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Greater Niagara


Niagara Falls is the jewel of Greater Niagara. Other wonders include two Great Lakes, the Erie Canal, and the magnificent Letchworth State Park, called the Grand Canyon of the East. The beautiful waterfront city of Buffalo and picturesque villages hold treasures of art and culture.

 



Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2010, Niagara Falls State Park was named one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Spots in America by The Today Show. Experience the power and grandeur of the roaring waters on a Maid of the Mist boat tour or the Cave of the Winds walk. Head to nearby Lewiston for a breathtaking Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour of the Niagara Gorge rapids. You’ll find more watery fun at Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, New York’s largest theme park and resort, in Darien Center. Thrill to looping coaster rides, slides, shows and family fun.

 

Greater Niagara’s great outdoors offers world-class trout, salmon and bass sport fishing on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center provide open spaces for hiking and birding. Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, a 175-acre preserve for exotic animals, offers one-hour tours.

On a bluff above Lake Ontario, Old Fort Niagara attracts visitors with colourful pageantry and French & Indian War battle re-enactments that bring history to life amid the original 1700s architecture.

Buffalo is a living architectural museum with masterpieces like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House, historic theatres and the renowned Albright- Knox Art Gallery. Check out Buffalo Zoo’s wild new rainforest habitat or stroll the fragrant paths in the Botanical Garden’s 1897 glass-domed conservatory. Don’t leave town without sampling the famous Buffalo chicken wings at the Anchor Bar, where Teressa Bellissimo cooked up the original recipe.

For more nostalgia, visit small towns like East Aurora, with its historic Roycroft Campus, or the whimsical Jell-O Gallery and Kazoo Museum.



GREATER NIAGARA MUST-SEES

 
Outdoors
Letchworth State Park | Castile
Lockport Cave, Underground Boat Ride, Locks and Erie Canal Cruises | Lockport
Niagara Falls State Park & attractions | Niagara Falls
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours | Lewiston

Art+Culture
AlbrightKnox Art Gallery | Buffalo
Artpark | Lewiston
• Buffalo’s Theatre District | Buffalo
BurchfieldPenney Art Centre | Buffalo
Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin D. Martin House | Buffalo
• Roycroft Campus | East Aurora

History
Allentown Historic Preservation District & Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site | Buffalo
Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park | Buffalo
JellO Gallery | LeRoy
Medina Railroad Museum | Medina
Old Fort Niagara | Youngstown

Families
Arcade & Attica Railroad tours | Arcade
Buffalo Zoo | Buffalo
Darien Lake Theme Park & Resort | Darien Center
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure | Varysburg

Food+Drink
Anchor Bar | Buffalo
The Broadway Market | Buffalo
Niagara Wine Trail USA | Various locations along Niagara Escarpment & Lake Ontario

Green NY
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens | Buffalo
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge | Alabama & Shelby

Shopping
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA | Niagara Falls
• City of Buffalo