Things to do in POUGHKEEPSIE with kids

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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  • Mid Hudson Childrens Museum

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    (1 miles) Poughkeepsie

    Series of large and intricate interactive exhibit rooms with learning through play design ideal for curious kids. Newest features include a Baby Park just for the smallest guests, plus a giant ...

  • Hurds Family Farm

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    (10 miles) Modena

    Plenty of features to keep under 10s happy from Tots' Trike Track and giant slide to mazes, apple launchers and sand mountain. Plus lots more.

  • Splashdown Beach

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    (11 miles) Fishkill

    Waterpark fun in New York, great for all ages - especially those little ones! Amazing family fun for your day out to cool you down!

  • Jumpin Jeepers

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    (24 miles) Mahopac

    A clean, indoor children's play center with a two-story play structure, bounce house, imaginative play area, and dedicated toddler zone. We also have some ride on toys and arcade games.

  • Bear Mountain State Park

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    (27 miles) 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 Elks Place

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    (29 miles) Harriman

    A multi-level indoor playground for kids of all ages, with slides, tunnels, and a ball blasting arena! Indoor New York fun for those active kids!

  • Tot Town Party and Play

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    (32 miles) Brookfield

    Parent Supervised indoor playground and party center.

  • Danbury Railway Museum

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    (32 miles) Danbury

    The Museum, located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and ...

  • Muscoot Farm

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    (32 miles) Katonah

    It's animal time! Kids can stroll through the historic farm, visit with the cute animals, and enjoy nature on this New York farm with the family.

  • The Military Musuem Of Southern New England

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    (32 miles) Danbury

    We currently display a vivid cross section of 20th century American military history. Many of our vehicles are extremely rare, often the only example in the western hemisphere! The museum staff is ...

  • Hemlock Hill Camp Resort

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    (35 miles) Litchfield

    Nestled in the scenic “Litchfield Hills, Connecticut,” Hemlock Hill Campground gives kids and families that true camping experience. A mountain brook, beautiful reflecting pond, large pine-shaded ...

  • Tuxedo Ridge Ski Area

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    (35 miles) Tuxedo

    Snow fun in New York where the kids can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and fun events!

  • White Memorial Conservation Center

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    (37 miles) Litchfield

    A fascinating education center and nature museum set within 4,000 acres of Connecticut hills.

  • Keeler Tavern

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    (37 miles) Ridgefield

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Keeler Tavern Museum has been a farmhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, post office, hotel for travelers, home of noted architect Cass Gilbert and, ...

  • Flanders Nature Center

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    (38 miles) Woodbury

    Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust promotes the understanding and appreciation of nature, and supports the conservation, preservation and management of the natural resources. We offer a broad range ...

  • Action Wildlife Park

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    (38 miles) Goshen

    A leisurely walk through amazing animals from all around the world, a petting zoo, and even wagon rides, all waiting at this family friendly wildlife center in Connecticut. Lots of animal fun!

  • Quassy Amusement Park

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    (41 miles) Middlebury

    More than 2 dozen outdoor amusements, rides and attractions ranging from toddler friendly and gentle to frankly terrifying. Great family fun in Connecticut!

  • Splash Away Bay

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    (42 miles) Middlebury

    Within Quassy Amusements, the Bay features water play for all ages on a massive scale, plus splash pads and beach.

  • Palisades Climb Adventure

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    (42 miles) West Nyack

    An indoor aerial adventure at the world's tallest indoor ropes course!

  • Sullivan County Visitors Association

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    (42 miles) Ferndale

    About the Sullivan County Visitors Association: The SCVA is a membership organization established in 1997 to promote the Sullivan County Catskills as a tourism destination.

  • Ringwood State Park

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    (43 miles) Ringwood

    Stunning gardens with multi use trails in New Jersey, plus swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing! Outdoor fun for the whole family

  • New Canaan Nature Center

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    (44 miles) New Canaan

    The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

  • Wawayanda State Park

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    (44 miles) Hewitt

    A wonderland in winter and a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman year round in this New Jersey state park!

  • Railroad Museum Of New England

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    (44 miles) Thomaston

    The Naugatuck Railroad's scenic round trip excursions are an entertaining mix of relaxing river valley scenery and our rich transportation history. It’s an exciting and educational experience for ...

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (44 miles) Stamford

    Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Hecksher Farm and say hello the ...

  • Delaware and Ulster Railroad

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    (46 miles) Arkville

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

  • Kids Create

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    (46 miles) Naugatuck

    A creative play place for creative kids of all ages. They can sculpt, paint, create and play with fun and educational toys.

  • The Mattatuck Museum

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    (46 miles) Waterbury

    The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibits and collections ...

  • Action Park Mountain Creek

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    (47 miles) Vernon

    The world's TALLEST (and only!) thrill slide with double loops at this adrenaline pumping New Jersey water park for the whole family!

  • R and B Sportsworld

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    (47 miles) Winsted

    This well heated & air conditioned facility offers state of the art Jugs Pro-Range Batting Cages offering all speeds of soft & hardball pitching. You select the speed & height of the ...

  • Timexpo Museum

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    (47 miles) Waterbury

    It's about TIME for family fun. Timexpo® The Timex Museum tells the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to the 1850's. A Time Tunnel leads to ancient mysteries. Magnificent timepieces, ...

  • Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio

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    (47 miles) Stamford

    A creative and fun art experience in Stamford, Connecticut where both kids and parents can learn the art of pottery.

  • Best Time Ever

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    (48 miles) Stamford

    Arts and Crafts Studio where kids of all ages can get creative in a huge variety of ways.

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (48 miles) East Durham

    A fun and family friendly day out in a natural setting, with rivers, slides and thrills all in the one fun New York water park - including the worlds longest water park zip line!

  • Greenburgh Nature Center

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    (48 miles) 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.