Super 8 Poughkeepsie

2349 South Road/Route 9, I-84 Route 9N Exit, Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601, United States

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Poughkeepsie is both a City and a Town - really

by Ekahau

"Pueblo on the Hudson"

"History"

Poughkeepsie is both a City and a Town (ya that was confusing to me too) about 60 miles north of New York City and on the East bank of the Hudson River Poughkeepsie was started by the Dutch in 1687 this is very old by USA standards. The Wappinger Indians, who are part of the Algonquin nation is where the name Poughkeepsie comes "the reed covered lodge by the little-water place” is what it means. Baltus Balthazar Barntz Van (from) Kleeck (the town in Holland where he had lived) was the Dutch guy who set up house in this part of the Hudson first or so it is believed. Better know as uncle baltus. Poughkeepsie is the seat of government for the county of Dutchess misspelled with a “T” in it -- in honor of Mary, Duchess of York, who became Queen Mary when her Husband became King James II of the United Kingdom.

"City of the gilded age"

Dutchess county became the playground of the really supper rich in the time know as the gilded age with such estates of the old wealth like the Roosevelt’s or richest financiers and industrialists, like Vanderbilts, Astors, Morgans, that sort of crowd built their Mansions along the Hudson. Also the inventor of the Morse Code built a grand place know as Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie he had a “small” Tuscan Villa on a large hunk of land in the middle of Poughkeepsie City or town not sure which.

THE MID-HUDSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

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As you go upstairs, make sure you look at the beautiful dragon hanging from the ceiling. On the wall to the left is a mural of some of the historical attractions in the area.

Inside this awkward looking structure is a periscope, fish crane, make believe fish tank and yes music. There is even a tunnel for the children to crawl into the structure.

The museum has two models of dinosaurs in the lower portion of the facility. Here is Patrick feeding the stegasaurus.

The museum currently has a display dedicated to the colonial times. Children can pretend to be on trial for a crime and spin the wheel of punishment. The can be sent to jail. There is also a colonial style room set up where children can pretend to prepare a meal.

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