Niagara Falls and Western New York

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  • 1. Niagara Falls

    Dam

    North American Indians called it Onguiaahram, or Thundering Waters. For hundreds of years, visitors to Niagara Falls have marveled at the sheer...Read More

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  • 2. Niagara Falls State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park hugs the Niagara River bordering the Horseshoe and American and Bridal Veil falls. It includes several islands: Goat Island—with several...Read More

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  • 3. Albright-Knox Art Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    Twentieth-century art is well represented here. The gallery's collections are especially rich in postwar American and European art, including...Read More

  • 4. Allegany State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Allegany State Park's 65,000 acres make this the largest park in the state system. More than 85 mi of trails vein the park, which encompasses...Read More

  • 5. Aquarium of Niagara

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Dive into Niagara's other water wonder. This is a close encounter with more than 1,500 aquatic animals, including sharks, piranhas, sea lions...Read More

  • 6. Beaver Island State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Beaver Island State Park at the southern tip of the island, is a flat, grassy, sparsely treed expanse crossed with biking and walking-running...Read More

  • 7. Blue Sky Mausoleum

    Cemetery

    In 1928 Darwin Martin commissioned a family mausoleum—a project he dropped after his fortunes were pummeled by the following year's stock-market...Read More

  • 8. Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    Even in the middle of winter you can soak in the sights and scents of the tropics under the domes of this Victorian glass conservatory. The...Read More

  • 9. Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

    Military Site

    A guided-missile cruiser, destroyer, and a World War II submarine are on display at this 6-acre waterfront site, the largest inland naval park...Read More

  • 10. Buffalo City Hall & Observation Tower

    Observatory/Planetarium

    This broad-shouldered art-deco architectural masterpiece rises from the heart of downtown. An elevator to the 25th floor, then three flights...Read More

  • 11. Buffalo Museum of Science

    Museum/Gallery

    Exhibits cover everything from anthropology to zoology. One exhibit uses the stories of three mummies to explore what daily life was like for...Read More

  • 12. Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum is building a winged gas station from unfinished Wright plans. A former Wright apprentice is...Read More

  • 13. Buffalo Zoo

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers, Asian elephants, and Indian rhinos are among the nearly 1,000 wild and exotic animals found in this natural...Read More

  • 14. Burchfield-Penney Art Center

    Museum/Gallery

    This premier showcase for western New York artists spotlights the works of watercolorist Charles Burchfield (1893–1967) and handcrafted objects...Read More

  • 15. Castellani Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The collection at this museum, in a gray marble–faced building on the Niagara University campus (just north of the city), encompasses more than...Read More

  • 16. Cuba Cheese Shoppe

    Store/Shop/Mall

    The Cuba area has been known as a cheese center since the late 19th century. Stop by the Cuba Cheese Shoppe to buy locally made cheddar cheese...Read More

  • 17. Darien Lake Theme Park Resort

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The Ride of Steel will have your heart racing faster than the 70 mph this roller coaster reaches. It's one of six coasters at this theme park...Read More

  • 18. Darien Lakes State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The centerpiece of this 1,850-acre park is 12-acre Harlow Lake, which has a sandy beach. Hiking, bridle, and cross-country skiing trails vein...Read More

  • 19. Darwin D. Martin House Complex

    Building/Architectural Site

    The Darwin D. Martin House, part of the Darwin D. Martin House Complex in Buffalo's Parkside East Historic District, is considered one of...Read More

  • 20. Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    A beacon in the dark since 1826, this lighthouse still operates every night, using a Fresnel lens dating from an 1875 update, when the brick...Read More

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