10 Things to Do in Watervliet That You Shouldn't Miss

March 6, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

Watervliet (/wɔːtərˈvliːt/ waw-tər-VLEET or /wɔːtərvəˈliːt/ waw-tər-və-LEET) is a city in Albany County in the U.S. state of New York. The population was 10,254 as of the 2010 census. Watervliet is north of Albany, the capital of the state, and is bordered on the north, west, and south by the town of Colonie. The city is also known as "the Arsenal City".
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1. USS Slater DE-766

Broadway and Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202 +1 518-431-1943
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4.5 based on 277 reviews

USS Slater DE-766

During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America. Step back in time. Return to 1945 aboard USS SLATER. See how Sailors worked, hear the sounds of a living ship, touch a piece of American history, and walk the decks where hundreds of Sailors have walked before.

Reviewed By Koldslaw - Albany, New York

If you love military history or naval history this is your jam. Beautiful ship with tons of character.Check er out!

2. Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park

231-341 N Mohawk St, Cohoes, NY
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park

Reviewed By gl0baltraveler - Saratoga Springs

Park across the street in the small parking lot and then follow the bridge over the sluiceway to the little park. From there you get a fantastic view of the Cohoes Falls. At sunset the falls get lit up nicely for photography.

3. Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market

49 4th Street, Winter Market: Troy Atrium, Troy, NY 12180-2248 +1 518-708-4216
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5 based on 190 reviews

Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market

Reviewed By grammycol

We attend this Farmers Market every Saturday. There is a diverse selection of fruits and vegetables from several different local farms plus many different stands selling everything from pickles, flowers, coffee, beer and wine. There is also several different vendors selling food. anyone coming to our area needs to attend once and they’ll be hooked

4. Albany Rural Cemetery

Cemetery Ave, Menands, NY 12204 +1 518-463-7017
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Albany Rural Cemetery

Reviewed By eluper - Albany, NY

The Albany Rural Cemetery is a great place to wander. The old trees shade ornate tombs that are up to a few hundred years old. The roads wind all over the place and there are many famous people buried here, including President Chester A. Arthur! The Albany Rural Cemetery is a hidden gem, for sure! but it is quite hilly.

5. Salt Den

654 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Just Off Exit 5 on I-87 the Northway, Latham, NY 12110-3618 +1 518-785-7258
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5 based on 21 reviews

Salt Den

Capital District's Himalayan Salt Cave assisting clients with Respiratory and Skin Disorders. Approximately 50 minute sessions that start on the hour. Up to 10 people per hour, Private Sessions are available. Private Clinical Massage Therapy by NYS License Massage Therapist assisting in pain relief, increase mobility and relaxation. Red Light Therapy and Infrared Sauna are also available.

Reviewed By Lisa P - Albany, New York

I visited the Salt Den today. I took advantage of the den, a massage, the infrared sauna, and the red light bed . I loved it. The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the equipment. The Salt Room was fantastic. I could not belive...MoreThank you for taking your time for giving us such a great writeup. We look forward to seeing you soon.

6. New York State Capitol

State St., Albany, NY 12207 +1 518-474-2418
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4.5 based on 680 reviews

New York State Capitol

The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers.

Reviewed By ProfessorOT - Hamilton, Canada

We went to the New York State Capitol for an advocacy event. The building was beautiful with its detailed architecture and stunning columns. A must is observing the Senate floor from the viewing gallery. Make sure that you have good walking shoes!

7. Curtain Call Theater

210 Old Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110-2925 +1 518-877-7529
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Curtain Call Theater

Reviewed By TravelingLily2014 - Niskayuna, New York

I only discovered the Curtain Call Theater this year, and am so glad I did. I have now seen three productions and each was unique with superb acting, wonderful sets, lighting and costumes, and great direction. I am amazed that there is so much acting talent in this area.

8. joe bruno stadium

80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180-6037 +1 518-629-2287
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

joe bruno stadium

Reviewed By Steve T - Sayville, New York

There's something to be said about attending a baseball game... it just screams 'summertime'. I've made one of my 'bucket list' items is to visit every major league Baseball Stadium, however all that being said.... Minor League fields are really where it's at!!! We've been to several for two reasons, the first is because unlike most major league parks they are extremely affordable, which makes it easy for a family to attend. The second is they are all so fan orientated . Since my daughter had attended college in the Albany area and subsequently moved to this area, we have always said that we had to make a baseball game at Joe Bruno. We finally made it several years later and I can honestly say this will not be our last visit.

The stadium is the home for the single A team of the Houston Astro's. We went on Labor Day Weekend which made the visit more poignant given the past tragedy of Harvey and Houston. The Stadium screams fan friendly; from the minute you enter you feel welcomed. The field is immaculate, the food selections are numerous and every seat seems to give you a great view of the field. I can assure you that we will absolutely be back.

Only suggestion to the event staff management...you might want to rethink the 'Diamond Dig' concept Ha ha...

9. Today's Limousine

2622 7th Ave, Watervliet, NY 12189-1963 +1 518-452-4242
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3.5 based on 6 reviews

Today's Limousine

Serving the Capital Region for over 26 years!! Offering a fleet of Sedans, Vans, 6, 8 & 10 passenger Lincoln limousines, 14, 18 & 20 passenger Cadillac Escalade/Hummer H2 limousines, and 24 to 30 passenger Executive & Luxury Buses!

Reviewed By Marilyn P - Schenectady, New York

After a devastatingly bad experience with a local travel agency, both with the cruise they booked and botched up, to d their "provided" transportation to and from their location which was another disaster, last year we booked our cruise directly with the cruiseline and arranged for transportation with Today's Limousine. I can't praise this limousine service better....even though we were late for our pick-up, they waited patiently and kept in contact with us as we barreled down the Northway to meet the vehicle in time for the drive to NYC. On both trips, back and forth, we were treated with courtesy and pampering. We'd never go another way again....Today's Limousine is the best.

10. New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230 +1 518-474-5877
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4.5 based on 907 reviews

New York State Museum

Under the leadership of the New York State Education Department, this museum and research center preserves New York State's artistic, social, historical and environmental legacies through such exhibits as "Native Peoples of New York," "The Cohoes Mastodont" and "Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s."

Reviewed By Connie R - Boston, Massachusetts

Spent several hours in this museum which is free to the public but accepts donations. Outstanding special exhibit on Women's Suffrage movement and the role played by New Yorkers. Powerful exhibit on NYC on Sept. 11. Incredibly moving. Also, interesting exhibit on the birds of New York State..

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