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Family fun comes in many fascinating forms and surprising spots in Buffalo Niagara! Whether it’s watching polar bears romp in their way cool pool at the Buffalo Zoo, getting soaked yourself on a summertime excursion on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour, blurring the line between learning and fun at the Buffalo Museum of Science, taking in a kid-friendly production at the Theatre of Youth, climbing aboard a historic WWII ship at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, sparking your kids’ curiosity and imagination at Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children’s Museum, enjoying some old-fashioned fun at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, or going for a Pirate Cruise on the Spirit of Buffalo, Buffalo has got the answer to the perennial vacation question, “what are we going to do today?”
[Buffalo and Erie County attractions and businesses have begun a gradual reopening process. In accordance with state and local guidelines, they are putting into place increased precautions and safeguards to protect their guests. Here’s a list of all organizations that have signed our Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe pledge. For the most current information on status, hours and safety measures being taken, please check individual websites or social channels.]Watch the video
Buffalo’s legacy as one of our nation’s most important transportation and industrial centers rose from our impressive waterfront. No visit to the Queen City would be complete without a trip to our shores.
Canalside is the jewel in our crown. The result of over $300 million in new development, Canalside hosts over 1,000 annual events. Every summer, outdoor yoga, children’s games and Thursday at Canalside concerts take place along the district’s Central Wharf.
Each winter, throngs of visitors flock to the Ice at Canalside, a 35,000 square foot rink on the recreated Erie Canal that features, skating, curling, pond hockey and ice bikes. Across the street, LECOM Harborcenter attracts hockey players from around the world by hosting amateur and college tournaments at its two NHL sized rinks. And sports and food fanatics are flocking to the two-story (716) Food & Sport that features over 70 televisions, including a 38-foot tall screen for the big games.
Our waterfront is also home to America’s largest inland Naval park, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. The Erie Basin Marina features an observation tower with breathtaking views of Buffalo and Canada. The historic Buffalo Lighthouse welcomes you to the Buffalo River. And the nearby Outer Harbor features miles of bike trails and lakefront parks. If you like fishing, the bass, salmon and trout are biting throughout our inner and outer harbors. Rent a kayak or waterbike or take a cruise aboard the Queen City Ferry, the Spirit of Buffalo or Buffalo Harbor Cruises to see it all![post_slug] => canalside [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Western New York’s Premier River Runners offering whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, camping and other family oriented adventures[post_slug] => adventure-calls-outfitter-inc [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
This is the place for family fun! Open year-round, there is something for everyone at Adventure Landing. Test your putting prowess on our miniature golf courses, improve your gaming skills in our mega-arcade or build your own stuffed-animal friend in our Teddy Bear Factory. We also offer great birthday party packages and cater to most group events! Check our website for additional information.[post_slug] => adventure-landing [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
An outstanding center of modern and contemporary art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has a 150-year tradition of collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the art of its time, giving rise to one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has temporarily closed its Elmwood Avenue campus to begin the construction phase of its AK360 Campus Development and Expansion Project. As part of the project, the museum will construct a signature new building on the north side of its campus and renovate its current facilities.
Albright-Knox Northland, a new project space at 612 Northland Avenue in Buffalo, will open on January 17, 2020. The new Buffalo AKG Art Museum is expected to open in Spring 2022 on the Elmwood Avenue campus.
The museum’s new Art Truck, a mobile center for hands-on artmaking, brings art activities, classes, and workshops for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability into the communities of Western New York. To view upcoming Art Truck events, visit https://www.albrightknox.org/community/art-truck
The Aquarium has a family-friendly atmosphere, where people of all ages can engage the beauty of the underwater world! You won’t want to miss the California sea lions swimming through the pool, soaring through the air, and sliding across the stage! Shows are scheduled throughout the day, and sea lions can be seen in their 100,000 gallon exhibit in between show times. There are Humboldt Penguins on exhibit, and over forty living exhibits that highlight local species, and fascinating creatures from across the globe! Closing times vary seasonally. The Aquarium is open daily, except for Thanksgiving (US) and Christmas.[post_slug] => aquarium-of-niagara [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Scenic, historic train excursions. Home of the last operating steam train in New York State. Many special events. Private charters available. Open Memorial Day Weekend through December. Please visit their website for current dates and times.[post_slug] => arcade-and-attica-railroad [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
BFLO Harbor Kayak is located at Canalside on the wharf. Kayaks (single and tandem) or stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are available for rental. They also offer kayak tours down the Buffalo River – some of which include hikes up into various grain elevators. Instruction and lessons for those wanting to try paddleboarding are also available.[post_slug] => bflo-harbor-kayak [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Enjoy your favorite cocktail or cold beer while taking a tiki boat cruise on the historic Buffalo River and inner harbor. Two tours offered, one for adults 21+ and a family tiki cruise.
Tours offered seven days a week; due to COVID-19 the Big Kahuna will be offering limited capacity tours.[post_slug] => big-kahuna-tiki-boat [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Enter the jungle themed world of Billy Beez, where kids of all ages can experience wildly twisting slides, an exclusive Ball Blaster Arena, intricate obstacle courses, and more![post_slug] => billy-beez [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Blue Bikes at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York offers nearly 50 bikes at the city’s new water-filled canal for individuals to pedal and explore downtown Buffalo and the waterfront.
Using Blue Bikes is a healthy and efficient way to navigate throughout the waterfront to any of the historical sites, restaurants, and must-see attractions. All of the essentials are provided in the rental, including a helmet and bike lock.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York members will receive $5 off any rental by presenting their member ID card.
Blue Bikes come in three different styles/sizes: Adult, Children, and for those seeking a little more support and little more comfort, the fun-to-ride full-sized Trike. The program is open to all ages, but anyone 15 and under must wear a bike helmet.[post_slug] => blue-bikes-at-canalside [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Greater than your average library! The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library has been serving the community with library services since 1836, making ours one of the oldest libraries in the nation. The Library is unusually rich with its Rare Books & Special Collections, including peerless first edition books and manuscripts, local history and genealogy resources, music, maps, and prints. Outstanding items from the collections are showcased in exhibits throughout the year. A wide variety of free programs supporting exhibit themes, authors, literacy, community issues, and hands-on activities are offered for families, adults, and children – complete schedule can be found on the library website.
Located at the heart of Downtown Buffalo at Lafayette Square, the Central Library is the hub of a 37-site library system that reaches across Erie County. Along with frequent programs and ongoing collection-based exhibits, the Central Library features a café, free Wifi and public computers in a welcoming, lively atmosphere. Stop in and see what we’re up to![post_slug] => buffalo-erie-county-public-library [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
This Buffalo waterfront attraction is the largest inland park of its kind in the nation. All branches of the Armed Forces are represented in the park’s exhibits. Tour the decks and hulls of a guided missile cruiser, destroyer and WWII submarine. Inspect uniforms and memorabilia in the museum and exhibits aboard the ships. See planes, a tank and more!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors will have access to the main decks of USS The Sullivans, USS Little Rock, USS Croaker, the 2nd Floor Museum, and the Gift Shop. Visitors will be unable to visit compartments or areas below deck due to social distancing restrictions. Admission is limited through timed ticketing with advance online ticket purchase.
Be sure to check the website for complete reopening plans and guidelines.[post_slug] => buffalo-and-erie-county-naval-military-park-2 [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Buffalo Bandits are an indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). They play at the KeyBank Center, along with the Buffalo Sabres. The Bandits have won four NLL championships since they were formed in 1992.[post_slug] => buffalo-bandits-lacrosse-nll [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Western New York’s premier indoor airsoft arena. With over 22,000 square feet of playing area, plenty of obstacles and realistic game play. There’s also an arcade, mini-bowling, tactical laser tag, and a bar and kitchen.[post_slug] => buffalo-battleground [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
At Buffalo Bike Tours, they are passionate about bikes and passionate about Buffalo – and they are dedicated to sharing our city’s story on two wheels. Bike tours provide fresh, original, and offbeat experiences for tourists and locals alike. Whether you want to check out the city’s architecture, its grain silos, the best chicken wing joints, or its up-and-coming neighborhoods – Buffalo Bike Tours is your one-stop shop for tours of Buffalo, NY.
Through song, humor, and local insight, Buffalo Bike Tours offers daily history and food tours.
Offerings for 2020 include:
– History Ride: the Best of Buffalo by Bike
– Waterfront Ride: Buffalo’s Outer Harbor by Bike
– The Wing Ride: A Classic Buffalo Foodie Experience
– Renaissance Ride: The “New Buffalo” Foodie Experience
So join them for one of the history and food tours – or rent one of their bikes from the kiosk at Canalside and ride…before it snows![post_slug] => buffalo-bike-tours [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Buffalo Bisons, Triple A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, play at the finest ballpark in the minor leagues – Sahlen Field. The 2020 season will be the Bisons 135th season of professional baseball in Buffalo. Come out to the ballpark for the absolute best quality sports and family entertainment experience and value in town![post_slug] => buffalo-bisons-baseball [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
To see “Windows on Buffalo”, take an elevator to the 25th floor and walk up 3 flights for a spectacular view of the Queen City! Dedicated in 1932, City Hall is an Art Deco masterpiece with outstanding murals in the grand lobby. Also see the magnificent skylight in the Common Council Chambers on the 13th floor.[post_slug] => buffalo-city-hall-observation-deck [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Take a narrated sightseeing cruise and travel through four bodies of water, passing through the historic Black Rock Lock and Canal. Party cruises and private charters also available. Public cruises are available July 1st through Labor Day; call or book online. Private charters are available May through September; call for more information.[post_slug] => buffalo-harbor-cruises-miss-buffalo [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
This National Historic Landmark building was built in 1901 during the Pan-American Exposition, and now houses The Buffalo History Museum (renamed in 2012). Research library includes a repository of genealogical information; the museum features exhibits and an extensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts, books and photographs chronicling the development of Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier.[post_slug] => the-buffalo-history-museum [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Buffalo Museum of Science offers educational and exciting experiences the whole family can enjoy. From special traveling exhibits to a National Geographic 3D Cinema, collections of over 700,000 artifacts and specimens and its interactive science studios, BMS is always “inspiring curiosity through exploration”.
Record your own weather forecast or step into a wind chamber in Our Marvelous Earth, explore health and the human body in Explore YOU, build your own gravity wall in the In Motion studio, explore over 1,500 insect specimens in Bug Works, or discover science with your toddler and young scientists in the Explorations early childhood gallery.
Special workshops and classes are also available every month; preregistration is required and available online.[post_slug] => buffalo-museum-of-science-2 [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
When you explore Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, you travel back to a time when life moved at a gentler pace, when families shared work and played together, when the proud heritage of our region was just beginning. You can experience that heritage as it comes to life on our beautiful 35-acre grounds. Enjoy interactive local history exhibits, including a replica canal packet boat and port town. Tour 11 historic buildings from the Buffalo Niagara region and interact with life as it was in the 19th century. Immerse yourself in the excitement of special events that celebrate the culture and history of the Buffalo Niagara region. Engage in the immersive programming of our robust educational events. Join a Guild and dive into our many maker arts opportunities in brewing, blacksmithing, woodworking, quilting, lacemaking, weaving, and music. Register for hands-on workshops in time honored trades and bring history to life with your very own hands. And more!
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s mission is to preserve and interpret the story of Buffalo Niagara for the people of today and the community of tomorrow.[post_slug] => buffalo-niagara-heritage-village [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Take a cruise through history and join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.[post_slug] => buffalo-river-history-tours [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Come experience Buffalo like never before! Ride a SEGWAY on a guided tour of North Buffalo. What’s a Segway you ask? It’s a cool Personal Transporter that balances you 100 times per second.
Glide past famous buildings and historic sites, including the Buffalo History Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Hoyt Lake, Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House and learn facts and history about the “Queen City” along the way.
Your great value Segway Tour package includes Segway training, bottled water, an emailed photo of the day and admission to The Buffalo History Museum, where the tours will begin and end.
Your tour experience will last approximately 2 hours. Tours will be offered Friday – Monday, weather permitting. Reservation are required.
Please visit the website for further details.[post_slug] => buffalo-touring-company [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Featuring automobiles made in Western New York including Pierce-Arrow and Thomas Flyer. Cars from 1903 to 1960s, muscle cars, etc. The museum offers a unique venue for parties, business meetings and social events. 2011 Frank Lloyd Wright designed 1927 Filling Station. Admission: $10 Adults / $5 Children (6-16)[post_slug] => buffalo-transportation-pierce-arrow-museum [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
It’s the only place in town to observe a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals year-round in naturalistic habitats, including the Zoo’s NEW Arctic Edge exhibit and M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit, which is especially popular during the winter months! Visitors of all ages will also enjoy the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm, which replicates a farmstead along Erie Canal during the 1850s.
Until further notice, tickets and member reservations/tickets must be purchased online; no walk up sales permitted. Masks or face coverings are required for all guests age 2 and above. For additional COVID-19 information, please visit https://buffalozoo.org/tickets/visitor-info-/#location-hours.
The Zoo is open early for members: 9am-11:30am, Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat (closed Tuesday for deep cleaning).[post_slug] => buffalo-zoo-2 [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Central Rock Gym provides everyone with a world class indoor climbing, fitness, and community experience through state of the art facilities, expansive climbing walls, cutting edge fitness equipment, professional yoga classes, and various youth programs and summer camps.
The Buffalo location has 22,000 square feet of climbing terrain; 45 feet of lead wall; 100 boulder problems; and 100 top rope climbing stations.[post_slug] => central-rock-buffalo [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Dave and Buster’s has family-friendly food, a fully-stocked viewpoint bar, and a midway bursting with games.[post_slug] => dave-busters-walden-galleria-2 [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Kayak tours, rentals, and retail based in a 110-yr. old historic factory in Buffalo’s Old First Ward and a few feet from the Buffalo River.[post_slug] => elevator-alley-kayak [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Come and have fun during this 60 minute interactive game. You must escape the room by finding clues and solving puzzles. Teams of 4-10 players participate. This is a great activity for friends, families, businesses, team building, schools and more![post_slug] => enigma-escape-rooms [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Epic Fun Center is a large indoor fun complex. There is state-of-the-art electric go-kart racing, a video game arcade, dodge ball, volleyball, foosball, ping pong, a pool table area, and an open athletic field. The Epic Fun Center specializes in birthday parties and corporate meetings. Packages include riding the go-karts and various sporting activities. Hours vary seasonally, please call or visit website.[post_slug] => epic-fun-center [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Erie Canal Boat Company offers customers of all ability a relaxing paddle or peddle on the historic Erie Canal Waterway and Heritage Trail. Beginners and experts alike enjoy the flat, tranquil waters of the canal.
The recreational kayaks, canoes, and SUPs are designed for those with little or no paddling experience. They also have various adaptive and competitive kayaks to fit the needs and abilities of all customers. Adaptive cycling and kayaking equipment is available daily at our Fairport and Lockport locations.
Paddling and peddling on the canal and trail is a great family, group, and team building activity.[post_slug] => erie-canal-boat-company-inc [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Erie Canal Discovery Center offers users an immersive movie, and a hands on learning experience to help visitors to better understand the history of the Erie Canal.[post_slug] => erie-canal-discovery-center-2 [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
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.[post_slug] => escape-the-mystery-room [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
What can a museum be? It can be a place where learning feels like playing—where “do not touch” becomes “try it out” —and where there’s always a reason to come back for more!
Explore & More has built an environment for creative play and learning that’s as one-of-a-kind as every child who walks through the doors. They do everything in their playful power to give children a chance to dream, imagine, invent and do, in childhood and far beyond.
Learning often starts at home and school. It thrives here at Explore & More—a “third place” in the world for children and families to play and learn together.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a safety plan for visitors and staff has been created. You may view our safety plan on our website at https://exploreandmore.org/we-all-play-an-important-part-in-our-re-opening/.
Beginning July 8th the museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30-3:30 with member priority. There will be two sessions available: 9:30-12:00 and 1:00-3:30. The museum will be closed for an hour midday so we can clean and sanitize in-between sessions. The museum will re-open to the public on July 15th, 9:30-3:30 from Wednesday through Sunday.[post_slug] => explore-more-the-ralph-c-wilson-jr-childrens-museum [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Operating some of the largest trampoline parks in the world! Groups welcome! Slacklines, slam ball, trampolines, kiddie court, foam pit, dodgeball and fidget ladder are some of the activities available. Come check it out and have some fun.[post_slug] => get-air-trampoline-park [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The WILD AWAITS YOU at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc! Stand face-to-face with our living national symbol, the majestic bald eagle, or witness the captivating beauty of a hawk soaring just overhead. During public events enjoy family fun, flying bird shows, up close live animal encounters, Walk With the Eagles exhibit TM, gift shop, and more! Visit with over 80 non-releasable wildlife including exotic wild cats, eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and vultures from the region and around the world – and don’t forget your camera! Schedule a private tour or invite the WILD to your next event! Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. is open only during scheduled events. Visit the wildlife nearly every weekend at the Walden Galleria Mall and check out the website for more information on events, programming, and our mission.
Founded in 1987, Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating understanding and knowledge of the natural world and its relationship to humankind. The Center is home to one of the largest raptor collections in the Northeast and serves as a leading provider of quality environmental education and wildlife conservation services. The internationally awarded and accredited Center has been featured on PBS, National Geographic, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Rachel Ray, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.[post_slug] => hawk-creek-wildlife-center [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Take a tour with Hello Buffalo! Urban Hikes & Bikes! Ellen is your guide and was born and raised in Buffalo, and loves this city. Come and experience the history, architecture, energy and revitalization that will make you see Buffalo from a completely different perspective, while at the same time, having fun and making friends! You’ll see things you can’t see from a tour bus, and you’ll get a real feel for the city you can only get on foot or by bike! These tours are personal, you’ll get the feeling you’re out with friends hiking around Buffalo for a couple of hours, seeing things you’ve either never seen before, or you would never have dreamed you’d see in Buffalo! Come hike & bike with us![post_slug] => hello-buffalo-urban-hikes-bikes [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum welcomes the young at heart! Housed in the National Register listed Allan Herschell Carrousel Factory building, this attraction has exhibits, demonstrations, two antique carousels, a children’s gallery, gift shop and more.[post_slug] => herschell-carrousel-factory-museum [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure is a four season destination that is centrally located between the major cities of Buffalo and Rochester and close to major attractions such as Letchworth State Park, Darien Lake, and Niagara Falls. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure makes a great destination for the day or you can spend the night in one of our Guest Rooms that are complete with a rustic theme.
Our Wild Game Safari Park Tours and sleigh rides are great for people of all ages, from kids to adults we assure that you will have a memorable trip and a great experience.
Our timber frame building houses two restaurants The Lodge at Hidden Valley and The Trailside Grill where you can grab a bite to eat. The Lodge at Hidden Valley is also an exquisite venue for both ceremonies and receptions, and is sure to make your event even more memorable. Start your reception with a cocktail hour on the beautiful terrace that overlooks our lake with elegant white swans, black swans, ducks, and geese.[post_slug] => hidden-valley-animal-adventure [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Holland Paintball Adventure Park is Home of Extreme Experiences! The facility is on the property of the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex. Holland Paintball Adventure Park is a unique place to have a party and is great for team building and for corporate or social events as well as family outings. We open up any of day of the week, all you have to do is call ahead (at 716-418-7223) and make a reservation![post_slug] => holland-paintball-adventure-park [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Make more memories at Niagara Falls, Canada’s ‘must do’ signature experience – Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Hop aboard the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour and get up close and personal with the Falls – and feel the thundering roar, and amazing mist – or, ride after sunset for a light-mist experience with the illumination of the Falls. For a late-at-night moment, try the Falls Fireworks Cruise or watch the sparks fly and the feel the beat with the all-new VIP Brews & Cruise Events with pre-cruise party, starry skies, panoramic skyline views, and, of course, fireworks that light up your smiling faces![post_slug] => hornblower-niagara-cruises [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Lace up your skates for The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York! Whether you’re on your lunch break, on a date, with family, or with friends you’ll love to take a spin on the Canals on Downtown Buffalo’s Waterfront![post_slug] => ice-at-canalside [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
An escape room is an interactive adventure game. You and a group of family or friends will find yourself trapped inside a room filled with clues, puzzles and mysterious objects. You will be forced to use intellect, cunning and teamwork in order solve these puzzles, find the key and escape. Time is of the essence though, you have only one hour to escape!
You will want to experience this immersive adventure.[post_slug] => lock-and-key-escape-room [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
An interesting, guided historical tour through America’s past. You will explore the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71 constructed in 1838, view ruins from an early industrial age, and your guide will rock in the mid-1800’s, viewing stalactites, flowstone and other geological formations. You will also see artifacts left behind by the men who build the tunnel in the early days of the Erie Canal. Then you will ride in an underground boat. Visitors are awestruck as they take a ride that has been described as both “peaceful and eerie” as the boat glides through lifeless waters, illuminated only by small, sporadically placed electric lights.[post_slug] => lockport-cave-underground-boat-ride [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Experience this AAA Gem Attraction featured on the History Channel. Enjoy a unique narrated two hour cruise past many historic sites and “Flight of Five.” Cruise includes being raised and lowered 50 feet in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal.[post_slug] => lockport-locks-erie-canal-cruises-and-the-lockport-canalside [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The M&T Plaza Event Series takes place each weekday, from noon to 1 p.m. Concerts are free and open to the public, and feature local vocalists and musicians across multiple genres. With over 50 performances a summer and food trucks on site, there are plenty of opportunities to take your lunch break downtown. Note: Not all M&T Plaza performances are musical. (June 13-August 30).[post_slug] => mt-bank-plaza-event-series [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
This historic amusement park nestled on the shores of Chautauqua Lake includes rides, arcade, food concessions, mini golf, go-karts, museum and gift shop. Beautiful picnic grove, pavilions for groups and family outings. Open year-round for picnicing and walkin. Parilion retals are available for groups outings and seasonally May-August for arcade and rides.[post_slug] => midway-state-park [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Privately-owned and operated fruit farm, located 25 miles east of Niagara Falls. The farm is believed to have been part of the Underground Railroad network between 1850 and 1861. The farmhouse, barn, orchards and landscape itself, remain virtually the same as they were 150 years ago, allowing you to step back in time and experience a very special and unique view of Underground Railroad history. Tearoom open year-round.[post_slug] => murphy-orchards [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The National Comedy Center is the first state-of-the-art museum dedicated to telling the vital story of comedy in America. It celebrates comedy’s great minds and unique voices, from Charlie Chaplin to Dave Chappelle. Exclusive collections and world-class exhibits give fans an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the time-honed creative processes that have elevated comedy to an art.[post_slug] => national-comedy-center [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Year-round roller skating for family and friends.[post_slug] => new-skateland-arena [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Niagara Climbing Center has established itself as the premier indoor climbing destination in Western New York. As the only full service rock climbing gym in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, it is home to an enthusiastic local climbing community. Whether it’s the first time you’ve wrapped your fingers around a hold, or you’ve been feeding the climbing habit for years – you’ll find NCC both inviting and challenging.[post_slug] => niagara-climbing-center [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Adventure Awaits You! Niagara Jet Adventures is the premium Jet Boating experience in Niagara! We provide our guests with the ultimate comfort, safety and excitement. Our guided 60 minutes tours will thrill guests with 360 spins known as the ‘Cowboy’, climb the Devil’s Hole Class 5 white water rapids, enter the world famous Whirlpool and offer insights into Niagara’s history. Great for all ages 4+ (minimum 40 inches tall). Group & Military rates available. Open ALL 4 SEASONS[post_slug] => niagara-jet-adventures [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The world’s largest glass enclosed butterfly conservatory with over 2,000 free flying tropical butterflies in a rain forest setting. Extended hours in Summer months. Visit website for hours and admission fees.[post_slug] => niagara-parks-butterfly-conservatory [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
We’ve got fun down to a science! Our admission-free and handicapped accessible attraction features more than 50 interactive exhibits about hydroelectricity and an observation deck perched 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.[post_slug] => niagara-power-project-power-vista [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Open Friday and Saturday until 8:45pm.[post_slug] => north-buffalo-ice-rink [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
A Vintage Kiddy Park near Lake Ontario. Open Memorial Day Weekend, June and September, 1st weekend in October Sat & Sun 12pm – 6pm
July – Labor Day Thur/Fri/Sun 12pm – 6pm and Sat. 12pm – 8pmt[post_slug] => olcott-beach-carousel-park-inc [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Three-hundred years of history, just minutes from the Falls. The site of historic battles and sieges, trading and conquest, Old Fort Niagara is an exciting place where the past comes to life. Preserved as it stood in the 1700’s, when France and Britain controlled Niagara, the Fort’s structures include the oldest building on the Great Lakes. Hours: January-June: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. July-August: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. September-December: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.[post_slug] => old-fort-niagara [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The only metal kazoo manufacturer in the world operating as a working factory and museum, with belt-driven machines dating back to 1907. The museum highlights history, amusing trivia and a unique view of how kazoos are made. Get the chance to make your own kazoo![post_slug] => original-kazoo-company-factory-museum-and-gift-shop [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
From the magical views and sunset strolls, to the beehive of activity, the pearl of the Outer Harbor can be found at Wilkeson Pointe. Ride your bike, unpack your picnic basket, unfold your chairs, unload your kayak, serve up a volley and bask in the serene glow that this public space has to offer.
Bike and Water Sport Rentals are available here, the Independent Health Kayak Launch is open daily to the public, and the Consumer’s Beverage “The Pointe” Beer Garden is open daily.
The diversity and ongoing evolution of this space is sure to grab your attention.[post_slug] => outer-harbor-buffalo [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Open dawn to dusk, the Lakeside Bike Park, presented by Independent Health, offers 3 mountain bike tracks for riders of all skill levels and ages, as well as a pump track, skills loop and tot track for little ones!
Bring your own bike or rent one of ours. The Lakeside Bike Park also features nature habitats, a food truck plaza, an events lawn and beautiful views of Lake Erie!
Mountain bike rentals are available on site for $15 an hour or $25 for half day rental.
Mountain bike rental hours: Saturday: 11AM – 4PM; Sunday: 11AM – 4PM[post_slug] => outer-harbor-lakeside-bike-park [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Seasonal business (open April-October) serving hand pressed burgers, hot dogs. delicious salads, ice cream and much more[post_slug] => pautlers-drive-in [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Penn Dixie — a global geological treasure — is the #1 fossil park in the U.S.
Science fans of all types are drawn to our 54-acre site in Hamburg, New York for unique learning opportunities in geology, astronomy, ecology, and ornithology. We offer day science programs, summer day camps, group tours, and special events through most of the year. Penn Dixie is TripAdvisor’s #1 thing to do in Blasdell, New York, too.
Visitors to Penn Dixie are encouraged to collect — and keep — fossils from a shallow ocean environment that existed 380 million years ago.[post_slug] => penn-dixie [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Unlock the fun at Queen City Escape Room, a uniquely designed, family-friendly Buffalo Escape Room Adventure.
Get ready! You and your team have 60 minutes to work together, use your combined wits, and escape the room before time runs out! Once locked in, communication is key in making your escape. No matter what happens, teams leave feeling more connected. All of this makes for a great night out with friends, an interactive family activity, date night, or corporate team building exercise!
So what are you waiting for? Come book your Buffalo Escape Room Adventure with us today, where every mystery, clue, and puzzle is skillfully designed to give you the greatest amount of challenge and fun![post_slug] => queen-city-escape-room [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Members of the Flat Track Roller Derby Association. Local teams include Team QCRG – Travel Team, Alley Cats, Devil Dollies, Nickel City Knockouts and Suicidal Saucies.[post_slug] => queen-city-roller-girls [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
At Independent Health, we’re bringing the Redshirt Treatment® to the streets through Reddy bikeshare!
Reddy bikes are now in Buffalo through our partnership with Shared Mobility, Inc. The bikes are there for your convenience, to help you get healthy and have fun at the same time.
So whether you’re riding a Reddy bike to venture and explore, fit in a quick workout, or as an alternate means of transportation, you’re helping lead by example – and Independent Health applauds you for that.[post_slug] => reddy-bikeshare [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Darien Lake Resort is New York’s largest combination Theme Park and Water Park Resort. Get a combo ticket and explore the best of both worlds – Darien Lake Theme Park and new SplashTown Water Park! SplashTown adds new Swirl City Water Slides, and 16-foot Flotation Station Lazy River, along with a second wave pool, Lazy Days Lagoon, to favorites Hook’s Lagoon and Crocodile Isle! After a day in the sun, let the whipping winds on one of our six world-class coasters dry you off! Don’t leave yet though, because the highlight of your day will be the breathtaking LaserBlast Music Show Explosion!
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center hosts national acts at their outdoor venue. Check website for schedule of events.[post_slug] => darien-lake-theme-park-resort [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Sky High Adventure Park is Holiday Valley’s summertime outdoor adventure. The Aerial Park is a series of 13 treetop courses that challenge you to climb ladders, cross bridges, navigate obstacles and slide down zip lines. The Mountain Coaster is a thrilling ride down the mountain that zigzags and spirals through the trees. The Climbing Forest is like a 3-D Climbing Wall in the Trees.[post_slug] => sky-high-adventure-park [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Sky Zone Buffalo’s Indoor Trampoline Park has everything to keep you having fun, feeling fit and staying active. Aside from our huge public Open Court, Sky Zone offers other fun physical trampoline-based activities like our Sky Slam Basketball Dunk Court where you can shoot like the pros. Try the Foam Zone where you can flip, twist or cannon ball into a 4ft deep pit of foam! Do you play to win? Then try 3-D Dodgeball and take the game to the sky!
In addition to Open Jump activities, come by for an aerobic workout like no other at our SkyRobics fitness class. We host birthday parties, corporate team building events, and private high performance cross-training for athletes (from high school and collegiate teams to professional athletes, marathon runners, and more).[post_slug] => sky-zone-indoor-trampoline-park [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Spare Lanes is located in the Aloft Buffalo Downtown at 500 Pearl. There are eight lanes of string bowling with full-size balls and pins. The vibe offers a boutique, vintage modern design with two 120-inch TV screens to enjoy watching your favorite sports team while bowling or for your private party to use (Yes! You can book a private party here).[post_slug] => spare-lanes [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Sail back in time aboard the Spirit of Buffalo. Discover traditional sailing on a classic 73 foot topsail schooner. This beautiful schooner with its magnificent red sails is available for private and corporate charters, public cruises, children’s pirate adventures and educational excursions. Join the crew and hoist the red sails, or sit back, relax and see the city in a new (old?) way. Seasonal May through October; Call for reservations and availability.[post_slug] => spirit-of-buffalo-2 [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Located just south of Buffalo, NY along the sandy shores of Lake Erie, Sunset Bay USA is the home of two waterfront attractions – The Sunset Bay Beach Club and Cabana Sam’s Bar & Grill.
Side by side, the Sunset Bay Beach Club and Cabana Sam’s Sunset Bay Grill offer a complete day of fun at the beach for all to enjoy. Located on 5 acres of clean, daily groomed beaches, Sunset Bay USA is a shining example of the hidden treasures located along Lake Erie’s shores. In addition to the beach, bars and restaurants, there’s a video game arcade, an ice cream stand, and a clothing and beach boutique for your enjoyment and shopping pleasure![post_slug] => sunset-bay-usa [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Theatre of Youth (TOY) engages all ages with crowd-pleasing, child-centered, professionally produced theater. Award-winning original set and costume designs grace the stage of the historic Allendale Theatre, originally constructed in 1913, and located in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood.[post_slug] => theatre-of-youth-toy [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Theodore Roosevelt began his presidential journey here. All new state-of-the-art exhibits and a dramatic guided tour offer a museum experience unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and emotions surrounding this pivotal moment in our nation’s history and learn how the enduring legacy of one of America’s greatest presidents affects our lives today.[post_slug] => theodore-roosevelt-inaugural-national-historic-site-2 [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Just a five-minute drive from downtown Buffalo and situated on the Outer Harbor, Tifft Nature Preserve offers 264 acres of restored habitat with five miles of trails and boardwalks.
Additional amenities include a Visitor’s Center with hands-on exhibits, 75-acre cattail marsh, man-made lakes and interesting industrial heritage. #NatureNextDoor[post_slug] => tifft-nature-preserve [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Movies and fun under the stars since 1952.[post_slug] => transit-drive-in [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
If you’re looking for the best year-round indoor amusements in the Buffalo area, Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure park will be the perfect place. With new adventures behind every corner, they are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family and you’ll see why they are more than just a trampoline park.[post_slug] => urban-air-trampoline-adventure-park [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Come see why Water Bikes of Buffalo on Canalside at the Buffalo waterfront is the place to… ride, experience and enjoy! Enjoy all that Buffalo’s historic waterfront has to offer with friends, family and co-workers as you peddle your way through Buffalo’s history.
Water bikes can be rented by the hour and groups, families and single riders are all welcome.
At the site of the “Old Aud” sits Canalside, which are shallow canals restored back to 1825. Childrens paddle boats, a division of Water Bikes of Buffalo, are also available for rent from memorial day thru labor day, open 7 days a week weather dependent.[post_slug] => water-bikes-of-buffalo [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
Passengers ages six and up will enjoy this 45 minute white water adventure through the Niagara Gorge. Experience history, scenery, excitement and the thrill of a lifetime. Book online for discounts. Open daily May-October. Departure times vary and are subject to change. Reservations required. Please contact them for accessibility information.[post_slug] => whirlpool-jet-boat-tour [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium provides students and visitors with viewings of stars, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, planets, and much more, all on one 24-foot diameter dome. Located in the Science Building, this 60-seat planetarium offers a variety of shows that are open to the campus community and the general public.[post_slug] => whitworth-ferguson-planetarium-at-buffalo-state-college [show_infowindow] => 1 [html] =>
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