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...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...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 Charles Lindbergh landed in 1928....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 pits are easy to...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 are immortalized...Read More

  • 8. Howe Caverns

    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. Interactive children's displays explore...Read More

  • 10. Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

    The amusement park, on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake, is loaded with old-fashioned fun. Attractions include an old-time carousel, bumper cars and boats, roller...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 models and...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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