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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

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Address: 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization...

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspiring expression, creativity, and innovation through the arts. Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY., just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods. The center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational and community programs that inspire creative expression and civic engagement to enrich the human spirit. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities.

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Site of original 1969 Woodstock

A fantastic museum located on the original site of Woodstock. Very interesting and informative exhibits.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pahrump, Nevada
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Pahrump, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic museum located on the original site of Woodstock. Very interesting and informative exhibits.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Whether you are going for a concert or blue grass festival, this is an absolutely beautiful spot to spend an afternoon or an evening. Great place to see a show with low key people.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is quite an interesting museum. If you are a baby boomer and experienced the excitement and turmoil of the 60's, then this museum is for you. Have the guide tour for free walk you through and explain the details of the highlights. We had a tour guide that was actually at the original Woodstock concert who worked as a... More 

1 Thank Travtripper
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

What a find - great venue for the concert - we saw The Drifters and not a bad seat in the house. Came back the next day and they gave us a discount on tkts to the museum because we went to the concert the night before. We got to the museum at 10:30 am and before we knew it,... More 

Thank Karen S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Although we were 47 years too late, standing on the field where the Woodstock Music and Arts Fayre happened was a bucket list dream come true... ever since I was truly aware of music (1974/75ish) I have been fascinated by the two records that captured the event... it wasn't until Channel 4 opened that I watched the film in its... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about the Woodstock event that took place here. Very informative and highly recommended.

Thank Kim V
Middletown, New York
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Bethel Woods Center was opened ten years ago and it still is a great venue. The grounds look as though they were just planted. The grass, flowers, and bushes are well manicured. The setting is beautiful and very scenic. The Pavilion and grass seating area are hidden from view. A visitor to the grounds cannot see these areas while walking... More 

Thank Doug F
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Built where the woodstock concert happened in the 60's this place is modern, well kept, comfortable, clean and a great place for concerts!

Thank Cristian G
Hesston, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Bethel Woods is an important point of interest on the American music history map. The concept behind the museum and grounds is exceptional and proves itself worthy of providing a context of historical relevance as well as educational advancement of the performing arts. These two dynamics work hand in hand at this site. The museum is a thorough, informative look... More 

Thank Marcy T
Eaton Center, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Finally made it to this great museum. Plan to take 4 hours in there - walk the beautiful grounds take in a concert. I went to original 1969 woodstock so this brought back a lot of wonderful memories. Employees tour guide EXCELLENT!!

Thank smilysandy

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