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Albany Visitors Center

25 Quackenbush Sq., Albany, NY 12207
518-434-0405
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Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Albany
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Most recent review
- Jun 27, 2014
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English first
Cortland, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our tour guide Peter was a savior to our ever failing plans during our reunion. The Brown Coach company sent an driver whom didn't know Albany, with a false itinerary. We finally got to Peter half an hour late and he gave us the best tour in the amount of time he had left. He actually had a tad more... More

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On The Road
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What a great place to visit in Albany New York, A great little trinket shop, Great musem area awesome ambiance. A perfect place to see some history. We love you Subbie and staff...

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The visitors center has a small gallery to explore as well as a memorial room for the USS Albany. The complex also includes one of Albany's first residences that has been converted to a pub.

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Ballston Lake
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nicely laid out, very informative and friendly welcoming Staff. I had no idea of USS Albany with its long history, the gift shop was nicely set out and we will go again.

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Bayville, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Cleaner than most rest stops. A little bit of everything, and the prices were not too bad. There is a good variety here; something for everyone.

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Albany, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

It's not big but enough to inform and enjoy. Also has display space used for changing exhibits. Staff is very nice and very helpful! Pretty place to enjoy old Albany.

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Staten Island, NY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The visitor center is based in a historic dutch building and the pumping station so that alone was worth seeing. The man behind the desk was so kind and helpful. There is a great exhibit of the history of Albany and even some models of cast iron stoves to show examples of the industry that once dominated Albany. We spent... More

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Logan Village, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Thanks to Pat for going out of her way to find us accommodation when we arrived in Albany. After many tries got a place by the water with magnificent views and a very spacious/clean apartment. Would highly recommend a visit to the information centre

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Albany, NY
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Be sure to stop in to the Visitor's Center. They are very helpful and they have some very nice exhibits. Well worth spending an hour here!

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Upstate NY
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Being from Albany, I thought I knew all about Albany. This center, tucked away in one of the most historic buildings in downtown is chock full of wonderful information, historical artifacts, and charming staff. Need to know where to stay? Talk to them. Need to know where to eat? Talk to them. Just want to know a bit more about... More

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