Poughkeepsie is a city in New York State’s Hudson Valley, the county seat of Dutchess County. The city has a population of 32,736 as of 2010. The city’s name is derived from a word in the Wappinger language. It translates as “the reed-covered lodge by the little-water place” and refers to a stream feeding into the Hudson River.
Poughkeepsie was settled in the 17th century by the Dutch. After the American Revolution, it became New York’s second capital.
The city features a number of cultural sites, such as Bardavon Opera House, Barrett Art Center, and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Museum. The Bardavon Opera House is the oldest continuously operating theater in New York State. The theater includes concludes concerts by headliners. Visitors can also watch performances by established dance and theater companies, watch classic movies and attend concerts by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
Besides cultural places, the city also offers sports activities for physically active visitors. For active kids, there is a bounce trampoline sports place in Poughkeepsie. Jumping on the trampoline, flipping into a foam ball and running an obstacle course will keep your kids entertained.
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