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New York State Attractions

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Verrazzano Bridge, New York City
  Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge - Staten Island, NY              
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The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. It spans the Narrows, a body of water that separates the two boroughs, and is named after the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who was the first European to enter New York Harbor in 1524. The bridge was designed by Othmar Ammann, who was also the chief engineer of the George Washington Bridge, and was completed in 1964. At the time of its completion, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world with a main span of 4,260 feet. The bridge has six lanes of traffic on the upper level and three on the lower level, and is a major transportation link for commuters and commercial vehicles. The bridge also offers a spectacular view of the New York City skyline and the harbor. The bridge's opening ceremony was attended by various dignitaries including Robert Moses, the powerful NYC Parks commissioner and urban planner who had pushed for the construction of the bridge. The bridge is considered as an engineering marvel and a significant transportation link in the New York City.
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Queens Zoo, New York City
  53-51 111th Street - Flushing - Queens, NY              
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The Queens Zoo, also known as the New York City Wildlife Conservation Center, is a wildlife park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. It was inaugurated in 1992 and covers an area of ​​18 hectares. Dedicated to showcasing the animals and habitats of the Americas, Queens Zoo features species native to the Americas, including Andean bears, moose, cougars, and emerald tree boas, among others. The zoo is the Chilean flamingo exhibit, home to a large flock of these distinctive birds. In addition to exhibiting a variety of animals, Queens Zoo is also dedicated to educating visitors about wildlife conservation and animal behavior. The zoo offers a variety of educational programs, including animal encounters and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Overall, the Queens Zoo is a unique and educational destination that offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about America's animals and habitats. It's a great place for families and visitors of all ages to explore and discover the wonders of wildlife.
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Apollo Theater, New York City
  253 West 125th Street - Harlem - New York, NY              
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Yesterday…A place where thousands of young artists have stepped out into the spotlight and launched their careers. A place "where stars are born and legends are made." The legendary Apollo Theater is so much more than an historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic achievement. From 1934 when the Apollo first introduced its world-famous Amateur Night which launched the careers of legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Michael Jackson, D'Angelo and Lauryn Hill, the Apollo has maintained its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established black and Latino performers.
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RockSport, Warren County
  138 Quaker Road - Queensbury, NY              
RockSport proudly offers 4,200 square feet of indoor rock climbing. This includes many features such as overhanging walls, bouldering caves, and beginner walls. Since opening in 1990, we have safely introduced over 13,000 people to climbing for all ages, abilities, fitness, and interest levels. We are the only indoor climbing gym located in the Queensbury area. It is just minutes from the popular Adirondack destination of Lake George and 15-20 minutes from Saratoga, NY.
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Eagle Institute, Greene County
  Rte 97 - Barryville, NY              
"The Eagle Institute public programs are held during the winter months, when 150-200 bald eagles migrate to this region. To minimize disturbance during the breeding season, our only public program from March through July is in cooperation with the Basha Kill Area Association’s thebashakill.org Nature Watch program. We also collect data about the region’s nesting pairs and encourage participation through our Kitchen Counters Program."
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Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara County
  701 Whirlpool St - Niagara Falls, NY              
Since its birth almost forty years ago as the "First Inland Oceanarium", the Aquarium of Niagara has seen over 8 million visitors, tourists, teachers, and students pass through its doors. It was the first aquarium to use synthetic seawater to exclusively maintain marinelife. More than forty exhibits showcase 1,500 aquatic animals from around the globe.
The Aquarium of Niagara is one of only 17 institutions in North America to house a colony of the endangered Peruvian penguin. Two daily penguin feedings provide visitors an opportunity to "Meet the Keeper" and learn about these fascinating aquatic birds!
The schedule includes exciting shark feedings (on alternate days), and scheduled sessions with the California sea lions in the 100,000 gallon central pool. Moray eels, piranhas, clownfish and the brilliantly colored fish of the coral reefs compliment the regional freshwater exhibits of sturgeon, gar and rock bass.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the mist from the Falls and the majestic Niagara River gorge from the Aquarium’s Observation Deck. Our ‘Fin’esse Gift Shop offers a sea of treasures. The Aquarium of Niagara is handicap accessible, and parking is always free for our visitors!
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Long Island Game Farm, Long Island
  638 Chapman Boulevard - Manorville, NY              
The largest combined children's zoo and wildlife park on Long Island. Offering families a natural environment where they can learn about wildlife and animals through education and entertainment.
The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife and Children's Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island.
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Aquatic World, Onondaga County
  114 Kreischer Rd - Syracuse, NY              
Dive Travel can be a fantasy or a nightmare, particularly if you pick the wrong travel service. Aquatic World has the PADI Travel Network to connect you with over 200 proven locations worldwide. We can feel sure your travel plans are in the hands of experts. For those who prefer to be pampered, try one of our guided tours. Visit the Caribbean or the warm waters of Florida with the Manatees - you won't even have to worry about the details. Ask our travel customers about our service.
Unlike the high pressure sales stores, Aquatic World keeps the customer's needs as our primary consern. We are proud to offer the dive industries premier line of equipment "DACOR", proven over 48 years to give divers the performance they really need. Aquatic World does more than sell the gear you need: we also keep that gear in new condition with our expert staff.
Aquatic World has become the standard in Central New York for quality training, quality equipment and dive travel planning at reasonable prices. You could let Aquatic World be your diving expert... or you could pay more and get less.
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Natural Stone Bridge & Caves, Warren County
  535 Stone Bridge Road - Pottersville, NY              
The massive stone bridge arch - the largest marble cave entrance in the east - dominates this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology from rock over one billion years old. Take a walking stick, map, and camera and set out on a self-guided, above-ground, natural stone step nature trail and experience up-close the many unique rock features, such as potholes, grottos, a gorge and mill site waterfalls. Descend into lighted surface caves with raging waterfalls or tranquil dark pools. To learn more, see the Adirondack memories display or view a free PBS video describing the history and geology of the caves.
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Adirondack River Outfitters, Warren County
  Jct Rte 8 & 28 - Wevertown, NY              
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Whitewater Rafting in New York - Since 1980, A.R.O. Adventures has guided thousands of guests down the exciting rivers of the Adirondack Mts. of New York State, New York's finest whitewater rafting! We were the first outfitter to offer trips on the Moose and Black rivers, one of the original rafting companies on the Hudson and Sacandaga rivers, and remain one of New York's largest white water rafting outfitters.
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Vanderbilt Mansion, Dutchess County
  4097 Albany Post Road - Hyde Park, NY              
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Located in the Hudson River Valley in Dutchess County, New York. We are on Route 9 in Hyde Park, about 90 miles north of New York City and 70 miles south of Albany.
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Adventureland Amusement Park, Long Island
  2245 Route 110 - Farmingdale, NY              
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Adventureland is Long Island's home of Family Fun since 1962 - this Family Fun Palace is where Little Kids' Fantasies become reality and Big Kids relive their Little Kid Dreams.

All of these Fantasies and Dreams will come to life while experiencing any of Adventureland's 30 rides and attractions. So come, explore and see why Adventureland is considered Long Island's Leader in Family Fun!
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Yaddo Mansion, Schenectady County
  Union Ave. - Saratoga Springs, NY              
Founded in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.
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Old McDonald's Farm Village, Jefferson County
  14471 County Rte 145 - North Harbor Rd - Sackets Harbor, NY              
Ron and Nancy Robbins are the current owners of a diversified farm business just outside the historic village of Sackets Harbor. Founded in 1977 with 100 acres of rented land, Ron and Nancy have transformed the business to include 4000 acres of owned and rented land raising a variety of field crops and vegetables, a 400 cow dairy, a grain processing enterprise, and a very popular and well respected farm tour and agricultural education enterprise.
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Basin Park Marina, Onondaga County
  46 West Lake Rd - Branchport, NY              
A peaceful, friendly environment.
Clean restrooms and showers.
Shore power for our slip customers
Picnic area with tables and grill.
Ice and soda machine.
Ample Parking and a GREAT view of Keuka Lake's only naturally protected harbor!
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Splish Splash Water Park, Long Island
  2549 Splish Splash Dr - Exit 72 W LIE(Rte 495) - Riverhead, NY              
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Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like no other! The park features 30 rides and runs from May through September. Thrill seekers can have a blast venturing through rides and slides, while the people wishing for more of a relaxing experience can enjoy the waves, rivers and pools. Splish Splash is one of the best places to visit in Long Island with Kids and is voted one of the Best Water Parks in America by the Travel Channel.
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Windham Mountain, Greene County
  P.O. Box 459 (33 Clarence D. Lane Road) - Windham, NY              
The idea of a ski resort in the Northern Catskills was introduced by a New York State legislative committee in the late 1950s. They considered developing a state-run resort on Cave Mountain, just off Main Street in the Town of Windham. Although this project never advanced beyond the discussion stage, the idea took hold and a group of private investors purchased the land for a ski area in 1960 and Windham Mountain was born. During its 50 years of existence the resort has become associated with customer care and attentiveness to its guests.
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Zoom Flume Water Park, Greene County
  Rt. 23 West to - Rt. 145 North - East Durham,               
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Located in the northern catskills in beautiful East Durham. This is the largest water park in the catskills. Waterslides, pools, lazy river, picnic areas, group rates and specials.
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Martin's Fantasy Island, Niagara County
  2400 Grand Island Blvd - Grand Island, NY              
Experience over 100 rides, shows and attractions in a clean, park like setting. You'll enjoy rides for all ages from kiddy rides to thrill rides including the spectacular ride Full tilt, Up, Up & Away Balloon, Sea Ray, Patriot, Giant Gondola Wheel, Super Sizzler, Crazy Mouse Coaster and "The Silver Comet" ...the newest classic wooden coaster in Western New York!
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Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Dutchess County
  6550 Spring Brook Avenue - Rhinebeck, NY              
The Dutchess County Agricultural Society, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c5 corporation. The 80 member society is made up of interested men and women who elect the 16 member Board of Directors. This group oversees all aspects of the operation of the fair and all off season events. The General Manager works with and communicates directly to the Board. A permanent staff of eleven produces the various events and maintains the 162-acre facility throughout the year. The number of paid staff and volunteers during the fair grows to several hundred.
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Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Broome County
  Union Station - Utica, NY              
Discover the Adirondacks, riding in our clean and comfortable, climate controlled coaches, or take in the fresh air in our open car, through remote forests, past sparkling rivers, over bridges, ponds and streams, into the magnificent beauty of the six million acre Adirondack Park. Witness nature's beauty as you pass the preserved Utica Marsh, and keep a lookout for the many deer that graze in the countryside along the route.
Relive the golden age of railroading, a time when The Adirondack played host to the rich and famous on their way to their Great Camps. Our adventures offer many different scenic excursions departing from Utica's beautifully restored Union Station. This is our longest adventure, offering a full day trip, passing many flagstops including Holland Patent, Remsen, Forestport, Woodgate and Otter Lake. The journey is over 2 hours each way with a 4-1/2 hour layover in Thendara in the summer.
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AAA Paintball Park, Jefferson County
  303 County Rte 23 - Constantia, NY              
AAA Paintball has been open for 15 years and has 100 plus rentals to offer. We are a quality insured and safety certified organization. We encourage players to bring their own equipment but are a "field paint only" facility because paint quality is controllable. Players and groups are also welcome to schedule private groups.
AAA PAINTBALL welcomes you to the exciting sport of paintball at Central New York's most complete facilities!Come explore the sport that is enjoyed by men and women of all ages. If you want to get your blood pumping... Visit us for a few hours!
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Buffalo/Erie County Botanical Gardens, Niagara County
  2655 S Park - Buffalo, NY              
This botanical gardens is the product of three extraordinary visionaries: landscaping architect Fredrick Law Olmsted, architects Lord & Burnham and botanist / plant-explorer John F. Cowell.
In 1985, the front entrance portico was renovated to reproduce the original design and the exhibits in the front houses were replaced. In 1990-96 the Shrub Garden was restored by Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, County staff at the Gardens and the Society.
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Saugerties Lighthouse, Ulster County
  168 Lighthouse Drive - Saugerties, NY              
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A landmark beacon on the Hudson River, the Saugerties Lighthouse is a venerable red-brick lighthouse built in 1869 at the mouth of the Esopus Creek. The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy maintains the lighthouse and adjacent lands for the enjoyment of the public.
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Chautauqua County
  11 Rock Hill Rd - Panama, NY              
The Panama Rocks are reputed to be the world's most extensive outcropping of glacier-sculpted, ocean-quartz-conglomerate rock. Geologists believe the rocks originated as sand and gravel sea islands, over 300 million years ago. The islands were part of a huge river delta. Over aeons, the islands were covered by thousands of feet of sediments, and were 'pressure compacted' into rock. About 165 million years ago, the rock was fractured and uplifted to its present altitude [1650']. During the last Ice Age, a glacier cut-into and unearthed the rock. Since that time a lush, mixed forest has grown over the site.
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United States Military Academy, Orange County
  Bldg 600 Taylor Hall - West Point, NY              
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The Academy provides a superb four-year education, which focuses on the leader development of cadets in the academic, military, and physical domains, all underwritten by adherence to a code of honor. The United States Military Academy's mission is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.
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Aqua Zoo, Jefferson County
  43681 Rte #12 - Alexandria Bay, NY              
The Aqua Zoo in Alexandria Bay has a large variety of marine life on display in over 80 exhibits and more than 15,000 gallons of fresh and sea water, the Aqua Zoo is one of the largest privately owned aquariums of its kind in the United States or Canada.
Fabulous coral reefs, which were imported from the Fiji Islands, will amaze you. They feature dozens of different species of invertebrates, living coral, and various other life forms. You'll notice Gonipora Coral from Malaysia, Gorgonia from the Caribbean Sea, Leather corals from Indonesia, Hawaiian Feather Dusters, Sea Apples from the Australian Barrier Reef, and many more interesting creatures.
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Hoffman's Playland, Schenectady County
  608 Loudon Rd (Rte 9) - Latham, NY              
Never an Admission to pay to enter the park - Plenty of Good Fun and Good Food for all Ages - Memories Last a Lifetime - 14 Kiddie Rides (1 ticket per person) - 5 Major Rides (2 Tickets per person) - Gift Certificates Available year round - Birthday Parties - M/C, Visa, Discover, Cash - ATM on Premises
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Berkshire Bird Paradise, Schenectady County
  43 Red Pond Rd - Petersburg, NY              
Peter Dubacher started the Berkshire Bird Paradise, a certified not for profit company back in 1972 as a "labor of love." It has grown into one of the largest bird sanctuaries in the country. The sanctuary has evolved into an outdoors educational institution, where students on field trips with their parents or on college internship programs can learn about birds. The sanctuary is also a small botanical garden with hundreds of plants and exotic flowers .We are constantly improving our grounds, with the help of great volunteers.
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Allegany State Park, Chautauqua County
  2373 ASP Rte 1, Ste 3 - Salamanca, NY              
Allegany State Park’s 65,000 acres is known for its primitive forested valleys, un-glaciated landscape, fall leaves and wildlife. The two developed areas, Red House and Quaker, make this the largest state park in the system. Both areas offer sand beaches, picnic areas, museums, hiking trails and naturalist walks.