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Long Island's Attractions & Historic Landmarks

Want to know more about the people and places that built Long Island? Here, you'll learn about important landmarks and other attractions in Nassau and Suffolk.

The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

Old Westbury Gardens - A Former Long Island Estate
Old Westbury Gardens - A Former Long Island Estate. Read about this Long Island, NY attraction, set on 160 acres of formal gardens.

Best Places To Propose on Long Island, New York

Gold Coast Estate Statue Restored and Displayed in Roslyn

Locust Valley Cemetery

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve in Seaford, New York

Planting Fields Arboretum

Veterans Memorials on Long Island, New York
Veterans Memorials on Long Island, New York. Find out about these tributes to the brave men and women from Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Long Island Wine Country Tours
Long Island Wine Country Tours. Find out where you can find packages that take you to several wineries on the island.

Long Island's Gold Coast Mansions: Nassau County Museum of Art

Long Island Gold Coast Mansions

Science Laboratory Tours on Long Island, NY

Cheap or Free Dates on Long Island, NY
Cheap or Free Dates on Long Island, NY. Where to have a good time without spending a lot of cash.

AAA Discounts on Long Island, NY
AAA Discounts on Long Island, NY. Learn about ways to save money by using your AAA membership card at Long Island, NY attractions.

American Merchant Marine Museum, Kings Point, NY

Spring Break 2012 with your kids on Long Island, NY
Spring Break 2012 with your kids on Long Island, NY. Places to go and things to do during the school vacation.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Smithtown, NY
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Smithtown, NY. A photo essay about the state park in Smithtown, NY.

Museum Row in Garden City, Long Island, NY
Museum Row in Garden City, Long Island, NY. Find out about three museums in one general location in Nassau County.

The Bailey Arboretum
The Bailey Arboretum. A photo essay about an arboretum in Lattingtown, Long Island, NY.

Rock Hall Museum
Rock Hall Museum. Take a photo tour of a restored 18th century mansion in Lawrence, Long Island, NY.

Hicks Nurseries Annual Flower and Garden Show
Hicks Nurseries Annual Flower and Garden Show.

FREE Summer Concerts 2013 - Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Deer Park, NY
FREE Summer Concerts 2013 - Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Deer Park, NY. Read about the free Sounds of Summer concerts on Long Island, NY.

Nunley's Carousel at Museum Row, Garden City, NY
Nunley's Carousel at Museum Row, Garden City, NY. Take a photo tour of the historic carousel on Long Island, NY.

Japanese Stroll Garden

Long Island's FREE Museums for Active Military
Long Island's FREE Museums for Active Military. Read about Blue Star museums, where active military and their families enjoy free admission.

Long Island Family Fun in Winter
Long Island Family Fun in Winter. Find out the top spots to take the kids in winter in Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY.

Where Are Your Favorite Free Summer Concerts on Long Island?
Where Are Your Favorite Free Summer Concerts on Long Island? Readers share their opininos of the best places to hear free concerts int he summer.

Hotels Near Belmont Park Race Track
Are you a fan of horse racing's Triple Crown? Find a hotel near Belmont Park so you can be there as horses race in the third leg of the famous "Triple Crown," consisting of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and finally, the Belmont Stakes.

National Historic Landmarks on Long Island, NY.
Read about the National Historic Landmarks in Nassau and Suffolk counties, Long Island, NY.

Long Island Science Museums
Long Island Science Museums. Find out where to learn about geology, astronomy and more at science museums on Long Island, NY.

Spring Fun on Long Island, NY.
Where to go and what to do on Long Island, NY in the spring.

Long Island Amusement Parks, Rides and Carousels

It's time to take the whole family to amusements parks, where rides big and small will brings hours of fun. For the youngest family members, there are also carousels to ride as calliope music fills the air. Here's a listing of Long Island's amusement parks, rides and twirling carousels.

Nathan Hale Memorial, Halesite, NY
Nathan Hale Memorial Plaque, Halesite, Town of Huntington. Photo essay about the plaque on a boulder to memorialize Nathan Hale.

Top 10 Long Island, NY News Stories of 2010

From the famous to the infamous, Long Island has had its fair share of news throughout 2010. Here's my pick for Long Island's Top 10 News Stories of 2010.

Fourth of July at Sagamore Hill, NY
Fourth of July - Sagamore Hill. A photo tour of the annual Fourth of July celebrations at Sagamore Hill, Long Island, NY.

Seal Cruises with the Riverhead Foundation
Join the Riverhead Foundation during the winter for seal cruises on the Captain Lou Fleet, leaving from Freeport, NY.

Long Beach Heritage Tour
Long Beach Heritage Tour. A photo essay about a guided tour of Long Beach, NY's past and present.

Long Island Roadside Attractions
Long Island Roadside Attractions. From a 20-foot tall duck to a massive figurehead of Hercules that once served as a masthead, Long Island, NY offers a wealth of roadside attractions to delight visitors of all ages.

The Annual Belmont Stakes
The Belmont Stakes is a 1 1/2-mile thoroughbred horse race held annually each June at Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont, Nassau County, NY.

Long Island Lighthouses

Long Island, NY features many historic lighthouses, including one commissioned by George Washington. In fact, Suffolk County boasts the most lighthouses of any county in the United States. Read about some of these impressive, soaring structures that grace the shores of the island and are open to the public.

The African American Museum of Nassau County, NY
African American Museum, Hempstead, NY - Photo Tour. Take a digital tour around the African American Museum on Long Island, NY

Summer Fun on Long Island
Long Island offers a wealth of outdoor activities during the summer. From stunning beaches to world=class golf courses, picturesque neighborhoods, children's activities and more, here are some places to go for summer fun on Long Island.

Grumman Memorial Park, Calverton, NY.
Read about Grumman Memorial Park in Calverton, Long Island and see photos that show some of the aircraft on display at this free Long Island attraction.

Free and Cheap on Long Island
Long Island has lots of affluent communities and was once the home of sprawling Gold Coast mansions. But in addition to all the upscale places, there are plenty of free and cheap things to do on Long Island. From lush, flower-filled gardens to cost-free museums, Long Island has much to offer for folks on a budget.

Nassau County Leisure Pass
Find out how to get a Nassau County Leisure Pass.

Town of Huntington Attractions
What to see and do in the greater Town of Huntington, Long Island, NY.

Sandminers Monument Park, Port Washington, NY

Bird Watching on Long Island
Bird watching is a popular hobby on Long Island. With over 400 species of birds, including shoresbirds and winter waterfowl, Long Island is home or haven to majestic ospreys , plovers, egrets , double-crested cormorants , a variety of songbirds, hawks, falcons, red cardinals and more. Read about some of the places where you can observe a...

Free Things to Do on Long Island
You don’t have to spend lots of money to enjoy Long Island. From free movies, concerts and plays to museums without admission fees, there’s plenty to see and do on Long Island without dipping deep into your wallet. Here are some places where you can have fun on Long Island for free. Please also check my http://Long Island blog and my a...

Long Island Beaches - Where to Find Great Beaches on Long Island
Long Island boasts miles of beautiful beaches. Learn about some of them, including Main Beach, Coopers Beach, Jones Beach and more.

Top 10 Children's Attractions on Long Island
There are wonderful children's attractions on Long Island including an aquarium, a building shaped like a duck, an outdoor water park filled with rides and slides, and so much more.

Winter Fun on Long Island
Although famed for its stunning stretches of powder fine sands, Long Island, NY is also a winter wonderland. From cross country skiing to indoor and outdoor ice skating and even seal cruises, there's much to see and do on Long Island in winter.

Youngs Farm, Old Brookville, NY
Youngs Farm in Old Brookville, NY, founded in 1893, still stands in Nassau County. You can buy fresh produce in season as well as homemade pies and muffins, plus other items.

The Big Duck
Read about Long Island's favorite "big bird," the Big Duck.

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Take a photo and text tour of the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, NY.

Most Haunted Places on Long Island, NY.
Read about the most haunted places on Long Island, NY.

Parks in North Hempstead, NY.
Parks in North Hempstead, NY. Find addresses and information on parks in North Hempstead, Nassau County, NY.

Top 10 Attractions on Long Island
Even though it's close to New York City's famed sites, Long Island can hold its own when it comes to attractions. With sugar-fine beaches, the glamourous Hamptons, famed golf courses and much more, Long Island has much to offer.

Outdoor Sculpture Garden at the Nassau County Museum of Art
The Nassau County Museum of Art features outdoor sculptures in addition to its indoor art exhibits. Take this photo tour of the grounds and read about some of the excellent sculptures on view.

Discovery Wetlands Cruises from Stony Brook Harbor
Learn about wetlands cruises aboard the Discovery. Board the 35-passenger pontoon boat for a 1 1/2 hour cruise that takes you through Stony Brook Harbor to the wetlands at West Meadow Creek, with ongoing commentary by a naturalist to point out birds and marine creatures.

Long Beach, NY - Tour of the oceanfront at Long Beach
Long Beach, NY offers 3.5 miles of powder-fine sand and a boardwalk that stretches over two miles. Learn about this wonderful beach through photos and text.

Nature & Environmentally Friendly on Long Island
Long Island is a nature-lover’s paradise and a great place to be if you’re into green living. From wide-open spaces and miles of sugar-fine sandy beaches to environmentally-friendly stores and restaurants, Long Island has it all. Read these articles to find out more.

Long Island Children's Museum - Photo Tour
Learn about some of the galleries at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City.

Museum Sleepovers on Long Island
Have you and your kids seen “Night At The Museum” or “Night At The Museum 2?” If your kids would love to spend their own night at a museum, you don’t have to take them all the way into the city. There are a number of museum sleepovers right here on Long Island.

Things To Do
There's a wealth of things to do on Long Island, from sports and recreation to museums and superb dining options. It's all here on Long Island. Read these articles to find out more.

Atlantis Marine World - Long Island's Aquarium
Visit Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, Long Island, NY. One of New York's largest aquariums, Atlantis Marine World is open year-round and features over 80 exhibits, including Touch Tanks where visitors can get up close and personal with living sea creatures, a swim-with-the-sharks program, sleepovers, sea lion shows and more.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat Cruises - Riverhead, Long Island, NY
Sailing out of the dock at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, Long Island, NY, the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat takes you on a one-and-a-half hour cruise through the Peconic River and into Flanders Bay. The tour boat takes passengers to a sandy beach for hands-on learning about sea creatures and the marine environment.

Gardens on Long Island
During the warmer months, you can enjoy the sight of lush greenery and colorful flowers blossoming in public gardens on Long Island. Whether on the grounds of former Gold Coast mansions or across acres of carefully planted arbors, you and your friends or family can relax and stroll as you admire nature's colorful creations. Here's a sampling of gardens on Long Island.

Cradle of Aviation Museum
The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island, New York, is a world-class museum that chronicles the significant contribution Long Island made to the history of flight.

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve on Long Island has exhibits relating to Long Island's geology and archaeology. Native American artifacts and interactive exhibits help visitors to learn about the natural history of Long Island, NY.

Long Island Dinner Cruises
Find out where to take Long Island dinner cruises or brunch cruises.

The American Guitar Museum
Learn about the surprising musical treasures in the American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park.

Long Island, NY Zoos
Long Island, NY Zoos. Where to take the kids to see animals on Long Island, NY.

Oyster Bay, Long Island - Walking and Driving Tour of Oyster Bay
A photo tour of Oyster Bay, Long Island, former home of 26th U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt. The photo tour includes historic buildings like the Raynham Hall Museum and more.

Long Island Public Golf Courses
With its gently rolling hills and sprawling, flat landscapes, Long Island is a great place to play golf. There are many private and public courses throughout the Island. Here is a sampling of ten public golf courses on Long Island.

Walking and Driving Tour of Cold Spring Harbor
A walking/driving tour of the village of Cold Spring Harbor in Long Island, New York, including attractions, eateries and places to shop.

Your Tips on What's Happening This Summer on Long Island
Share your tips for great things to do on Long Island, NY in the summer.

What Do You Love About Long Island? What Do You Hate About Long Island?
Readers give their opinions on what they love about Long Island and what they hate about Long Island, NY.See submissions

Long Island's Gold Coast Mansions
Long Island's Gold Coast Mansions. Read about the Gatsby era estates that have survived to this day in New York.

Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Readers share their opinions on whether they believe in ghosts. Tell us what you think.

Readers Share Their Opinions on Best & Worst Places For Dates On Long Island
Readers share their opinions about the best and worst places to go on a date on Long Island, NY.

Where Should I Report A Whale or Dolphin Sighting on Long Island?
Find out where to report sighting whales or dolphins off Long Island, NY.

List Your Own July Events on LI For Free
List Your Long Island, NY July Events For Free.

List Your Long Island, NY Fourth of July Event For Free
List Your Long Island, NY Fourth of July Event For Free.

Long Island, New York Historical Societies - Suffolk County
Long Island, New York Historical Societies - Suffolk County. Find out about genealogy, history and more at these organizations.

LIRR - Long Island, NY Beach Getaways
LIRR - Long Island, NY Beach Getaways. Read about discounted beach trips to and from Long Island, NY.

Nassau County Bicycling Paths
Nassau County Bicycling Paths, From paved bicycle paths to mountain bike trails in Nassau County, Long Island, NY.

Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY

Long Island Questions and Answers
Long Island, NY Questions and Answers.

Tell Us Your Opinion About Long Island, NY
Tell Us Your Opinion About Long Island, NY. We'd love to hear your comments about a variety of topics relating to Long Island, NY.

Clark Botanic Garden, Long Island, NY

The Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum

Glen Cove Mansion

Holtsville Ecology Center

Nikola Tesla on Long Island - Interview with Jane Alcorn

The Annual Heritage Country Fair, Smithtown, NY

Long Island's Gold Coast Mansions: Falaise

Long Island's Gold Coast Mansions: Hempstead House

Sands Point Preserve
Visit this former estate, once owned by railroad heir Howard Gould, and later, the Guggenheims. Tour Falaise, perched on a cliff above Long island Sound and relive the Gold Coast Days. This website gives more information.

Long Island, NY Fireworks - Your Favorite Photo
Long Island, NY Fireworks - Your Favorite Photo. Readers share their favorite photos of Fourth of July fireworks and more on Long Island, NY.

Hicksville Gregory Museum - Long Island Earth Science Center
Hicksville Gregory Museum - Long Island Earth Science Center. Photo essay about the earth science museum in Nassau County, Long Island, NY.

The Bethpage Black Course at Bethpage State Park

Long Island, New York Calendars - 2014
Long Island, New York Calendars - 2014. Find out where to buy calendars that feature Nassau and Suffolk photos.

Hillwood Art Museum
Hillwood Art Museum is located on the campus of C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York and is free and open to the public year-round.

Art Museums in Nassau County, Long Island, New York

Art Museums in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York
Art Museums in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Where to find excellent artwork in eastern Long Island.

Museums on the North Fork of Long Island, NY
Museums on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Enjoy some cultural pursuits along with your visit to the area's wine country.

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