Albany and Central New York Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Albany and Central New York - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Suiter Mansion

  • Museum/Gallery

The 1884 Victorian mansion is one of four buildings, all within short walking distances of one another, that make up the Historic Four...

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

The amusement park, on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake, is loaded with old-fashioned fun. Attractions include an old-time carousel,...

Ten Broeck Mansion

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Family portraits and period furnishings fill this 1798 Greek Revival home built for General Abraham Ten Broeck, a former Albany mayor.

Troy RiverSpark Visitor Center

  • Information Center

The staff offers an orientation to the area, including tips on local events. Exhibits cover the city's river history. ...

Turning Stone Resort & Casino

  • Casino–Sight

The Oneida Indian Nation has transformed what began as a tiny bingo hall into a sprawling resort. The casino, one of the largest in the...

USS Slater

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

USS Slater . This warship is the last of 565 destroyers used throughout World War II and the Cold War. Tours show the ship's restored...

Union College

  • Educational Institution

The 100-acre campus of this liberal-arts college founded in 1795 was the first in America to be designed by an architect. The grounds...

Union Station

  • Tour–Sight

The massive limestone-and-granite building has 47-foot-high vaulted ceilings, marble pillars, a terrazzo floor, original steam-heated...

Utica Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Siberian tigers, Alaskan grizzly bears, and California sea lions are some of the 200 animals that reside in this city park with views...


  • Garden/Arboretum

Artists, writers, and musicians from all over the United States come to this highly regarded artists' colony to work. The estate was...