From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following is a list of attractions on Long Island, New York State. The list includes museums, parks, and beaches as well as many other types of attractions.

In this list, "Long Island" is defined as the geographical entity, and thus the list includes attractions in Kings County, New York, a.k.a. Brooklyn, as well as Queens County, New York, a.k.a. Queens, which are both parts of New York City. The list also includes attractions further out on Long Island, those in Nassau County, New York and Suffolk County, New York, which are not parts of NYC but instead are parts of New York State.

Long Island attractions

County Landmark Photo Description Date Opened
Kings Brooklyn Museum Located on Long Island in New York City's borough of Brooklyn, it is the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States. 1897
Kings Brooklyn Tabernacle The Brooklyn Tabernacle is one of New York City's largest churches and Grammy Award winning Choir. 1981
Kings Brooklyn Bridge Built in 1874, the Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest existing suspension bridge in the U.S. 1874
Kings Coney Island Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States; today, it contains two amusement parks and several other attractions clustered around the Riegelmann Boardwalk. 1880s to present
Kings Prospect Park The country's longest open park meadow, with ancient trees in Brooklyn's only extant forest. 1898
Queens Citi Field The home stadium of the New York Mets baseball team. 2009
Queens Rockaway Peninsula Also called The Rockaways, a popular summer resort area since the 1830s, containing the Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk and Jacob Riis Park on its southern shore. 1830
Queens The Unisphere The symbol of Queens, the Unisphere is a giant globe in Flushing Meadows Park. 1964
Nassau Belmont Park A thoroughbred horse racetrack that is the home of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown. 1905
Nassau Jones Beach Jones Beach Tower, now a familiar Jones Beach State Park landmark, was modeled on the campanile of St Mark's Basilica in Venice. 1928
Nassau Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Former home arena of the New York Islanders hockey team. 1972
Nassau Old Westbury Gardens Charles II - Westbury House, style mansion designed by George A. Crawley, contains 23 rooms. The grounds cover 160 acres. 1903
Nassau Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park An arboretum and state park covering over 400 acres (160 ha) located in the Village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, New York. 1918 - 1921
Nassau Sagamore Hill Sagamore Hill was the home of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, from 1886 until his death in 1919. 1884
Nassau UBS Arena Current home arena for the New York Islanders hockey team. 2021
Nassau Welwyn Preserve Welwyn Preserve was the estate of Harold I. Pratt. It is now a 204 acre nature reserve, and the mansion houses a Holocaust museum 1913
Suffolk Adventureland Adventureland is a 12-acre amusement park in East Farmingdale, New York. 1962
Suffolk American Airpower Museum The American Airpower Museum, the former site of the Republic factory in Farmingdale, New York, maintains a collection of Republic artifacts, and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history. Post World War II
Suffolk Bald Hill Bald Hill Memorial is located in Farmingville, NY. This destination pays tribute to U.S. Veterans to honor the men and women that served the country during the Vietnam War. 1991
Suffolk Big Duck A ferrocement building in the shape of a large duck. 1931
Suffolk Captree State Park A state park located on the south shore off Jones Island (the barrier island that includes Jones Beach), overlooking the Fire Island Inlet Bridge and the westernmost section of Fire Island. Captree is a fisherman's haven and a picnicker's delight. 1954
Suffolk Fire Island Light Fire Island Lighthouse is a 180 foot stone tower that began operation in 1858 replacing the 74 foot tower originally built in 1826. 1826 (Rebuilt) 1858
Suffolk Great South Bay Bridge The Robert Moses Causeway, over The State Channel and Fire Island inlet bridges to one of Long Island's great Atlantic coast islands such as Fire and Jones Beach Island connecting New York's Ocean Parkway. 1963
Suffolk Long Island Game Farm ( Petting Zoo) with over 200 animals. The Long Island Game Farm is one of the island's oldest and most well-known establishments. 1970
Suffolk Port Jefferson Harbor Port Jefferson Harbor continues to attract mariners, visitors, tourists, and families to an area where natural beauty is the setting for a wide variety of activities, including a ferry service to Connecticut. Early 1900s
Suffolk Splish Splash Splish Splash is a 96-acre water park in Riverhead, New York. 1991

Public beaches

Long Island is well known for its many public beaches. They include (from west to east):

Public parks and nature preserves

Country clubs

Long Island is also home to numerous country clubs, polo clubs, golf clubs, and other private recreational organizations, including:

See also


External links