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Amtrak Train Stop: Schenectady Station (SDY)


Plan your next trip by train and experience the excitement and attractions of Schenectady, NY.

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The "Electric City" in New York's Capital region has one of he largest collections of colonial houses in the U.S. The revitalized downtown district, located a block from the Amtrak station, is home to an exciting arts, entertainment and culinary scene.



Upcoming shows at Proctors Theatre, a beautifully-restored venue built in 1926, includes a mix of Broadway touring musicals (An American in Paris), concerts (Celtic Woman: The Destiny Tour), and exciting special events (Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show). More information:
From SDY Station: 1 block walk


The Museum of Innovation and Science, a.k.a. "miSci," has opened the Challenger Learning Center, a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math experience, in a completely renovated wing. Programs based on NASA astronaut training allow you to participate in simulated missions. More information:
From SDY Station: 5 minute walk


The Mabee Farm Historic Site will host several special events this year, including Celtic Heritage Day in June, CanalFest in July, and an Arts & Crafts Festival in August. In addition to rotating exhibits, the permanent collection includes "The Erie Impact: Changing Agriculture in the Mohawk River Valley." More information:

From SDY Station: 12 minute drive



Downtown Schenectady is the city's hub of history and culture, connecting shops, art galleries, museums, restaurants, parks, and colleges. Explore the pedestrian marketplace on Jay Street, site of the Sunday Schnectady Greenmarket, or stroll along the Mohawk River at sunset in Riverfront Park. More information:
From SDY Station: 0.2 miles by car; 5 minute walk; 5 minutes by bus
The Stockade Historic District is a collection of 17th through 20th century homes, businesses and churches, including the Schenctady Civic Players community theater. Take an audio walking tour through this neighborhood, continuously inhabited for 300+ years. More information:
From SDY Station: 0.5 miles car
Open year round, Central Park is known for its formal rose garden with 300 varieties and 4,000 bushes surrounding the tiered center fountain. Free summer concerts are performed at the Music Haven amphitheater. More information:
From SDY Station: 2.6 miles car


At the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, you can view restored Douglas, Grumman, McDonnell, and Northrop aircrafts; hands-on exhibits such as Simulated Reality Vehicla; an Amelia Earhart Exhibit; and several other displays of aviation memorabilia and artifacts. More information:
From SDY Station: 3.8 miles car; 18 minute bus
Union College—renowned as the first architecturally-designed campus in America—is home to the 16-sided Nott Memorial, a National Historic Landmark. The campus features the Mandeville Gallery and Memorial Chapel, known for its superb acoustics for the chamber music series. Walking tour maps are available at the admissions office. More information:
From SDY Station: 0.7 miles car; 14 minute walk; 13 minute bus
At the Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, a local craft brewery in Glenville, take an onsite brewery tour, relax and enjoy a cold, hand-crafted ale, IPA or stout in the tasting room, or dine in the BBQ restaurant. More information:
From SDY Station: 9.5 miles car



The Erie Canalway Experience 
Capital Region Maritime Center: 4.6 miles, 9 min. drive 
The program features local experts and locally-owned canal boats, hotels, restaurants and sites who have joined together to maximize your enjoyment and understanding of the Erie Canal, from the shores of the Mohawk River, and by boat (in season).

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