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United States Military Academy

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Address: Trophy Point, West Point, NY
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: The premier US military academy.

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Superb View

The Plain of West Point and views are the best ever, even in the Winter. Looking back toward the barracks and Cadet Chapel provide a memorable view/picture. Then standing on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Dexter, Michigan
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Dexter, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Plain of West Point and views are the best ever, even in the Winter. Looking back toward the barracks and Cadet Chapel provide a memorable view/picture. Then standing on Trophy Point viewing the cannon and monument to Civil War Veterans is impressive. You can also have a great view of the Hudson River. Of course, the best time is... More 

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orlando
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

we have a cadet - made traveling SO much easier! Just outside the gate - was so easy to pick up him and friends -

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Gilberdyke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I think that visiting West Point is much more interesting if a friend or family member is stationed there. For some reason it gives you more interest in what the various buildings are, how the place functions, etc. Without that, it’s still an interesting place to visit, but it’s quite a drive to get to it from Manhattan, and outside... More 

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Limerick,Maine (USA)
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was at West Point for 2 weeks in 2004 while in Army Reserves. I trained Cadets on the rifle range. During free time I looked around historic West Point. Beautiful! Many brick buildings. Outdoor pavilion by the Hudson river. Museum was nice. Cadets were interesting.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you're around West Point during the football season, or basketball season or youre in to hockey, thats the place to be and games to attend! Real Army spirit! And yes, the Army teams are the best. On the other note, if you're not in to sports, enjoy this very interesting Hudson Valley architectual gem. Strategically located on the Highlands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you are in the Hudson valley, an army hockey game at west point is definitely a worthwhile activity. Great for kids and families. The price is right and the atmosphere is phenomenal.... Go army!

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Bellport, NY
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The landscape and buildings at West Point are definitely worth a look. The Visitors Center is helpful. West Point Museum is small but good, especially the gallery on the Army, which highlights its non-fighting contributions to the nation's history. The bus tour was worth the $14.50. Good boilerplate narrative as you drive around, plus several short off-the-bus walkarounds.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The campus is very beautiful and the cadets are wonderful to talk to but the guards are extremely rude and unprofessional. I have visited the Naval Academy and everyone from the guards at the gate to the midshipments to the people at the cafeteria are all pleasant and professional. It is a shame that a place with so much of... More 

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Colorado
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128 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The United States Military Academy at West Point is an integral part of US history and culture. One realizes just how much so when touring the impressive grounds and the Visitor Center. This is a must see for all who visit this part of New York. Be prepared to show a photo ID and possibly have your vehicle searched when... More 

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Seattle
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27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The campus is impressive, huge and gorgeous being next to the Hudson River. The buildings are wonderful, and the view from the top balcony of the library is fantastic. We also went to the Army vs. Rice football game, which was a lot of fun. We didn't realize that you park far away from the stadium and then take a... More 

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