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Yonkers Sights and Landmarks Guide, New York


Yonkers, Westchester County is considered as the 4th largest city of New York. It is basically a New York City’s suburb and borders directly the Bronx borough. It is a place that holds spectacular beauty and is favored widely by visitors from all over the world when it comes to holidaying and sending quality time with family and friends.

Amazing sights of Yonkers

The incredible city of Yonkers is a home to a lot of fantastic attractions. Some of them that steal the glory among most of the tourists are the following:

·   Yonkers Raceway

Yonkers Raceway was founded in the year 1899 and was known as Empire City Race Track. It is a half mile standard bred harness racing dirt-track along with being the New York state approved VLT or the video lottery terminal racino. It is situated at the very intersection of the Yonkers Avenue and the Central Park Avenue that just nears the border of New York City.

·   The Hudson River Museum

The Hudson River Museum is another great attraction of Yonkers city. There is Hudson Valley art that is showcased here along with amazing exhibitions that are held over the regional history. It is also an incredible planetarium.

·   The Untermeyer Park

The great Greek gardens, reflecting pools, canals and the created” ruins” of the Untermeyer Park are a sight to behold. As the remnants of Untermeyer estate these are so intriguing that one is rendered mesmerized at their glory and splendor. Live performances are produced at the park by Untermeyer Performing Arts Council from time to time.

·   Sprain Ridge Park

Sprain Ridge Park is a hot favorite destination with the youth and all those who love adventure sports. It is so as there is a great opportunity for mountain biking here. Situated on the southern ends this Ridge Park offers great trails for the beginners and the advanced alike. It is spread over 278 acres wooded terrain that adds to its charm further.

·   Philipsburgh Manor

Philipsburgh Manor has actual live demonstrations regarding how the farmers of the seventeenth century harvested wool, mill grains with still working water powered gristmills and cook with day utensils. Demonstrations catering to open hearth cooking and spinning are also shown frequently. This is among the most famous historical sites that lie along Hudson River.

Apart from these there are a lot of art and science museums and other sights of relevant important in Yonkers that behold the attention and fervor of the tourists.

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