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Hudson River Museum

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Address: 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone Number: 914-963-4550
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Interesting, Small Museum with Great Views of the Hudson River

Plan to spend about 1-2 hours at the Hudson River Museum inYonkers. They have several areas to visit, including Hudson River theme paintings, the Red Grooms " Book Store... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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New York, NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Plan to spend about 1-2 hours at the Hudson River Museum inYonkers. They have several areas to visit, including Hudson River theme paintings, the Red Grooms " Book Store" exhibit, a large exhibit exploring the ecology of the Hudson River from beginning to end and, currently, a wonderful exhibit of paintings and artifacts related to George Washington, including a Gilbert... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Fantastic place to spend a few hours, great planetarium shows, great museum exhibitions , all around good fun and good learning for the entire family

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Kew Gardens, New York
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210 reviews 210 reviews
74 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I was impressed with the museum. The permanent collection has some nice work by Cropsy and Bierstadt. The mansion connected to the museum is nicely preserved. The Eastlake style, while tremendously old fashioned, is beautiful to look at, with many intricate details. The views to the Hudson River and the Palisades are spectacular. Lots of interactive things to do for... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Hudson River museum is ideal for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon outing The museum features a permanent collection of historical Hudson Valley paintings and RiverRama, an ecological multimedia study of the Hudson River. Every several months there are special exhibits. The current special exhibit is about peacocks in art and fashion and well worth seeing. The museum has a... More 

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New York, NY
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353 reviews 353 reviews
66 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Although somewhat hard to find without a GPS, the Hudson River Museum has an outstanding permanent collection and special exhibits that change every two or three months. Attached is the newly renovated planetarium. The property is magnificent, overlooking the Hudson. There are regularly scheduled tours of what was the mansion house. Parking is free. It's the perfect size to spend... More 

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New York
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156 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The museum focuses on the local history and culture. My favorite are the paintings of the day when the Hudson River Valley was developing. Bridges, horse carriages and landscapes were absolutely beautiful. The best part if the renovated mansion (architecturally speaking). The temporary exhibit at the time, "crochet monsters" as I call it was peculiar to say the least, but... More 

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New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Seriously. There is nothing going on in the museum...or rather there is nothing in the museum. Planetarium was ok, kind of old fashioned (not like Museum of Natural History's). Stuff was very friendly. And I would have given the museum 2 stars if it was not for the neighborhood.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This museum is nice if you have some time to spare and you are in the area. It is not expensive and the Hudson River exhibit was really interesting. I could have done without the other exhibits though.

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Waco, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For a nominal entrance fee, we got art (Hudson River School and quirky contemporary), history (Yonkers specifically), a look at life in late-19th century NY, a geography lesson (on the Hudson River) and beautiful view of the river. It doesn't require a while afternoon and there is not a cafe, so eat lunch before you go..

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Bronx, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went to Hudson River Museum on a Friday night because I heard they offered a laser light music show. Apparently it was a limited offering because they don't have the show anymore. The staff doesn't seem very friendly, actually almost seemed annoyed that people were in the museum. The lady in the gift shop was nice enough but she's outnumbered... More 

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