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Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Phone Number: +1 518-474-4759
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Don't miss this Albany gem

Do not miss this architectural gem of a Plaza where all the government buildings of New York State are located. The complex is approximately 100 acres and contains 10 beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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676 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this architectural gem of a Plaza where all the government buildings of New York State are located. The complex is approximately 100 acres and contains 10 beautiful buildings which reflect in the large pool at the center of the Plaza. It's a must stop for taking great pictures with the pool and the Egg building.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Albany is the capital of New York State. It is a mixture of old and new buildings. The plaza is a mix of old and new buildings. Quite peaceful just to walk around. The "egg" is totally made of concrete.

Thank bunkerman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to view Great place to hang out Loved it Had a moment there Took cool too Open space !!

Thank Ameena M
Halifax, Canada
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82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This location was the perfect setting for an Irish Dancing Competition. The meeting rooms are very large, the Main room is huge. The vast expanse of space and seating made it easy for families to relax while waiting during the day. The building is very elegant with the highly polished floors, well marked venue rooms, and spacious washroom facilities. We... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Attended a dance competition for my youngest daughter. Could not find access nor directions to the parking garage - drove around in circles for 15 minutes before finally parking on the street. Then we couldn't find a door to get into it - another 15 minutes wandering around. Once inside there were no signs nor anyone available to indicate where... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The convention center itself is set up very well for large events. But the parking setup, and the way it is run and finding your way around is another matter.

Thank Bill K
Utica, New York
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1,099 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The convention center is located in the large building that most of us call The Egg. The building has a bit of Brutal Modernism in it but the facilities are the best you'll find in Albany.

Thank RonL40
Sidney, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We recently had to go to Albany Empire State Plaza for my daughters to perform at The Egg in a dance show. We found parking on the street to be fairly priced and easy to find. The plaza area was very nice to sit outside and enjoy lunch since it was a gorgeous day out. We thought that the entire... More 

Thank Rachelle B
Houston, Texas
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201 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find, no nearby food, not enough opportunities to bump into colleagues. Not well designed by modern standards.

Thank marko18745
Scranton, PA
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167 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

We were here for a business event. The room itself was fine. It was terraced so everyone had a good view of the stage. The main issues we had were getting to the correct parking area and the lack of available food. The cafeteria was open for lunch but could only accommodate 200 of the 1,500 attendees. That was fine.... More 

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