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» HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

What’s Inside 6 24 HOURS OF BUFFALO EATS Food finds around the clock

9 AMERICA'S BEST DESIGNED CITY Buffalo is renowned for its park system, architecture and radial street design

13 Crafting a Great Experience Arts & Crafts movement thrives here

15 ARTFUL From museums and galleries to an international guitar competition, Buffalo’s art scene is flourishing

16 The Ultimate Front Yard

Burchfield Penney Art Center exhibit dazzles nightly

18 Buffalo After Dark Tips on Buffalo nightlife

20 Russert's Office Comes Home On the cover: The Anchor Bar, photo by Eric Frick. See story on page 2.

History Museum debuts Tim Russert's office exhibit

21 IN OUR NATURE Get outside and explore a variety of recreation options

INSIDE BACK COVER » A PULL-OUT MAP INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATED VIEW OF BUFFALO'S TRANSFORMED WATERFRONT

24 Stop and Smell the Roses

Garden Walk Buffalo celebrates its 20th anniversary

27 GOOD SPORTS Buffalo is passionate about its sports teams

29 Frozen Fun

Winter festivities abound in Buffalo

32 Eventful

Don’t miss out on great upcoming events

34 Discover, Learn & Enjoy

Family-friendly museums and attractions

35 NEIGHBORLY

A guide to the best neighborhoods in and around Buffalo

47 Dear Canadians

An invitation to our northern neighbors

48 A Shopping Haven

Buffalo’s best shopping districts

51 DIRECTORY LISTINGS  The info you need for every attraction around (trust us, that’s a lot of stuff)

72 THE LAST WORD On the Road in Buffalo

23 Niagara's Other Wonder Hike Devil’s Hole State Park

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HEN YOU HAVE ONLY A SHORT TIME TO SPEND IN BUFFALO

 (e.g. you have a few hours to burn between flights, or you’re busy because you’re the President of the United States) chances are you’re going

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And while our city offers enough invigorating, profound, one-of-a-kind experiences to fill every second of an extended stay – many

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OUR BLOGGERS CHOOSE THEIR FAVORITE WINGS CHARLIE FASHANA

BAR BILL » East Aurora

“This place is a small but legendary part of a great southtown. You’ll be enamored by the cozy atmosphere, charmed by the staff, and delighted by the care that goes into the preparation. But once the food arrives you’ll likely pay no attention to those graces!” KATIE KRAWCZYK

DUFF’S » Multiple locations “The wings are not too meaty with just the right amount of crunch, and you can get them any way you want, whether it’s texture (regular, crispy, extra crispy) or flavor (mild, mild-medium, medium-hot, hot, super hot, death, and Armageddon) – not to mention a couple of specialty flavors. The fries are thin and crispy, the bleu cheese is the right consistency and flavor, and you can even grab a few other Buffalo eats, such as beef on weck.”

JAY JOSKER

DWYER’S PUB » North Tonawanda

“Dwyer’s Pub is king of the wing. With upwards of 30 different sauces, including Wasabi Plum and Strawberry BBQ, they’ve got the cure for every craving.” KATIE McKENNA

GABRIEL’S GATE » Buffalo

“The ‘Gate’s’ wings are a perfect combination of size, sauce, flavor and crispness, and if you’re a true heat-seeker like I am give the Suicide Hot with Cajun Dry Rub a whirl. Just be sure you have a cold beer on stand-by to put out the flames.”

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WHAT’S BREWING IN BUFFALO

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S WE CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BUFFALO’S MOST FAMOUS AND BELOVED CULTURAL EXPORT,  it behooves us to look back at how it all started. One of America’s classic side

Wash down those wings with some Buffalo-brewed beers! A robust beer scene has emerged in the Queen City.

dishes, bar foods and big game staples was the result of a mother’s inspired brainstorming in the kitchen of a Main Street restaurant.

Pearl Street Grill and Brewery www.buffalobrewerydistrict.com/pearl

It was a typical Friday night in 1964 for Teressa Bellissimo. She was nearing the

Pan American Grill & Brewery www.buffalobrewerydistrict.com/panam

end of her shift at The Anchor Bar, the restaurant she co-owned. Her son Dominic was tending bar. But when a group of Dominic’s friends piled into the joint around

Flying Bison Brewery www.flyingbison brewing.com

closing time, bemoaning their empty stomachs, Teressa was presented with a problem. Nothing remaining in the kitchen could be prepared quickly.

Blue Monk www.bmbflo.com

Instead of giving up, Bellissimo got creative. She grabbed the wing-shaped parts of chicken that she usually used for soup stock, tossed them in the fryer, and coated

Community Beer Works www.communitybeerworks.com

them in hot sauce. Those hungry pals of Dominic’s became the very first people on Earth to enjoy Buffalo wings.

Gene McCarthy’s www.genemccarthys.com

Where others would have seen an empty kitchen, Teressa

Buffalo Brew Pub www.buffalobrewpub.com

Bellissimo saw an opportunity. Through a combination of creativity and a resilient attitude, she created something truly

Hamburg Brewing Co. www.hamburgbrewing.com

one-of-a-kind and made an indelible mark on American cuisine. Many Buffalonians share Bellissimo’s personality traits. This is a city that refused to give in to the typical Rust Belt woes, and built

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a surprisingly deep and vibrant arts scene instead. A city that

Big Ditch www.bigditchbrewing.com

understands that yesterday’s soup stock is today’s inspiration –

Resurgence www.resurgencebrewing.com

preserving historical monuments and breathtaking architecture, and nurturing communities around them. A city that welcomes

Riverworks Brewing Co. www.buffalobrewerydistrict.com/ riverworks

visitors with open arms and incredible menus, no matter what time you show up.

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. www.rustynickelbrewing.com

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NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL » AUGUST 30-31, 2014

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Wing Festival. Ironically, there wasn’t one. So Buffalonian Drew Cerza, now affectionately known as the Wing King, decided to make it happen back in 2002. This is a case of real life knocking off Hollywood; the event has estab-

lished itself as the grand finale to Buffalo’s vibrant summer festival season. This year’s event includes bobbing for wings, several wingeating competitions, “sauce-offs” and live music. It’s an event not to be missed!

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BEYOND BEER If you prefer spirits instead, Lockhouse Distillery opened in 2013 as Buffalo’s first distillery since Prohibition! AARON INGRAO

The idea for the festival that now draws thousands to Coca-Cola Field each summer came from the movie Osmosis Jones. Bill Murray starred as a compulsive eater with a goal of attending The National Buffalo

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6:00 am » AMY’S PLACE

10:00 am » BETTY’S

3234 MAIN STREET, BUFFALO

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Start off your day with a hearty, delicious, inexpensive breakfast at this Lebanese restaurant in the University District. www.amysplacebuffalo.com

If anywhere could inspire thoughts of a second breakfast, it’s the Betty’s brunch menu. www.bettysbuffalo.com

12:00 pm LLOYD TACO TRUCK VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Check @whereslloyd on Twitter to find this gem of a mobile eatery that features fresh, local ingredients. www.whereslloyd.com

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3:00 pm » NIAGARA CAFE I know, you’re feeling full still. But just have a bite of the roasted chicken at this authentic Puerto Rican joint. You will believe in magic.

Order a charcoal-broiled dog with “the works” and you’ll understand why this Buffalo institution is still going strong after 87 years. www.tedshotdogs.com

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of restaurant options for every palate. Here’s an itinerary to fill an entire day and night with

6:00 pm » TORO TAPAS BAR 492 ELMWOOD AVENUE, BUFFALO

The best place for dinner after a day stuffing your gullet is the place that has turned small portions into an art form. No matter how much, or how little, you order, you’re going to feel fulfilled. www.torotapasbar.com

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The Queen City offers hundreds

some of Buffalo’s best food.

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It’s always time to eat in Buffalo!

12:00 am » FOUNDING FATHERS 75 EDWARD STREET, BUFFALO

Be sure to stop into this wonderfully welcoming pub, with walls covered in pictures of presidents. Nurse a drink and lock eyes with James Monroe. Founding Fathers also offers free popcorn and nachos to nighttime patrons and serves a variety of excellent sandwiches. www.foundingfatherspub.com

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4:30 am » JIM’S STEAKOUT VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The bars in Buffalo are open until four a.m. That is not a typo. And if you do run the gauntlet and make it to last call, this haven of fried and greasy goodness is your reward. www.jimssteakout.com

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I WANT MY MUMMY! Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies at the Buffalo Museum of Science in spring and summer 2014. AMERICAN EXHIBITIONS, INC. 2014

This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from across the globe, as well as ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years. www.sciencebuff.org

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BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

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SALVATORE’S EXPERIENCE. Hand selected steaks, flat bread pizzas, fresh seafood, and modern Italian cuisine highlight our menu. Our Wine Spectator highly rated wine list is complemented by amazing spirit selections and handcrafted cocktails. Free shuttle service to our boutique hotel, The Garden Place, is just the start of your carefree stay.

I TA L IA N GARDE N S R E S TAURANT G A RD E N P L AC E H O T E L Contemporary jacuzzi suites and a complimentary fitness center, WiFi, and hot breakfast await you. ITALIAN GARDENS RESTAURANT

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A M E R I C A’ S B E S T D E S I G N E D C I T Y

PA RK YOU R SEL F I N B UF FA LO. Nearby Delaware Park is just the beginning of Frederick Law Olmsted’s extensive parks and parkways system.

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Wright On! Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Legacy

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UFFALO ISN’T JUST A CITY OF MUSEUMS. The city itself is a museum. A haven for the brightest and boldest architectural minds of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Queen City is a preservation-minded place. We protect our breathtaking structures like they’re the last Italian sausage at a Bills game tailgate.

That spirit of preservation explains the wealth of Frank Lloyd Wright treasures you’ll find in our neighborhoods. When Buffalo executive Darwin D. Martin needed an architect for the new office building of his employer, the Larkin Soap Company, he hit the jackpot when he landed 36-year-old Wright. Buffalo’s FRANK LLOYD landscape would never look the same. WRIGHT Wright designed a stunning office building for Martin – the Larkin Administration Building, sadly demolished in 1950 – but he didn’t stop there. Buffalo is full of Wright-designed structures, including the Darwin Martin House (a triumph of Wright’s Prairie style) in North Buffalo, the Blue Sky Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery, the lakeside Graycliff home where the Martins spent their summers, and the Fontana Boathouse. Few places have as many beautifully preserved examples of Wright operating at the top of his game. And in 2014, a filling station first designed by Wright in 1927 but never realized will finally come to fruition at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. Amazingly, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Buffalo’s architecture scene. KC KRATT

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A M E R I C A’ S B E S T D E S I G N E D C I T Y

A TOWERING MASTERPIECE The towers of the Richardson Olmsted Complex are icons of Buffalo’s 19th century architectural boom. The complex is in the midst of a massive renovation.

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FANTASTIC FLORA At the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, you can experience floral wonders in a tri-domed glass conservatory, built in 1900 by Lord & Burnham on grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. www.buffalogardens.com

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BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS

“This is a Botanical Masterpiece”

“The collection of plants is amazing, and attractively displayed.” Reviewed by Jake S., a TripAdvisor traveler » Springfield, OH » July 19, 2013

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A M E R I C A’ S B E S T D E S I G N E D C I T Y

BUFFALO BY BUS Open-Air Autobus crafts a variety of exciting, comprehensive and educational autobus tours that go way beyond Buffalo’s greatest hits, taking you deeper into the city’s neighborhoods and more thoroughly into its past. www.openairbuffalo.org

THE CAMPAIGN FOR GREATER BUFFALO

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Around here, the sights aren’t all that’s unique – the ways you can see them are pretty amazing too. Take a Segway Tour of the Elmwood Village and North Buffalo; a bike tour along the waterfront; a kayak tour that lets you see downtown from the most stunning perspectives; or a narrated harbor cruise that gives you deep historical and architectural insight, from the waterways that made our city legendary. And if you build up an appetite along the way, try a Buffalo Bites Food Tour. www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/tours

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Arts & Crafts Movement Thrives Here

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HE SPIRIT OF THE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT of the early 20th century lives on in East Aurora, on the historic-yet-bustling Roycroft Campus. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com For those who prefer the printed word over digital, revel in the art of typesetting and bookmaking at the Western New York Book Arts Center. www.wnybookarts.org

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ROYCROFT CAMPUS

“Just an amazing place ... incredible that so much of the campus has been preserved.”

Reviewed by Mikaman185, a TripAdvisor traveler Bethlehem, PA » September 11, 2013

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CREATIVITY ABOUNDS IN THE QUEEN CITY.

Buffalo is a center of culture; nearly 20 theater companies, a symphony orchestra, art galleries of every size and a vibrant live music scene call the city home. A great place to appreciate the history of the arts in Buffalo is the Colored Musicians Club. Jazz legends like Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis once played at the club, which is now also a museum.

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HARLES BURCHFIELD’S WATERCOLORS ARE RENOWNED FOR THEIR INTERPLAY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW. It was fitting, then, when the art gallery bearing his name unveiled its Front Yard project in October 2013. Every evening, three projection towers turn the Burchfield Penney Arts Center’s exterior into a canvas. They project beautiful, profound images, evolving with the seasons and artists’ whims. www.burchfieldpenney.org

SINCERELY YOURS: TREASURES OF THE QUEEN CITY From 2014 to 2015 the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is presenting a national tour of more than 70 masterworks from its collection. This exhibition of renowned artworks—including paintings by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol—opened in March 2014 at the Denver Art Museum to overwhelming critical acclaim. The Albright-Knox now brings the exhibition home to Buffalo as the second stop of this

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experience unparalleled hospitality in the city of good neighbors. • Great location in the Theatre & Entertainment District within walking distance of the Buffalo waterfront • Twenty minute drive from Niagara Falls BILL WIPPERT

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• Located on the light-rail line providing complimentary transportation to many downtown venues including First Niagara Center, HARBORCENTER and Coca-Cola Field • Complimentary shuttle transportation to local restaurants and attractions including Anchor Bar and Buffalo Creek Casino • Three restaurants on site including the awardwinning E.B. Green’s Steakhouse • Starbucks kiosk located in the lobby

BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER

• Coffee makers and refrigerators in all rooms • 24-hour Stayfit Health Club • Wired and wireless Internet access in all guest rooms*

“What a Great Find!”

“We stumbled upon it after visiting the Albright-Knox, and I’m so glad we crossed the street to check out this small but wonderful gallery.” Reviewed by E J, a TripAdvisor traveler Rochester, NY » October 19, 2013

• Full service salon and spa located in the lobby, Spa Alexis • Rooftop indoor pool with panoramic views of the city * Bring in this ad and enjoy complimentary Internet access during your stay. At Hyatt, you’re more than welcome. BUFFALO.HYATT.COM

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MÉS QUE » Buffalo’s premier soccer bar; it’s an ideal place to sit with a pint and watch Arsenal take on Manchester United. It also features a front patio that's perfect for peoplewatching on Hertel in the summer. www.mesque.com

COLE’S » The number of years this bar and restaurant has been open in the Elmwood Village might only be surpassed by the selection of craft beers served. www.colesbuffalo.com

IRON WORKS BUFFALO One of the newest additions to Buffalo’s live music scene in the historic Cobblestone district rocks out almost every night. www.buffaloironworks.com

GENE McCARTHY’S (2) Serving the Old First Ward since 1963, this neighborhood watering hole is famous for its Friday fish fry, and now has its own brewery as well. www.genemccarthys.com

NIETZSCHE’S » An anchor of Allentown, this live music bar has been serenading the city with funky beats for decades. www.nietzsches.com

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PAUSA ART HOUSE (1) Every week, it provides a space for local musicians to perform and artists to feature their work. www.pausaarthouse.com

THE BLACKTHORN RESTAURANT AND PUB Experience the warmth and hospitality of this South Buffalo bar that has been serving Buffalo’s historically Irish neighborhood since 1977. www.blackthornrestaurant.com

SPORTSMEN’S TAVERN (3) See it to believe it: a two-floor live music venue, with a second floor balcony overlooking the first floor stage. This staple of Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood is one of the city’s most popular live music spots. www.sportsmenstavern.com JOHN PAGET

THE LODGE BAR & GRILL An outdoors themed dining and nightlife destination in the heart of the Chippewa Street entertainment district www.thelodgebuffalo.com

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CLUB MARCELLA Buffalo’s finest drag performers and some of the best dance music for all. www.clubmarcella.com Q BAR » An upscale neighborhood bar located on the Allen Street strip, featuring some of the friendliest bartenders serving drinks in a relaxed elegant environment. www.qbuffalo.com UNDERGROUND NIGHTCLUB Combines the concept of a neighborhood bar with a nightclub. www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/ underground

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Ekachai Jerakul, of Thailand, was one of the 2013 finalists

Artist John Berg (right) explains one of his works during a First Friday in Allentown

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FREE FRIDAYS IN ALLENTOWN

The road to fame for the next generation of classical guitarists comes through Buffalo. The JoAnn Falletta

On the first Friday of each month, every art gallery in

International Guitar Concerto Competition (June 4-7)

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Newseum for the last several years. Russert’s love for Western New York is apparent in his office, which includes memorabilia from his favorite team, the Buffalo Bills. The history museum plans to expand the Newseum’s display and create an exhibit that captures the story of Tim’s Buffalo years. Russert described how his Buffalo childhood shaped his values and worldview in his 2004 memoir, Big Russ and Me.

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ART, NATURALLY. Experience bucolic beauty south of Buffalo at Griffis Sculpture Park, a seamless integration of modern art and the great outdoors.

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A THRILL LIKE NO OTHER A world-renowned natural wonder is in our neighborhood. There’s nothing quite like experiencing the colossal

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NIAGARA’S OTHER WONDER The stunning beauty of Niagara extends downstream to Devil’s Hole State Park, where hikers and fishermen can experience the incomparable energy of whitewater

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STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo (July 26 & 27, 2014) – a free, self-guided tour of our city’s gardens that has blossomed into the largest event of its kind in the United States. This year, you can experience more than 380 gardens,

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MEMORIES TRIUMPH OVER CAMERAS . Be prepared. Because Niagara Falls USA isn’t just another day in the park. It’s a camera-conquering cascade of memory-making fun powered by natural wonders and a rush of 5 engaging attractions – including the world-famous Maid of the Mist ® and the breathtaking Cave of the Winds. So get ready. Buy a Discovery Pass online and see it all at up to 35% OFF.

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SOUTH OF THE CITY When you venture south of the city, Mother Nature really takes over. There’s Deer Lick Conservation Area in stunning Zoar Valley; the accessible and beautiful hiking and sledding at Chestnut Ridge Park; and the rolling grasslands of Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. There’s also dozens of geocaches throughout the area to make you feel like even

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FANDEMONIUM THRIVES HERE. Downtown is a hub of Buffalo’s sports scene. There’s an energy on the city’s streets as thousands converge on First Niagara Center for a Buffalo Sabres game.

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HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE Whether you’re talking our football, baseball or lacrosse teams, it’s an understatement to say that Buffalonians are passionate about them. Check out a Bills game at The Ralph, a Bisons baseball game at Coca-Cola Field or a Bandits game at First Niagara Center, and have a blast as part of a fanbase that really cares. www.buffalobills.com • www.bisons.com • www.bandits.com

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TROTTING ON TURKEY DAY Sporting Buffalonians celebrate Thanksgiving by participating in the oldest consecutively run footrace in North America – the YMCA Buffalo-Niagara Turkey Trot, just one of several runs held throughout the city each year. www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org/turkeytrot.html

The Ultimate Racing Experience Second Floor Walden Galleria

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QUITE THE CATCH From a Great Lake to the Niagara River and countless streams and ponds, Western New York has so many fantastic fishing holes, you’ll have no trouble finding one that feels like your

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SHOW YOUR PRIDE Buffalo’s fabulous Pride Festival has grown so big that organizers recently expanded it to Pride Week. Join our LGBTQ community for a Flag Raising on May 27; Gay 5K Run on May 29; LGBTQ art opening on May 30; Dyke March and the Allen Street Festival on May 31 and the Pride Parade and Pride Festival on June 1. www.buffalopridefestival.com

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ALL THINGS ARTSY ON THE AVENUE Browse art vendor booths, hear live music, take part in family activities and enjoy great food during the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, Aug. 23 & 24 in Buffalo’s fresh, trendy, boutiqueand-café-filled Elmwood Village neighborhood. www.elmwoodartfest.org

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LET’S PLAY! Break out your ball gown or tux and celebrate the start of Buffalo’s theater season at Curtain Up! on Sept. 19. www.buffalocurtainup.com


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recurring events in the region, the Erie County Fair, celebrating its 175th year. For a complete calendar, go to www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/events

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On April 6, the day after Easter, everyone is Polish for Dyngus Day! It’s a fun, wacky party to give thanks for the conclusion of Lent, involving thousands of revelers consuming Polish foods and beer, dancing to polka bands and – here comes the oddest part – spraying squirt guns and smacking each other with pussy willows. And, in Buffalo, we go big with this celebration – we stake claim to the world’s largest Dyngus Day! www.dyngusdaybuffalo.com

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June- Canalside Concerts Aug. www.canalsidebuffalo.com June - M&T Bank Plaza Event Series Aug. June 14- Allentown Art Festival June 15 www.allentownartfestival.com June 14- Buffalo River Fest June 16 www.thevalleycenter.com June 14 - Juneteenth Festival June 15 www.juneteenthofbuffalo.com June 19- Shakespeare in Delaware Park Aug. 17 www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org June 21 - National Garden Festival Aug. 2 www.nationalgardenfestival.com June 28 City of Night www.cityofnightbuffalo.com July 12- Grease Pole Festival July 14 July 12- Taste of Buffalo July 13 www.tasteofbuffalo.com July 13- Canal Fest of the Tonawandas July 20 www.canalfest.org July 17- Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival July 20 www.buffaloitalianfestival.com July 26- Garden Walk Buffalo July 27 www.gardenwalkbuffalo.com July 31- Eden Corn Festival Aug. 3 www.edencornfest.com Aug. 6- Erie County Fair Aug. 17 www.ecfair.org Aug. 22- Buffalo Irish Festival Aug. 24 www.buffaloirish.com Aug. 23- Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts Aug. 24 www.elmwoodartfest.org Aug. 30- National Buffalo Wing Festival Aug. 31 www.buffalowing.com

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that Buffalo takes seriously – so seriously that the city has not one, but two, parades. On March 14, head to the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade. With ironworkers, family clans, Irish dancers and bagpipers weaving their way through the historically Irish First Ward neighborhood, this is a lively working man’s parade. The larger of the two parades takes place the next day, March 15. Beginning in Niagara Square, this parade works its way north along Buffalo’s stately Delaware Avenue, past two districts filled with restaurants and bars – Chippewa Street and Allentown. www.thevalleycenter.com / www.buffalostpatricksdayparade.com

Sept. 6- Echo Art Fair Sept. 7 www.echoartfair.com Sept. 13 Music is Art Festival www.musicisart.org Sept. 13- Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival Oct. 31 www.greatpumpkinfarm.com Sept. 19 Curtain Up! Buffalo www.buffalocurtainup.com Nov. 29 World’s Largest Disco www.worldslargestdisco.com

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CANALSIDE (1) » There are so many ways to experience this waterfront playground, from big-time summer concerts to walking through old warships at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. Kayak or water bike down the Buffalo River in the shadow of the Queen City’s grain elevators, or enjoy a ride from Canalside to the bike trails of the outer harbor on the Queen City Ferry. The Central Wharf, adjacent to the 189-year-old Western terminus of the Erie Canal, hosts hundreds of events each summer, from historical tours to puppeteers and yoga classes. www.canalsidebuffalo.com

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Where Buffalo Began caps or watching a ball game, you’ll be close to a historical landmark, architectural wonder or vibrant renovation project www.buffaloplace.com ANCHOR BAR » Celebrate 50 years of wings at the restaurant that started it all. www.anchorbar.com CHEF’S » A legendary Buffalo Italian restaurant with heaping portions at reasonable prices. www.ilovechefs.com CITY HALL » Travel to the top of

this Art Deco wonder for one of the best views around. www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/city-hall

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“An Absolute Must See When in Buffalo” “The view from the observation tower is breathtaking.” Reviewed by Margaret O., a TripAdvisor traveler Mohawk, NY » September 17, 2013

HOTEL @ THE LAFAYETTE (2) » Step back into the grandeur of the early 20th century at this stunningly renovated hotel, designed in 1904 by Louise Blanchard Bethune – the first woman to be elected to the American Institute of Architects. www.thehotellafayette.com COCA-COLA FIELD » Catch a Bisons game at one of minor league baseball’s undisputed gems. www.bisons.com CHIPPEWA STREET » The hub of downtown’s nightlife scene, it features a bustling selection of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. THEATRE DISTRICT » Anchored by the opulent Shea’s Performing Arts Center, it features several theatres that bring in world-class plays and musicals year-round. www.tdaofwny.com

COLORED MUSICIANS CLUB & MUSEUM » Billie Holiday and Miles Davis

played their hearts out in this building’s still-functioning second-floor club, and last year, an interactive museum honoring the club’s history opened on the first floor. www.coloredmusiciansclub.org

NEW ERA CAP » The global headquarters of the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball is right on Delaware Avenue, complete with a retail store. www.neweracap.com PEARL STREET GRILL & BREWERY

Great beer, hearty food, an energized atmosphere. Did we mention great beer? www.buffalobrewerydistrict.com/pearl See the pull-out section at the end of this guide for a map of downtown.

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EXPERIENCE ANSELM KIEFER:BEYOND LANDSCAPE

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HAWK CREEK WILDLIFE CENTER This not-for-profit

animal rehabilitation center lets you see eagles, vultures, owls, reptiles and wild cats. www.hawkcreek.org

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Best of Both Worlds

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GLEN PARK (1) » Just behind the mill, stroll through the park, which offers serene views of Glen Falls and an art festival at the end of July. www.facebook.com/GlenPark Williamsville

HIS HISTORIC, 164-YEAR-OLD VILLAGE OFFERS A

bustling business district filled with boutiques,

cafes and restaurants, all just minutes from downtown

CLAYTON’S GIFTS AND TOYS (2) » A must-see for the

Buffalo and the Buffalo Niagara

young and young-at-heart; it has been a Buffalo-area retailing staple for decades. www.claytonstoys.wordpress.com

International Airport. www.village.williamsville.ny.us

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GLEN PARK TAVERN

A 127-year-old Williamsville tradition with hand-hewn beams, original mahogany bar and hardwood floors. www.glenparktavernbuffalo.com

THE EAGLE HOUSE

Williamsville’s oldest restaurant, which at 187 years old, even predates the city of Buffalo! www.eaglehouseonline.com

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on the city’s West Side. In the last several years, Grant Street has reinvented itself with retailers that reflect the international character of the neighborhood.

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T THE FOOT OF THE FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEDdesigned Delaware Park in North Buffalo lies the

Parkside neighborhood, which includes the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin Martin House. But that’s not all – after getting your architecture fix, head on over to

SWEET_NESS 7 CAFÉ

Come for the coffee . . . stay to admire how owner Prish Moran transformed the once vacant Victorian building into a neighborhood gathering spot. www.sweetness7.com

GUERCIO & SONS

This 53-year-old familyowned grocer is a Buffalo staple and reflects the West Side’s Italian roots. www.guercioandsons.com

the historic and ever-evolving Buffalo Zoo (3). www.parksidebuffalo.org

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Mr. Ransom, one of Clarence’s first settlers, when he lived on the parcel in the early 1800s. www.asaransom.com

MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE

ASA RANSOM HOUSE (1) A must-see dining and lodging destination; its main building dates back to 1853. Stroll the grounds and view the grist mill that once belonged to

In today’s digital age, nothing compares to the personalized attention received in a familyowned bookstore. Monkey See Monkey Do, which also offers a host of children’s programs throughout the year, is truly a must-see. www.monkeysread.com

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ANTIQUE WORLD AND FLEA MARKET (2) » New York’s largest indoor and outdoor antique and flea market offers plenty for bargain hunters and treasure seekers alike. www.antiqueworldmarket.com

THE ONLY PLACE TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL. All the thrills, coasters, family rides, a water park, and a wide range of on-site accommodations

JUNE 23 – SEPTEMBER 1

IF YOU’RE NOT HAPPY...

WE’RE NOT HAPPY!

9993 Allegheny Road • Darien Center, NY 14040 • Visit darienlake.com for details

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ALLENTOWN

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Bohemian Buffalo

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F ELMWOOD IS THE MOVIE STAR OF BUFFALO neighborhoods, then Allentown is the artist. Its shops,

clubs and restaurants are marked by laid-back atmospheres and strong personalities, and it has the strongest concentration of galleries and live music venues in the city. www.allentown.org

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THEATRE OF YOUTH (3) Professionally produced, child-centered theatre that the whole family will enjoy. www.theatreofyouth.org

KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL » The Eliel Saarinen-designed home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is as beautiful as the music it was built to amplify. www.kleinhansbuffalo.org

KATIE AMBROSE

ALLEN STREET HARDWARE (2) » A great

place to stop for a fancy drink, a delicious dinner, or a live show. www.allenstreethardware.com

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Ethiopian food in an authentic setting.

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FOUNDING FATHERS

Pictures of presidents on the wall. Great beer on tap. Free popcorn. www.foundingfatherspub.com

NANCY J. PARISI

THEODORE ROOSEVELT INAUGURAL SITE (1) » Stand where Teddy Roosevelt stood when he took the Oath of Office in the wake of William McKinley’s assassination. www.trsite.org

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DANIEL’S RESTAURANT

Daniel's received a certificate of excellence in 2013 from Trip Advisor for its renowned cuisine. www.daniels-restaurant.com

ANGEL ART LTD.

NICK CHARLAP’S ICE CREAM (1) » From spring

through fall, stop at the stand, which serves up some of the best Western New York has to offer. www.facebook.com/NickCharlaps

THE FAIRGROUNDS (2) » Just outside the village, make sure to visit The Erie County Fair (August 6-17); the fair is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year! Hamburg Gaming at the Fairgrounds and the Buffalo Raceway also offer entertainment throughout the year. www.the-fairgrounds.com

Cheers!

Buffalo is home to three of America’s largest and mostawarded wine and spirit stores!

PREMIER WINE & SPIRITS 3900 Maple Road Amherst, NY 14226 716.873.6688 www.winedeals.com

PREMIUM WINE & SPIRITS 7980 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 716.565.3020 www.winetransit.com

PRESTIGE WINE & SPIRITS

All stores independently owned and operated.

3410 Amelia Drive Orchard Park, NY 14127 716.825.9848 www.winemadeeasy.com

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Dear Canadians, You’ve tailgated at the Ralph. Caught a flight, found a bargain, been to a game and returned home the same day. You’ve been here, done that. But do you really know Buffalo? Have you seen a Broadway show at Shea’s? Tried the beef-on-weck sushi at Seabar? Quaffed a craft brew at Cole’s? Toured a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece? Walked and gawked and window-shopped in the Elmwood Village? Caught an alt-country show at Sportsmen’s Tavern? Been to an opening at the Burchfield Penney? Segwayed through Delaware Park? Stopped to smell the flowers at Garden Walk? Taken the kids to the Buffalo Zoo? Had an artisanal cocktail at Vera? Been to a classical concert at Kleinhans? Kayaked through Elevator Alley? Gone to a food truck rodeo at Larkin Square? Stayed in a Historic Hotel of America at the Mansion on Delaware? No? Then what are you waiting for? That’s 15 things you didn’t know about Buffalo. Pop over the Peace Bridge and see for yourself. The nearest faraway place is just a short drive away. Sincerely,

Buffalo

www.BuffaloLovesCanada.com JASON SCHWINGER

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ERIN HABES » WILLIAMSVILLE Where are your favorite places to shop? LeeLee (1) has an amazing selection of designer brands, and I always love to support local artists and designers . . . Village Artisans is adorable. Especially for some Buffalove purchases! A perfect day in Williamsville includes: Enjoying a mouth watering sandwich at Nickel City Cheese (the prosciutto is to die for), shopping at Ten Thousand Villages for some fair trade finds and a beautiful walk through Glen Falls.

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A Shopping Haven Buffalo's neighborhoods and suburbs offer retail variety

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HOPPING IN BUFFALO IS BETTER THAN EVER. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up six of our trendiest locals to point you in the most fashionable direction. www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/shop

VANESSA FROST » EAST AURORA Where are your favorite places to shop? West End Gallery has beautiful local artisan jewelry and The Dress Shop has amazing vintage/boho pieces. A perfect day in East Aurora includes: Elm Street Bakery coffee, cocktails at Bar Bill with friends, and a trip to the Knox Farm!

C LULU ROBINSON » ELMWOOD VILLAGE Where are your favorite places to shop? Second Chic (2) for duds, Spiral Scratch for tunes and, of course, Campus Wheelworks for spokes. What’s Buffalo’s best-kept fashion secret? The Military Surplus store at 290 Larkin. Best vintage and new military clothing that’s timeless for any wardrobe.

AMY HARTMAN » ALLENTOWN Where are your favorite places to shop? I love all the great vintage shops on Allen, like It's a Mod Mod World. What is Buffalo’s best kept fashion secret? Studio Hart Gallery on Allen has a great selection of local artist-made jewelry. Best cheap score of late? A great pair of hammered metal earrings from an artist trunk show at The Dress Shop for $25.

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Where are your favorite places to shop? KARINA: Modern Nostalgia, of course. I also love to stop into room Buffalo to shop for my perfect, future home. You can’t beat the restaurants either! CURT: Blue Collar (4) and O’Connell’s are the men’s stores in Buffalo which I absolutely love. Locally owned, they’re both hidden gems that carry top designers for a great price.

Dine at any of our delicious sit-down restaurants and within our international food court. Entertainment awaits at Pole Ente Position Raceway (the ultimate indoor karting experience) and our Regal Cinemas Stadium 16.

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Shop over 200 stores, many of which are unique to the market. Find all your favorite retailers and discover new ones! Enjoy cozy seating areas and the luxurious appeal of our recent renovations.

What do you love most about Hertel? It’s the quintessential place to go and spend the day. Shopping local, visiting unique shops, grabbing dinner from one of the many amazing restaurants and ending with a delicious cocktail! What’s Buffalo’s best-kept fashion secret? Hertel is filled with amazing interior design shops. Moda Vintage happens to be one of our favorites. Where else can you find vintage Chanel boots alongside perfect vintage bar cart essentials?

Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping destination.

Shop

For more information, connect with us on social media and visit our website at www.waldengalleria.com!

One Walden Galleria | Buffalo, NY 14225 | 716.681.7600

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BUFFALO NIAGARA SHOPPING MALLS Check out these local malls for adding must-have pieces to your wardrobe. BOULEVARD MALL

McKINLEY MALL

730 ALBERTA DRIVE, AMHERST / (716) 834-8600

3701 McKINLEY PARKWAY, BLASDELL / (716) 824-0462

Features more than 120 specialty shops and restaurants. www.boulevard-mall.com

www.shopmckinleymall.com

EASTERN HILLS

MAIN PLACE MALL

4545 TRANSIT ROAD, WILLIAMSVILLE / (716) 633-1600

390 MAIN STREET, BUFFALO / (716) 855-1900

Home to more than 85 specialty stores and an international food court.

Features a bustling food court and a modest selection of retail outlets.

www.shopeasternhills.com

www.mainliberty.com

FASHION OUTLETS OF NIAGARA FALLS USA

WALDEN GALLERIA

1900 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS / (716) 297-2022

More than 150 top designer brand name stores, offering savings of up to 75% off. www.fashionoutletsniagara.com

Great shopping, dining and entertainment just south of the city.

ONE WALDEN GALLERIA, CHEEKTOWAGA / (716) 681-7600

Buffalo Niagara’s premier shopping destination with over 200 stores. www.waldengalleria.com

Check us out online at christmascentral.com.

Since 1977

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland and Market is Western New York’s Holiday Destination! Buses are welcome plenty of free parking • We ship to Canada and around the world •

Old World Deli and market

Union Road Location Only Large Selection of Pool Items

Loire Valley 4pc Resin Patio Set Two-Tone Nutmeg

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Large Selection of Lighting for Your Holiday and Party Needs

2695 Union Road at William Street, Cheektowaga • (716) 656-9540 7950 Transit Road, Amherst Premier Plaza Between Sheridan Dr. and Maple Road • (716) 634-1318

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ATTRACTIONS 464 Gallery & Retail Shop/ Blink Gallery 464-466 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 983-2112 www.464gallery.com

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park One Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-1773 www.buffalonavalpark.org

African American Cultural Center 350 Masten Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 884-2013 www.aaccbuffalo.org

Buffalo Arts Studio 2495 Main Street Tri-Main Building, 5th Floor Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 833-4450 www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 882-8700 www.albrightknox.org

Buffalo Central Terminal 495 Paderewski Drive Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 810-3210 www.buffalocentralterminal.org

Art Dialogue Gallery 1 Linwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 885-2251 www.artdialoguegallery.com

Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck 65 Niagara Square Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 851-4200 www.city-buffalo.com

Artists in Buffalo, Inc. (716) 881-2199 www.artistsinbuffalo.org Benjamin and Dr. Edgar R. Cofeld Judaic Museum 805 Delaware Avenue Buffalo NY 14209 (716) 836-6565 www.tbz.org Biggest Loser Resort Niagara 1083 Pit Road Java Center, NY 14082 (888) 945-6737 www.biggestloserresort.com Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Avenue Buffalo, NY 14218 (716) 827-1584 www.buffalogardens.com Buffalo & Erie County Public Library/Mark Twain Room 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 858-8900 www.buffalolib.org

Buffalo Fire Department’s Historic Fireboat 155 Ohio Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-4265 www.emcotter.com Buffalo Fire Historical Society Museum 1850 William Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 892-8400 www.bfhsmuseum.com

- New York Times

Come face to face with the largest collection of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled! B U F FA L O M U S E U M of S C I E N C E

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Buffalo History Museum 1 Museum Court Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 873-9644 www.buffalohistory.org Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211 (716) 896-5200 (866) 291-6660 www.sciencebuff.org

For a complete listing, go to www.visitbuffaloniagara.com

“There is no escaping the magical and mythical here...”

...and reconnect! 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. p 716.689.1440 f 716.689.1409 www.bnhv.org Amherst NY 14228

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 689-1440 www.bnhv.org Buffalo Transportation/ Pierce-Arrow Museum 263 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-0084 www.pierce-arrow.com Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 837-3900 www.buffalozoo.org Burchfield Penney Art Center 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 878-6011 www.burchfieldpenney.org Canalside 44 Prime Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 574-1537 www.canalsidebuffalo.com CEPA Gallery 617 Main Street Market Arcade Building Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 856-2717 www.cepagallery.org Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center 2001 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 677-4843 www.burchfieldnac.org Chautauqua Institution 1 Ames Avenue Chautauqua, NY 14722 (716) 357-6200 (800) 836-2787 www.ciweb.org Colored Musicians Club Museum 145 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 842-0969 www.coloredmusiciansclub.org

Darien Lake Amusement Park 9993 Allegheny Road Darien Center, NY 14040 (585) 599-4641 www.darienlake.com El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-6343 www.elbuenamigo.org

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE

El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera 91 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 464-4692 www.elmuseobuffalo.org Elbert Hubbard/ Roycroft Museum 363 Oakwood Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-4735 www.aurorahistoricalsociety.com Erie Canal Discovery Center 24 Church Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 439-0431 www.niagarahistory.org Explore & More Children’s Museum 300 Gleed Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-5131 www.exploreandmore.org Fairgrounds in Hamburg 5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-3900 www.the-fairgrounds.com Firemens’ Memorial Exhibit Center 4141 Seneca Street West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 712-0413 www.firemensexhibitcenter.com The Foundry 298 Northhampton Street Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 949-0900 www.thefoundrybuffalo.org

TOUR :: SHOP EXPLORE RESERVATIONS:

716-856-3858

www.darwinmartinhouse.org

With so much to offer, how can you resist? YOU’RE JUST MINUTES FROM THE ACTION AT HAMBURG GAMING! Here you’ll find more than 940 of today’s hottest machines, video poker, big-payout progressives and the friendliest folks in town. Plus, four delicious food venues to choose from: the Midway Buffet, the Blue Ribbon Grill, the Cyclone Bar and Tim Hortons!

OPEN YEAR ROUND 8 AM - 4 AM Located on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. Use the South Park entrance. Call (716) 646-6109 for more information. You must be 18 years old or older to play video gaming machines, wager on horses and to purchase and redeem NY Lottery tickets. All prizes must be paid in New York State. Please play responsibly. Rules for all promotions and giveaways are available at Player Rewards. Catch the excitement of Live Harness Racing January 15 - July 20, 2014 For more information visit: www.BuffaloRaceway.com

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse One Rotary Row Foot of Porter Avenue next to West Side Rowing Club Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 362-3140 wrightsboathouse.org Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate 6472 Old Lake Shore Road Derby, NY 14047 (716) 947-9217 www.graycliffestate.org Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 856-3858 (877) 377-3858 www.darwinmartinhouse.org Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center 341 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 854-1694 www.hallwalls.org Hamburg Gaming 5820 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 646-6109 (800) 237-1205 www.thehamburgcasino.com Hawk Creek Wildlife Center 655 Luther Road East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-8646 www.hawkcreek.org Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum 180 Thompson Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-1885 www.carrouselmuseum.org Holland Paintball Adventure Park 11586 Holland Glenwood Rd Holland, NY 14080 (716) 418-7223 www.hollandpaintball adventurepark.com

Horsefeathers Market 346 Connecticut Street Buffalo NY 14222 (716) 881-0046 www.horsefeathersmarket.com Hull Family Home & Farmstead 5976 Genesee Street Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 681-6451 www.hullfamilyhome.org

A world-changing event A world-class museum An assassin’s bullet. An unexpected inauguration. A new age begins...right here.

Iron Island Museum 998 Lovejoy Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 892-3084 www.ironislandmuseum.com Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum North Hall 220 North Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-1986 Porter Hall 453 Porter Avenue Buffalo NY 14213 (716) 885-4139 www.rain.org/~karpeles/

641 Delaware Ave. • Buffalo, NY 716-884-0095 • trsite.org

Save $2.00 off one regular adult admission Not valid on special events. Cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers. Expires 6/1/15. 641 Delaware Ave. • Buffalo, NY • 716-884-0095 • trsite.org

Kenan Center 433 Locust Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-2617 www.kenancenter.org

Martin’s Fantasy Island 2400 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-7591 www.martinsfantasyisland.com

Lake Erie Wine Country 8305 Main Road Westfield, NY 14787 www.lakeeriewinecountry.org

Michigan Street Baptist Church 511 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203 www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/ michigan-st-church

Langston Hughes Institute 136 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 842-2612 Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society Museum 66 Erie Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 849-0914 www.llmhs.org Main (ST)udios 515 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 866-6603 www.mainstudiosbuffalo.com

Millard Fillmore House 24 Shearer Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-2621 www.aurorahistoricalsociety.com Murphy Orchards 2402 McClew Road Burt, NY 14028 (716) 778-7926 www.murphyorchards.com Museum of disABILITY History 3826 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14226 (716) 629-3626 www.museumofdisability.org

BuffAlO & EriE COuNtY

NAVAL& MILITARY PARK Enjoy a trip through military history as you tour the nation’s largest inland naval park. Open daily from April 1 through October 31 and weekends during November. call or write for a free brochure: 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, New York 14202 (716) 847-1773 email: info@buffalonavalpark.org website: www.buffalonavalpark.org At the foot of Pearl and Main across from first Niagara Center

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Nash House Museum 36 Nash Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 856-4490 www.nashhousemuseum.org Native American Museum of Art 2293 Saunders Settlement Road Sanborn, NY 14132 (716) 297-0251 www.nativeamerican museumart.com Niagara Wine Trail Runs through Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties www.niagarawinetrail.org Original Kazoo Company, Factory, Museum and Gift Shop 8703 South Main Street Eden, NY 14057 (716) 992-3960 www.edenkazoo.com Our Lady of Fatima Shrine 1023 Swann Road Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 754-7489 www.fatimashrine.com Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica/ Father Baker Museum 767 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218 (716) 828-9444 www.ourladyofvictory.org Pole Position Raceway One Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 683-7223 www.polepositionraceway.com/ buffalo-ny Roycroft Campus Copper Shop Gallery 31 South Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-0261 www.roycroftcampus corporation.com Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel 777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard Salamanca, NY 14779 (877) 873-6322 (888) 913-3377 www.senecaalleganycasino.com 54

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino 1 Fulton Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 299-1100 (877) 873-6322 www.senecabuffalocreek casino.com Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Irving 11099 Route 5 Irving, NY 14081 (716) 549-4389 (800) 421-2464 www.senecagames.com

THE BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY

BOTANICAL GARDENS Surprises Await You!

www.buffalogardens.com

2655 South Park Ave - Buffalo, NY - 716.827.1584

Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Salamanca 768 Broad Street Salamanca, NY 14779 (877) 860-5130 www.senecagames.com/ salamanca.html Seneca-Iroquois National Museum 814 Broad Street Salamanca, NY 14779 (716) 945-1760 www.senecamuseum.org Springville Center for the Arts 37 North Buffalo Street Springville, NY 14141 (716) 592-9038 www.springvillearts.org

Our Lady of Victory NATIONAL SHRINE & BASILICA Don’t Miss one of Buffalo’s Most Magnificent Wonders... Shrine & Museum Free and Open Daily Gift Shop Open 7 days a week

Squeaky Wheel/ Buffalo Media Resources 712 Main Street Lower Level Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 884-7172 www.squeaky.org Steel Plant Museum 100 Lee Street Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 821-9361 www.steelplantmuseumwny.org

Final Resting Place of Venerable Nelson Baker, 1842-1936

For information on tours and Mass times, call (716) 828-7517 or visit us online at ourladyofvictory.org Gift Shop Open.7 days a week

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site 641 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 884-0095 www.trsite.org Transit Drive-In 6655 S. Transit Road Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 625-8535 www.transitdrivein.com

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UB Anderson Gallery One Martha Jackson Place Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 829-3754 www.ubartgalleries.org

Old Fort

UB Art Gallery 201 Center for the Arts University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-6913 www.ubartgalleries.org

Your History Headquarters Open 9:00am Daily Year Round!.

Western New York Book Arts Center 468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 348-1430 www.wnybookarts.org D ram at ic L ivi ng Histo r y Pro gram s Or igi nal 18t h Cent ur y B ui ldings J ust m i nues f ro m t he Fal ls via t he R o b er t M o ses Par k way No r t h

Western New York Railway Historical Society 100 Lee Street Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 863-2957 www.trainweb.org/wnyrhs

4 Scott Ave. Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-7611

Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway PO Box 209 Orchard Park, NY 14127 www.wnyssb.org

www.oldfortniagara.org

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE ON THE NIAGARA RIVER

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium (716) 878-4911 www.fergusonplanetarium.net

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S DARWIN D. MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX

“Beyond my Greatest Expectations” “I have visited many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and found this experience the best tour.”

FREE Ride-to-the-Top & Observation Decks when Dining

Reservations 1-866-538-5972

61 Melville Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 115 South Water Street, Lewiston, New York 3850 Niagara Parkway (Whirlpool Aero Car), Niagara Falls, Ontario

YOUR BOOK ONLINE SAVE ON JET BOAT & SAVE!

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WHIRLPOOLJET.COM 1.888.438.4444

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*Valid from May to October 2014. Subject to availability. Children must be a minimum of 44” tall and accompanied by an adult.

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NIAGARA FALLS Aquarium of Niagara 701 Whirpool Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 285-3575 (800) 500-4609 www.aquariumofniagara.org Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University 5795 Lewiston Road Niagara University, NY 14109 (716) 286-8200 www.castellaniartmuseum.org Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls State Park Goat Island Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-1730 www.niagarafallsstatepark.com Devil’s Hole State Park Robert Moses Parkway Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 284-5778 www.nysparks.com/parks/42/ Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara 5795 Lewiston Road Castellani Art Museum Niagara University, NY 14109 (716) 286-8200 www.freedomcrossingniagara.com Hornblower Niagara Cruises 5920 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8 (905) 642-4272 www.niagaracruises.com Maid of the Mist Boat Tour and Observation Elevator Niagara Falls State Park, Prospect Point Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 284-8897 www.maidofthemist.com Niagara Adventure Theater Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center One Prospect Park Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-5040 www.niagaramovie.com

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Niagara Arts and Cultural Center 1201 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716)282-7530 www.thenacc.org Niagara Falls State Park 1 Prospect Park Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-1796 www.niagarafallsstatepark.com Niagara Gorge Discovery Center Niagara Falls State Park Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-1070 www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/ discovery-center.aspx Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center Robert Moses Parkway Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 278-0820 www.niagarafallsstatepark.com

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TOURS, CRUISES & SIGHTSEEING Bedore Tours 2968 Niagara Falls Boulevard North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 696-3200 (800) 538-8433 www.bedoretours.com

Classic Cruises 5 Austin Street Rich Marine Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 946-7246 www.wnyclassiccruises.com

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Elmwood & Cleveland Avenues Buffalo, NY 14222 (800) 979-3370 www.buffalobitesfoodtours.com

Explore Buffalo One Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 245-3032 www.explorebuffalo.org

Buffalo City Hall Guided Tour 65 Niagara Square Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-3300 www.P-B-N.org Buffalo Harbor Cruises Miss Buffalo 79 Marine Drive Erie Basin Marina Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-6696 (800) 244-8684 www.buffaloharborcruises.com Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper River Tours 1250 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 852-7483 www.bnriverkeeper.org Buffalo River History Tours One Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-4556 www.buffaloriverhistorytours.com Buffalo Touring Company 25 Nottingham Court Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 259-4887 www.buffalotouringcompany.com Buffalo Tours 617 Main Street Market Arcade Building Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-3300 www.buffalotours.org

Forgotten Buffalo Tours 244 Potters Road Buffalo, NY 14220 (716) 833-5211 www.forgottenbuffalo.com Grand Lady Cruises 5 Austin Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 873-4630 (888) 824-5239 www.grandlady.com Gray Line Niagara Falls/Buffalo 1625 Buffalo Avenue Suite 1A Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 285-2113 (877) 285-2113 www.graylineniagarafalls.com

Experience Buffalo from the water

Discover the Genius of Architecture and the Beauty of Nature

ESTATE TOURS AT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S GRAYCLIFF The Martin Family’s Summer Home

“the Jewel on the Lake” Daily and “In-Depth Tours” by Reservation 716 - 947- 9217 GraycliffEstate.org RATED ★★★★★

20 minutes south of Buffalo on Lake Erie

The house and its lakeside setting are inspiring • New York Times

NARRATED B U F F A L O HARBOR CRUISES

Historic Buffalo River Tours Industrial Heritage Committee 79 Marine Drive Erie Basin Marina Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-6696 www.buffaloindustrialheritage.com Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride 5 Gooding Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 438-0174 www.lockportcave.com Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises and the Lockport Canalside 210 Market Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-6155 (800) 378-0352 www.lockportlocks.com

800-244-8684 Erie Basin Marina Buffalo, New York

www.BuffaloHarborCruises.com

EAT. EXPLORE. EXPERIENCE BUFFALO

Embark on a fun journey where you encounter the sights, sounds and tastes of the city! Eat an eclectic mix of tasty food samples from local eateries.

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Mason Winfield’s Haunted History Ghost Walks 21 South Grove Street, Suite 240 East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-6663 www.masonwinfield.com moondanceCat 329 Erie Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 854-7245 www.moondancecat.com Motherland Connextions 471 Hyde Park Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 282-1028 www.motherlandconnextions.com Naked Buffalo Locations vary by tour Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 299-8687 Niagara Scenic Tours 5175 Southwestern Boulevard Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-7766 (877) 648-7766 www.niagarascenictours.net Open-Air Autobus of Buffalo 14 Lafayette Square Suite 1425 Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 854-3749 www.openairbuffalo.org

Queen City Ferry Company One Naval Park Cove Canalside Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-4556 www.queencityferry.com Rainbow Air Helicopter Rides 454 Main Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 284-2800 www.rainbowairinc.com Spirit of Buffalo One Naval Park Cove Canalside Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-7210 www.spiritofbuffalo.com Tours of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center 157 East Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 481-2350 www.buffaloreligiousarts.org WNY Helicopter Tours 6765 Heltz Road Lakeview, NY 14085 (716) 353-1144 www.wnyhelos.com

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Over The Falls Tours & Transportation 1246 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 283-8900 (877) 783-8900 www.overthefallstours.com

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BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY NAVAL AND MILITARY PARK

“Make it a Day, so Much to See”

“Great tribute to those who serve our country at sea.” Reviewed by diehlsonthego, a TripAdvisor traveler Lakewood, Co » October 18, 2013

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“LOW BRIDGE, EVERYBODY DOWN!”

Come aboard and sing the song, you’ll live the tale as you ride along. Relax & enjoy a narrated cruise on the historic Erie Canal and experience going through the engineering marvel of Locks 34 & 35. Just 1/2 hour from Niagara Falls, Buffalo & Darien Lake!

1-800-378-0352 www.LockportLocks.com 210 Market Street Lockport, NY 14094

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ENTERTAINMENT THEATER 710 Main Theatre 710 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 847-0850 www.sheas.org/710Main Alleyway Theatre One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2600 www.alleyway.com ALT Theatre 255 Great Arrow Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 868-6847 www.alttheatre.com American Repertory Theatre of WNY 1410 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 634-1102 www.artofwny.org Aurora Theatre 673 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-1660 www.theauroratheatre.com BUA Theatre PO Box 687 Buffalo, NY 14205 (718) 886-9239 www.buffalobua.org Buffalo Laboratory Theatre William E. Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College 5200 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 202-9033 www.buffalolabtheatre. squarespace.com Erie Canal Drama Theatre 50 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 844-3315 www.eriecanaldramatheatre.com Forbes Theater Buffalo Christian Center 512 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716)856-7495 www.thebcc.org

Hamburg Palace 31 Buffalo Street Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-2295 www.hamburgpalace.com Historic Palace Theatre 2 East Ave Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 438-1130 www.lockportpalacetheatre.com Irish Classical Theatre Company at Andrews Theatre 625 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-4282 www.irishclassicaltheatre.com Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY 2640 North Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068 (888) 718-4253 www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions 18 Agassiz Circle Medaille Lecture Hall Theatre Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 479-1587 www.kaleidoscopetheatre buffalo.com Kavinoky Theatre 320 Porter Avenue D’Youville College Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 829-7668 www.kavinokytheatre.com Lancaster Opera House 21 Central Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 683-1776 www.lancopera.org Market Arcade Film & Arts Center 639 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-3022 www.mafac.org Musicalfare Theatre 4380 Main Street, Suite 123 Daemen College Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-8540 www.musicalfare.com

For a complete listing of venues, go to www.visitbuffaloniagara.com New Phoenix Theatre/ Red Thread Theatre 95 Johnson Park Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 853-1334 www.newphoenixtheatre.org Niagara Regional Theatre Guild 530 Ellicott Creek Road Ellicott Creek Playhouse, St. Edmund Campus Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 260-2319 www.niagaratheatre.com North Park Theatre 1428 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 836-7411 www.northparktheatre.org Leary Theatre Niagara University 16 Vincentian Drive Niagara University, NY 14109 www.theatre.niagara.edu O’Connell & Company In Residence at The Park School 4625 Harlem Road Snyder, NY 14226 (716) 848-0800 www.oconnellandcompany.com Paul Robeson Theatre 350 Masten Avenue African American Cultural Center Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 884-2013 www.aaccbuffalo.org/ program_paul.html Playhouse of American Classics 21 Central Avenue Lancaster Opera House Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 862-9531 www.playhouseofamerican classics.org Riviera Theatre 67 Webster Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-2413 www.rivieratheatre.org

Road Less Traveled Productions 639 Main Street Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 629-3069 www.roadlesstraveled productions.org Shakespeare in Delaware Park Shakespeare Hill Delaware Park Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 856-4533 www.shakespearein delawarepark.org Shaw Festival 10 Queen’s Parade Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 (800) 511-7429 www.shawfest.com Shea’s Performing Arts Center 646 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-0850 (866) 341-5945 www.sheas.org Shea’s Smith Theatre 658 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-0850 www.sheas.org

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SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

“ The Epitome of Grandeur”

“If you want to see a motion picture treasure that has been spruced-up to perfection, take a peek at this architectural eye candy.” Reviewed by Boris S, a TripAdvisor traveler New York City » October 29, 2012

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Subversive Theatre Collective 255 Great Arrow Avenue The Manny Fried Playhouse Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 408-0499 www.subversivetheatre.org Theatre of Youth (TOY) 203 Allen Street Allendale Theatre Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 884-4400 www.theatreofyouth.org Theatre Plus Main Street Cabaret 672 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2600 Torn Space Theater 612 Fillmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 812-5733 www.tornspacetheater.com Ujima Theatre 545 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-0380 www.ujimatheatre.org

MUSIC/COMEDY/ DANCE Allen Street Hardware 245 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 882-8843 www.allenstreethardware.com Amherst Symphony Orchestra 55 Kings Highway Amherst Middle School Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 633-4853 www.amherstsymphony.com Artpark 450 South 4th Street Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4375 www.artpark.net Buffalo Chamber Music Society 370 Pennsylvania Avenue Kleinhans Music Hall - Mary Seaton Room Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 462-4939 www.bflochambermusic.org

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Buffalo Choral Arts Society PO Box 281 Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 775-7664 www.buffalochoralarts.org

Helium Comedy Club 30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (176) 853-1211 www.heliumcomedy.com

Sportsmen’s Tavern 326 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 874-7734 www.sportsmenstavern.com

Buffalo ComedySportz 4476 Main Street Snyder Square - Lower Level Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 393-8669 www.buffalocsz.com

Just Buffalo Literary Center Western New York Book Arts Center/2nd Floor 468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 832-5400 www.justbuffalo.org

Town Ballroom 681 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-3900 www.townballroom.com

Buffalo Contemporary Dance 255 Great Arrow Avenue, Third Floor Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 868-6847 www.alttheatre.com Buffalo Gateway Chorus 5331 Genesee Street Sacred Heart School Bowmansville, NY 14206 (716) 635-8642 www.buffalogatewaychorus.com Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus 51 Colonial Circle Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-1277 www.buffalogaymenschorus.com Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus 3 Symphony Circle Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 833-6642 www.bpchorus.org Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 3 Symphony Circle Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-5000 www.bpo.org Center for the Arts 103 Center for the Arts University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-2787 www.ubcfa.org Colored Musicians Club 145 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-9383 www.coloredmusiciansclub.org Eclectic Company Improv Comedy Group PO Box 545 Buffalo, NY 14205 (716) 901-6086 www.eclecticimprov.com

Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall 105 Slee Hall University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-2921 www.slee.buffalo.edu Neglia Ballet Artists 1685 Elmwood Avenue Suite 304 Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 447-0401 www.negliaballet.org Nickel City Opera 67 Webster Street Riviera Theatre North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 332-0745 www.nickelcityoperaco.com PAUSA Art House 19 Wadsworth Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 697-9069 www.pausaarthouse.com

Tralf Music Hall 622 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2860 www.tralfmusichall.com Waiting Room 334 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 849-1000 www.waitingroombuffalo.com

BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

JoAnn FAllettA Music Director

Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall 1300 Elmwood Avenue Rockwell Hall Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 878-3005 www.buffalostatepac.org Pick of the Crop Dance 2344 Lake Road Silver Creek, NY 14136 (716) 934-0515 www.poc.org Rapids Theatre 1711 Main Street Niagara Falls, NY 14305 (716) 205-8925 www.rapidstheatre.com

YOUR BPO brings you outstanding artists, exceptional quality and the sheer excitement of a LIVE performance.

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PLACES TO STAY AIRPORT Best Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites 601 Dingens Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 896-2900 www.bestwestern.com Best Western The Inn at Buffalo Airport 4630 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-8966 www.bestwestern.com Broadway Motel 3895 Broadway Cheektowaga, NY 14227 (716) 683-2222 Budget Inn 8255 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-6622 www.budgetinnwny.com Clarion Hotel Buffalo Airport 6700 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-7500 (800) 465-4329 www.clarionhotel.com/hotelwilliamsville-new_york-NY244 Comfort Inn Dingens 475 Dingens Street Cheektowaga, NY 14206 (716) 896-2800 www.comfortinn.com Comfort Suites Airport 901 Dick Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 633-6000 www.comfortsuites.com Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Airport 4243 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-2700 www.courtyardbuffalo.com Days Hotel, Buffalo Airport 4345 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-0800 (800) 225-3297 www.daysinn.com

EconoLodge 48 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-2700 www.econolodge.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 4271 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-2488 www.fairfieldinnbuffaloairport.com Garden Place Hotel 6615 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 635-9000 (877) 456-6036 www.salvatores.net Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 133 Buell Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 631-0200 www.hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn BuffaloAirport Galleria 1745 Walden Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 894-8000 (800) HAMPTON www.hamptoninnbuffalo airport.com Hampton Inn Williamsville 5455 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-0900 www.hamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport 4201 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 565-0040 (877) 782-9444 www.buffaloairport.hgi.com Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport 4600 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 634-6969 (800) HOLIDAY www.hibuffaloairport.com

For details on each hotel’s amenities, see its listing on www.visitbuffaloniagara.com

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Relax, Unwind & Dine With Us! Newly renovated 100 room hotel with all the comforts of home 100% Non-Smoking Hotel • Meeting Facilities • Gift Shop Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in all Guest Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Public Areas Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Microwave, Refrigerator & Coffee Maker in Every Room 24-Hour Business Center • On and Off Site Catering Available Carlton’s Grill On-Site Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 24-Hour Fitness Center • Complimentary Downtown Shuttle Service 2012 ’s Hilton ight CEO L armth and W Award r winne

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Buffalo Airport 131 Buell Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-8700 (800) HOLIDAY www.hiexbuffaloairport.com

Microtel Inn 50 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-6200 (800) 337-0050 www.microtelinn.com

Homewood Suites Buffalo Airport 760 Dick Road Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 685-0700 (800) 225-5466 www.homewoodsuitesbuffalo.com

Millennium Hotel Buffalo 2040 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 681-2400 (800) 323-3331 www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/ millenniumbuffalo/

Hospitality Inn 6627 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 631-5415 www.hinnbuffaloairport.com

Motel 6 52 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 626-1500 www.motel6.com

La Quinta Inn at Buffalo Airport 6619 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-1011 (800) 753-3757 www.laquintabuffalo.com

Oak Tree Inn 3475 Union Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 681-2600 www.oaktreeinn.com

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Pink Fountain Motor Inn 5474 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043 (716) 683-1245 Quality Inn Buffalo Airport 4217 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 462-5993 www.qualityinnbuffalo.com Red Roof Inn 146 Maple Drive Bowmansville, NY 14026 (716) 633-1100 www.redroof.com Residence Inn Buffalo Cheektowaga 107 Anderson Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 892-5410 (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/bufri Salvatore’s Grand Hotel 6675 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 636-4900 www.salvatoresgrand.com Sleep Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 100 Holtz Drive Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 626-4000 (800) 424-6423 www.sleepinnairport.com Staybridge Suites Buffalo Airport 8005 Sheridan Drive Clarence, NY 14221 (716) 810-7829 (877) 238-8889 www.staybridgebuffalo.com Super 8 Airport 7200 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-1500 www.super8.com TownePlace Suites Marriott 4265 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 839-1880 www.towneplacebuffalo.com

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DOWNTOWN Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center 120 Church Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 845-5100 www.adamsmark.com Best Western on the Avenue 510 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-8333 (888) 868-3033 www.buffalobestwestern.com Comfort Suites Downtown 601 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 854-5500 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/ ny200 Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown/Canalside One Canalside 125 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 840-9566 www.marriott.com/courtyard DoubleTree Club by Hilton 125 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 845-0112 (877) 633-4667 www.doubletreebuffalo downtown.com Embassy Suites Buffalo 200 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 842-1000 www.buffalo.embassysuites.com Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown 220 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-2223 (800) HAMPTON www.hamptoninnbuffalo.com Hilton Garden Inn (opening late 2014) 10 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 www.hiltongardeninn.com

Call 716.842.1000

Rates Starting At $25 A Night

Hostel Buffalo Niagara

667 Main St. Groups Welcome Buffalo, NY 14203 Full Kitchen, Lounges 716.852.5222 Laundry & WIFI WWW.HOSTELBUFFALO.COM STAY@HOSTELBUFFALO.COM Located in the Theater District Clean, Safe & Modern

Holiday Inn Buffalo Downtown 620 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-2121 (800) 465-4329 www.hibuffalodowntown.com Hotel @ The Lafayette 391 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-1505 www.thehotellafayette.com

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Two Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-1234 www.buffalo.hyatt.com Lenox Hotel & Suites 140 North Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 884-1700 www.lenoxhotelandsuites.com

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Lofts on Pearl 92 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-0098 www.loftsonpearl.com

Chateau Motor Lodge 1810 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (866) 739-2291 www.niagarachateaumotel.com

Super 8 Kenmore 1288 Sheridan Drive Buffalo, NY 14217 (716) 876-4020 www.super8.com

Mansion on Delaware Avenue 414 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-3300 www.mansionondelaware.com

Cinderella Motel & Campsite 2797 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-2872 www.cinderellamotelcampsite.com

Wyndham Garden 5195 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 276-9600 www.wyndham.com

Marriott Buffalo HARBORCENTER Hotel (opening 2015) One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 www.harborcenter.com/marriott/

Days Inn Buffalo 1120 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 835-5916 (800) 329-7466 www.daysinn.com

RALPH WILSON STADIUM

EAST OF BUFFALO

Economy Inn 40 Grand Island Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 873-8776

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites 9370 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-6845 www.americasbestvalueinn/ best.cfm?idp=1944 Clarence Inn 9079 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 633-6490 www.clarenceinn.com

NORTH OF BUFFALO Boulevard Inn 785 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 837-7400 www.budgetinnbuffalo.com Budget Inn 1080 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 873-8197 www.budgetinnbuffalo.com Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa 100 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-1111 (877) 472-6310 www.byblosniagara.com Center Way Hotel Tonawanda 225 Crestmount Avenue Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 693-8100 www.centerwayhoteltonawanda. magnusonhotels.com

Hyatt Place (opening early 2015) 5020 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-4040 www.place.hyatt.com Motel 6 Buffalo Amherst 4400 Maple Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 834-2231 (800) 466-8356 www.motel6.com Red Carpet Inn 1900 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 692-1422 www.redcarpetbuffalo.com Scottish Inns 1346 Sheridan Drive Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 876-4489 www.scottishinnsbuffalo.com Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst 1290 Sweet Home Road Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 276-8750 www.ihg.com/staybridge/ hotels/us/en/amherst/bufrr/ hoteldetail

Bluebird Motel 1630 Southwestern Boulevard West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-3174 Comfort Inn & Suites Hamburg 3615 Commerce Place Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-2922 (800) 424-6423 www.comfortinn.com

Best Western On The Avenue 510 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York 14202

Within the heart of the restaurant and theater district. 5 minutes to Bison Baseball, Sabres Hockey, shopping, and the waterfront. Complimentary parking, wireless high-speed internet access and breakfast bar. Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes with tours direct from the hotel.

(888) 868-3033 / (716) 886-8333 www.BuffaloBestWestern.com

From the house-cured meats to the 30 bottles of wine priced under $30, Osteria 166 is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or a beverage. Whether it’s business or pleasure, our food, service and vibe keep people coming back for more.

A c A s u A l I tA l I A n P u b Lunch • Dinner • catering • Banquets 166 Franklin St, BuFFalo, n Y • (716) 858- 3118 • oSteriaBuFFalo.com

Make your visit to Buffalo Niagara complete with a plate of our world famous Spaghetti Parm and Chef’s Pasta Sauce! Where Family and Friends Meet to Eat!

291 Seneca St. • www.ilovechefs.com • 716.856.9187

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Econo Lodge Buffalo South 4344 Milestrip Road Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 825-7530 (800) 784-2764 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/ ny158 Hampton Inn Buffalo South/ I-90 1750 Ridge Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 824-2030 (800) 426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hamburg 3565 Commerce Place Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-9200 www.hiexpress.com Motel 6 of Hamburg, NY 5245 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-2000 1-800-4-MOTEL6 www.motel6.com Orchard Park Inn 2268 Southwestern Boulevard Orchard Park, NY 14224 (716) 674-6000 www.orchardparkinn.us Quality Inn Hamburg 5440 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-0500 www.qualityinn.com/hotel/ ny505 Red Carpet Inn 3940 Southwestern Boulevard Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 649-5890 www.redcarpetinnbuffalo.com Red Roof Inn Hamburg 5370 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-7222 www.redroof.com Stadium View Inn 4414 Southwestern Boulevard Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-6206 www.stadiumviewinn.com

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Staybridge Suites Buffalo South 164 Slade Avenue West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 939-3100 (877) 238-8889 www.ihg.com/staybridge/ hotels/us/en/west-seneca/ bufws/hoteldetail Super 8 Hamburg 5442 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-0505 www.super8.com

SOUTH OF BUFFALO

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO Amherst Comfort Inn University One Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 688-0811 (800) 424-6423 www.comfortinnuniversity.com

Chocolate Brunch! Sunday 10am-2pm

Buffalo Niagara Marriott 1340 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 689-6900 (800) 334-4040 www.buffaloniagaramarriott.com

Beaver Hollow Conference Center 1083 Pit Road Java Center, NY 14082 (585) 457-3700 (800) 964-7903 www.beaverhollow.com

Candlewood Suites 20 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 688-2100 (800) 225-1237 www.cwsbuffaloamherst.com

Best Western The Inn of Lackawanna 2500 Hamburg Turnpike Lackawanna, NY 14218 (716) 821-0030 www.bestwestern.com

Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Amherst 4100 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 626-2300 (800) 321-2211 www.courtyard.com/BUFCY

Country Inn & Suites 164B Slade Avenue West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 259-8520 http://www.countryinns.com/ west-seneca-hotel-ny-14224/ usabsny

DoubleTree by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst 10 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 689-4414 www.doubletreebuffalo amherst.com

Hampton Inn East Aurora 49 Olean Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-3300 (800) 426-7866 www.eastaurora.hamptoninn.com

Extended Stay America 125 Inn Keepers Lane Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 564-0620 (800) 398-7829 www.extendedstay.com

Josie’s Motel 13350 Schutt Road Chaffee, NY 14030 (716) 496-5057 (855) 567-4376 josiesmotel.webs.com

Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst 1881 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-8181 (800) HOLIDAY www.hibuffaloamherst.com

Roycroft Inn 40 South Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-5552 www.roycroftinn.com

Homewood Suites Buffalo Amherst 1138 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 833-2277 www.homewoodsuites amherst.com

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Knights Inn 1970 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 692-7260 www.knightsinn.com

The Parkside House 462 Woodward Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 480-9507 www.theparksidehouse.com

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center 2402 North Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068 (716) 636-7500 www.ramadahotelamherst.com

Richmond Place Inn 45 Richmond Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 881-3242 www.richmondplaceinn.net

Red Roof Inn Amherst 42 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 689-7474 www.redroof.com Residence Inn Buffalo Amherst 100 Maple Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-6622 www.residenceinn.com Rodeway Inn & Suites 1951 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-9392 www.rodewayinn.com Sleep Inn Amherst 75 Inn Keepers Lane Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-6510 www.sleepinnamherst.com

BED & BREAKFASTS CITY OF BUFFALO Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House 893 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 886-2397 www.elmwoodvillageinn.com Legacy House Bed & Breakfast 58 Linden Park Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 891-5445 Moreland Guesthouse 110 Moreland Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 893-1419 www.morelandguesthouse.com

EAST OF BUFFALO Asa Ransom House 10529 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-2315 (800) 841-2340 www.asaransom.com NORTH OF BUFFALO Porches of Pendleton 5176 Tonawanda Creek Road North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 308-3961 www.porchesofpendleton.com SOUTH OF BUFFALO Back of the Beyond 7233 Lower East Hill Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 652-0427 Crooked Creek Inn 7798 State Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-5844 Green Glen Bed & Breakfast 898 East Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-2828 (888) 655-2829 www.greenglenbb.com Heath Hill Bed & Breakfast 8669 Heath Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-6789 www.bedandbreakfast.com/ new-york-colden-heathhillbed breakfast.html MacBaxter’s Bed and Breakfast 311 North Main Street Angola, NY 14006 (716) 549-8774 www.macbaxters.com

Marienthal Country Inn 5107 Langford Road Eden, NY 14057 (716) 337-0160 (888) 927-8746 www.marienthalcountryinn.com Oasis Bed & Breakfast 619 East Main Street Springville, NY 14141 (716) 592-0333 (866) 566-2747 www.oasisbnb.com Pipe Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast 9303 Falls Road West Falls, NY 14170 (716) 652-4868 www.pipecreekfarm.com Sassafras Bed & Breakfast 5454 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 683-1298 www.sassafrasbandb.com

CAMPGROUNDS Branches of Niagara Campground & Resort 2659 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-7600 (877) 321-CAMP www.branchesofniagara.com Cinderella Motel & Campsite 2797 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-2872 www.cinderellamotelcampsite.com Colden Lakes Resort 9504 Heath Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-5530 www.coldenlakes.com Evangola State Park 10191 Old Lake Shore Road Irving, NY 14081 (716) 549-1802 www.evangolastatepark.com

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Mountain Meadows Park 13500 Parker Road Holland, NY 14080 (716) 457-3116 www.mountainmeadowspark.com Niagara Falls KOA 2570 Grand Island Blvd. Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-7583 (800) 562-0787 www.koa.com/campgrounds/ niagara-falls-new-york/ Point Breeze RV Resort 9456 Lake Shore Road Angola, NY 14006 (716) 549-8917 R & R Dude Ranch 8940 Lange Road Otto, NY 14766 (716) 257-5663 www.rrduderanch.com

HOSPITALITY HOUSES American Cancer Society’s Buffalo Hope Lodge 197 Summer Street Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 882-9244 (800) 227-2345 Kevin Guest House 782 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 882-1818 www.kevinguesthouse.org

New American Casual Tom & Liza Pane would like to invite you to enjoy a casual dining experience while being surrounded by our 7 saltwater aquariums, in our remodeled dining rooms! Monday - Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm Sunday Brunch 10:00am to 2:30pm Sunday Dinner 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo 780 West Ferry Street Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-1177 www.rmhbuffalo.org

HOSTEL

Sleepy Hollow Lake Resort 13800 Siehl Road Akron, NY 14001 (716) 542-4336 (866) 542-4336 www.sleepyhollowlakeresort.com Sprague Brook Park 9674 Foote Road Glenwood, NY 14069 (716) 592-2804 www.erie.gov/parks/sprague.asp

Hostel Buffalo Niagara 667 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-5222 www.hostelbuffalo.com

SHORT TERM RENTAL

2545 Niagara Falls Blvd • Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-7799 • www.grapevinerestaurant.com

41 Mulberry Street 41 Mulberry Street Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 254-0260 www.neervllc.com Porter Ave Pied a Terre 361 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-9341

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A new beginning . . . During construction of our new facility, explore the Universe in our portable planetarium. Immersive, educational, and exciting programs for all ages are offered at SUNY Buffalo State and in the community. More information: fergusonplanetarium.net & 716.878.4911 66

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11099 Route 5, Irving, NY 14081 800-421-2464

SALAMANCA

768 Broad St, Salamanca, NY 14779 877-860-5130

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363 Oakwood Ave.

Millard Fillmore Presidential Site A National Historic Landmark

24 Shearer Ave.

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300 Gleed Avenue • East Aurora, NY 14052

716-652-4735 www.aurorahistoricalsociety.com

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An incredible, artsy destination, just 25 minutes from downtown Buffalo, East Aurora is the home of the legendary Roycroft Arts & Crafts movement. Go back in time with Vidler’s 5 &10, an old-fashioned five and dime store, and take the kids to to the Explore & More Children’s Museum, introduce them to our 13th president at the

Shop for Fisher-Price® Toys, Power Wheels®, Children’s Products and licensed products as well as Mattel products like Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox® and more. Look for incredible unadvertised specials throughout the store. Call us to hear about our weekly specials, hours and directions. We also have a Baby Shower Registry.

Millard Fillmore House, or scope out the newest toys at the Fisher-Price Toystore.

652 Main Street, East Aurora, NY 14052-1783 Phone (716) 652-8444 • Fax (716) 652-8384 eanycc.com • eanycc@verizon.net Visit us on Facebook

636 Girard Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 • 716.687.3300 www.fisherpricetoystore.com

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SPORTS & RECREATION SPECTATOR SPORTS Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse First Niagara Center One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 (888) 467-2273 www.bandits.com Buffalo Bills Football Ralph Wilson Stadium One Bills Drive Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 648-1800 (877) 228-4257 www.buffalobills.com Buffalo Bisons Baseball Coca-Cola Field One James D. Griffin Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-2000 www.bisons.com Buffalo Raceway 5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-1280 (800) 237-1205 www.buffaloraceway.com Buffalo Sabres Hockey First Niagara Center One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 (888) 467-2273 www.sabres.com Canisius College Athletics 2001 Main Street Koessler Athletic Center Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 888-2885 www.gogriffs.com

Elegant Builders Raceway Park 57 Gunnville Road Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 759-6818 www.elegantbuilders racewaypark.com Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex 11586 Holland Glenwood Road Holland, NY 14080 (716) 418-7223 www.hollandspeedway.com Niagara Power Baseball (NYCBL) Sal Maglie Stadium 1200 Hyde Park Blvd. Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 773-1748 www.niagarapower.org

For a full list, check out www.visitbuffaloniagara.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION Beaver Island State Park 2136 West Oakfield Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-3271 www.nysparks.com/parks/56/ Beaver Meadow Audubon Center 1610 Welch Road North Java, NY 14113 (585) 457-3228 www.buffaloaudubon.org/ beavermeadow.php BFLO Harbor Kayak 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 228-9153 www.bfloharborkayak.com

Chestnut Ridge Park 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 662-3290 www.erie.gov/parks/chestnut.asp CraigCat Tours of Western New York 11 Young Street Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 783-0772 www.craigcatwny.com Delaware Park 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 838-1249 www.bfloparks.org Delaware Park Rose Garden 199 Lincoln Parkway Buffalo, NY 14222

Niagara University Athletics Taps Gallagher Center and Dwyer Arena Niagara Falls NY 14301 (716) 286-8499 www.purpleeagles.com

Buckhorn Island State Park 5805 East River Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-3271 www.nysparks.com/parks/174/

Emery Park 2084 Emery Road South Wales, NY 14139 (716) 652-1380 www.erie.gov/parks/emery.asp

Queen City Roller Girls Rainbow Rink 101 Oliver Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-1100 (888) 740-7274 www.qcrg.net

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Parkside Lodge 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 838-1249 www.bfloparks.org

Erie Basin Marina 329 Erie Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 851-6501

University at Buffalo Athletics University at Buffalo 102 Alumni Arena Amherst, NY 14226 (877) 828-4373 www.buffalobulls.com

Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters 900 Harlem Road Buffalo, NY 14224 (716) 771-2995 www.alli-50.wix.com/buffaloriver Catt Rafting Adventures 241 Palmer Street Gowanda NY 14070 (716) 866-1461 www.cattraftingadventures.com

It’s amazing what’s inside. The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226 Near UB South Campus 716.629.3626 www.museumofdisability.org

Cazenovia Park Cazenovia Street & South Legion Drive Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 838-1249 www.bfloparks.org

Evangola State Park 10191 Old Lake Shore Road Irving, NY 14081 (716) 549-1802 www.evangolastatepark.com Fort Niagara State Park Route 18F at Robert Moses Parkway Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-7273 www.nysparks.com/parks/175/ Four Mile Creek State Park 1055 Lake Road Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-3802 www.nysparks.com/parks/6/ Front Park Porter Avenue & Baird Drive Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 838-1249 www.bfloparks.org

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Gallagher Beach Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-7211 Go Bike Buffalo 640 Ellicott Street Suite 447 Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 218-7161 www.gobikebuffalo.org Hawk Creek Wildlife Center 655 Luther Road East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-8646 www.hawkcreek.org Holiday Valley Resort Route 242 Ellicottville, NY 14731 (716) 699-2345 www.holidayvalley.com Japanese Garden of Buffalo 25 Nottingham Court Buffalo, NY 14216 www.japanesegardenofbuffalo. blogspot.com Joseph Davis State Park 4143 Lower River Road Route 18 Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4596 www.nysparks.com/parks/45/

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Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center 4050 North Street Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 627-4560 www.penndixie.org

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Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043 (716) 683-5959 www.dec.ny.gov/education/ 1837.html Riverside Park Niagara & Vulcan Streets Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 838-1249 www.bfloparks.org

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Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza 40 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-3150 Sail Buffalo Sailing School 2 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 432-6589 www.sail-buffalo.com Seven Seas Sailing School 284 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 880-5154 www.sevenseassailing.com

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The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara

Nestled on a 300-acre naturally scenic wonderland in Java Center, NY, The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara offers a breathtaking environment to make life-changing transformations. The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara is a fitness and wellness destination that offers an affordable, results-oriented, calorie-controlled program structured to make getting healthy simple and achievable. Recently voted the #2 spa in North America, The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara invites you to experience their award winning program, where eating healthy and working out become a lifestyle choice- not just another diet. ® & © 2014 NBC Studios LLC & Reveille LLC

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The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara • 1083 Pit Road, Java Center, NY 14082 • only 45 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport

The Gardens at Erie Basin Marina 329 Erie Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 851-6501

Kissing Bridge/ Colden Tubing Company Route 240 Glenwood, NY 14069 (716) 592-4963 www.kbski.com

Silo City Rocks 105 Childs Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 228-9153 www.silocityrocks.com

Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 825-6397 www.sciencebuff.org/ tifft-nature-preserve

Knox Farm State Park 437 Buffalo Road East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 549-1802 www.nysparks.com/parks/163

Small Boat Harbor 1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 828-0027 www.nftaboatharbor.com

Water Bikes of Buffalo Canalside Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 681-4643 www.waterbikesofbuffalo.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Buffalo, NY 14211 (716) 838-1249 www.bfloparks.org

South Park Buffalo, NY 14218 (716) 838-1249 www.bfloparks.org

Niawanda Park Route 266 River Road Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 695-1376

Sprague Brook Park 9674 Foote Road Glenwood, NY 14069 (716) 592-2804 www.erie.gov/parks/

Woodlawn Beach State Park S-3580 Lakeshore Road Blasdell NY 14219 (716) 826-1930 www.nysparks.com/parks/47/ Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting Company 17 South Water Street Gowanda, NY 14070 (716) 679-7238 (800) 724-0696 www.zoarvalleyrafting.com

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INFORMATION & MAPS TRAVELING TO BUFFALO NIAGARA AAA Western & Central NY (800) 836-2582 www.aaa.com

QUESTIONS? ASK US! At the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, you’ll find a friendly face, maps, brochures, Buffalo merchandise, schedules for upcoming events and directions to anywhere you’d like to go. Our representatives will answer your questions about our city and region. Stop by and let us help you discover Buffalo and Niagara Falls! The Visitor Center features the Star Theatre which offers a wide variety of free Buffalothemed films that you can watch in a movie theater setting. The Visitor Center is located on the first floor of the historic Market Arcade building at 617 Main Street and is open Monday - Friday 10am-4pm (also open Saturdays from Memorial Day - Labor Day). For more information, call (716) 852-2356 or (800) 283-3256.

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Amtrak (800) 872-7245 Downtown Buffalo 75 Exchange Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Depew 55 Dick Road Depew, NY 14043 Niagara Falls 27th Street and Lockport Road Niagara Falls, NY 14305 www.amtrak.com Buffalo Niagara International Airport 4200 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 630-6000 www.buffaloairport.com Greyhound Lines 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-7533 (800) 231-2222 www.greyhound.com New York Trailways 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (800) 776-7548 www.trailwaysny.com Niagara Falls International Airport (NFIA) 2035 Niagara Falls Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4494 www.niagarafallsairport.com

GETTING AROUND Aces Limousine (716) 204-4863 (866) 996-2237 www.aceslimousine.com Airport Taxi Service Buffalo Niagara International Airport (716) 633-8294 (800) 551-9369 www.buffaloairporttaxi.com

Buffalo Limousine (716) 835-4997 (800) 599-2088 www.buffalolimousine.com Buffalo Transportation Taxi Services (716) 877-5600 Cold Springs Taxi Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 886-4900

BRIDGE CROSSING CONDITIONS Information on traffic delays on all international bridges in Buffalo Niagara (800) 715-6722 Canadian Customs at Peace Bridge (905) 994-6330 cbsa.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

Giorgio’s Limousine Service (716) 683-7455 www.giorgioslimousine.com

Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Rainbow/Queenston-Lewiston/ Whirlpool Bridges (800) 715-6722 www.niagarafallsbridges.com

Golden Transportation (716) 218-1500 www.goldentransportationllc.com

Peace Bridge Authority (716) 881-4447 www.peacebridge.com

Liberty Cab - Yellow Cab (716) 877-7111 www.libertycab.com

U.S. Customs at Peace Bridge (877) CBP-5511 www.cbp.gov

Empire Limousine (716) 877-9665

The Limousine Service (716) 998-8865 www.the-limo-service.com Mac Transportation & Tours (716) 650-4688 www.maclimo.com Metro Bus & Rail (716) 855-7300 www.nfta.com Status Limousine (716) 877-7900 www.statuslimousine.com Timkey Limousine (716) 433-0699 www.timkeylimo.com TLC of WNY Limo & Concierge Service (716) 462-3643 www.tlcofwny.com Zoladz Limousine (716) 685-4410 1-866-275-3629 www.zoladzlimo.com

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CONVENTION FACILITIES

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Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Convention Center Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-5555 (800) 995-7570 www.buffaloconvention.com

International Institute (716) 883-1900 www.iibuff.org

Fairgrounds Event Center 5820 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-3900 www.the-fairgrounds.com

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ MONEY SERVICES Duty Free Americas 1 Peace Bridge Plaza Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 886-5000 www.dutyfreeamericas.com Envoy/EFX Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA) 1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4654 www.fashionoutletsniagara.com EFX Currency Exchange 1 Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225 Customer Service (716) 681-8820 The Travel Team 2495 Main Street, Suite 340 Tri-Main Building Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 862-7600 www.thetravelteam.com Western Union (800) 325-6000

NY Relay Service (800) 676-3777 Voice (800) 835-5515 TTY

Medical, Police or Fire Emergency: 911

Erie County Sheriff (non-emergency): (716) 858-2903 Niagara County Sheriff (non-emergency): (716) 438-3393 Niagara Falls Police (non-emergency): (716) 286-4711 Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222 U.S. Coast Guard search/rescue: Buffalo: (716) 843-9527

ADVERTISER INDEX Adam’s Mark Hotel & Event Center............................... 19 Albright-Knox Art Gallery.......... 38 Anchor Bar..........................................5 Antique World & Marketplace....71 Aquarium of Niagara.................... 56 Aurora Historical Society............67 Best Western on the Avenue.... 63 Biggest Loser Resort Niagara... 69 Boulevard Mall................................... 7 Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens.................... 54 Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park............... 53 Buffalo Bites Food Tours.............57 Buffalo Brewery District............. 65 Buffalo Harbor Cruises................57 Buffalo Museum of Science........51 Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village...........................51 Buffalo Niagara International Airport................50 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.....................................60 Buffalo River History Tours........ 54 Buffalo Transportation/ Pierce-Arrow Museum...........50 Buffalo Zoo...................................... 54 Chef’s Restaurant.......................... 63 Chocolate Bar.................................64 Darien Lake Amusement Park... 43 Dave’s Christmas Wonderland....49 DoubleTree Club by Hilton..........61 Duty Free Americas......................46 Embassy Suites Buffalo............... 62

Erie County Fair............................. 26 Explore & More Children’s Museum...................67 Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA)..........inside back cover Fisher Price Toystore.....................67 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate...........................57 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex.......... 52 The Grapevine Restaurant & Catering........................................ 66 Gray Line Niagara Falls/ Buffalo........................................... 70 Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce..............................67 Hamburg Gaming.......................... 52 Hard Rock Cafe..............................46 Hornblower Niagara Cruises.... 39 Hostel Buffalo Niagara................ 62 Hyatt Regency Buffalo..................17 Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises and the Lockport Canalside.................. 58 Made in America Store................67 Maid of the Mist Boat Tour and Observation Elevator...... 14 Martin’s Fantasy Island................ 58 Museum of disABILITY History.................... 68 Niagara Falls State Park.............. 25 Niagara Power Project Power Vista................................. 56 Old Editions Book Shop.............. 69 Old Fort Niagara............................ 55 Osteria 166....................................... 63

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine......... 58 Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica..... 54 Pole Position Raceway.................30 Premier Group................................ 45 Roycroft Campus Corporation.67 Salvatore’s Italian Gardens............8 Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Irving............... 66 Seneca Nation of Indians Tourism........................... 31 Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel............................. back cover Shea’s Performing Arts Center..... inside front cover Skylon Tower.................................... 55 Spirit of Buffalo...............................57 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site.............. 53 Walden Galleria...............................49 Whirlpool Jet Boats...................... 55 Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College........ 66

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THE L AST WORD LARISSA & MICHAEL MILNE

On the Road in Buffalo

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Larissa Milne (née Mazurek) makin’ the doughnuts at Mazurek’s Bakery, an authentic Polish bakery in Buffalo’s Old First Ward.

HEN WE SOLD EVERYTHING WE OWNED TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD,

Niagara Falls was one of our “must see” sites. We looked into the area and discovered that the nearby city of Buffalo boasts so many exciting attractions that we made it the focus of our visit to this dynamic region.

We spent a week in Buffalo tasting the local charbroiled hot dogs, strolling through Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses, gazing upwards at some of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in America and eating our way through the West Side Bazaar, where we sampled tasty Burmese, Peruvian, Thai and Ethiopian foods under one roof. We also found a culture of native Buffalonians, and more than a few transplants, who exhibited the strongest sense of native pride we’ve seen during our travels around the world. They’ve even developed their own quirky sense of humor. Where else can you buy a t-shirt that proudly declares, “My city smells like Cheerios”? (Thanks to the General Mills plant it really does.)

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A week wasn’t enough to see all that Buffalo has to offer. As full-time travelers, we rarely visit the same place twice, but we’ll be heading back to this spirited city on Lake Erie. While we did get to channel our inner Sherpa by ascending the highest climbing wall in the world on a former grain silo at Silo City Rocks, we never made it to the last kazoo factory in America and our taste buds were so active devouring new sensations that we didn’t even get around to trying authentic Buffalo wings at the Anchor Bar, their birthplace. Next time. Buffalonians are a proud mix of people who love their hometown and are eager to share it with visitors. After a week there we could see why. Travel writers Larissa and Michael Milne chucked it all to travel around the world as global nomads. You can follow their adventures at www.ChangesInLongitude.com.

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150 ways to indulge more & spend less The best place for cross-border savings with over 150 designer brand outlets. Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, USA, 14304 | Tel: 716-297-2022 or 1-800-414-0475 (US & CAN) From USA take I-190, Exit 22, go South, then first left.

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This recently-opened site features pedestrian paths, sand volleyball courts, natural playgrounds, wind sculptures and terrific views of Buffalo’s waterfront. visitbuffaloniagara.com/wilkeson

1833 LIGHTHOUSE One of the oldest lighthouses

ERIE BASIN MARINA The first section of Buffalo’s waterfront to redevelop is still one of the best spots to dock a boat, catch a sunset on Lake Erie and take a walk or bike ride. Grab an ice cream cone at The Hatch, stroll among the gardens or take a cruise on the Miss Buffalo. visitbuffaloniagara.com/ eriebasinmarina

on the Great Lakes and the oldest structure in Buffalo, the 1833 lighthouse is accessible from Fuhrmann Boulevard and periodically open for guided tours. visitbuffaloniagara.com/ lighthouse

CANALSIDE  Built around the 189-year-old western terminus of the Erie Canal,

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the Central Wharf at Canalside features hundreds of events each summer, from concerts to historic walking tours, kayak rentals, public docking, puppeteers, yoga classes and more. Hop aboard a Buffalo River History Tour to learn more about the Erie Canal and Buffalo’s maritime heritage. Canalside is set to grow in the next couple years to include a children’s museum and a giant outdoor skating rink. canalsidebuffalo.com

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A 51-year-old watering hole that recently opened its own brewery next door. genemccarthys.com A great place to sit on a patio, quaff a beer, enjoy a good meal and take in all the activity at Canalside. libertyhoundbuffalo.com

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One of the city’s oldest drinking establishments (1886) is right in the middle of Buffalo’s waterfront development. A long-time staple of Buffalo waterfront dining; it has great views of the 1833 Lighthouse and is a go-to spot for a hot dog, fried bologna sandwich or ice cream cone. Grab a sandwich or ice cream cone at this food stand, then sit and relax in one of the dozens of nearby Adirondack chairs at Canalside’s Central Wharf. firstbuffalomarina.com/Clintons_Dish.html

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Tour a World War II cruiser, destroyer and submarine at this floating museum in the Buffalo harbor. buffalonavalpark.org

Enjoy a fine meal and one of the best views of the Erie Basin Marina at this restaurant and banquet facility. templetonlanding.com

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Double down and enjoy this recently opened gambling and entertainment complex, close to both Canalside and the Old First Ward. senecabuffalocreekcasino.com

This site is establishing itself as one of Buffalo’s most scenic and popular summer concert venues. outerharborconcerts.com

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From mid-May through September, the ferry stops at the Outer Harbor, Canalside and Old First Ward; it also provides direct service to the Buffalo Outer Harbor Concert Series. queencityferry.com

Enjoy a summer breeze on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor and some great food and views at Dug’s Dive. nftaboatharbor.com

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Downtown Buffalo is bustling, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is in the heart of the action. Enjoy the hottest slots and table games, the best of Buffalo cuisine and convenient, covered parking— all minutes from other city attractions.

Visit When it comes to soaking up the Falls experience, it doesn’t get any better than Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. With top-notch gaming, world-class entertainment and high-energy nightlife at STIR, every moment is a rush. Then when you’re ready to relax and unwind, exceptional dining and The Spa will be waiting.

1-877-8-SENECA (873-6322) | SENECACASINOS.COM

Buffalo Niagara Touring Guide 2014  

The official touring guide for Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY.

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