The Best 9+ Palisades Mall Activities That you Can Do Today!
Why does the Palisades Mall get so many visitors? It seems like a silly question, right? If I told you that many people go to the mall, not for the reasons you think, but for fun, would that surprise you? The Palisades Mall activities are one of the main reasons people love this mall.
With so many fun Palisades Mall activities, how do you pick your favorite?
In this post, I will showcase a list of many of the Palisades Mall Activities, besides shopping (which I know is a favorite activity for many).
Below are activities that my family and I enjoy doing all the time! We have made some wonderful memories at the Palisades Mall and I would love for you to do so too!
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Visiting The Palisades Mall:
DAYS & HOURS: (as of this published post)
The Palisades Mall is typically open during these hours:
Hours may differ depending on the time of the year.
Open 7 days a week
Where is The Palisades Mall?
The Palisades Mall is located in West Nyack, NY in Rockland County.
Located right across the “New” Tappan Zee Bridge/Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge and next to the Palisades Parkway.
Because of its location, it is convenient to both New Yorkers and New Jerseyers (is that actually a word?).
The location is what appeals to most people visiting the Palisades Mall because it is easy to get off the highway and then back on the highway without venturing through side streets and through towns.
The Palisades Center Mall, also known as “The Palisades Mall”, is currently the 3rd largest mall in the NY Metro area, coming third to the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY.
The only mall in NY bigger than these two is Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse, NY.
The Palisades Mall was opened in March 1998 and continues to be one of the favorite places for visitors from all over New York and also for tourists visiting the area.
“Palisades Center is among the top 10 most visited malls in America. This four-level shopping center located in Rockland County, offers over 200 stores, 16 sit-down restaurants, a bowling alley, ice rink, the world’s tallest indoor ropes course, comedy club, and more. Palisades Center is the go-to place for local shoppers and tourists alike.”
– Palisades Center Mall Website
Why is the Palisades Mall & Palisades Mall Activities so unique?
In addition to the vast variety of stores and eateries located in this mall, the most impressive aspect of the Palisades Mall is the sheer amount of Palisades Mall Activities they have.
You can stay there all day and NEVER run out of things to do.
During my visit (while researching this blog post) I was pleasantly surprised to see new additions to the collection of Palisades Mall activities that they have for all age groups.
*NOTE – Because of COVID-19, some Palisades Mall activities that you knew and loved have gone out of business. I continuously update this article to include the most up-to-date information.
Tips for Visiting the Palisades Mall:
- The Mall is typically crowded on the Weekends, so a Weekday visit guarantees less people and a lot more options for fun.
- The costs of activities varies. Check individual activities beforehand so you can budget wisely.
- Some places require Advance Tickets, a Reservation or an Appointment. Check the websites for updated information.
The Palisades Mall Activities that are currently OPEN:
– 5 Wits
5 Wits is a unique, live-action adventure located on Level 4 of the Palisades Mall. This is one of the Palisades Mall activities that my older children enjoy.
According to their website, the “customers get the chance to BE “the Action Hero” and get INSIDE the movie or video game.”
– Aim Point
Aim Point is a unique, airsoft shooting range experience located on Level 3 of the Palisades Mall.
The arcade-like shooting range allows people to shoot Airsoft rifles towards targets. Although this is one of the newer Palisades Mall activities, I’m sure it will soon be a favorite.
*At the time of this posting, website information was not found on the Palisades Mall website.
– AMC Palisades Center 21
Located on Level 4 of the Palisades Mall, AMC is a well-known movie chain offering 21 screens at the Palisades Center Mall. In addition to 2D movies, they also offer 3D features, as well as, IMAX 3D movies.
This is one of those Palisades Mall Activities that you can go to over and over again.
– Autobahn Indoor Speedway
Located on Level 2 of the Palisades Mall, this indoor go-kart racing experience is action-packed.
Karts at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway can go up to 50 mph and drive along a professional Grand-Prix track. This is one of the most exciting Palisades Mall Activities.
In addition to the racing experience, Autobahn now has an axe-throwing area. This new trend in entertainment is exciting and so much fun!
– Billy Beez
Located on Level 1 of the Palisades Mall, Billy Beez is the ultimate play zone for children and parents.
It is an amazing 20,000 sq foot space of FUN! It houses slides to tunnels, trampolines and ball pits, and everyone is bound to have fun!
This is THE PLACE to be if you have young children and is one of the most kid-friendly Palisades Mall Activities. The line is usually out the door for Billy Beez.
– Build-a-Bear Workshop
Located on Level 3 of the Palisades Mall, the Build-a-Bear Workshop is the place to create the bear or other characters of your choice. This is one of the most popular Palisades Mall activities and not just for little children.
Each time I pass by the store, I get excited to see the newest designs and I’m always tempted to get another character.
You get to choose your character’s shell and then fill it with stuffing and other special trinkets. You can “bathe” your creation and prep it for clothes, shoes or a costume.
– ClimbZone Palisades
The stand-out feature of ClimbZone is the climbing walls themselves, as each of the walls is truly a work of art. ClimbZone provides a fun-focused destination in an all-weather, safe and exciting environment for anyone.
– Color Me Mine
Located on Level 3 of the Palisades Mall, Color Me Mine caters to the artist in all of us. With hundreds of ceramic shapes to choose from, your imagination can go wild creating a one-of-a-king ceramic keepsake.
This is one of the Palisades Mall activities loved by children and adults alike.
– Dave & Busters
Located on Level 4 of the Palisades Mall, Dave and Buster’s is an arcade lover’s dream come true!
Not considering their food and drinks, Dave & Buster’s is a great place to have some old-fashioned fun! There are hundreds of games to play that you are guaranteed to find something that someone will enjoy. This is probably one of the most family-friendly Palisades Mall activities.
– Exo Drome
VR Exodrome is a VR PARK featuring some of the most unique and top of the line virtual reality cyber sport simulator rides. VR Exodrome is a blend of the best features in the gaming and amusement industries and are apart of the cyber sport industry.
– Game Show Room
Located on Level 3 of the Palisades Mall, Game Show Room is a place where, for one hour, you get to play a live game show like the popular Game Shows seen on television.
– Good Game Lounge
The newest addition to the gaming experience at the Palisades Mall, Good Game Lounge is a hybrid gaming platform that brings the love of e-sports to the fans.
You can choose from casual play or join an E-Sports Tournament. Monthly memberships can be purchased.
– Golfzon Social
Golfzon Social brings you great food and drink, in a relaxed family friendly environment, with the world’s best golf simulators. 24 bays boast state of the art golf simulators for indoor play where you can choose from over 85 golf courses to play or practice in the most realistic conditions imaginable. Our sims include a moving floor plate, auto tee and simulated rough and sand.
– Jellio World
Jellio World…the Ultimate Selfie Funhouse, is a collection of interactive art installations inspired by childhood memories and imagination.
– Levity Live Comedy Club
Located on Level 4 of the Palisades Mall, next to Target, Levity Live Comedy Club is an ’18-year old and over’ establishment that showcases comedy from all over the United States.
The shows typically have: a Host, Featured Performer and the Headliner Comedian. They have a full-service restaurant and can seat up to 350 people.
– Lucky Strike Bowling Alley
Located on Level 4 of the Palisades Mall, Lucky Strike has 12 lanes that provide hours of fun for all ages.
In addition, they have billiards tables, as well as a game room. They have extended hours for a fun night out with friends, a partner, and a family.
– Mirror Maze at Space Adventure
Find your way through the new maze of mirrors and glass in The Mirror Maze! A unique experience the entire family will love! Open daily.
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– Mystery Escape Room
Located on Level 3 of the Palisades Mall, Escape The Mystery Room is your chance to be a real-life detective.
You and your team are in a room for 50 minutes and you must find clues, solve puzzles and decipher hidden codes to Escape The Mystery Room.
We have done this one as a family and my kids totally killed it. I, on the other hand, sat most of it and just watched. I am not good at solving riddles.
– OMG Entertainment
Located on Level 1 of the Palisades Mall, OMG Entertainment is a virtual reality theater experience.
According to their website, “The latest, state-of-the-art technology of virtual reality comes together with a 9-D movie simulator that can spin 360 degrees. We have 8 different movies that you can choose from.”
TIP – If you get motion sickness easily, then I do not recommend OMG Entertainment. At one point, when the ride dipped down, I got nauseous because I was watching the virtual reality video while the ride was moving.
– Palisades Center Ice Rink
Located on Level 4 of the Palisades Mall, the Palisades Center Ice Rink offers Year-Round, Indoor Ice Skating sessions to the public. It is adequate for all ages and all skill levels. Public skates take place on the weekends and during weeks of school holidays.
– Palisades Climb Adventure
Starting at Level 4 of the Palisades Mall, the Palisades Climb Adventure is the World’s Tallest Indoor Rope Course. This is an amazing feat – not for the weak of heart or those scared of heights.
This is the #1 most visited of all the Palisades Mall Activities.
It stands 85 feet tall, contains 75 different challenges and can accommodate guests of various ages.
Also on Level 4, there is a kiddie-sized rope course, for the youngest of all thrill-seekers.
– Slime World
Slime World is the premier craft studio where kids can make their own slime customized with fun scents and colorful embellishments.
– Space Adventure Glow in the Dark Mini Golf
Located on Level 1 of the Palisades Mall, this newest, fun attraction allows you to play mini golf in the dark but everything is illuminated by black lights. Each hole at Space Adventure Mini Golf offers a new challenge with spacemen and alien encounters along the way. Each area is decorated in bright florescent colors, even the putters and the golf balls.
This may be the NEW #1 activity at the Palisades Mall!
– Spin Zone Bumper Cars
Have fun on these bumper cars.
TimeMission will send you through 32 different portals into spaces where your team of 2-5 people collects skill points by completing challenges in less than 2-5 minutes. You may choose to only collect points or start a secret mission to unlock special bonus features and achievements. Choose portals that maximize your talents: intelligence, strength, coordination, and speed. Repeat (or abandon) rooms at any time to improve your score or find the next clues on your mission before your hourglass runs out, and you are returned to the present. Each portal transports you to the past or future in a fun, immersive experience.
The Palisades Mall Activities that are currently closed:
– Palisades Mall Ferris Wheel
CLOSED AT THIS TIME
Located on Level 3 of the Palisades Mall, this amazing Ferris Wheel towers next to a large window looking out into the parking lot. It is located in the food court area making it easy to find. It was one of the highlights when the Palisades Mall first opened and is still a family favorite.
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