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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

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Address: 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720
Phone Number: 866-781-2922
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization...

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.

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a trip back in time

I wasn't too sure what to expect here. Since I wasn't born yet, I thought I was going to be really bored. I enjoyed it. We spent a couple of hours here. It ended up being a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Hempfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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Hempfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I wasn't too sure what to expect here. Since I wasn't born yet, I thought I was going to be really bored. I enjoyed it. We spent a couple of hours here. It ended up being a lot of fun. There is a film to watch at the very end and there are mini movies throughout the display. You can... More 

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Mertztown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The designers and curators did an exemplary job in creating the space and all of it's exhibits. Not only did they capture the essence of the festival, but also the culture and history of the times leading up to it. The displays are easy to read and provide information without being too in depth and the videos help tie it... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We spent a few hours at the museum and grounds and LOVED it. The museum is well done and there is so much to take in. It can easily be done in a couple of hours but plan for a little longer if you want to savor it. The highlight for us was hearing from a gentleman who had been... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Totally fantastic place with pictures, films, interactive devices to help explain and re-create Woodstock- I LOVED IT!

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Thank funinthesun41947
Lake Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Bethel/Woodstock is a great place to hear your favorite music.They have varied music with the best of the best performing

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Thank boolahboolah2015
Eldred, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Went to Woodstock when younger. Great museum great grounds. Great talents scheduled. Pricing is reasonable

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Thank John W
Canton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have visited here there times.....two for concerts including Carlos Santana and Neil Young. But the place is magic....the field where Woodstock is pristine and the Museum and Performing Arts Center are adjacent at the top of the hill where the concessions were during Woodstock. If you grew up in the sixties or love classic rock you need to visit... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Wow...I made the trip because I was alive and watched it unfold on TV at 16 years old. We all wanted to be there!! So when I got the chance to go I did and WOW. Beautiful area and the history of what happened is amazing. Just to watch the videos they have and the stories from the people who... More 

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Thank texastravelgal54
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Walking the grounds of Bethel Woods is so serene and spiritual. Everything is so beautiful you begin to feel your body and mind rejuvenate. And if you stop to remember that 400,000 plus kids gathered to hear the music and sing the song of Peace, your spirit gets a chance to HOPE for the betterment of man. Additionally, such happy... More 

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Highlands Ranch, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had a wonderful time traveling back in time to Woodstock through all the great stories and films in the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Beautiful grounds, great gift shop, fun museum. A must see if you are in the area!

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