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Attractions in Buffalo, New York


Adventure Landing - Three uniquely themed 18-hole miniature golf courses, over 60 interactive arcade, ticket redemption games, and The Teddy Bear Factory- an interactive, fun activity that allows children to build their own stuffed animal friends!

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village - Experience 19th Century life on the Niagara Frontier. Tour historic homes, gardens, churches, one-room schoolhouses and visit a working blacksmith shop. Learn about local history through exhibits on agriculture, costumes, antique radios and pioneer kitchen.

Aquarium of Niagara - Dive into an ocean of discovery at Niagara's other water wonder! Highlights include California sea lion demonstrations, harbor seals, and a colony of Peruvian penguins. Over 40 aquatic exhibits. Watch as our trainers interact with our harbor seals in our outdoor pool exhibit.

Arcade and Attica Railroad - Scenic, historic train excursions. Home of the last operating steam train in New York State. Your journey aboard the Arcade & Attica Railroad begins even before you board the train. As you enter the historic station, you are surrounded by the history of railroading in America.

The Benjaman Gallery - An eclectic collection of fine art in every media and they pride themselves on having something for even the most discerning of collectors.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens - Standing at 67' tall, the Palm Dome is full of magnificent palms and tropical fruit trees. This special immersion exhibit about the Everglades showcases different native habitats, plants and animal species.

Buffalo Fire Historical Society Museum - The purposes of the digital library are to inform and engage users by providing general historical information on firefighting and highlighting the unique contributions and collections of Buffalo fire service professionals.

Buffalo Museum of Science - Science and fun for everyone. A significant part of the Museum's collection of over 700,000 specimens pertain to the Greater Niagara Region and form by far the most complete record of life in all of its forms in this area in anthropology, botany, entomology, mycology, paleontology and zoology.

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame - Our purpose is to recognize, honor, and preserve the history of the musical artistry from this area which has contributed to the culture of Buffalo and of the nation and to honor achievements of area artists who have created a musical legacy and we educate the public about those achievements.

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park - Learn about Navel history, Touch the USS Croaker, Explore the USS Little Rock, See the USS The Sullivans. History comes to life at this Military Park. Come and check out these great machines! You won't be disappointed in what you will find here!

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum - Once a manufacture of the Carrousel this unique museum has a story to tell. Hands on children's activities are in the Children's Gallary. The entire first floor has been open with exhibits and demonstrations that interpret the operation of the factory.

Darien Lake Resort - 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!

Epic Sports Center - The Epic Fun Center is Western New York's newest and largest indoor fun complex. There is state-of-the-art electric go-kart racing, a video game arcade, dodgeball, volleyball, foosball, ping pong, a pool table area, and an open athletic field.

Explore & More Childrenís Museum - Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity and imagination with hands on exhibits at Explore and More Children's Museum.


Niagara Aerospace Museum - The Ira G. Ross Aerospace Museum is a great place to learn about our rich Western New York aviation history. From the earliest forms of flight to the most current aerospace innovations, come see what this area has produced.

Iron Island Museum - Take a self guided tour or if you are more adventurous you can take a guided ghost tour. You will learn some crazy stories, believable or not, you be the judge! Come and get spooked!

Liberty Excursions - Experience the adventure of sailing Lake Ontario! Liberty Excursions is pleased to present you an opportunity to sail aboard a shrinking piece of American history. As one of the few remaining wooden schooners to be found, Liberty can offer you an experience like no other.

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride - You will explore the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71, constructed in 1838, view ruins from an earlier industrial age, walk safely through a water tunnel that was blasted out of solid rock in the 1850s, viewing stalactites, flow stone, various geological formations and artifacts left behind by the men who built the tunnel in the early days of the Erie Canal.

Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society Museum - We'll show you a model and tell you about the world's oldest operating fireboat, Buffalo's EDWARD M. COTTER. One of only a few vessels ever to be designated a National Historic Landmark.

Martin's Fantasy Island - Martinís Fantasy Island is a seasonal treat for the entire family. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Fantasy Island has been entertaining kids of all ages for generations with the newest thrill rides and classic favorites.

Niagara Falls State Park - Some words that have been used to describe Niagara Falls include majestic, spiritual, a must see, magnificent, breathtaking, mind-blowing, monumental, stunning and more! Whichever word you choose to describe this amazing place, you won't be disappointed! Come see these voluminous waterfalls.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory - The world's largest glass enclosed butterfly conservatory with over 2,000 free flying tropical butterflies. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!

Old Fort Erie - Award winning attraction and beautiful historic site overlooking Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The year is 1812. Step back into a time of red coats, black powder and gray fortress walls. Over 200 years of living history resides within, at Old Fort Erie.

Old Fort Niagara - Standing on a bluff above Lake Ontario not far from Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara has dominated the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726. The colorful history of the site began even earlier, and continues to the present day.

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum - Seneca History - it's unforgettable! Visit our Museum. You'll be pleasantly surprised and intrigued with our culture. A new exhibit for you to see is This Is Where We Walked. The exhibit includes stories about people, places, and homes prior to the building of the Kinzua Dam in 1965.

The Buffalo Zoo - Bring the family and learn about some amazing animals while you have a fun time together. Throughout the year, the Buffalo Zoo offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and several unique areas in which to enjoy an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site - It's the story of a man thrust into national prominence following great tragedy. A man who went on to become one of the most influential U.S. Presidents of all time. And you can experience it for yourself, at the house where Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office, where the modern presidency began, and where a legend was introduced to the world.