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Attractions Near Albany: Things To Do A Short Drive Albany New York

The Albany - Capital Region is just a short trip from several destinations in Upstate New York that are worth the drive. Attractions near Albany abound in the communities of Lake George and Saratoga Springs, NY to name a few.

Thunderheart
Freehold, NY
Shrine of No. American Martyrs
Auriesville, NY
Religious and historical shrine open May-October. Museum, gift shop and bookstore.
Lebanon Valley Dragway
New Lebanon, NY
As the region's most popular car-racing site, Lebanon Valley Dragway provides seasonal fun for racing enthusiasts. The Dragway features NHRA class and professional racing as well as amateur races on a regular basis.
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.
New York Power Authority
North Blenheim, NY
We've got fun down to a science with energy tours of visitors center, housed in a restored 19th century dairy barn. Fun for the whole family and it's admission free!
Viewmere Farm
Schaghticoke, NY
Viewmere Farm welcomes you to their third generation working family farm. From our planting celebration in the spring to our pumpkin harvest festival in the fall, experience an agricultural adventure. The maze is open September through October.
Farmers Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Our Favorite Place Animal Kingdom
West Sand Lake, NY
Non-profit zoo catering to the physically and mentally handicapped as well as the general public. We feature liollllllns, tigers, bears and many other exotic animals. Birthday parties
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!
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.
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.
Brewery Ommegang
Cooperstown, NY
Brewery Ommegang produces award winning bottle conditioned, Balgian style ales on a former farm in cooperstown, NY. Fascinating & fun tours & tasting are offered daily. The brewery mounts many special events such as Balgian comes to Cooperstown,
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.
Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail
Come explore Upstate New York in a way you never have before. The area's premiere wine trail awaits!
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.
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.