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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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White Plains, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I don't think this should be touted as a world-class destination - unless you want to sit in a world-class traffic jam!! While the concert arena is pretty, with winding paths (aka- long walk) and the acoustics are good, the parking lot is horrendous!! I have been to many concerts and places where large crowds have gathered. This place has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Well organized large concert venue. Great performances; beautiful grounds; excellent sound and services.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We saw Keith Urban here...under the pavilion...on a beautiful summer evening. It was the best! Great staffers...fun foods...icy cold beers...comfy seats...beautiful lush surroundings...it was awesome... Minor issues... Be prepared to walk! Comfy shoes are called for...you will walk at least 20 minutes from the parking lots to the entrance...and another almost mile to the Pavilion... There are not enough women's... More

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New York City, New York
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the grounds and the history of the Woodstock festival surrounding the area. We sat on lawn seats and the night sky was lit up with a billion stars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The ride up to Bethel Woods is magical, especially as the sun is setting behind the mountains. This is a wonderful place to see a concert and worth the trip. Absolutely beautiful grounds & a friendly crowd. There is a nice museum and gift shop,selling Woodstock themed items. It was fun knowing so much rock & roll history was made... More

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Glenmont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We came here back in June 2014 to see Boston Heaven On Earth Tour and Cheap Trick. The concert was amazing! Boston sounded awesome especially when playing Foreplay/Longtime! We sat in the last section before the lawn seats and it was still a perfect view. It is a nice center for the arts right in Bethel, NY with great mountain... More

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Wantagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great time at the Heart concert in Bethel woods. The museum was very cool to see and really gave you the true picture of what woodstock was really like

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to visit if you like Rock and Roll and visiting one of the most historic places since the invention of the guitar.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

wonderful place to see a concert. we attended the john fogerty concert on a friday evening and i can't think of one thing negative to say. the grounds and buildings are beautiful and well maintained . very clean. staff were helpful and friendly. FREE parking ( the free lots are a bit of a walk ) there are golf cart... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited for the first time recently and am looking forward to going back! The history is alive as you walk the hills that you know were covered in young people 45 years ago! Today's venue is well manicured and lovely. I saw Jimmy Buffet in July and we sat on the lawn. Everything was perfect! I look forward to going... More

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