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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 5. Empire State Aerosciences Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Mine

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Geological Site

    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

    Observatory/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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    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 of the...Read More

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