When you think
New York, you imagine a city, full of taxis and blaring horns, right?
Besides all of the skyscrapers, clubs and people in a giant city,
New York has a whole other part to the state. New York is full of
small towns, farmland and beautiful scenery that are often overlooked.
New York is home
to many unique attractions, without having to load the kids up on
the subway to tour. Here are some fun stops outside of the big city:
Pole – No, you read that right. There is a North
Pole in New York. It may seem like the North Pole since it is so
close to the Canadian border, but it is in the New York boundaries.
What is the North Pole without Santa’s Workshop? An amusement
park by that name was built and opened in 1949 for kids to enjoy
all year long. There are shows, gift shops, an arcade and costumed
characters and a parade for all to see.
– A giant statue of a white dog sits atop the RCA Building.
He was placed there in 1954 and is named Nipper. Nipper has appeared
as a real dog in versions of commercials for RCA on television.
RCA has offices in Albany.
– Need a quick prayer to help get you through a family road
trip? Stop in to Oneida, where the World’s smallest church
is located. The church is actually a chapel, and sits on a small
platform in a pond. It was built in 1989 and seats two people and
– Lucille Balls hometown. There is a museum full of memories
from her and Desi Arnaz’s life together. Her wedding dress,
a hairbrush, TV set items and other personal effects are on display
for the public. There is also a gift shop to take home little bits
of Lucy history as souvenirs.
– What’s that wiggling on your spoon? J-E-L-L-O? A museum
dedicated to the history of Jell-O sits in LeRoy New York. It is
full of all the promotions used by Jell-O in the past, as well as
TV’s that constantly air commercials. Jell-O happened to be
manufactured in the town of LeRoy for sixty four years.
George - Does Uncle Sam have an overwhelming presence in
your life? In Lake George, a 36 foot tall statue of Uncle Sam will
make that feat a reality. The statue was built in honor of Samuel
Wilson, who became known as Uncle Sam. He spent his adult life in
Troy New York, and is buried there.
Valley – What is a vacation without buying a bunch
of rubber tomahawks for the kids? Rubber tomahawks, in case you
need a definition, is a term for cheesy, easily-falls-apart, memorabilia
that the kids must have before going home. The TePee in Cherry Hill
is full of such trinkets for every age. The fifty foot metal teepee
replica signals to those highway bound – pull over! We have
what you need to remember this vacation!
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