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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN NEW YORK


Adirondak Loj at Heart Lake, Lake Placid Niagara Falls Taughannock Falls State Park

Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in New York!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of New York. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.


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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Adirondack Park Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns massive wilderness park with 46 peaks over 4000ft
American Museum of Natural History Natural History Museum / Dinosaur Museum New York City some of the best fossil & dinosaur exhibits in the U.S.A.
Broadway Theater / Live Shows New York City world-famous theater/live show district
Bronx Zoo Zoo Bronx one of the best zoos on the East Coast
Central Park Urban / City Park New York City one of the largest and best urban parks in the U.S.A.
Corning Museum of Glass Art Museum Corning one of best museums of its kind in the U.S.A.
Fifth Avenue Shopping District New York City world-famous shopping district
Frick Collection Art Museum New York City 12 rooms of spectacular art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop Memorial New York City 911 Memorial, artifacts, images and stories
Howe Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Howes Cave the best cave tours in the Northeast
Letchworth Falls State Park Hiking Trails / Waterfalls Castile three large waterfalls and interesting canyon
Metropolitan Museum of Art ("the Met") Art Museum New York City one of the world's greatest art museums; NYC's #1 site
Museum of Modern Art ("MoMA") Art Museum New York City perhaps the finest modern art museum in the U.S.A.
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum Sports Museum / Hall of Fame Museum Cooperstown one of the best sports museums in the U.S.A.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum Memorial / History Museum New York City "an incredibly moving tribute to the 9/11 victims"
Niagara Falls State Park Waterfall / Boat Tours Niagara Falls world-famous waterfalls; walk or drive to Canadian side
Statue of Liberty National Monument Statue / Observation Deck / Scenic Views New York City giant statue; climb to the top for scenic views
Strong National Museum of Play, The History Museum / Children's Museum / Carousel Rochester eclectic museum that's popular with families/children
Taughannock Falls State Park Hiking Trails / Waterfalls Ulysses one of the best waterfalls on the East Coast
Tenement Museum History Museum New York City opportunity to understand the past lives of many immigrants
Times Square Shopping / Dining New York City tourist center of New York City
Top of the Rock Observation Deck Observation Deck / Scenic Views New York City some of the finest skyscraper views in NYC
Watkins Glen State Park Hiking Trails / Waterfalls Watkins Glen beautiful gorge with series of waterfalls
Whiteface Ski/Snowboard Resort Wilmington New York's best ski resort
Yankee Stadium Baseball Stadium Bronx home of the New York Yankees; historic & storied ballpark

Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park , Castile

High Falls Gorge, Adirondack Park
High Falls Gorge, Wilmington

Taughannock Falls, Taughannock Falls State Park
Adirondak Loj at Heart Lake, Lake Placid

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Lake George
Lake George

World's Tallest Uncle Sam, Lake George
World's Tallest Uncle Sam, Lake George

Taughannock Falls, Taughannock Falls State Park
Taughannock Falls, Taughannock Falls State Park, Ulysses

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of New York that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
9/11 Tribute Center Memorial New York City
Bear Mountain State Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views / Carousel / Merry-Go-Round Bear Mountain
Brooklyn Bridge Bridge New York City
Brooklyn Bridge Park Urban/City Park / Scenic Views Brooklyn 
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Urban/City Park / Scenic Views Brooklyn 
Bryant Park Urban / City Park New York City
Buttermilk Falls State Park Hiking Trails / Waterfalls Ithaca
Catskill Forest Preserve / Catskill Mountains Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views / Waterfalls Multiple towns
Chittenango Falls State Park Hiking Trails / Waterfalls Cazenovia
Chrysler Building Skyscraper New York City
Cloisters, The Historic Home Tours New York City
Darwin D. Martin House Historic Home Tours / Frank Lloyd Wright Buffalo
Ellis Island Immigration Museum History Museum New York City
Empire State Building Observation Deck / Scenic Views / Skyscraper New York City
Fort Ticonderoga Historic Fort / Scenic Views Ticonderoga
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum History Museum / Presidential Attraction / Library Hyde Park
Grand Central Terminal ("GCT") Railroad Terminal New York City
Greenwich Village Shopping / Dining New York City
Green-Wood Cemetery Cemetery / Gravesites Brooklyn 
High Line, The Urban / City Park New York City
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Aviation Museum / Space Museum / Military Museum / Boat Museum New York City
Kaaterskill Falls Waterfalls Haines Falls
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Theater / Concerts / Symphony / Orchestra / Opera New York City
Maid of the Mist Boat Tours Niagara Falls
Metropolitan Opera, The Theater / Opera New York City
Mohonk Preserve Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Rock Climbing New Paltz
New York Botanical Garden Botanical Garden Bronx
New York Public Library Library New York City
Radio City Music Hall Concerts New York City
Robert Treman State Park Hiking Trails / Waterfalls / Swimming Hole Ithaca
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating New York City
Saratoga Spa State Park Concerts / Outdoor Concerts / Historic Buildings Saratoga Springs
St. Patrick's Cathedral Church / Chapel New York City
St. Paul's Chapel Church / Chapel New York City
World's Tallest Uncle Sam Roadside Attraction Lake George

MORE TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS LISTS



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