10 Things to Do in Hicksville That You Shouldn't Miss

August 11, 2017 Diedre Savory

Hicksville is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) within the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island. The population of the CDP was 41,547 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Hicksville

1. Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603 +1 516-333-0048
Excellent
78%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 375 reviews

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps. Opened to the public in 1959 with the mission of preserving a part of Long Island’s heritage, Old Westbury Gardens is an extraordinary example of a gracious era. Built in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, Westbury House is a magnificent country house reflecting English architecture of the late 1600s and early 1700s The house is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts and remains virtually intact from the more than 50 years of the family’s residence. The estate includes over 70 acres of landscaped formal and informal gardens. An additional 160 acres of fields and woodlands surround the estate.

Reviewed By P B - New York City, New York

No matter what time of year you visit this historic home and gardens, it leaves an impression. During this holiday season, the home is decorated with beautiful vintage decorations. There is an area to take pictures with Santa, as well as, a place to have refreshments. While walking through the home you could hear a pianist playing in the background. The snow covered grounds add to the setting.

2. Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804 +1 516-572-8400
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Reviewed By Sandy317 - Massapequa Park, New York

This place is a treasure. We went to the 1863 Thanksgiving Celebration; almost all of the buildings were open and in several they were cooking dinner as in the old days. The houses were nice and warm from the cooking fires and the smells were wonderful. We will return for the Candlelight Evenings in December.

3. Long Island Puppet Theatre

10 Heitz Pl, Hicksville, NY 11801-3104 +1 516-932-5469
Excellent
55%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Long Island Puppet Theatre

Reviewed By marjay3 - New York

We went to a production of Frozen on April 17, 2014. It was a total waste of time and my three children were completely bored. They had a performer lip sync the songs from Frozen..each song about 10 times while the children lined up over and over to sing the songs into the microphone. There was a reading of the golden book version and a photo op. Just a poor idea.
The performer was very nice; the people who own the business seem interested in doing a good job, but this was a total miss.

4. Cradle of Aviation Museum

1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743 +1 516-572-4111
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 364 reviews

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Reviewed By SlowPoke59 - Apex, North Carolina

We went there for a family outing today and we were surprised to find this wonderful gem. Although this museum appear small at first, it is not, There is a lot to see, aircraft exhibits, space exhibits,interactive exhibits, multiple floors of exhibits, a Fireman's Museum and a cafe. Today we visited the space exhibits. They have thing such as real LEM Moon Lander. space suits, rockets and much more. We also visited the airplane hanger where they a a A-6F Airplane, F-14 Tom Cat Airplane and a A-10 Warthog Airplane. There is so much to see that it will take you multiple days to explore it. There are multiple floors and a skywalk where you can see the exhibits from above the main floor. This is great place for children. There is a lot to see and learn. We will be returning.

5. American Airpower Museum

1230 New Hwy, Hangar 3, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1546 +1 631-293-6398
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

American Airpower Museum

The American Airpower Museum is Non-Profit 501C3 Aviation Museum and State Chartered Educational Foundation. A unique Museum in that many of the historic Aircraft are operational and fly regularly during the spring and summer months. The Museum is located at historic Republic Airport in Farmingdale NY. The Airport established back in the 1920s by Fairchild and Grumman Aviation. Eventually the home of Seversky Aviation during the 1930s it would evolve into Republic Aviation in 1939. In 1941 Republic produced the P-47 Thunderbolt which would go on to be the most mass produced fighter of WWII with over 15,000 built. Republic would go on to build the F-84, F-105, and A-10 Fighter Aircraft all right here in Long Island NY. Today the American Airpower Museum calls one of the last three surviving Republic Hangars home.

Reviewed By Ladope - Connecticut

This awesome museum is located on the Republic Airport, the former airfield of the famous Republic Aviation Corporation, at Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. It has a remarkable collection of historic combat aircraft, many of them in actual flight condition, that usually perform at air...MoreThanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again, perhaps in the spring or summer when flight operations are up an running more regularly or during one of our special events.

6. Governor's Comedy Cabaret

90A Division Ave, Levittown, NY 11756-2930 +1 516-731-3358
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Governor's Comedy Cabaret

Reviewed By Dan D - Deer Park, New York

So you are sick of bowling, watching Netflix, going to another restaurant with that other couple or going to the very expensive movie theater. Try something different and grab a show at Governors comedy club. Even if it isn't a headliner of a show it is still a cool experience to see someone live who is trying to make others laugh. It is a living experience to see someone who has written jokes and is delivering them for your enjoyment...it is an art form like seeing a live play (but at a fraction of the cost). Now I am not comparing a C list Comedian to seeing Les Miserable on Broadway. I am just saying to try something new and go to Governor's to catch a show next time your neighbors say, "you want to grad dinner Saturday night?".
I think once you do you will come back more than you think.

7. Eisenhower Park

Stewart avenues, East Meadow, NY +1 516-572-0348
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Eisenhower Park

Reviewed By Dalefarkas - Plantation, Florida

Eisenhower Park is very diverse in its offerings.

• Beautiful public golf courses (3 courses).
• Baseball fields
• Basketball courts
• Tennis courts
• Golf driving range
• Miniature golf
• Families can enjoy picnic areas
• Playgrounds for children
• An Aquatic Center
• Walking Paths - The park is beautiful to walk around, with a lovely lake.
• They have a meaningful 9/11 monument.

Eisenhower a great place to spend a day.

8. NYCB Theatre at Westbury

960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590-1733 +1 516-334-0800
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Reviewed By blackbear59 - New York City

We went to see Colors of Christmas. The show was very entertaining. The seats were great and the sound system was very good. We purchased the VIP package which offers a lounge area . The loung was a nice place to have a conversation prior to the show but the food is nothing spectacular. We enjoyed the VIP parking which provided a short walk to the venue. On this night entering and exiting was not an issue because the show was not that crowded. On the more crowded nightsthat I have been here , it does require a little patience and you should exit out within 15 minutes. Westbury is a very nice place to see a show.

9. Mr. Beerys

4019 Hempstead Tpke, Bethpage, NY 11714-5602 +1 516-579-7049
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Mr. Beerys

Reviewed By Garrett N - Northport, New York

Was here to see a friends band and was pleased by the friendly staff and their knowledge of beer. They had a fantastic selection of beer at reasonable prices. There is also a food truck out back for late night snacks. The stage and sound system were great , I will be back again soon can't wait.

10. The Adventure Park at Long Island

75 Colonial Springs Rd, Gate #3, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798-1014
Excellent
79%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

The Adventure Park at Long Island

Located in Wheatley Heights, NY on five spectacular wooded acres of the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds, The Adventure Park at Long Island is the area's most exciting new attraction. The Adventure Park appeals to outdoor fun-seekers age 7 through adult and features multiple zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses.

Reviewed By Denise A - Port Washington, New York

Everything was fantastic. Only suggestion is they need a few more staff to help with the warm up and some of the easier courses as we were held up quite a bit by some kids the weren't proficient on the equipment.

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