Area Attractions

This list represents just a sample of what Buffalo and Western New York have to offer.  Beyond these attractions, the Western New York area is also renowned for its theaters, restaurants and shopping as well as its outdoor activities such as golfing, fishing, skiing, and parks.  Rafting, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and more are plentiful in the area.  For more information on these and other attractions, visit

Albright-Knox Art Gallery - An outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art
Anchor Bar – Home of the original Buffalo Wings as well as some pretty good jazz.
Art Park – 150-acre performing and visual arts park along the Niagara Gorge
Broadway Market – The only stop you’ll need for Buffalo’s best meats, produce, deli, candies, and more
Buffalo Bandits – Professional indoor lacrosse at its finest with these three-time world champions.
Buffalo Bills – Ralph Wilson Stadium is only a short five-minute drive from campus.
Buffalo Bisons – The AAA Buffalo Bisons play at Dunn Tire Park and are affiliated with the Cleveland Indians.
Buffalo Sabres – One of the top NHL teams year in and year out.
Buffalo Zoo – Visit this constantly changing and expanding park.
Chautauqua Institution – Founded as a center for learning and the arts, the institute plays host to internationally renowned artists each summer.
Darien Lake – The huge amusement park is only 45 minutes from campus.
Ellicottville – A ski center in the winter and a golf haven in the summer, this resort town also boasts fine dining and great shopping.
Elmwood Village – An animated venue of shops, cafés and galleries nestled into a residential community.
Explore and More...A Children’s Museum – Features hands-on exhibits for children ages 1-10.
Fair Grounds – Dozens of events and shows are held year-round, including the Erie County Fair, and home to a year-round casino.
Frank Lloyd Wright – Fans of architecture will marvel at the area’s numerous Wright creations including the Darwin Martin House and Graycliff.
Kazoo Company – The only metal kazoo company in the world operating as a working factory and museum complete with 1907 equipment
Letchworth State Park – The “Grand Canyon of the East” boasts 600 foot cliffs, hiking trails, lectures, rafting and hot-air ballooning
The McKinley and Galleria Malls – The McKinley Mall is just minutes from campus and features more than 100 stores.  The huge Galleria Mall offers more than 200 stores and shops. ,
Naval and Servicemen’s Park – Homeport for the guided missile cruiser Little Rock, the destroyer The Sullivans, and submarine, the Croaker.
Niagara Falls – The most famous falls in the world are only 30 minutes away.
Old Fort Niagara – The site of historic battles and contains the oldest building on the Great Lakes
Roycroft – A nationally renowned handicraft community founded in East Aurora, N.Y., about 1895 by Elbert Hubbard.
Shea’s Perfoming Arts Center – Presents world-class Broadway productions, concerts and children’s shows.
Toy Town Museum – Hands-on learning activities and extensive toy collections.