go for concerts, shows, etc. in the Albany region. I've been there about 6 times for concerts, football games and the circus. It is a large arena with many seats. Sound...

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USS Slater
Category: Sightseeing + Tours
Snow Dock, south of Dunn Memorial Bridge (off I-787), Albany, NY 12209
518.431.1943


A WWI destroyer escort ship, one of three remaining, sits docked on the banks of the Hudson, open to tours of the crews quarters, galley, and main guns. The ship is currently being restored.

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