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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: New York's Capitol building took four decades to build, from 1867 to 1899, and is considered a magnificent example of... more » Owner description: New York's Capitol building took four decades to build, from 1867 to 1899, and is considered a magnificent example of 19th-century architecture. « less
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Museums

The New York State Museum serves as a repository for New York State's artistic, historical, natural and social history.  The splendid building dominates one end of the Empire... more »

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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Theaters; Other
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Theaters; Other

Hovering dramatically over Empire State Plaza, The Egg is a world-class performing arts complex.  Designed by Wallace Harrison, construction of the building began in 1966 and was... more »

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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson... more » Owner description: Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley through an amazing collection of furniture, clothing, paintings, silver and photographs, all celebrating the importance of this region in American history. « less
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Ranked #9 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Built before the American Revolution, the elegant home of General Philip Schuyler is one of the most outstanding examples of... more » Owner description: Built before the American Revolution, the elegant home of General Philip Schuyler is one of the most outstanding examples of pre-war architecture. « less
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: One of the most endangered regions in the Northeastern United Sates contains almost 6,000 acres of scenic and dramatic... more » Owner description: One of the most endangered regions in the Northeastern United Sates contains almost 6,000 acres of scenic and dramatic landscape rooted in glacial history. « less
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Ranked #13 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: One of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in America features 10 government buildings set on a six-story platform,... more » Owner description: One of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in America features 10 government buildings set on a six-story platform, delighting visitors with historical attractions, a performing arts center and plenty of music and other entertainment in the summer and fall. « less
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Ranked #14 of 28 attractions in Albany
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Ranked #15 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Civic Centers; Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Cultural
Owner description: This multipurpose civic center hosts musical performances, ice shows, trade shows and is home to the AHL River Rats, NLP... more » Owner description: This multipurpose civic center hosts musical performances, ice shows, trade shows and is home to the AHL River Rats, NLP Attack and the Siena Saints MAAC basketball team. « less
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Ranked #17 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Site of the first Shaker community. Located adjacent to Albany International Airport, the historic site features nine Shaker... more » Owner description: Site of the first Shaker community. Located adjacent to Albany International Airport, the historic site features nine Shaker buildings, an herb garden, apple orchard and cemetery where Shaker founder, Ann Lee is buried. The 1848 Shaker Meeting House contains a small museum and gift shop. Hiking trails are available at the adjacent Ann Lee Pond Wildlife Preserve. « less
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Ranked #19 of 28 attractions in Albany
Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This is the official residence of the governor of Albany, and has been since 1877. Theodore Roosevelt once lived in the... more » Owner description: This is the official residence of the governor of Albany, and has been since 1877. Theodore Roosevelt once lived in the stately building with his family while serving as New York State's highest executive. « less
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Ranked #22 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Convention Centers; Other
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Ranked #23 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This 18-century-style mansion (circa 1787), which sits on a wooded hill overlooking the scenic Hudson River, contains a huge... more » Owner description: This 18-century-style mansion (circa 1787), which sits on a wooded hill overlooking the scenic Hudson River, contains a huge collection of antiques, textiles and other historical artifacts. « less
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Ranked #24 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors

Lake Lila is situated in serene Hamilton County between Long Lake and Tupper Lake. To get to the lake you drive 6 miles down a logging road the speed limit is 15 and don't break... more »

Ranked #25 of 28 attractions in Albany
Category: Museums
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Category: Mountains; Outdoors
A low-lying mountain that offers not-too-difficult climbs to its summit.
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Category: Theaters; Other
Owner description: The focus is on maintaining a wonderful and healthy life through various venues, from "Zuzu's Natural Oasis" for delicious... more » Owner description: The focus is on maintaining a wonderful and healthy life through various venues, from "Zuzu's Natural Oasis" for delicious desserts and specialty drinks to "Zuzu's Main Studio" for expressive arts, live music, theater and dance. « less
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Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: Explore the nature of outer space through a variety of imaginative star shows including "Stars to Starfish," "Through The Eye... more » Owner description: Explore the nature of outer space through a variety of imaginative star shows including "Stars to Starfish," "Through The Eye of Hubble" and "The Little Star That Could." « less
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