Top 10 Things to do in Melville, United States

December 17, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Melville is an affluent hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, in the United States. The population was 18,985 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Melville

1. The Adventure Park at Long Island

75 Colonial Springs Rd, Gate #3, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798-1014
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

The Adventure Park at Long Island

Located in Wheatley Heights, NY on five spectacular wooded acres of the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds, The Adventure Park at Long Island is the area's most exciting new attraction. The Adventure Park appeals to outdoor fun-seekers age 7 through adult and features multiple zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses.

Reviewed By Denise A - Port Washington, New York

Everything was fantastic. Only suggestion is they need a few more staff to help with the warm up and some of the easier courses as we were held up quite a bit by some kids the weren't proficient on the equipment.

2. White Post Farms

250 Old Country Rd, Melville, NY 11747-2798 +1 631-351-9373
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 169 reviews

White Post Farms

White Post Farms is the number one attraction for kids and adults on Long Island, New York! We have a one-of-a-kind animal farm and petting zoo along with two massive bird aviaries where you can feed & observe beautiful parakeets, lorikeets, budgies cockatiels & love birds. We have pony rides, train rides, bouncers, playground equipment and the list goes on and on! Make sure to stop by and take a “selfie” with our sweet baby giraffe, Patches! We also offer spectacular children’s birthday parties in beautiful, renovated party rooms. You will have a hostess run the entire party for you and each child will get a pony ride, feed the animals on the animal farm. Each guest will also get to hold & pet a baby animal and feed the goats & sheep with baby bottles. White Post Farms assures you & your family an unforgettable birthday party for your special one!

Reviewed By Phantastic4u - Tysons Corner, Virginia

Here are some STRONG SUGGESTIONS or HELPFUL HINTS upfront:
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1. This place deals in CASH ONLY...so bring lots of cash ($200 or more is safe as tickets for 2 Adults + 2 kids with bonus rides will total $100). Food and other activity costs will run you more depending on how long you spend at White Post.

2. Pay the extra $10 per kid for the Train Ride & Pony Ride tokens -- WHEN YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS.

3. Bring the kids some BATHING SUITS or clothes they can wet in and change in to DRY clothes...otherwise the Disney themed waterslides are OUT...

***We did not know about the water slides when we got there and our kids really wanted to do it.***

4. Everyone should wear COMFORTABLE CLOTHING to deal with outdoor activities and animal related interactions.

5. To get your money's worth for you & your family, expect to spend at least 3 hours...or more.

6. Do the enclosed BIRD FEEDING area. It is worth -- Paying $3 per feeding stick or $5 for 2 feeding sticks...so, the birds will come to you and your kids to eat the seeds.


NOW, my review. White Post Farms was a REAL FUN TIME for my children. THEY LOVED IT! They could not get enough of this place...they wore us out and later themselves.

It was worth seeing them happy and full of smiles while they had fun at White Post Farms.

We would definitely return to this place -- AGAIN!!!!

3. Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148 +1 631-427-5240
Excellent
51%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Walt Whitman Birthplace

In 1819, Walt Whitman was born at a farmhouse in West Hills built by his father circa 1810. The Birthplace was restored in 2001 and it is a fine example of native Long Island craftsmanship.

Reviewed By MIZT13 - Long Island, New York

Another local gem just stashed behind Rte 110 that you'd pass daily, as I did for 1.5 years when I went to college down the road 25 yrs ago.......Again, nice to see very young docents working there. The one that gave my tour wants to be a curator at a grand museum one day, I wish him luck as he seemed passionate about this little historical home.

4. American Airpower Museum

1230 New Hwy, Hangar 3, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1546 +1 631-293-6398
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

American Airpower Museum

The American Airpower Museum is Non-Profit 501C3 Aviation Museum and State Chartered Educational Foundation. A unique Museum in that many of the historic Aircraft are operational and fly regularly during the spring and summer months. The Museum is located at historic Republic Airport in Farmingdale NY. The Airport established back in the 1920s by Fairchild and Grumman Aviation. Eventually the home of Seversky Aviation during the 1930s it would evolve into Republic Aviation in 1939. In 1941 Republic produced the P-47 Thunderbolt which would go on to be the most mass produced fighter of WWII with over 15,000 built. Republic would go on to build the F-84, F-105, and A-10 Fighter Aircraft all right here in Long Island NY. Today the American Airpower Museum calls one of the last three surviving Republic Hangars home.

Reviewed By Ladope - Connecticut

This awesome museum is located on the Republic Airport, the former airfield of the famous Republic Aviation Corporation, at Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. It has a remarkable collection of historic combat aircraft, many of them in actual flight condition, that usually perform at air...MoreThanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again, perhaps in the spring or summer when flight operations are up an running more regularly or during one of our special events.

5. Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804 +1 516-572-8400
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Reviewed By Sandy317 - Massapequa Park, New York

This place is a treasure. We went to the 1863 Thanksgiving Celebration; almost all of the buildings were open and in several they were cooking dinner as in the old days. The houses were nice and warm from the cooking fires and the smells were wonderful. We will return for the Candlelight Evenings in December.

6. Tanger Outlets

152 The Arches Cir, Deer Park, NY 11729-7057 +1 631-242-0239
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

Tanger Outlets

Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Last Call, Off 5th, Nike, Old Navy, Gap, Andrew Marc, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Kate Spade and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Deer Park. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.

Reviewed By krismel22 - New York City, New York

Great outlet!! So closed to Suffolk ny. This outlet has the prefect amount stores and is not really packed like the one in riverhead ny.Thanks for the great review!

7. Argyle Park

NY-27A, Babylon, NY, Babylon, NY 11702 +1 631-669-1500
Excellent
40%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Argyle Park

Reviewed By LongIslandGiirl - Deer Park, New York

This is a hot spot for photo taking, a lot of people take wedding photos here. There is a nice playground for the kids as well. No parking fee in the lot. I like CR to walk here with my dog, pretty viewing, and nice walkway around the lake

8. Belmont Lake State Park

Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon, NY 11703 +1 631-667-5055
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Belmont Lake State Park

Reviewed By LongIslandGiirl - Deer Park, New York

I have lived in the area for yeRs, and have frequented the park every summer , going on o picnics, BBQ's and the like. However, this year in efforts to stay healthy, I have begun walking and/or bike riding thru here on my lunch hour, since I normally sit a lot for my job.
There is nothing better to clear your head and enjoy nature. I go through the trails which are safe, although I am often with a co-worker. The birds and geese, ducks etc are plentiful and the lake is just so nice. You can rent a rowboat or paddle boat for a foster and do the lake if you wish,
Nice picnic facilities, and clean bathrooms.

9. John W. Engeman Theater

250 Main St, Northport, NY 11768-1740 +1 631-261-2900
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island's only year-round professional theater, casting its actors directly from the Broadway talent pool. Featuring stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and The Green Room Lounge.

Reviewed By EileenO727 - Huntington, New York

It is usually said that locals don't know what is in their own backyard, e.g., New Yorkers who never have visited the Statue of Liberty, but I consider myself a lucky local to have discovered this excellent theatre and show venue right in my own backyard!
Though the theatre has been in existence for several years, only within the last four or five have I subscribed to the season's offerings.
And, boy, am I glad I did! EVERYTHING I have seen there rises to the level of anything that could be on Broadway! Actors Equity caliber entertainers come out from NYC to perform. It is a stellar cast, usually, performing in well-rehearsed and choreographed productions.
The theatre itself is a posh outpost, with a full bar in the lobby and cushy lobby seating. It has "Professional" written all over it and is polished to a fare-thee-well by the attentive and accomodating staff.
No matter what is playing there, rest assured that you will not walk away disappointed!

10. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1807 +1 516-922-4788
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

A bully good historic attraction, not to be missed: the home of Theodore Roosevelt from 1902 to 1906, considered the "Summer White House," a beautiful 23-room Victorian mansion estate that also includes a 37-acre National Environmental Study Area of forest, tidal salt marsh and bay beach.

Reviewed By Dakneec - Peachtree City, Georgia

i have not been to Sagamore hill since i was a kid. Did not disappoint. Joe was an awesome tour guide. A genuine love for the topic and full of great stories. Every one in our group enjoyed the visit. A must do if in the area.

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