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?

The sign at the entrance of the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, NY

COVID-19 NOTICE

Although some of these locations are open to the public, please follow these guidelines:
Please be safe.
Practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash hands thoroughly and follow all mandates and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (cdc.gov) and NY State and local Governments.

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!


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.
Sunday: 11am-7pm
Monday – Thursday: 10am-9:30pm
Friday: 10am – 10:45pm
Saturday: 10am-9:30pm

WEBSITE:
Palisadescenter.com


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 2nd largest mall in the NY Metro area, coming second 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.

Entrance to the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, 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 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 

OPEN to the Public

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.” 

For more information and prices, check out their website.  

The entrance to 5 Wits at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack

Aim Point

OPEN to the Public

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.

Autobahn Indoor Speedway 

OPEN to the Public

Located on Level 2 of the Palisades Mall, this indoor go-kart racing experience is action-packed.

Karts can go up to 50 mph and drive along a professional Grand-Prix track. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended and face mask is required during your experience.

For more information and prices, check out their website.

In addition to the racing experience, Autobahn now has an axe-throwing area. This new trend in entertainment is exciting and so much fun!

Entrance to Autobahn Indoor Speedway at the Palisades Mall
Exciting Driving at the Palisades Mall Autobahn Speedway
Axe throwing at the Autobaun st the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack

Build-a-Bear Workshop

OPEN to the Public

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.

For more information, check out their website.

The store sign for Build a Bear workshop at the Palisades Center Mall
Look inside the Build a Bear workshop at the Palisades Center Mall

Color Me Mine

OPEN to the Public

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.

For more information, check out their website.

Ceramic mug on table
Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com

Game Show Room

OPEN to the Public: By Appointment ONLY

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. 

For more information, check out their website.

Mystery Escape Room 

OPEN to the public by Appointment ONLY

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.

For more information and prices, check out their website.

Entrance to the Palisades Mall Mystery Room
The wall of all the scenarios at the Palisades Mall Mystery Room

OMG Entertainment 

OPEN to the Public

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.

For more information and prices, check out their website.

The entrance to OMG Entertainment highlights all the fun you can have inside this Virtual Reality Experience.

Palisades Climb Adventure 

OPEN to the public

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. 

For more information and prices, check out their website.  

Rope and steps to climb on the Palisades Mall Climb Adventure.
The Palisades Mall Climb Adventure is a great attraction for all to enjoy.

OPEN to the Public

This beautiful carousel at the Palisades Mall has two levels for people to enjoy and have more fun.

Located on the Level 3 (Food Court) of the Palisades Mall sits the majestic Carousel with horses and lavishly adorned seats.

The best part of this carousel is that it has two levels, and from what I observed, families with children of all ages love to ride this carousel, especially the Top Level!

Side view of the Double Carousel at the Palisades Mall

Palisades Mall Ferris Wheel 

OPEN to the public on Select Days:
Fridays: 3pm – 9pm
Saturdays: 10am – 9pm
Sundays: 11am – 6pm

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.

The view of the Ferris Wheel at the Palisades Center Mall

Space Adventure Glow in the Dark Mini Gold

OPEN to the public:
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 10:30pm

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 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!

Golf Ball at a mini-gold course.


The Palisades Mall Activities that are currently CLOSED:


Levity Live Comedy Club 

CLOSED to the Public | According to the website, they are ‘Re-Opening Soon’

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.

For more information and prices, check out their website.

The Levity Live Comedy Club is located on the top level of the Palisades Mall and offers top notch entertainment to all who see a show.

Palisades Center Ice Rink

Open/Public Skating is Unavailable

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. 

For more information and prices, check out their website.

On the top floor of the Palisades Center is the Palisades Center Ice Rink where they have games and open skate times.

Lucky Strike Bowling Alley 

CLOSED to the Public | According to the website, they are ‘Re-Opening Soon’

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. 

For more information and prices, check out their website.

Another great activity at the Palisades Mall is the Lucky Strike Bowling Alley. The entrance to the Lucky Strike Bowling Alley is on the top floor of the mall.

AMC Palisades Center 21 

CLOSED to the Public | According to the website, they are ‘Re-Opening Soon’

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. 

For more information and prices, check out their website.

The AMC Movie Theater at the Palisades Mall shows the best movies

Billy Beez 

CLOSED to the Public | According to the website, they are ‘Re-Opening Soon’

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. The line is usually out the door for Billy Beez.

For more information and prices, check out their website.  

The Billy Beez sign at the Palisades Mall is lit up waiting to greet everyone who visits.
Billy Beez is a fun place enjoyed by many.

Dave & Busters

CLOSED at this time | According to the website, they are ‘Re-Opening Soon’

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.

For more information, check out their website.

Dave & Buster's located on the top floor of the palisades mall

Are these Palisades Mall Activities right for you?


With so many options available at the Palisades Mall, the only question is…

Is the Palisades Mall the right place for you and your family?

The good news is that it is FREE to visit the mall and check out the activities as an observer.

You can also speak to other visitors before you decide if you’d like to try a specific activity for yourself or your family.


Essential Gear Recommended When Visiting The Palisades Mall:

Clicks the links below to see the items I used when visiting the Palisades Mall.

  • Washable Face Masks – If you want to enjoy an outing in the Hudson Valley, make sure to stay safe with the washable face masks. These are the ones that I personally use and can breathe well from.
  • Comfortable women’s walking shoes – My favorite walking shoes are by Skechers, because they are soft and the memory foam feels great on my feet.
  • Power Bank for my phone – While out walking all day and taking photos, I use this power bank to make sure that I will not run out of battery on my phone.
  • Backpack purse – When I’m not using my sling purse, I use this backpack purse. It frees up my hands to take photos and eat while I’m walking around.

TIPS FOR AN AMAZING VISIT TO THE PALISADES MALL:

  • Wear comfortable shoes. To cover the majority of the mall, it requires a lot of walking. Invest in some comfy footwear, like these walking sneakers.
  • Make sure you give yourself enough time to park and walk from the parking area to the mall. Keep in mind that it can be crowded on the weekends.
  • Taking a stroller for your young child/children is a good idea. Elevators within the mall help you get from one floor to another.

PALISADES CENTER MALL
1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY
845-348-1000

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