• More Unique Long Island Tours

Museums

  • Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages, [14]. Located in Stony Brook at 1200 Route 25A. Has merican history and art with a Long Island connection. Art collections contain more than 4000 paintings, sculptures and prints dating from the early 1800s to the present. Also presents a Carriage Museum with a collection of more than 200 horse-drawn carriages.  edit
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, [15]. Located in Riverhead at the end of the Long Island Expressway. Has stingray and shark petting, large tank with sharks, moray eel, turtles and manta rays, outdoor exhibits including emus and tortoises. Many conservation efforts.  edit
  • Sagamore Hill, [16]. It is the summer-home of President Theodore Roosevelt. Includes tours, a museum, and a visitor center. It is run by the National Park Service. House currently under renovation however museum is open.  edit
  • The Hicksville Gregory Museum, [17]. has hundreds of scientific specimens.  edit
  • The Cradle of Aviation, [18]. a museum about airplanes and the history of aviation.  edit
  • Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, [19]. has Native American artifacts.  edit
  • Sands Point Preserve, [20]. with two castles.  edit
  • Wantagh Museum, [21]. the Wantagh Museum features three structures, The Station (built in 1885), The “Jamaica” Railroad Car (built in 1912 for the Long Island Rail Road) and the Original Wantagh Post Office (built in 1907).  edit
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration. has a farm as well as houses and businesses from the early-to-mid 1800’s.  edit
  • The Village of Roslyn. a historic town located on Hempstead Harbor on the North Shore. Homes date from the 17th Century.  edit
  • Sagtikos Manor, Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore (Robert Moses Causeway Exit RM2E Bay Shore. Turn right onto Rt 27A and continue east approx. 1/2 mile. Entrance on left.),  631-854-0939, [22]. Memorial Day, 1-3:30PM (last tour) June, Saturday & Sundays 1-3:30PM, July & August, Thursday,Friday,Saturday and Sunday 1-3:30PM. built in 1697, served briefly as headquarters for the British army during the Revolutionary War. President George Washington stayed there during his tour of Long Island in 1790. Take a tour of period rooms through the Manor House led by costumed docents and stroll through the grounds and nearby Gardiner County Park. , .  edit
  • Vanderbilt Museum.  edit
  • Oheka Castle, Huntington.  edit
  • Amityville Horror House, 108 Ocean Avenue, Amityville. One of the most famous homes in the world, in the sleepy seaside town of Amityville. In 1976, the Lutz family fled the large Dutch Colonial home, claiming to have been terrorized by a ‘paranormal phenomena’  edit
  • Stony Brook Village. Visit historic Stony Brook Village, and get afternoon tea.  edit

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  • Swim at any of the great South Shore/Ocean beaches. Jones, Hamptons, Montauk, Robert Moses, Smith’s Point.
  • Splish Splash water park, 2549 Splish Splash Drive Calverton, NY 11933 (exit 73 of the LIE),  (631) 727-3600, [23].  edit
  • Adventureland Amusement Park. Rides & Attractions [24] in Farmingdale. Long Island’s major amusement park.
  • Splurge at the ‘Miracle Mile’ shopping resort in Manhasset.
  • Visit the Saint James General Store off route 25-A in Saint James.
  • Explore Italian-American culture- go to Uncle Giusueppe’s Market- trademark store in Smithtown on route 111.
  • Drive around Old Brookville and look at how gigantic the houses are.

[edit]Learn

Long Island is also the home to Stony Brook University, one of the top-100 Universities (US News and World Report), which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, providing a very academic and international community within central Long Island. Brookhaven National Laboratory, affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is also located on Long Island. Both labs are affiliated with Stony Brook University. Another well known university is Hofstra University, the largest private university on Long Island.

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  • Tanger Outlet Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park,  +1 (631) 667-0600.  edit
  • Tanger Outlet Riverhead, 200 Tanger Mall Drive, Riverhead,  +1 (631) 369-2732.  edit
  • Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City (Nassau)
  • Smithaven Mall in Lake Grove (Suffolk).
  • The Americana Mall, Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.. Some of the richest people on the island shop in this stretch of conspicuous consumption, beautiful store layouts, and mind-boggling prices. edit

 

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