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Old 12-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Has anyone visited/toured the CIA in New York

Has anyone toured the CIA in Hyde park New York?
If so, how was your experience?
It sounds like a nice day trip.

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Old 12-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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No, but I went to FBI when I was in DC
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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Yes, it is a very nice day trip. It's been about a year, but I remember the American restaurant is the most casual of the three and perfect for lunch. The store there carries some really nice cooking equipment and cookbooks. I remember the smell of fresh baked bread in the hallways in the morning, so stop in the bakery also.

Rt. 9 is very commercial (if your traveling up that route), but once you get up to Hyde Park, there's some lovely scenery along the river.

Have fun!
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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I've been a student there and go back every summer for continuing ed. It's well worth your time: very pretty location, the tour is good, and the food is outstanding. Make reservations early.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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My mother went with a group of friends a couple months ago. She won't stop talking about how fabulous it was. They had lunch (I'm not sure which restaurant) but she continues to rave about it.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:45 PM   #6
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Great, im excited to go.
The other day i was watching the food channel or something, and i saw an advertisement for the school. And our of curiosity, i just went to the website and saw that they had tours. Im only a few hours away and it definitely looks like something Id enjoy.

Anyway, thanks for the input.

harold.

Oh, and by the way, I also visited the FBI in DC also many years back and it was great too :P but they had closed public tours there the past few years, so couldnt bring my kids on the tour when we were there 2 summers ago. But, we went to the international spy museum which was great.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:00 AM   #7
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Larry, as a sidetrip, you might be interested to drop by West Point Academy. I visited it a few years ago when we were driving around the Westchester area and it was great. I cannot forget the big piece of the Berlin Wall on display at the museum.
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