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Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
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+1 518-474-4759
09:00 - 17:00
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Came here with a friend to go ice skating. The building seemed really nice but lacked directions to the ice skating rink. Myself and a few other people were confused on how to get... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
New York
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Albany, New York
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Love the venue...took me a minute looking at the formal name to comprehend this is "The Egg" which is a classic downtown Albany landmark. The interior sound is superb for concerts.

Thank David S
New York
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144 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with a friend to go ice skating. The building seemed really nice but lacked directions to the ice skating rink. Myself and a few other people were confused on how to get there!

Thank Langlokt
Hartwick, New York
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80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This underground passage between the State Capitol and Madison Avenue is accessible by foot, private and public transportation. The southern termination brings you to the NYS Museum and Library. It give you access to all of the buildings in the Downtown State Office campus. There are bank branches, food vendors, a dental office, a YMCA exercise facility and you can... More 

Thank Tom P
Tel Aviv, Israel
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712 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

Thank Sharon_zz
Ely, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 

Thank glory4him
Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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1,782 reviews
1,145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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

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