Attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Buffalo

Martin House

An early work of Frank Lloyd Wright's, in his horizontal Prairie style, the 15,000-sq-foot Martin House has been meticulously restored and even rebuilt. A guided tour reveals the exacting details; the very worthwhil…
Museum in Niagara Falls

Old Fort Niagara

Fort Niagara State Park, occupying the once very strategic point where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario, is home to Old Fort Niagara. The French originally built a garrison here in 1726 which was later used…
State Park in Western New York

Letchworth State Park

This state park encompasses 14,500 acres, including the Genesee River and three magnificent waterfalls (no swimming allowed in the river), the surrounding gorge and lush forests. There’s almost two dozen hiking trai…
Viewpoint in Niagara Falls

Cave of the Winds

On the north corner of Goat Island, don a rain poncho (provided) and take an elevator down to walkways just 25ft from the crashing water at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. (Despite the name, the platforms run in fron…
Museum in Buffalo

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Renowned for its collection of Ruscha, Rauschenberg and other abstract expressionists, this sizable museum occupies a neoclassical building from Buffalo's 1905 Pan American Expo. Its temporary exhibits are particula…
Museum in Niagara Falls

Wax Museum at Niagara

Not the most state-of-the-art museum, but huge, entertaining and packed with interesting stories: massacres, stunt-jumpers and that time the water stopped flowing. Pose for a photo in an actual barrel someone rode o…
Museum in Buffalo

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Guided tours of the Ansley-Wilcox house tell the dramatic tale of Teddy's emergency swearing-in here in 1901, after President William McKinley was assassinated while attending Buffalo's Pan American Exposition.
Museum in Lockport

Erie Canal Discovery Center

Has an excellent museum explaining the canal's complex history and offers boat tours on the canal during the summer months (the official state canal museum is in Syracuse).
Museum in Buffalo

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Dedicated to artists of Western New York, past and present, this museum shows great range. Namesake Charles Burchfield's paintings and prints reflect the local landscape.
Architecture in Buffalo

Buffalo City Hall

This 32-story art-deco masterpiece, opened in 1931, towers over downtown. Join a free tour to go up to the observation deck.