Things to do in RENSSELAER 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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  • New York State Museum

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    (1 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.

  • Funplex Funpark

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    (3 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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    (6 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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    (24 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

    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!

  • Berkshire Museum

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    (28 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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    (31 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 ...

  • Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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    (32 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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    (32 miles) North Adams

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

  • Berkshire Scenic Railway and Museum

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    (32 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 ...

  • Secret Caverns

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    (33 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!

  • Natural Bridge State Park

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    (33 miles) North Adams

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

  • Howe Caverns

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    (34 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!

  • Animagic Museum of Animation

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    (34 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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    (39 miles) Gloversville

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

  • The Chocolatorium

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    (42 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!

  • Mount Snow

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    (48 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

    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!

  • Six Flags Great Escape

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    (49 miles) Queensbury

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

  • Molly Stark State Park

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    (49 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, ...

  • 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" ...

  • Water Slide World

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    (53 miles) Lake George

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

  • Stratton Mountain Resort

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    (53 miles) Stratton Mountain

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

  • Delaware and Ulster Railroad

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    (54 miles) 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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    (54 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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    (54 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 ...

  • Magic Forest

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    (54 miles) Lake George

    Made especially for the younger kids, they have 25 rides for your enjoyment, many suitable for toddlers.

  • Rex Museum

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    (55 miles) Gallup

    A museum on the history of Gallup displaying verious artifacts and information.

  • Beaver Spring Lake Campground

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    (57 miles) Davenport

    A family friendly RV park in New York State farm country, with boat rentals, nature trails, fishing, and day camping!

  • Bromley Sun Mountain Adventure Park

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    (57 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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    (57 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.

  • Look Park

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    (58 miles) Florence

    Sweet family fun out in nature at Look Park, with boat rides, mini golf, and even a steam train ride!

  • Yankee Candle Village

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    (59 miles) Deerfield

    A unique, entertaining world of New England charm, fairy tale fantasies, and hands-on, interactive candlemaking that's fun for every age. Also with permanent Christmas Wonderland exhibit.

  • Magic Wings

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    (59 miles) South Deerfield

    The 8,000-square foot conservatory is home to nearly 4,000 free-flying butterflies from all over the world. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...