Things to do in QUEENSBURY 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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  • Six Flags Great Escape

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    (2 miles) Queensbury

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

  • Wild West Ranch

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    (3 miles) Lake George

    Create family memories with an old-fashioned twist at this throwback to the Wild West in New York State!

  • Magic Forest

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    (3 miles) Lake George

    Magical fun just for those little ones, with kiddie rides, trains and forest adventure!

  • Water Slide World

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    (4 miles) Lake George

    Cool down in New York at this fun water park, with over 35 water slides and attractions at Water Slide World!

  • Lake George Steamboat

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    (5 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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    (5 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 ...

  • Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

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    (29 miles) Pottersville

    Explore the LARGEST cave entrance in the East, waterfalls, gorge, lighted caves, guided adventure tours with a cave float, gemstone mining, Frisbee golf, climbing walls, dino digs, crystal quest & ...

  • Saratoga and North Creek Railway

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    (29 miles) North Creek

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

  • Robert Todd Lincolns Hildene

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    (32 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" ...

  • Garnet Mine Tours

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    (33 miles) North River

    Kids can learn how to find their own Garnet gemstones, as well as learn all about the history and geology of the mine. Are you ready to hunt for treasures in New York State on your family day out!?

  • The Chocolatorium

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    (33 miles) East Arlington

    The Chocolatorium is not only a chocolate exhibit, but a fun and tasty place to explore! Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate, the history, the culture, and how it's made!

  • Fort Ticonderoga

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    (36 miles) Ticonderoga

    Immerse the family in nearly 2,000 acres of history at the fascinating Fort Ticonderoga! With living history programs and activities, as well as a fun corn maze!

  • Wilson Castle

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    (36 miles) Proctor

    Visit an architectural masterpiece from the 19th Century, and the ONLY real castle in Vermont!

  • Adirondack Animal Land

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    (36 miles) Gloversville

    Visit the LARGEST zoo in upstate New York, with over 500 animals across 80 acres! Amazing animal fun for the whole family.

  • Vermont Marble Museum

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    (38 miles) Proctor

    We have been presenting the past present and future of marble, as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses for more that 20 years!

  • Bromley Sun Mountain Adventure Park

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    (38 miles) Peru

    Vermont thrills and spills with attractions for all ages - with a climbing wall, mini golf and water slides....to name a few!

  • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort

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    (38 miles) Peru

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 14 green runs and 4 terrain parks, plus their Adaptive Sports Center offers snow sports for disabled skiers and their families.

  • New England Maple Museum

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    (38 miles) Rutland

    The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup.

  • The Bennington Museum

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    (40 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 ...

  • Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont

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    (40 miles) Rutland

    Our nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell\'s art, established in 1976, commemorates Norman Rockwell\'s Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). ...

  • Stratton Mountain Resort

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    (41 miles) Stratton Mountain

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering around 35% green runs and 4 terrain parks.

  • Magic Mountain Ski Area

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    (46 miles) Londonderry

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 5, offering 30% green runs, plus extensive tubing hill and terrain training park.

  • Mount Snow

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    (47 miles) West Dover

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

  • Albany Battlefield Live Laser Tag

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    (47 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 ...

  • New York State Museum

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    (49 miles) 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.

  • Vermont Folklife Center

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    (51 miles) Middlebury

    The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the folkarts and cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region.

  • Henry Sheldon Museum

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    (51 miles) Middlebury

    The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is the oldest chartered community history museum in the United States, welcoming visitors and researchers since 1882. It offers lively tours, exhibits ...

  • Adams Farm

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    (51 miles) Wilmington

    With a petting farm, Rainbow Trout fishing, wagon rides, bonfires during the summer & fall and horse-drawn sleigh rides during winter, there is plenty of year round farm fun at Adams Farm!

  • Adirondack Museum

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    (52 miles) Blue Mountain Lake

    Explore 121 acres and 40,000sq ft of exhibitions near the Blue Mountain, with indoor and outdoor learning and activities for kids!

  • Funplex Funpark

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    (53 miles) East Greenbush

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

  • Kidspace at Mass MoCa

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    (53 miles) North Adams

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

  • Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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    (53 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 ...

  • Natural Bridge State Park

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    (53 miles) North Adams

    Visit the ONLY naturally formed white marble arch in the whole of the USA - right in Massachusetts!

  • The Nature Museum at Grafton

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    (54 miles) Grafton

    The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. The exhibits at The Nature Museum at Grafton encourage you to open the door to Vermont\'s natural beauty.

  • Molly Stark State Park

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    (55 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, ...