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Albany Visitors Center

25 Quackenbush Sq., Albany, NY 12207
518-434-0405
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in Albany
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Most recent review
- Mar 2, 2014
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Ballston Lake
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 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
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Repentigny, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Staff are great & very helpfull if you need anything. They can even suggest nice place to eat, what to visit (the must & the nice) where to spend more time because it's worth it.

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central bridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Staff is great. Can look at web site and see all the coming attractions.

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Albany, NY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The Visitors' center has many items from the old Dutch period of NY as well as information on Albany life in the 1800's, and the surrounding region present day.

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