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Albany NY Attractions & Activities: Indoor, Outdoor or Nearby

Albany, Schenectady and Troy offer a wide variety of things to do, whether you like Broadway musicals, museums, rock bands, ziplines, amusement rides, shopping, spas or a great night out on the town. Check out the full list of all the attractions and activities in and near Albany, NY.

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Mountain Ridge Adventure
Schenectady, NY
Mountain Ridge Adventure is the Capital Region's most thrilling treetop challenge course and zip line park located just 30 minutes from Albany, 30 minutes from Saratoga and only 10 minutes from Schenectady.
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Rocking Horse Ranch
Highland, NY
Rocking Horse Ranch is America's favorite family resort. Their all-inclusive packages feature accommodations, activities, entertainment and meals. Start planning your next family adventure now!
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Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Charlemont, MA
Berkshire East Mountain Resort has it all, all year long. They offer skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter, while summer adventures bring mountain biking, ziplining, whitewater rafting, and more. Experience the ultimate family resort!
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Apex Entertainment Albany
Albany, NY
Apex Entertainment in Crossgates Mall is the place to go for fun for all ages. You can look forward to hologate, candlepin, sports simulators, escape rooms, bumper cars, an arcade, bowling, laser tag, and a restaurant with prime American cuisine.
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Albany's Indoor Rockgym
Albany, NY
Albany's Indoor Rockgym is one of the premier rock climbing gyms in the Capital Region, featuring a variety of climbing walls and structures, an indoor caving system with a half mile of tunnels, and a 60-foot zipline!
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New York Zipline Adventures LLC
Hunter, NY
Located at the Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, New York Zipline Adventures LLC offers incredible family-friendly outdoor adventures and features the largest zipline canopy tour in North America.
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Ellms Family Farm
Ballston Spa, NY
For old-fashioned fall activities kids of all ages will love, visit Ellms Family Farm over in Ballston Spa, NY. Create new memories and family traditions as you enjoy pumpkin picking, exploring a corn maze, more!
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Generation Axe
Colonie, NY
Axe throwing is a fast-growing, thrilling sport that you can experience for yourself at Generation Axe in Colonie. Channel your inner competitor, face off against your friends, and master the art of throwing an axe at a target.
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Santa's Magical Express
Rensselaer, NY
This holiday season, join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves on a quest to save Christmas! Santa's Magical Express in Rensselaer, NY, is a holiday show, bus ride, and theatrical experience that's perfect for children ages 4 and up.
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The Fun Spot
Queensbury, NY
Come to The Fun Spot for exceptional family entertainment! They have mini golf, go karts, a ninja challenge course, laser tag, an indoor playground, roller skating, an arcade, and more - they even offer childcare and summer camp!
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Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
Albany, NY
Take a cruise with Dutch Apple on the scenic and historic Hudson River, the ideal way to see the sights. Sightseeing Cruise & private event venue located in Albany, NY. Purchase tickets to any of our cruises on our website!
Rollarama Skating Center
Rollarama Skating Center
Schenectady, NY
Rollarama offers indoor roller skating, inline, quad and speed rentals, game room, redemption counter, full concession area, birthday parties, private parties, fundraising opportunities, learn to skate classes for kids and adults, and more!
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Mighty Kicks Capital Region
Mighty Kicks Capital Region is the premier introductory soccer program for children, and their goal is to help kids develop through soccer while leaving a lasting impression. This program is perfect for kids in the Albany, NY area.
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Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield, MA
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, is a museum of art, history, and natural science that offers a wide variety of exhibitions, attractions, and activities for visitors of all ages.
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park
Hillsdale, NY
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park is the Northeast's largest and most complete self-guided aerial adventure park with 12 tree-top courses including 3 zip line courses. The park caters to all ability levels for ages 7-adult. Only 1 hour from Albany.
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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Red Hook, NY
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, NY is a flying aviation museum featuring one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world. The museum is located south of Albany and hosts air shows, biplane rides, and other events.
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The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
Queensbury, NY
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor is now closed for the season. Please visit their website for more details and plan your trip for the opening weekend.
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Far Shot Axe Throwing
Albany, NY
Have a unique experience and the time of your life at Far Shot Axe Throwing! Far Shot has the edge on hosting sharp parties - have a go at axe throwing, knife throwing, or archery.
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The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain features a wide range of well-designed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Trails range in difficulty from beginner and family-friendly to expert level!
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Honest Weight Food Co-op
Albany, NY
Located in Albany, NY, the Honest Weight Food Co-op is a public grocery store committed to responsibly bringing our community the best products and the healthiest foods.
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Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve nestled between Albany and Schenectady is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world! It consists of over 3,000 acres of land, nearly 20 miles of multi-use trails, and is home to many plants and animals.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Troy, NY
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. We are the region's preeminent proponent of the arts & creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
Children's Museum of Science & Technology
Children's Museum of Science & Technology
Troy, NY
Children's Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST) inspires young minds to engage in a lifelong exploration of science and technology, instilling a sense of wonder and discovery.
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Christmas Land LLC
Altamont, NY
Ready to get in the holiday spirit? Gather up the family and head over to Christmas Land LLC - the Capital Region's premier hotspot for old-fashioned holiday season activities, including pictures with Santa, crafts, sleigh rides, treats, and more!
Funplex Funpark
Funplex Funpark
East Greenbush, NY
Funplex Funpark offers something fun for everyone! Your family will have a blast playing miniature golf, riding go-karts, climbing the rock wall and much more! No need to spend hours in the car - Funplex offers so much fun, so close to home!
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Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 110 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
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CV Golf
Middle Grove, NY
CV Golf offers training, club fitting/repair, and golf services year round! Need instruction choose from range, course, or studio. We do "House Calls" to bring instruction to you.
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Zero Gravity Laser Tag
Albany, NY
Zero Gravity is the number one laser tag and arcade in the region, compete with up to 30 players in our 5,000 SW Ft. Multi-Level arena and wall to wall arcade!
Rosemont Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
92 Rosemont Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Jumping Bean Party Rental -- Bounce Houses, Waterslides, Food Machines, Tents, Tables & More
Wilton, NY
We are the best family-owned, full-service party rental company serving Albany, Saratoga, Lake George & surrounding areas. Our inventory includes bouncy houses, water slides, inflatable obstacle courses, food machines, tables, chairs, tents and more!
Upper Lincoln Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Morton and Delaware Avenue - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ridgefield Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
316 Partridge Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Kerhonkson, NY
Located just 90 minutes south of Albany, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is an all-inclusive dude ranch resort and family vacation destination. Open year round, they offer activities for everyone, such as horseback riding, archery, snow tubing, and more.
Swinburne Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Camp Little Notch
Fort Ann, NY
Situated on 443 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake, Camp Little Notch is an Adirondack summer camp and outdoor center offering 4 weeks of programs for girls and a 1-week program for boys.
North Swan Street Spray Pad
Albany, NY
North Swan Street and Second Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lower Lincoln Park Pool
Albany, NY
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue - General Public Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Family Swim: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hackett Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
North First Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Sheridan and Dove Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Averill Park, NY
The Center is a renovated Church built in 1835, still with its original stained-glass windows. It hosts several activities such as theatre productions, art exhibits, children's activities, concerts, and more. Also has available rent space.
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Excel Aquatics
Latham, NY
Here at Excel Aquatics, we believe that swimming lessons are an essential activity for all children. Your child deserves to learn basic water safety skills the right way, and have a fantastic experience that teaches them to love the water.
Krank Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
65 First Avenue - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Burden Lake Country Club
Averill Park, NY
Beautiful Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park offers family, individual, junior and senior memberships as well as daily rates. Club restaurant offers relaxation, great food, and can accommodate all of your entertainment needs!
Colonie Street Park Spray Pad
Albany, NY
Green area on bend near Livingston Avenue - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Arbor Hill Community Center Pool
Albany, NY
50 Lark Street - General Public Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm.
Westland Hills Pad
Albany, NY
Colvin Avenue, at Central, Austin, and Lincoln - General Public Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Mater Christi Pool
Albany, NY
Location: New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus. Open in the summer. General Public Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Voorheesville, NY
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center is located in Thompson's Lake Campground and offers year-round educational programs, exhibits and displays, a bird viewing area, trails, and more.
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Located in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park, the Creekside Classroom is a four-season environmental education center that offers a variety of fun programs, from school field trips to hikes and snowshoe tours.
Lake George Shoreline Cruise
Lake George, NY
Come enjoy a memorable cruise surrounded by the spectacular Adirondacks and the sparkling blue waters just off our shores. Whether aboard the beautiful Horicon or the new Adirondac, you will experience Lake George as it was meant to be seen!
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards
Clifton Park, NY
DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards is an apple orchard and country store offering u-pick apples, fresh produce, baked goods, gift baskets, and during the summer, incredible ice cream at Rainbow Delights! Create lifelong memories at this local family farm.
Zoom Flume Water Park
East Durham, NY
Located in the Catskills, just one hour from Albany, Zoom Flume Water Park is a large, family-friendly park with a new 700 ft. long Gravity Gorge zip line attraction.
Van Schaick Island Country Club
Cohoes, NY
Van Schaick Island Country Club is a private, nine-hole golf course located in the Capital Region. VSICC offers rolling hills and a picturesque setting. It is a challenging course yet playable course.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Delmar, NY
The Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprised of over 450 acres of fields, forests and wetlands. The visitor center features interactive displays and exhibits. Enjoy hiking, birding, snowshoeing, and more activities.
GET AIR Trampoline Park
Albany, NY
Visit GET AIR Trampoline Park in Crossgates Mall and have a blast throughout the facility. The indoor park features wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, a dodgeball court, ninja obstacle course, and more.
Huck Finn's Playland
Albany, NY
Did you grow up with fond childhood memories of Hoffman's Playland? Huck Finn's Playland is carrying on the tradition of this beloved Albany amusement park in a new location with the same child-friendly rides you loved!
Captain JP Cruises
Troy, NY
The Captain J.P. III is available for weekly and specialty cruises during their cruise season, plus chartered trips. The ship can accommodate 600 passengers and seat 400 people comfortably for dinner. They are perfect for any special occasion.
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Gansevoort, NY
Visit the Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center and check out their wildlife mounts, pelts, skulls, and other ephemera. The nature center also offers nature-based recreation programs for both kids and adults throughout the year.
Eagle Crest Golf Club
Clifton Park, NY
Eagle Crest Golf Club in Clifton Park, NY, is home to an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course. They also offer golf instruction and food and drinks inside their tavern.
Holland Meadows Golf Course
Gloversville, NY
Holland Meadows Golf Course in Gloversville, NY, features an 18-hole executive course, a driving range, pro shop, indoor golf facility, and a clubhouse.
Glimmerglass State Park
Cooperstown, NY
The Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown, NY features nature trails, a swimming beach, and a nature center where you can learn more about local wildlife.
Flying Deer Nature Center
East Chatham, NY
Located in East Chatham, NY, the Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school that is dedicated to teaching kids, adults, and families about the ways of the earth.
Pine Haven Country Club
Guilderland, NY
The course at Pinehaven brings you through the Historic Pine Bush Area of Albany County & is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the area. Pinehaven's incredible conditions assure enjoyable play for golfers of all skill levels.
Lake George Steamboat Company
Lake George, NY
Lake George Steamboat Company offers daily cruises, sightseeing trips, and specialty tours aboard its three large ships. Have a wedding or other event coming up? Lake George Steamboat will gladly host it for you!
Stadium Golf Club, Inc.
Schenectady, NY
Stadium Golf Club is a public golf course nestled on 120 acres in the Capital Region. Stadium delivers the complete golf experience and is open for daily-fee public play, along with annual memberships that offer unlimited golf with a cart and more.
Orchard Creek Golf Club
Altamont, NY
Upscale course with bargain prices. Named America's #1 "Best New Bargain" Golf Digest 2001. It features 18 hole public golf, driving range, restaurant, instruction, season passes, charity and corporate outings.