Poughkeepsie Popular Attractions
Walkway over the Hudson
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
Bardavon Opera House
Rosticceria Rossi & Sons
Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
The Hudson Valley is well known for it's restaurants! With the Culinary Institute of America nearby, many of the graduates settle down right in this area. You will quickly find favorites!
Great opportunity for shopping in Poughkeepsie! Large Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, South Hills Mall, Plazas and the all the unique shops you can fill your day with shopping and dining.
You can stay busy with year round entertainment in Poughkeepsie with everything from Live Music at places like The Chance and The Loft and great places to eat like the Bonefish Grill, Fine Dining at Shadows on the Hudson or Chuck E. Cheese for the young ones in the family, and Great Night Life in Poughkeepsie the Escape Nightclub!!!
Also, enjoy all the art gallery’s in the area like Art Centro or The Art Effect.
You and your family can enjoy walks and outdoor fun on the Walkway Over the Hudson or the Morgan Lake Park.
Poughkeepsie was founded in 1687 by the Dutch. The city of Poughkeepsie is surrounded by a separate entity known as the town of Poughkeepsie. The town was incorporated in early 1788. Later that year, it was at Poughkeepsie that New York State ratified the U.S. Constitution, at the courthouse that still stands on Market Street.
The hamlet within the town of Poughkeepsie was incorporated as a village in 1799, and as a city in 1854. Although also an industrial center, Poughkeepsie is probably more widely known as the home of Vassar College, founded following the Civil War for the education of women. The Cunneen-Hackett Cultural Center is housed in a former home of Matthew Vassar, founder of Vassar College.