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Heritage Area Visitors Center

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Address: 20 Broadway, Kingston, NY
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+1 800-331-1518

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If you want the local history it is here to find

Lots of local info is readily available here. Don't miss the small upstairs mini-museum with pics and paraphenalia from the past. Even the bricks and bluestone that used to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 24, 2016
Waynesville, North Carolina
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Lots of local info is readily available here. Don't miss the small upstairs mini-museum with pics and paraphenalia from the past. Even the bricks and bluestone that used to be part of the areas economy are to be found. Enjoyed learning more about the area.

1 Thank TES1957
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Tip: one of the few public bathrooms in the area. But that is not the reason to go - staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they have a modest historical exhibit, and they have a real wealth of tourist info, not only for the immediate area, for for other parts of the state. Foolish to be in the area for tourism... More 

1 Thank Timothy D
Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The Heritage Area Visitors Center is conveniently located in the Rondout-West Strand Historic District. The friendly, helpful staff answered questions and guided us to the appropriate brochures and maps. We were traveling to Columbia County, and they had plenty of information on that area, too. The Center has public restrooms, and there is ample parking.

1 Thank griggs2000
Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

See historic photos of the local area and pick up maps and tourist information. We took a walking tour of the Rondout area which met here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

The title basically says it all, but we got some good information from there, and was able to use the restrooms, so it's all good.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

This visitor center by the waterfront has a wealth of information about the area. Especially useful are self guided walking tours of the city. Helpful maps and info about dining, activities, etc. Free parking in municipal parking lot near center.

2 Thank Pnemiller
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

The Visitor Center at the waterfront is a jewel.Staffed by friendly people. Well stocked with literature. As a result, however, it stands out like a sore thumb in what is basically a slum. The waterfront walkway (basically old railroad tracks) was overgrown with ankle-high weeds. People walking around muttering to themselves; we decided not to sit at the gazebo and... More 

2 Thank Loretta S
New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

Staff was extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about the area. Lots of brochures and printed material to make your stay well worthwhile.

1 Thank eminker

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