3 Best Sights in Grand Island, Niagara Falls and Western New York

Beaver Island State Park

Beaver Island State Park at the southern tip of the island, is a flat, grassy, sparsely treed expanse crossed with biking and walking-running paths (including a long boardwalk along the Niagara River), plus a sandy beach for swimming, a golf course, and driving range.

2136 West Oakfield Rd., Grand Island, NY, 14072, USA
716-773–3271
Sights Details
Rate Includes: $7 per car, Daily dawn–dusk

Grand Lady Cruises

Grand Lady Cruises offers two- and three-hour cruises on the upper Niagara River above the falls. Lunch, dinner, and themed cruises also are available, beginning in May, as are charters.

100 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, NY, 14072, USA
716-774–8594
Sights Details
Rate Includes: $22–$55, Mar.–Oct.; call for schedule

Martin's Fantasy Island

Martin's Fantasy Island has more then 100 rides, including a wooden roller coaster, a 140-foot-tall swing ride, and a petting zoo, and a water-park area with a wave pool, swirling slides and chutes, and a log-flume ride.

2400 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, NY, 14072, USA
716-773–7591
Sights Details
Rate Includes: $24, May–Sept., daily 11:30–8:30

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