Poughkeepsie Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Poughkeepsie; our list of the best things to see, including Walkway over the Hudson, Bardavon Opera House and Empire Cruise Lines.
  • The best place in Poughkeepsie: Walkway over the Hudson

    Walkway over the Hudson

    to sunset 7 days a week. Dogs Allowed, Handicap Accessible. The Bridge connects Poughkeepsie to Highland and it has a long history; it was built in 1888 as a railroad bridge, and it caught fire in 1974 and was too expensive to tear down. Today it is the largest pedestrian park in the world. Being 212 feet over the Hudson River it gives you a great view of the sunset and the skyline of Poughkeepsie and Highland.
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  • Bardavon Opera House

    Bardavon Opera House

    35 Market St
    Box office: +1 845 472 2072, fax: +1 845 472 4259. The Bardavon was established in 1869, and now takes part in many legendary musical performances. Closed for the summers, reopens in September, prices varied, accepts all major credit cards, personal checks, cash, and gift cards.
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  • Empire Cruise Lines

    Empire Cruise Lines

    29 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
    Sightseeing cruises on the Hudson River.
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  • Shadows on the Hudson

    Shadows on the Hudson

    176 Rinaldi Blvd
    M-Th 11:30AM-10PM (Cocktails until 11PM), F-Sa 11:30AM-11PM (cocktails until 2AM), Su Brunch 11AM-2PM,Lunch & Dinner 1PM-9PM. Located on the riverfront, this modern restaurant is also a bar, outside seating, great views, great food, a little fancier than casual dress.
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

    75 North Water St.
    Tuesday-Friday 9:30-5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 11:00-5:00p.m. The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is an interactive, hands-on museum with a variety of different exhibits all focused on Hudson Valley heritage, technology, and science. For children up to age 12.
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  • Locust Grove

    2683 South Rd
    House tours daily 10AM-3PM, May 1-Nov 30. Closed major holidays. Adults $9, youth (6-18) $5.. The former estate of Samuel F. B. Morse, whose patent of the electromagnetic telegraph revolutionized human communication. Set on 150 acres, the Italianate villa was designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis
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  • Minnewaska Bird Conservation Area

    5281 Route 44-55
    The Bird Conservation Area includes birds of forest habitat including breeding northern saw-whet owl, black-and-white warbler, black-throated blue warbler, Canada warbler, eastern wood-pewee, northern flicker and scarlet tanager; and breeding shrub/scrub species eastern towhee, field sparrow, gray catbird, indigo bunting and prairie warbler. Species at risk include a pair of peregrine falcons (Endangered) that nest on the cliff face.
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  • Bananas Comedy Club

    Mercury Grand Hotel 2170 Rt. 9
    Friday opens at 9:00p.m. Saturday opens at 8:00p.m.-10:30p.m.. $12 on Friday $15 on Saturday and Sunday. Bananas Comedy Club includes top comedians from television, movies, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas. Dinner and overnight packages available.
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  • Vassar College

    124 Raymond Avenue
    Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus. Especially noteworthy is the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, which has ancient, medieval, Asian, European and American art and objects, well worth a visit. The Center is free to visit; open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sundays, 1PM to 5PM. Closed Mondays. The grounds of the college are quite lovely (in good weather); the campus is maintained as an arboretum, with more than 200 varieties of trees on 1,000 acres.
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  • Bull and Buddha

    Bull and Buddha

    319 Main Street
    Bull and Buddha is located in a newly restored building in the heart of Poughkeepsie's revitalized Main Street. Offering a chic yet casual setting, Bull and Buddha blends an understated urban interior with exotic Asian design elements, including a hand-carved two ton Buddha that greets entering guests from behind the bar. Bull and Buddha offers Modern Pacific Cuisine, with influences spann
  • Shadows On The Hudson

    Shadows On The Hudson

    176 Rinaldi Blvd
    Shadows on the Hudson is Hudson Valley's Premier Riverside Dining Experience
  • Brasserie 292

    Brasserie 292

    292 Main Street
  • Billy Bob's BBQ

    Billy Bob's BBQ

    34 Fairmont Ave
  • Soul Dog

    Soul Dog

    107 Main St
    Soul Dog is a Poughkeepsie institution, featuring wonderful dogs and unique toppings as well as everything from fish and chips to quinoa chili. Many AMAZING gluten options available.
  • Palace Diner

    Palace Diner

    194 Washington St
  • The Culinary Institute of America

    433 Albany Post Rd
    Select from five restaurants run by students and staff.
  • Noah's Ark

    135 Mill St
    Popular with upperclass students and 20-something locals for its happy hour, half price drinks on Thursdays 6PM-7:30PM, half price drinks and buffet on Fridays 6PM-7:30PM. The buffet normally consists of buffalo chicken wings and pasta.
  • The Culinary Institute of America

    433 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY
    Three are open Monday through Friday, two are open Tuesday through Saturday. Five restaurants operated by students and faculty: American Bounty (regional American, features Hudson Valley ingredients), Apple Pie Bakery Café (bakery and pastry), Ristorante Caterina de' Medici (Italian), St. Andrew's Café (casual, family-friendly), and Escoffier Restaurant (French). Be sure to make reservations in advance.
  • The Culinary Institute of America

    433 Albany Post Rd
    Select from five restaurants run by students and faculty: American Bounty (regional American, features Hudson Valley ingredients), Apple Pie Bakery Café (bakery and pastry), Ristorante Caterina de' Medici (Italian), St. Andrew's Café (casual, family-friendly), and Escoffier Restaurant (French). 3 are open Monday through Friday, 2 are open Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
  • Noshi's Coney Island

    Noshi's Coney Island

    803 Main Street
    Noshi's Coney Island 803 Main Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12603 (845)473-7586 Free Delivery (15$ Min.)
  • Mole Mole

    Mole Mole

    260 North Road
    The Best Mexican Food in the Hudson Valley
  • Babycakes Cafe

    Babycakes Cafe

    1 Collegeview Ave
    Great Place to Eat in Poughkeepsie
  • Kavos Gyros

    Kavos Gyros

    4 N Clover St
  • Marco's Gourmet Pizzeria

    Marco's Gourmet Pizzeria

    34 Raymond Ave
  • Rossi Rosticceria Deli

    Rossi Rosticceria Deli

    45 S Clover St
  • Poughkeepsie Ice House

    Poughkeepsie Ice House

    1 Main St
    The Poughkeepsie Ice House is now open! The Ice House is the only restaurant in Poughkeepsie located on the banks of the Hudson River, offering spectacular views of both the Mid Hudson Bridge and the famous Walkway Over The Hudson. Enjoy our breath taking view over lunch or dinner, choosing an item from an eclectic menu deigned by our culinary staff or a bottle of wine from one of our featured local wineries, or both! Come on down to the Ice House and relax with the view. We can’t wait to see you!
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