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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720
866-781-2922
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspiring expression, creativity, and innovation through the... more » Owner description: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspiring expression, creativity, and innovation through the arts. Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY., just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods. The center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational and community programs that inspire creative expression and civic engagement to enrich the human spirit. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities. « less
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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great museum on Woodstock. The grounds are immaculate. The concert venue was absolutely great. I highly recommend attending a concert at this location.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went to see Crosby, Stills and Nash- fantastic show and the acoustics were great! Parking was easy, gorgeous day and setting. The lawn wasn't mowed- but it wasn't more than 4 inches I suppose. The staff there was absolutely ridiculous. I attended the show with 2 friends who each happen to be pregnant- so we were not a loud and... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to attend a Doobie Bros Peter Frampton concert there. We bought lawn seats but we were lucky enough to find an excellent location. We purchased seats for 5$ and they were very comfortable. There were many concession and drink stands and the public facilities were spotless. Also leaving the concert was not a problem as traffic... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

After James Taylor it took us 2 hours to get from the parking lot back to our hotel, which with no traffic is 15 mins away. I will NEVER go back here despite the beauty of the location. They were incompetent at managing the exit parking, total free for all

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Rartian, NJ
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The arts center on the grounds of the original Woodstock festival has a museum and an outdoor amphitheater for concerts. The museum is well done with lots of artifacts and films. It is nostalgic for those who lived through that era and educational for those who did not. The concert venue is typical of that style with open air seating... More

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is beautiful and we had great views of the stage even on the lawn. Our daughter had a broken foot and were were provided with golf car transportation from the parking area, right into the concert area. It was great! The only con is that after the concert, there was a huge line of people waiting for cart... More

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Gloversville, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Best experience at a concert ever, easy accessibility arriving and leaving...very friendly staff. Food and spirits reasonably priced for a concert. I wanted to purcase a lawn chair, but they sold out. Next time I will reserve one online before going to the concert. But early concert leavers gave us their chairs for the last hour of the concert...I was... More

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NY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a beautiful place with spectacular views. It is the actual site of the 1969 Woodstock 3 day festival. If you are going for a concert plan to arrive very early as traffic upon entering the venue can back up. If you purchase lawn seats for a concert you will have to bring a blanket to sit on or... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Made the trip to Bethel Woods for a concert with a friend last year (2013), and went back this year with my wife. The museum, and concert amphitheater are on the site of the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. The museum give a look back to the area, the times, and the chaos that surrounded Woodstock. Many displays of 60's... More

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Its rural, out of the way location is part of its charm and history. I paid a little extra to park in the premium parking lot, it saved me 5-10 minutes pulling in and parking and 30 minutes leaving. It's a 20-minutes walk even from the closest lot to the ampitheatre, passing the museum and multiple vendors on the way.... More

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