Things to do in Poughkeepsie

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

Address: 75 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

Main Phone: (845) 471-0589

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Latitude: 41.708847

Longitude: -73.9392633

Did you know that Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum rates 4.6/5 based on 587 total ratings?

Reviews for Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

Aaron Wat

Aaron Wat

5/5

2 months ago

My kids went there several times and had a very nice time. kids learnt fun science facts and also played.

Angela Jolee Floria

Angela Jolee Floria

5/5

2 years ago

My grandson had his birthday party here and all the children that attended had a fun time!
All of the grown-ups had a special partitioned backroom area in which to sit, talk and eat the food. However, you must supply your own food, cake, drinks and decorations.
I highly recommend taking young children to this place. They have a bunch of kid-friendly playrooms, such as a kitchen, pizzeria, post office and much more. A lot of kids enjoy the fire truck and equipment too.

Crystal Rider

Crystal Rider

5/5

2 years ago

My son loves it here. We have a membership (which I highly recommend as you save a lot if you go more than twice a year). Great location with really pretty views. We walk along the Hudson River often. There is an elevator access up to the Walkway Over The Hudson, but its super high and Im not sure I could do it. Inside there are plenty of activities to keep a vast age group entertained. They have cute little shows and demonstrations throughout the month. Very wheelchair friendly as there is an elevator to get to the second exhibit floor. They rotate and add things constantly to keep it fresh for those who good often. We even had my son’s 3rd birthday there and they were accommodating, decently priced and the cake was great!

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Address: 61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

Main Phone: (845) 454-9649

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Latitude: 41.7105988

Longitude: -73.9447759

Did you know that Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park rates 4.8/5 based on 3060 total ratings?

Reviews for Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Rosario Pena

Rosario Pena

5/5

9 months ago

It was a spontaneous visit for me and my wife. So great… loved the walk. The view was pretty. If you appreciate history and hiking you will love it. I must return to visit the towns and have a weekend getaway.

JT

JT

5/5

11 months ago

Great family activity. The straight, flat, perfect pavement makes it the ideal place to take kids to walk, ride bikes or roller skate. If you want a more private experience, definitely consider what time you go because the walkway can become a busy place. Make sure you’re prepared for the weather, everything is amplified – there’s no shade from the sun and it can get very windy. The vibes up here are lovely 💜

Christine Gallagher

Christine Gallagher

5/5

9 months ago

Lived here almost all of my life and can never get enough of the beauty all around the Hudson Valley. Watched this incredible project from its plans, through construction and opening of operation. So happy to be back in town and sharing this amazing experience again with family and friends after such a long time!!! Everyone should have a chance to get here – you will definitely not be disappointed!! Breathtaking views along with a bit of excwill create cherished memories


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Springside Landmark

Address: 185 Academy St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

Main Phone: (845) 454-2060

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Latitude: 41.6902236

Longitude: -73.9293918

Did you know that Springside Landmark rates 4.3/5 based on 26 total ratings?

Reviews for Springside Landmark

Jeff Plambeck

Jeff Plambeck

5/5

2 months ago

Beautiful place to walk around gorgeous Landscaping wildlife wonderful trails to follow great for family fun

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

4/5

a year ago

Beautiful natural area with well-maintained trails. As a tourist, I thought I would be able to see more of the house and landscape. Unfortunately most of it is covered over so just think of it as a nature preserve more than historic landscape/architecture.

ann arnold

ann arnold

5/5

2 years ago

A very beautiful and peaceful place to visit. While this is a great place to walk your dog visitors should be prepared to pick up after them and do so.


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Upper Landing Park

Address: 83 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

Main Phone: (845) 834-2867

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Latitude: 41.7093876

Longitude: -73.9394148

Did you know that Upper Landing Park rates 4.5/5 based on 235 total ratings?

Reviews for Upper Landing Park

Mattix Home

Mattix Home

4/5

5 months ago

Nice park. Beautiful views. Much smaller than we thought it would be. Good for a short walk.

Susan Stearns

Susan Stearns

5/5

5 months ago

My favorite pocket park, it is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the river and creekside setting.

Melinda Kemp

Melinda Kemp

5/5

4 months ago

We parked here for the elevator entrance to the Walkway over the Hudson. Need better signage!!! Hard to figure out where to go. Nice area though by the river and great views from up on the walkway.


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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Address: 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, USA

Main Phone: (845) 437-5237

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Latitude: 41.6860874

Longitude: -73.8974068

Did you know that Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center rates 4.8/5 based on 107 total ratings?

Reviews for Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

G Aquino

G Aquino

5/5

a month ago

Lovely art museum that can be visited in an hour. It’s the first building you’ll see as soon as you enter Vassar College. We easily found street parking by the main gate and then walked a few minutes to the gallery. Admission is free and face masks are mandatory.

Robert fritz

Robert fritz

5/5

2 months ago

Fantastic art, and free to get in. Do yourself a favor and visit.

Walter Miguel

Walter Miguel

5/5

3 months ago

Great museum with free admission I wasn’t expecting to find such a quality collection of modern art. Picasso, Giacometti, Miro, Mattise and many others. Highly recommended


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Barrett Art Center

Address: 55 Noxon St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

Main Phone: (845) 471-2550

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Latitude: 41.70054

Longitude: -73.927581

Did you know that Barrett Art Center rates 5/5 based on 63 total ratings?

Reviews for Barrett Art Center

Cathy Schmitz

Cathy Schmitz

5/5

2 years ago

Poughkeepsie has a little gem hiding on Noxon Street. A beautiful art gallery exhibiting both national and local artists. And a gallery that cares about its own community too! Visit! Enjoy! Engage! You’ll be glad you did.

Richard LaRose

Richard LaRose

5/5

2 years ago

Great selection of diverse works of art in a beautiful historic architectural setting!

Mark Debald

Mark Debald

5/5

2 years ago

A true, one of a kind oasis in the City of Poughkeepsie. Barrett’s world class exhibitions never cease to inspire, and the artist talks keep me grounded in the creative process. Stop by, you’ll be grateful you did.


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Mid-Hudson Bridge

Address: 475 U.S. 44 55, Highland, NY 12528, USA

Main Phone: (845) 691-7221

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Latitude: 41.7027869

Longitude: -73.9451206

Did you know that Mid-Hudson Bridge rates 4.1/5 based on 118 total ratings?

Reviews for Mid-Hudson Bridge

Thom Essigman

Thom Essigman

4/5

a year ago

It’s a bridge

Sponge Bob

Sponge Bob

4/5

3 months ago

The Mid Hudson Bridge is a beautiful suspension bridge. It has nice views. But to be fair, the views from the Walkway over the Hudson near by are better. From the walkway, you get to see the Mid Hudson bridge if you look south.
But the Mid Hudson bridge does have beautiful views. The bridge itself is actually a little too small for the capacity it moves. As such they alternate a center lane of three to help the flow of traffic on a bridge only designed for two lanes.
There is also work almost always being done to maintain the bridge. But it is what it is. At times they light up the bridge. Recently it has has alternating colors that make the bridge come alive at night.
So it also has nice views in day or night looking at the bridge .

Bennett Cohen

Bennett Cohen

5/5

9 months ago

Go! This an amazing place. Awesome views of the mighty Hudson. Included just the right amount of historical info along the way. But know that it can get quite windy up there! Pack a windbreaker.