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New York State Museum

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The museum explores the state's history, geography, nature, and art; exhibits include a re-created Iroquois village, a display about New York birds, and a working 1916 carousel (with horses from the 1890s). A display about the September 11 terrorist attacks documents, through photographs and artifacts, rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. In February the museum hosts the regional flower show, "New York in Bloom."

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  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Cultural Education Center, Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230 | Map It
  • Phone: 518/474–5877
  • Cost: $2 suggested donation
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–5
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  • Location: Albany

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    Large, with lots to see

    A big museum with a lot to see. Several exhibits are excellent (the mastodon skeleton, Iroquoi lodge house, 9/11 exhibit, carousel). Well worth the visit, especially as it's free, but leave a good few hours if you want to view it all.

    by bachslunch, 10/13/08

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