Sights & Attractions in Albany and Central New York

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Things to Do in Albany

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
USS Slater
USS Slater . This warship is the last of 565 destroyers used throughout...
Nautical Sites Albany
 
Albany Aqua Ducks
From April through October, you can tour the city in a land-and-water...
Tours Albany
 
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
The center's museum gallery is a good place for an orientation...
Information Centers Albany
 
Albany Institute of History and Art
The 1791 museum, the state's oldest, has annual rotating exhibits...
Museums / Galleries Albany
 
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
The country's oldest neo-Gothic cathedral, finished in 1852...
Religious Sites Albany
 
City Hall
American architect Henry Hobson Richardson, who also developed...
Government Buildings Albany
 
Corning Preserve
The Hudson River Way Pedestrian Bridge leads to this expansive...
Nature Preserves Albany
 
Corning Tower
An elevator whisks you up 589 feet to the 42nd-floor observation...
Viewpoints Albany
 
Five Rivers Environmental Center
Outdoor education programs, ¼- to 2-mi hiking and skiing trails...
Nature Preserves Albany
 
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
The ¼-mi-long, 98-acre concourse includes modern art and sculpture...
Squares Albany
 
Historic Cherry Hill
The 1787 Georgian house was the home of Philip Van Rensselaer...
Houses / Mansions Albany
 
New York State Capitol
It took more than 30 years to complete this grand building (1867–99)...
Government Buildings Albany
 
New York State Executive Mansion
Wraparound porches, a balconied gable, and turrets provide evidence...
Houses / Mansions Albany
 
New York State Museum
The museum explores the state's history, geography, nature, and...
Museums / Galleries Albany
 
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, was the original...
Houses / Mansions Albany
 
Shaker Heritage Society and Meeting House
Through exhibits and tours, the preservation group details the...
Historic Districts / Sites Albany
 
State University of New York at Albany
About 18,000 students are enrolled at this state university...
Educational Institutions Albany
 
Ten Broeck Mansion
Family portraits and period furnishings fill this 1798 Greek...
Houses / Mansions Albany
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