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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Children's Museum of Saratoga

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At this museum with hands-on exhibits geared for kids three to ninash in a model diner. ...

Congress Park

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Italian gardens, ponds, fountains, and statuary punctuate wide lawns at this park in the heart of the city. Fifty cents buys you a ride...

Crystal Spa

  • Spa–Sight

The spa taps into water from the Rosemary Spring, on property it shares with the Grand Union Motel. The original motel owner built...

National Bottle Museum

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The state-chartered museum's extensive collection of bottles dates from the 1700s. On-site is a glassworks that sometimes hosts a sale...

National Museum of Dance

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Five galleries house photographs, videos, costumes, and archives that explore the history and development of dance as an art form. The...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Exhibits, including memorabilia from famed horse Seabiscuit, relate the story of Thoroughbred racing in the United States. In the Hall...

Roosevelt Baths & Spa

  • Bath/Hot Spring

After a seven-year closure and a major renovation, the 1930 Georgian Revival building reopened in 2004 with 42 treatment rooms and a...

Saratoga Automobile Museum

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America's love affair with the car is celebrated in this museum in a former bottling plant in Saratoga Spa State Park. Included are three...

Saratoga Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

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The museum, on the grounds of Saratoga Raceway, displays antique horseshoes, high-wheeled sulkies (the two-wheeled vehicles used for...

Saratoga National Historical Park/Battlefield

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The Battle of Saratoga, fought 12 mi southeast of Saratoga Springs at this site in 1777, is recognized as the turning point in the American...