Troy, NY is well worth a weekend visit for the veteran Upstate New York road trippers out there.

While Troy may not be top of mind for many traveling through the great Empire State, it should not be completely overlooked. Troy, New York has some pretty cool stats going for it. It is one of the three large cities which make up the Capital District in Upstate New York. It shares the title along with Albany and Schenectady.

Fun Things to Do in Troy, NY

Beyond that, Troy has a lot to see, do, enjoy, and taste for the whole family with it being such a great city resting along the gorgeous Hudson River. Speaking of the Hudson River, Troy's waterfront is definitely not one to miss, especially as we begin to enter the warmer months. You can even cruise along the scenic waterfront when you make your visit to the area!

Uncle Sam's Troy, NY Birthplace

Troy also just so happens to be the "Birthplace of Uncle Sam," with many attractions revolving around that fun fact from statues to his actual grave. The unique city also plays host to the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world, and has a fascinating museum dedicated to bending horseshoes. Trust me, it is an incredible story and a one of a kind museum.

Here are 13 bucket list items to check off the next time you visit this great city!

13 Must-Sees On Your Next Visit to Amazing Troy, N.Y.

Troy, N.Y. is steeped in history. At one time it was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. It is one of the three large cities which make up the Capital District, along with Albany and Schenectady. Troy has a population of about 50,000 and is situated along the banks of the Hudson River. There is a lot to see, do, and experience on a road trip to this great Upstate city. Here is a starting primer of 13 places to put on your Troy "bucket list."

13 New York State Actors Who've Been Nominated For Oscars

When it comes to movie's highest award, the Oscar, New York State remains far ahead at the top of its native born who have been winners or nominated for the top cinema prize.

But what about Upstate?

Here is a list of 13 movie celebrities who spent at least a moment in the spotlight of Hollywood's big night. Each of these famous people either won an Academy Award or were nominated for their film work.


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