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8 Things To Do in Rhinebeck When You're Done with the Goodguys East Coast Nats

Goodguys events aren't just havens for car show enthusiasts. They're a chance for visitors to explore the car culture of a given area, along with the region itself.  So, with that in mind, for visitors to this weekend's Goodguys East Coast Nationals in Rhinebeck, NY, we offer up a few other opportunities to explore Duchess County and its surroundings when you're finished admiring the amazing vehicles on display for the day.
 
 
#1: The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - https://oldrhinebeck.org
 
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is the leading area museum of antique aviation.  During their weekend air shows, the Aerodrome brings you back in time to the early years of aviation.  Air shows are Saturday and Sunday, June through October and the museum open daily May through October.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This island in the middle of the Hudson River is open to the public and campers.  You'll need a boat to get there, but there are camping amenities already established when you get there.  According to local history, Aleister Crowley once camped there for 40 days and 40 nights. 
 
 
 
 
 
#3: North Dutchess Botanical Gardens - http://www.ndbgonline.com/
 
Located in the back woods of Rhinebeck, NY with 8 greenhouses and 3 holding houses, the North Dutchess Botanical Gardens has been the place where local gardeners find everything they need for over 35 years. The NDBG was established in 1979 on 11 acres of land and is family owned by the Santini family. 
 
 
 
 
 
#4: Hudson River Maritime Museum - http://www.hrmm.org/
 
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is located on the Rondout Creek in city of Kingston, New York.  The collections of this non-profit organization are committed to the history of shipping, boating and industry on the Hudson. The museum is open 7 days a week, 11 am to 5 pm, April 21st through November 18.
 
 
 
 
 
#5: Hudson River Cruises - https://www.hudsonrivercruises.com/
 
Hop on board the Rip Van Winkle and see some of the majestic and historic waterfront mansions, lighthouses and other sites.  Their season runs from mid-May through the end of October and host a number of different cruise packages such as Happy Hour & Site-seeing Cruises and Live Music Sunset Cruises. 
 
 
 
 
 
#6: Trolley Museum of NY - http://tmny.org/
 
Since 1983, The Trolley Museum of NY has been in downtown Kingston, NY.  They have excursion rides that runs 1 1/2 miles from downtown to the Hudson River at Kingston Point in addition to their displays of subway cars and trolleys.  The 2018 operating season runs until October 28th and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm, including holidays. 
 
 
 
 
 
#7: Bangers Gastropub - https://www.bangersgastropub.com/
 
Bangers Gastropub is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley and owned by two natives who locally source their ingredients.  Their idea was to create a place where everyone can feel like a Rhinebeck local, even if they aren't.  You can find traditional English fare with an updated American touch. 
 
 
 
 
#8: The Fun-E Farm - http://www.fun-efarm.com/
 
The Fun-E Farm is an indoor bounce house fun center operated and owned by parents. The center is home to multiple inflatable structures including slides, obstacle courses, belly bouncers, interactive bubble and toddler bounces and is gears towards families with children ages 1-12.