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0 Best Albany Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Albany is a city filled with art, history, and nature. As the capital of New York State, Albany will offer you every opportunity to learn about one of the most historic states in US history. It may not be Time Square, but be assured that Albany has its own personality and treasures that will make you keep coming back year after year.

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Recommended Museums for Art and History

The New York State Museum is a great place to learn all about how New York came to be and how it has grown since then. It is home to some of the top scientists in the country who make amazing discoveries in the field of pathology and archaeology. It underwent renovations for expansion a few years back, which allowed them to have more room for bigger exhibitions like dinosaur skeletons.

You can visit the Revolutionary War General Philip J. Schuyer at the Schuyer Mansion. There you can take an exciting educational tour about the Genera’s lifestyle, his political influences, his military experiences and his social gatherings that took place at his home.

The First Church of Albany is a true historical landmark. Tour the state’s oldest congregation and learn about the history behind its architectural design and the hardships it has endured since it was built in 1798. Another popular attraction is the Empire State Plaza. The plaza consists of ten buildings and its own world of shopping, restaurants, tours, landmarks, and fascinating architecture that is admired by thousands of visitors each year.

Discover the burials of national and local celebrity figures at the Albany Rural Cemetery. There you can take peaceful walks along the trails, go biking or take a drive around the 467-acre landscape.

Entertainment Venues for Music and Sports

At Albany’s center of Performing Arts, The Egg, you can watch musical concerts, watch stage plays and enjoy comedy events. The Egg also holds yoga and fitness classes. If you’re thinking of hosting a party, the facility allows you to rent out a 10,000 square foot lounge room perfect for dancing and entertainment.

The Time Union Center is perfect for live concerts, comedy shows, sports events and even ice skating! Very often they have special shows for families to interact with and enjoy like laser shows, Disney, and Sesame Street performances.

Another place to enjoy sports and recreation is at the Washington Avenue Armory with a maximum capacity of 4,600 for sports events, conventions, and concerts. Built back in 1890, the building has bounced around for uses from arenas to a library. As you tour the building, learn about it’s deep history and upcoming events.

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