Museums and Historic Site in the Buffalo/Niagara Frontier Region
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, one of the country's finest modern
art museums, features magnificent works by Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Derain,
Renoir and Warhol. Buffalo. 716-882-8700.
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County
Anderson Gallery houses an extensive collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures
and graphics from World War II to the present. Buffalo. 716-834-7789.
Buffalo Science Museum, Buffalo, Erie County
At the Buffalo Museum of Science, visitors travel back to the land of the dinosaurs,
inspect larger-than-life insects, marvel at endangered species and take quantum
leaps through space. The museum's Tifft Nature Preserve includes over 264 acres
of undisturbed natural habitat within the City of Buffalo.
Children's Museum , East Aurora, Erie County
Explore & more...A Children's Museum. Please touch! Experiment. Discover.
Play. Learn. East Aurora, Erie County. 716-655-5131. And while you're there, relive
your childhood at Toy Town Museum. Highlights include a Fisher-Price Toy
Collection from 1930-70 and ToyWorks, a kids' interactive learning center. East
Cofeld Judaic Museum , Buffalo, Erie County
The internationally renowned Cofeld Judaic Museum of Temple Beth Zion displays
over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating from the 10th century in a landmark temple. 716-886-7150.
Erie Canal Museum, Lockport, Niagara County
Approaching Locks 34 and 35 in Lockport, the vertical rock walls rise abruptly
on either side, revealing the jagged bone and torn sinew of the canal's final challenge-the
Niagara Escarpment. The "Famous Five" stair locks, regarded as an engineering
marvel when built, are now used only for overflow. The old hydraulic power house
that once operated the city's locks and two lift bridges, is now a canal museum.
Today, dual locks lift boats 50 feet on their way to Lake Erie and points west.
Lackawanna Steel Museum, Lackawana, Erie County
Once home to the largest steel plant in the world, Lackawanna now pays tribute
to western New York's steelworkers at the Steel Plant Museum. Photos, exhibits and
memorabilia depicting the region's industrial past are housed in the beautiful Carnegie
Amherst Museum, Amherst, Erie County. 716-689-1409.
Buffalo Fire Historical Museum, Buffalo,
Erie County. 716-892-8400.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, North
Tonawanda, Niagara County. 716-693-1885.
Attractions in Buffalo/ Niagara Frontier Region
Artpark, Lewiston, Niagara County
Artpark's name says it all. The 200-acre New York State park,
dedicated to the visual and performing arts, features a 2,300-seat indoor theater
with outside lawn seating. Featured performances include musicals; dance; classical,
pop and jazz concerts. 800-659-PARK
Buffalo Philharmonic, Buffalo, Erie County
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the nation's best,
presents weekend classics and pops concerts. Highlights for 1997 include Doc Severinsen
and Al Jarreau. Special Sunday Discovery Series for Children. Weekday series: Sight,
Sound & Symphony; TGIF Series. Kleinhans Music Hall. 716-885-5000
Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, Erie County
The lowland gorilla habitat continues to thrive at Buffalo Zoological Gardens.
Five gorillas have been born at the zoo and are under the age of six. Attractions
include the new African Predator Exhibit, displayed as wild African plains; the
World of Wildlife Discovery Center; Children's Zoo, plus over 1,000 animals, including
a rare white tiger. 716-837-3900
Niagara Falls, Niagara County
Visitors drink in the vista of Niagara's relentless waters
from many angles. Some promenade opposite the mighty torrent on sidewalks barely
damp with spray. Others gaze from the deck of the
Maid of the Mist excursion boat just below the thundering cascade. Many
more choose to peer out from the Cave of the Winds behind the colossal cataract.
A few gaze from towers or even from the safety of a helicopter high above. Few would
deny that the waters of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls are indeed
numbered among the Seven Wonders of the World. 800-338-7890. Also, the Niagara Power
Project Visitors' Center & Fishing Platform, Lewiston. 716-285-3211. One
of the largest hydroelectric power projects in the world. Hands-on displays, computer
games. Fishing platform & cleaning station.
Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, Erie County
A crown jewel in Buffalo's cultural scene, Studio Arena Theatre is Western
New York's only professional regional theater. Buffalo. 800-77-STAGE.
Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport.
Pedaling History Bicycle Museum, Orchard
Park, Erie County. 716-662-3853.
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo, Erie County. 716-884-0095.