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It’s New York! No, we don’t mean New York City - there’s a whole state out there for kids! As much as New York City is incredible with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and definitely worth a visit, that’s only the beginning!

Did you know that Adirondacks State Park is BIGGER than Glacier, Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone COMBINED? Yep!  How can you go past the iconic Niagara Falls?   Did you think New York had some incredible caverns to explore? Just check out Howe Caverns, Garnet Mine or Secret Caverns - and that’s just the beginning!

There is even water adventures to be had with attractions like Tall Pine River Adventures and family fun adventure in nature with Bear Mountain.  If indoor adventure is what you’re looking for, New York has that too! Chelsea Piers, Funplex Funpark and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course with Palisades Climb Adventure!

Long Island has the white sands, Saratoga has incredible history….mountains, forests, water ways and adventure….all in New York State!

I heart New York indeed!

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  • New York State Museum

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    Albany

    A cultural family day out in New York State with exhibits and collections covering all forms of art, photography and artifacts that reflect the wonderful history of New York.

  • Funplex Funpark

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    (4 miles) East Greenbush

    A super collection of fun activities for the whole family, including Go Karts, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, and Rock Climbing!

  • Albany Battlefield Live Laser Tag

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    (5 miles) Albany

    Battlefield Live is a revolutionary new lazer tag, team-based game. It is like a LIVE computer game. There is no paint, no mess, and no projectiles, so you can be sure that the players are safe. The ...

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

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    (25 miles) Hancock

    For an ongoing learning experience, kids can try Mountain Adventure, an eight week program for kids ages 6-17 that focuses on fun, safety and learning. Kids will practice and develop skills in ...

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (27 miles) East Durham

    Splash in Riptide Cove Wave Pool, Zoom down giant winding water slides, careening 300 feet to splash down in the canyon below. Challenge a 10,000 gallon-a-minute Wild River Ride rafting down a ...

  • Berkshire Museum

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    (29 miles) Pittsfield

    3,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and experiments, permanent collections plus travelling and special exhibitions, don't overlook the sub level aquarium and the Little Cinema.

  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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    (32 miles) Lenox

    A fascinating look into American history at the stunning Ventfort Hall, and American lives during the Gilded Age.

  • The Bennington Museum

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    (32 miles) Bennington

    The Bennington Museum is known as the trusted caretaker of the largest collection of Grandma Moses art and memorabilia available to the public. Located in the heart of Vermont, our galleries evoke ...

  • Secret Caverns

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    (32 miles) Howes Cave

    A fascinating journey into a prehistoric passageway that used to host American roadside travellers and explorers way back in 1928 and beyond! Tours available which finish at an 100ft waterfall!

  • Howe Caverns

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    (33 miles) Howes Cave

    Discover the wonder and mystery deep underground, with Howe Caverns - and amazing natural wonder in New York State. Tours, zip lines, ropes course, and lots of adventure!

  • Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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    (33 miles) North Adams

    A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering ...

  • Kidspace at Mass MoCa

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    (33 miles) North Adams

    An interactive art gallery and studio designed for children offering hands on exhibitions and educational experiences.

  • Natural Bridge State Park

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    (33 miles) North Adams

    Discover a geologic wonder at this 48 acre park. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry.

  • Berkshire Scenic Railway and Museum

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    (33 miles) Lenox

    On weekends and holidays (Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in October) the Museum offers two ninety minute round trip excursions from Lenox Station to Stockbridge and a forty-five minute ...

  • Animagic Museum of Animation

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    (35 miles) Lee

    You will see original models used in famous movies and a real Academy Award. You will discover how blockbuster movies as Chicken Run, Predator,X-Men,The Matrix was made.Special: $20 Workshop includes ...

  • Adirondack Animal Land

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    (38 miles) Gloversville

    Over 500 animals on comfortable display from colorful birds to camels, bear and deer, the Zoo has a variety of animals and activities that are sure to please the whole family. Safari Ride available ...

  • The Chocolatorium

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    (42 miles) East Arlington

    The Chocolatorium is a chocolate exhibit & fun place to explore. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate. Explore the history & culture of chocolate, where it comes from & how it is ...

  • Six Flags Great Escape

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    (48 miles) Queensbury

    Over 30 rides and attractions which will give the entire family those theme park thrills! Great New York family fun!

  • Mount Snow

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    (49 miles) West Dover

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 15% green runs, plus tubing hill and several terrain training parks.

  • Adams Farm

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    (49 miles) Wilmington

    Petting farm, Rainbow Trout Fishing, Wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall, farm fresh meats and goat cheeses, maple syrup, and vermont. Horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter months.

  • Robert Todd Lincolns Hildene

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    (49 miles) Manchester

    The mission of Hildene is to advance the Lincoln legacy through education, commitment to community and active stewardship of the family's home and land. It is an example of the "Great American Story" ...

  • Molly Stark State Park

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    (50 miles) Wilmington

    The park has open lawn areas, woods, and Mt. Olga rising to the east where there is an old fire tower with spectacular views. The area is very popular during the fall foliage season for its colors, ...

  • Lake George Steamboat

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    (53 miles) Lake George

    We offer numerous cruises on our 3 cruise ships that range from 1 hour to 4.5 hour trips and take you around the different parts of Lake George. Visit our website for more information.

  • House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

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    (53 miles) Lake George

    Be warned the House of Frankenstein is not just another Wax Museum. No indeed. When you walk the steps of the haunted stairs you are on your own. Don't turn back, there is no turning back, you must ...

  • Delaware and Ulster Railroad

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    (53 miles) Arkville

    The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with scenic rides through New York's legendary Catskill Mountains.

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