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Poughkeepsie Travel Guide

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This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Poughkeepsie, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A.

Known as the Queen City on the Hudson River, Poughkeepsie is located half way between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Though small in size, Poughkeepsie offers a number of accommodations and services that make it an attractive destination for travelers. Founded in 1687, Poughkeepsie is home to a number of historical sites, including the courthouse where New York officially ratified the Constitution in 1788. The Bardavon 1869 Opera House is another historical attraction, and is the oldest continually running entertainment venue in New York State. Beyond the local history, Poughkeepsie also boasts fine dining and shopping along Main Street in the heart of the city. In addition, Poughkeepsie is home to Vassar College, famous for its liberal arts instruction as well as the 200 varieties of trees on the 1,000 acre campus.

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