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The 300,000-sq-ft former Nabisco box-printing factory beside the Hudson River is now a storehouse for a series of stunning monumental works by the likes of Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Louise Bourgeois and Gerhard Richter. The permanent collection is complemented by temporary shows of large-scale sculptures and installations, making this a must-see for contemporary art fans. Guided tours (free with admission) are offered on weekends at 12:30pm and 2pm.

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1. Boscobel House & Gardens

6.45 MILES

The elegant backdrop for the summer season Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Boscobel dates from 1808 and is considered to be one of the finest examples…

2. Storm King Art Center

6.69 MILES

This 500-acre sculpture park, established in 1960, has works by the likes of Barbara Hepworth, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy and Isamu Noguchi. All…

3. West Point Museum

8.87 MILES

Whether or not you choose to take a campus tour of the historic US military academy, this museum, which traces the role of war and the military throughout…

4. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

12.19 MILES

This pastoral site, offering panoramic views from its cliffside perch overlooking the Hudson, was the location of a fierce skirmish during the…

5. Bear Mountain State Park

13.03 MILES

The main draw here are the views of the Manhattan skyline from the 1303ft peak (accessible by car), but there's also ice skating in winter and boating and…

6. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

13.55 MILES

Vassar College's art gallery is housed in a building designed by César Pelli. The collection is broad ranging from Roman sculptures to classic photography…

7. Walkway Over the Hudson

14.8 MILES

This is the main eastern entrance (with parking) to what was once a railroad bridge (built in 1889) crossing the Hudson. Today it's the world's longest…

8. Harriman State Park

16.45 MILES

This park on the west side of the Hudson covers 72 sq miles and provides swimming, hiking, camping, 200 miles of walking trails, and a visitor center.