- TripBuzz found 88 things to do with kids in or near Schenectady, New York, including 71 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Albany, Saratoga Springs, Troy and Clifton Park.
- From Maple Ski Ridge to Boulevard Bowl, the Schenectady area offers 77 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Theaters, History Museums and Hiking Trails.
- Primarily a city of industry, the city of Schenectady was once a booming agricultural trade area in its early days. Though the city has a thriving business landscape, visitors can enjoy many attractions, both indoor and outdoor, throughout the area. The most popular points of interest include the cities many museums and theatres, a historic district, as well as a unique shopping and dining experience.
A historic neighborhood of the city, Lark Street now features plenty of shopping opportunities and others. In here are art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, bars, antique shops, and even tattoo shops. It is the place where several festivals are held, such as the Art on Lark.
Jogging, picnicking and fishing are some of the activities to be performed in the Washington Park. Some of the amenities include a Lakehouse Amphitheatre, a playground area, and tennis courts. In here there are over 100 species of trees, and plenty of bird to be spotted.
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Walsh Bowling Centers, 600 Fulton Street, Troy, NY 12180 MoreLess Info
Offering specials like college nights, dollar nights, and glow in the dark bowling, Uncle Sam lanes is a popular location for casual and enthusiastic bowlers alike. Other amenities at the bowling alley include a pro shop and a bar/lounge area.
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110 8th Street, Troy, NY MoreLess Info
Part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center has four venues designed with improved acoustics and technology. The center holds conferences, concerts and performing arts shows.
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125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to the region's history and culture, the Albany Institute of History & Art was founded in 1791, thus being one of the oldest museums in America. Its permanent collection covers areas such as painting, sculpture, antiques, rare books, home furnishing, costumes, and others.
The collections at the New York State Museum cover 4 areas: anthropology, biology, geology, and history. Besides the more than 9 million items in these collections, this museum also organizes 12 exhibitions each year and several other programs, such as the Family Fun Day.
For 35 years, the Egg has welcomed artists from all around the world on its stage. The building houses 2 theaters, with a total seating capacity of almost 1,500. These facilities can be rented for special events, whether public or private.
Situated on nearly 80 acres, Prospect Park sits on land deeded to the city in 1902 by the Warren family. The park provides a playground, spray pool, nature trails, picnic areas and facilities for tennis, basketball, softball and soccer.