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Van Cortlandt Manor

South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY
914-271-8981
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An elegant 18th-century stone manor house that re-creates life during the Revolutionary period in America.
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After driving almost an hour to Lightscapes, we left very disappointed. The biggest complaint we have is that the music/sound effects, had NOTHING whatsoever to do with what you were looking at. Creepy music, felt more like a bad acid trip than a springtime celebration. My daughter was scared by it, and so were some other kids near us. Why... More

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I didn't know what to expect. I had in my mind that it would be similar to a Christmas display with wire lights, etc. I was SO wrong. Upon entering under this arching rainbow and seeing the beautiful multi-color field of tulips made out of recycled plastic bottles.. I was in awe. There was a giant turtle made out of... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I just went to Lightscapes and found it to be absolutely amazing! It was well worth the trip. The things that they were able to do were just incredible! I took three teenagers who were all equally impressed .

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Van Cortlandt Manor is featuring the Lightscapes exhibition weekends in May. I went with my husband and another couple. We had dinner first at Croton Tavern and did the 9:30 showing. Tickets were 16.00 and we spent about an hour and a half walking through the displays. We really enjoyed it. I was very impressed with the thousands of multi... More

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Pittsfield
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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

They have great programs and are staffed with caring welcoming people. It is great to see the early history reflected in this wonderful museum.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I think this historic site is open throughout the year, but I have only visited for the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze in Autumn and the new for 2014 Lightscapes Springtime light display. Both are amazing and mostly worth the roughly $10 to $20 ticket price as well as the drive from NJ. I have gone more than once during... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Still amazed! We will be back every year for sure! Words simply can't explain how jaw dropping the display is. We have never seen anything like it and the hundreds of pictures I took does it no justice!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Pumpkin Blaze was nice but a little overrated. We went on a weekday and had tickets for the first showing, so parking and crowds were not a problem. I feel the admission was too high for what they offered especially if you brought kids. But the displays were pretty and it was fun to walk through. I am glad... More

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Cohoes, NY
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19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

See over 5,000 jack-o-lanterns in one amazing place! Must reserve tickets as this event sells out. Great for little kids and kids at heart. A Happy Hollow Eve's event. The Great Pumpkin would definitely give this event a two thumbs up!

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went to the much talked about "Pumpkin Blaze" with my wife, niece and nephew for the first time last night. It's nothing like I've ever seen - a terrific display, simply breathtaking scenes of carved pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and types. But as much as this was great to see, the negatives outweigh the positives, making this an "average"... More

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