We have Albany to thank for the continuous roll of toilet paper around a cardboard tube. Seth Wheeler in Albany created this wonderful invention in 1871. About 240 km north of New York City, Albany sits on the west bank of the Hudson River. The economic and cultural center of the Capital District of New York State, it is the 3rd most populous metropolitan region in the state. Albany is the headquarters for Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, General Electric, Goldman Sachs and Key Bank to name a few. One of the oldest surviving settlements of the original British 13 colonies, it was settled by Dutch colonists in 1614 who named it "Beverwijck" (aka Beaver District).
Touted as being a bit of a tourist backwater there are a few landmarks to take a peek at such as the Empire State Plaza where you will find the performing arts center that is cheekily referred to as "The Egg". You can take a stroll over the Hudson River Way pedestrian bridge looking at some street art along the way. The NYS Capitol Building is a must to look at, considering it is one of the most expensive US buildings ever erected. The New York State Museum can take hours meandering around if you want. You can grab a horse-drawn carriage for a tour or jump on board the Upper Hudson River Railroad along the scenic river valley. For those that like some fresh air, grab a bicycle and ride from Quackenbush Square to the New York State Capitol for a change of pace. There is a 41-mile path hugging the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers to be explored or go and back a filly at the historic Saratoga Race Track.
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