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Things To Do In & Near Albany

Albany is home to a vast array of attractions that appeal to all ages! From amusement parks and river cruises to hotspots just for kids and spectator sports, discover the abundance of attractions the Capital Region has to offer.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Albany, NY
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most important and unique ecclesiastical structures in America. Its cornerstone was laid in 1848, and its iconic spires were added in 1862 and 1888.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Albany, NY
Staffed tourist information center, history gallery, planetarium and gift shop. Special events and exhibits on-going. Group tour programs available including orientation and planetarium shows.
Mount Snow
West Dover, VT
Mount Snow in Vermont offers so much to do, it almost defies the name ski center. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tubing and more can all be enjoyed.
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!
Underground Railroad Education Center
Albany, NY
The Underground Railroad Education Center researches and preserves the local and national history of the underground railroad movement and its international connections, engaging in dialogue about the relevance of this movement to modern society.
Albany Ensemble, Inc.
Albany, NY
Albany Ensemble, an elegant group of ten vocal soloists, performs highly entertaining music from the sublime operatic genre to the dramatic and moving repertoire of musical theatre, sacred and jazz.
Lebanon Valley Speedway
West Lebanon, NY
Nicknamed the Valley of Speed, Lebanon Valley Speedway is a high-banked clay oval racetrack located just 22 miles southeast of Albany, NY. Each year, they feature some of the most thrilling dirt track racing the region has to offer!
Bethlehem YMCA
Delmar, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Albany County Historical Association
Albany, NY
The Albany Co. Historical Assn. Is located in the 18th Century Ten Broeck mansion. We offer tours, lectures, exhibits, concerts, other special events, gardens and meeting space for up to 150 people.
Crailo State Historic Site
Rensselaer, NY
Crailo focuses on the Dutch inhabitants who populated the Upper Hudson Valley in the early 18th century. Visitors can examine archaeological finds, enjoy special programs, and take guided tours of the museum.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy, NY
The performing arts venue which is known the world over for its superb acoustics, presents the finest jazz, classical, folk and world music artists.
Liberty Ridge Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Liberty Ridge Farm is the perfect destination for the fall season! There is something for everyone, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cider donuts, live entertainment, and more.
Hart Cluett Museum
Troy, NY
The Hart Cluett Museum offers changing exhibitions about the county's historic, natural and cultural resources.
Music Together Classes
Welcome to Music Box Arts Music Together Classes blend music and movement for newborns to preschoolers and the adults who love them! Bringing the Joy of Family Music to our community.
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!
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Glenville, NY
ESAM is a not-for-profit center dedicated to educating, entertaining, and exciting the public about aviation and its influential history.
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.
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!
Stable Gate Winery
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
A family farm with historic barn, lodge + vineyard. Providing creative mindful approaches to the production and procurement of our food + your special event, the same care and philosophy goes into our wines as they are made in limited small batches.
Greater Glenville YMCA
Glenville, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
West Mountain
Queensbury, NY
Located off I-87, between Lake George and Saratoga Springs. West Mountain offers learn-to-lessons, alpine racing, night skiing and snow tubing in the winter and tree top aerial adventures and mountain biking from spring into fall.
Guilderland YMCA
Guilderland, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Duke's Last Laugh @ Duke's Pub
Glenmont, NY
Duke's Last Laugh is a bi-weekly stand up comedy show at Duke's Pub
Shaker Museum and Library
Old Chatham, NY
The Shaker Museum and Library houses one of the largest collections of shaker furniture, oval boxes, farm machinery, baskets, tools and textiles in the world.
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.
Watervliet Civic Center Summer Recreation Program
Watervliet, NY
A coed program offering sports, outdoor games, arts and crafts, group activities, swimming, weekly trips and more.
Albany Barn, Inc.
Albany, NY
Albany Barn is dedicated to providing a sustainable creative arts incubator and community arts center in Arbor Hill - a place for artists to live, work and inspire.
The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
Albany, NY
The Egg is a performing arts center dedicated to presenting quality performances, accessible to all citizens of New York State, highlighting the unique and extraordinary artists from New York State, across the country and around the globe.
Bethlehem Children's School Day Camp
Slingerlands, NY
A fun camp experience featuring themed weeks. Camp is staffed by teachers and the emphasis is on cooperative learning and fun.
USS Albany Heritage Exhibit
Albany, NY
Five ships of the US Navy have carried the name Albany, in honor of the capital of the State of New York. On display in the exhibit are artifacts from the last three ships as well as pictures and history of all the ships.
Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region
Schenectady, NY
Girls day camp offering swimming, sports, science, crafts and bike riding.
Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NY
The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum are nationally-recognized museums of art, history, and agriculture that enable visitors to explore our heritage through exhibitions and special events.
Historic Cherry Hill
Albany, NY
Cherry Hill was lived in by 5 generations of the Van Rensselaer- Rankin family from 1787-1963. Through its intact collection of 20,000 artifacts, 30,000 manuscripts, 7,500 textiles, 5,000 books and 3,000 photographs Historic Cherry Hill tells a dramatic
Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park
Monticello, NY
Located in Monticello, NY in the Catskiils, Holiday Mountain is a fun-filled downhill ski resort offering slopes that are groomed daily using power tillers. The mountain has 9 slopes for every skill level.
Tiny Chefs
Clifton Park, NY
Tiny Chefs offers creative cooking for kids! Find fun, educational, and hands-on culinary classes, birthday parties and themed parties for children ages 3 to 14 years old.
Indian Ladder Farms
Altamont, NY
Enjoy a day at Indian Ladder Farms! They offer seasonal PYO berries, apples, and pumpkins, and host special events, field trips, and programs. The farm is also available as a birthday party or wedding venue.
Camp Wa Wa Segowea YMCA
Southfield, MA
Camp WaWa Segowea is a world apart. Your child will love learning, playing, doing in a safe, rustic, friend-filled, waterfront community nestled in the Berkshires. This is, by far, the best value in the NE! 1-week sessions + stay-over weekend option.
Bowman Orchards
Rexford, NY
We invite you to enjoy nature's beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year. Most are available for your family to enjoy picking. We also have strawberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches & more
Schenectady YMCA
Schenectady, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
The Mop and Bucket Co.
Schenectady, NY
MopCo offers three basic things. Performances, of course. Comedy in Albany hasn't been the same since MopCo hit town! Check our Shows page for news about the next comedy, theatresports, or other improv show near you! We don't stop there...
Pruyn House
Latham, NY
Discover New York's Dutch heritage at the former home of Casparus Pruyn and his family. The Pruyns were one of the oldest Dutch families in New York, and the home has helped educate historians about 1850s home furnishings.
Engelke Farm
Troy, NY
Engelke Farm is a family owned and operated vegetable and fruit farm featuring a nursery, pumpkin patch, hayrides, pick your own produce, a corn maze, and more!
D and T Tutoring Services
We offer individual and small group tutoring, in home fitness training, and mini-review classes for Regents Exams and SAT Exams. High Quality Tutors and Trainers + Motivated Clients + An Individual or Small Group Setting = Outstanding Results
Pursue the Clue
Albany, NY
Pursue the Clue is a premier escape room attraction in the City of Albany. As of 8/4/2020, the business is temporarily closed due to state mandate and will hopefully reopen in the future.
New York State Military Museum
Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York State Military Museum and Veteran's Research Center houses the state's collection of more than 10,000 military artifacts, some dating back before the Revolutionary War. Open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Shaker Heritage Society
Albany, NY
The Shaker Heritage Society was chartered in 1977 to educate the public about the Shakers. The Society also is active in protecting the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District, where Shakers first settled in America.
Mabee Farm Historic Site
Rotterdam Junction, NY
The Capital Region's Mabee Farm Historic Site was once home to one of Schenectady County's early families. Visitors to the site can learn about life in the 1700s, and walk in the footsteps of the Mabee family.
Field of Horrors
Troy, NY
Enjoy several haunted attractions at Field of Horrors! If you dare to be scared - and have fun at the same time - you'll love the spooky happenings and experiences at this seasonal attraction in Troy, NY.
Double M Haunted Hayrides
Ballston Spa, NY
Double M Haunted Hayrides, close to Saratoga in Ballston Spa, has been reimagined for the 2020 Halloween season as a Dead End Road Drive-Thru Experience.
American Museum of Firefighting
Hudson, NY
The American Museum of Firefighting is a beacon to fireman everywhere. Located on the grounds of the Fireman's Home in Hudson. A history of those men who interrupted their daily existence to protect property & lives is exemplified throughout the halls.
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
Highmount, NY
Visit Belleayre, a ski mountain resort great for any level of skier. The resort features 50 trails, parks and glades, a vertical drop of 1,404 feet, 8 lifts, and 4 lodges.
Irish American Heritage Museum
Albany, NY
The Irish American Heritage Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Irish American cultural traditions. We devise projects and develop programs focusing on the unique heritage of the sons and daughters of American Heritage.
New York State Museum
Albany, NY
The New York State Museum in Downtown Albany explores the cultural and natural history of New York State. Visit www.nysm.nysed.gov for a schedule of events. Open every day but Monday. 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and 1/1.
East Greenbush YMCA Summer Camp
East Greenbush, NY
Swimming, sports, crafts, themed activities and field trips.
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Albany, NY
Mansion formerly occupied by Philip J. Schuyler, his wife, and their eight children. One of the daughters, Elizabeth, wed Alexander Hamilton in the house in 1780. Today, the site is open for guided tours, temporary exhibitions, and other programs.
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) serves over 10,000 girls and their families across 15 counties in New York State. They can help get your child involved in Girl Scout programs, summer camps, and more.
The National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Springs, NY
Weddings at the National Museum of Dance are classy, elegant, and unique. We will do everything to make your special day memorable for you and all of your guests.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, The Baseball Hall of Fame is one of the country's major tourist destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world.
Iroquois Indian Museum
Howes Cave, NY
From contemporary tatooing to ancient tool making, explore the cultural traditions artistic expression and the rich history of archaeology of the Iroquois through exhibits, festivals, storytelling, interactive spaces and 45-acre Nature Park.
Capital District YMCA
Albany, NY
The Capital District YMCA offers facilities in Albany, Bethlehem, Duanesburg, Glenville, Greenbush, Greene County, Guilderland, Schenectady, Southern Saratoga, & Troy! With top-notch facilities, programs, and childcare, the Y has whatever you need!
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)
Schenectady, NY
A not-for-profit institution, miSci (museum of innovation and science, formerly the Schenectady Museum) explores science and technology - including a planetarium, demos and hands-on activities for adults and children.
Austerlitz Historical Society
Austerlitz, NY
Living history museum in Austerlitz, New York.
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
Elementary, middle and high school students welcome! Choose from a variety of programs. Attend in the morning, afternoon or all day.
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.
Via Entertainment
Schenectady, NY
Family Dining, Sports Bar, Arcade, Bowling, Nightlife & So much more in 30,000 sq ft; Visit Via Entertainment in Rotterdam, NY and experience the very best in Family Entertainment.
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!
OGS-Curatorial/Tour Services
Albany, NY
Art collection, Executive Mansion tour and educational programs, and plaza information office
Mac-Haydn Theatre
Chatham, NY
Charming, exciting professional musical theatre-in-the-round. Intimate 350 seat theatre where you can see the great Broadway musicals up close and personal.