9. The 2021 Westminster Dog Show will occur at Lyndhurst Mansion

Exterior view of Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York.

One of the longest continuously-running sporting events in the U.S. will occur at Lyndhurst Mansion on June 12 and 13, 2021. This event, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, will determine which dog is not only the best in the show, but the best in the United States. The competition usually occurs at Madison Square Garden, but will take place at Lyndhurst this year because of its spacious land.

Directors of the competition considered Lyndhurst because it merges a deep history of architecture with the deep dog history of the show. Although casual bowling competitions occur at the mansion, this dog show is the first competition of its kind at the mansion.