Transport Attractions in New York State with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Empire State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in New York State!

New York State has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in New York State

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo…off we go!

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  • Delaware and Ulster Railroad

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    Arkville

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

  • Lake George Steamboat

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    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.

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    Syracuse

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    Buffalo

    offers casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.

  • Saratoga and North Creek Railway

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    North Creek

    Scenic train tours and experiences in New York with this passenger railway with occasional special tours for the family!

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  • New York Talks and Walks

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    NYC

    Provides a uniquely entertaining and educational site-seeing perspective on the Big Apple. Dr. Schoenberg and his entourage of NYC experts offer over 100 different tours including 7 specifically for ...

  • United Nations

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    Manhattan

    Tour starts with a brief overview of the Organization and its structure, with the main part consisting of a visit to the primary council chambers. Multi media exhibits and photographic displays help ...

  • Circle Line Cruises

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    Manhattan

    Experience the grandeur of New York in style with these cruise tours, with magnificent views of the world's best skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.

  • Liberty Helicopters

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    Manhattan

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight while flying past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and many more of New York City's most captivating sights. Fun for the whole family and ...

  • Radio City Music Hall Tour

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    Manhattan

    Go behind the scenes at the largest indoor theater in the world, right in New York City!

  • NBC Experience Store and Studio Tour

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    Manhattan

    Offers walking tours behind the scenes of NBC's New York studios and of New York's most recognizable landmark, Rockefeller Center.

  • Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

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    New York City

    A food-tastic tour through the streets of Brooklyn taking you to the city's best pizzerias! A food frenzie on your family day out in New York City!

  • On Location Tours

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    New York City

    Go behind the scenes of your favorite tv shows and movies! This is a bus tour with plenty of outdoor stops, and even includes some tasty treats along the way.

  • Bike and Roll NYC

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    New York City

    Tours and rentals to see New York City in style - and by bicycle! Great guided tours for those wanting to learn more about this great city!

  • Tall Pines River Adventures

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    Bainbridge

    Family fun adventures on the Unadilla & Susquehanna Rivers for you perfect outdoor adventure! Canoes, kayaks, nature, fun, even camping - what a great New York State family day out!

  • Bike Rental Central Park

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    New York

    Explore Central Park in style with this bike rental company, offering rentals AND tours!

  • Niagara Power Project Power Vista

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    Lewiston

    FREE self guided tours with loads of hands on educational fun learning about power, exciting demonstrations and workshops, plus visit the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River!

  • Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours

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    Niagara Falls

    Super fun helicopter tours of Niagara and Horseshoe Falls with amazing views!

  • Niagara Falls State Park

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    Niagara Falls

    One of the seven natural wonders of the world? Yes please! Experience the spray and magic of Niagara Falls, which also form the border of USA and Canada. Great family fun!

  • Ausable Chasm

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    Ausable Chasm

    Step back in time as you walk the nature trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. Descend hundreds of feet and walk the natural stone walkways within the Chasm and gaze upon eons of ...

  • High Falls Gorge

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    Lake Placid

    Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths allow visitors to enjoy self-guided tours to view the beautiful waterfalls, dark pools and one of New York's largest pot holes. One of the many fun family ...

  • St Lawrence FDR Power Project

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    Massena

    We offer many opportunities to learn about energy in a fun setting. You can hop on a bicycle generator and turn pedal power into electricity or have a hair-raising experience with static electricity ...

  • Riverside Park

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    Manhattan

    Riverside Park Fund nurtures Riverside Park’s well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. Founded in 1986 by a small group of community ...

  • Sprain Ridge Park

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    Yonkers

    The Park’s 278-acres include a swimming pool complex, arboretum and 2 picnic areas. The remainder of the park is heavily wooded with a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails fairly well spread ...

  • Tifft Nature Preserve

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    Buffalo

    264 acres of nature refuge waiting to be explored in Buffalo, New York State. Nature trails, snow shoe adventures, and lots of wildlife!

  • The Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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    Buffalo

    A huge national historic site full of nature's treasures, with a special section for kids to get hands-on, including a colourful sensory garden!

  • Greenburgh Nature Center

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    Scarsdale

    A relaxing and nature filled day out for the kids on this 33-acre nature preserve with trails, animals and indoor environmental education center.

  • Bear Mountain State Park

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    Tomkins Cove

    A great New York state park with hiking, biking, and ski trails. With a zoo, museum, ice skating and swimming, it makes for a very fun family day out!

  • The Wild Center

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    Tupper Lake

    Incredible nature adventures in New York State with 81 acres of great outdoors to explore, a museum, elevated tree top walk, canoeing and animals!

  • Adirondack Park

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    Saint Regis Falls

    The largest state park in the lower 48, this amazing 6 million acre park in Northern New York gives families an amazing outdoor adventure!

  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

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    Rome

    A historical (and FREE!) family day out experience in New York at the Fort Stanwix National Monument that played a vital role in US history.

  • Martin's Fantasy Island

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    Grand Island

    Thrill rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of family rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.

  • Six Flags Great Escape

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    Queensbury

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

  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

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    Rochester

    A family fun amusement and watermark overlooking Lake Ontario filled with roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows and a whole waterpark for every one to enjoy.

  • Luna park at Coney Island

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    Brooklyn

    Boardwalks, beaches, rides....iconic Coney Island has something for the entire family!