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Albany Visitors Center

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Address: 25 Quackenbush Sq., Albany, NY 12207
Phone Number: 518-434-0405
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Worth a visit if you are new to Albany!

Nice place to get an overview of the city and history. Always friendly people here. Full of interesting displays and free information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Prudence T
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Kinderhook, New York
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Kinderhook, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice place to get an overview of the city and history. Always friendly people here. Full of interesting displays and free information.

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Queensland, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were visiting friends and family in Albany for three days and were encouraged by my brother in law to go to the Visitors Centre. We were very glad we did as I found it so interesting. I was born in Albany and my parents had lived their whole lives in the area so I was familiar with much of... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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386 reviews 386 reviews
169 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We arrived around 4.55 as the place was getting ready to close. We were welcomed by a smiling female staff member who was not in a rush to leave. She took time to answer all of our questions, provide maps and local information. Couldn't have asked for more. We were only in Albany for 2 nights - 2 days so... More 

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Woking, England
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106 reviews 106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The exhibit about Albany was interesting. The girl on the desk wasn't as well informed as I had hoped.

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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Guy at the desk was super helpful. Went over the stuff we should see and stuff we shouldn't. Was a lot of information.

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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