Albany and Central New York

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

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  • 1. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum


    The ball that Babe Ruth hit for his 500th home run and Shoeless Joe Jackson's shoes are among the memorabilia that help to make this shrine...Read More

  • 2. Ace of Diamonds Mine


    Bring your own sledgehammers and pry bars or rent them from the gift shop, stake a "claim," and begin your search for quarry. No matter where...Read More

  • 3. Children's Museum for Science and Technology


    Kids can learn about Mohican life or bees and pollination through the interactive exhibits here, which cover science, history, and art. ...Read More

  • 4. Children's Museum of Saratoga


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

  • 5. Empire State Aerosciences Museum


    Cruise through aviation history via dioramas, models, photos, and interactive displays at the Schenectady County Airport, near the spot where...Read More

  • 6. Herkimer Diamond Mines


    Try your luck at prospecting: hammer open the right rocks and you'll find double-terminated quartz crystals, aka Herkimer diamonds. Two open...Read More

  • 7. Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum


    It's great to read about and trade cards of your favorite players, but this museum puts you face-to-face with them. Thirty-odd baseball legends...Read More

  • 8. Howe Caverns

    Nature Sight

    An elevator takes you down 156 feet to reach these caverns. The 80-minute guided tours lead you along paved walkways and include a ¼-mi boat...Read More

  • 9. Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium


    Early televisions and kitchen appliances are part of a vast General Electric archive that traces the city's scientific and cultural history...Read More

  • 10. 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, bumper...Read More

  • 11. Utica Children's Museum


    A brick building in the historic Main Street district houses four floors of hands-on exhibits for all ages. There's a Dinorama, with dinosaur...Read More

  • 12. Utica Zoo


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

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