- Our list of the best things to do in Poughkeepsie, New York, features the top 222 nearby activities — including 96 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Poughkeepsie, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 25 things to do within the city of Poughkeepsie, NY , followed by 197 popular activities in nearby cities, including Kingston, Newburgh, New Paltz, Beacon, Hyde Park, Cold Spring, Rhinebeck, Fishkill, Marlboro, Kent, Millbrook, Carmel, Garrison, Ellenville, Saugerties, Woodstock and Bolton Landing
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Downtown Pougkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY MoreLess Info
As a sightseeing destination, Walking Bridge Over Hudson River is a 212 foot tall bridge that offers panoramic views of the river below and opportunities to spot passing trains. The bridge is open to pedestrians, dogs, joggers, cyclists, and skaters.
The Walkway Over the Hudson welcomes each year approximately 750,000 visitors. It is a 1.28 mile-long elevated pedestrian bridge, standing 212 feet above the ground, making it the longest of its kind in the world.
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124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 MoreLess Info
Paintings, sculptures, drawings, and everything else that means art are hosted at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. There are over 17,000 items in the permanent collection, items which span over the time, some of them dating back to 1357 BC.
The oldest continuously operating theater in the state, the Bardavon Opera House was founded in 1869 and since then it has hosted more than 140 shows by worldwide known artists, such as Blondie, Joan Baez, Al Pacino, and Bill Cosby.
Covering 200 acres, the Locust Grove includes on its grounds a mansion built in 1851, gardens, almost 5 miles of carriage roads established in the 19th century, and a museum dedicated to Samuel Morse, the inventor and the artist.
As a community art gallery space, Mid-Hudson Heritage Center features a new exhibition every month in a variety of different art mediums. The permanent exhibits include collaborative murals from students and volunteers in the community.
Filled with wall to wall trampolines, Bounce Sports offers visitors a cardio fitness experience where they can jump across the facility. In addition to a foam pit, the facility has baskets for visitors to practice dunking on.