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Arcade:

Arcade and Attica Railroad
Arcade, NY
(800)841-2418
A historic short line railroad with summer excursion rides on the only old steamer train in New York. Has limited handicap access. Open Memorial Day through October.

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Batavia:

Batavia Downs Gaming
8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020
(585)343-3750 (585)343-7773(fax)
Video Gaming Center owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation in association with the New York Lottery. WOTB is a public benefit corporation. Over 580 Video Gaming Machines with over 100 of the most popular game titles. Also offers a "Players' Club" where members receive discounts, coupons, invitations and opportunities for prize give-a-ways. Open Year round, Monday through Sunday, 10AM - 2AM.

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Buffalo:

Buffalo and Erie City Botanical Gardens
265 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY
(716)828-1040
Has annual spring and fall flower shows, as well as 12 greenhouses with tropical and exotic trees and other plants. Group tours by appointment. Free admission. Open year round, daily 9AM to 5PM.

Buffalo City Hall
Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)851-4200
Has an observation deck on the 28th floor. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, Monday through Friday 9AM to 3PM, closed holidays.

Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY 14214
(716)837-3900
Has over a thousand animals on a 23.5 acre site, including the white tiger and the Indian rhinoceros. Has a lowland gorilla exhibit, a Children's Zoo, and a World Wildlife building. Warthog exhibit in May through September. Handicapped accessible. Group tours by appointment. Admission for children under 4 and seniors free. Open year round: summer 10AM to 5:30PM; winter 10AM to 4:30PM; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Lake Erie Boat Cruise Corp
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716)856-8232
An old-fashioned (1926) 550-passenger ferryboat, with stained glass windows, and a split-level open fantail. Sun brunch. Open mid-May through mid-October, Tuesday through Sunday. Depart: 10:30AM, 2PM, 5:30PM.

Miss Buffalo Cruise Boats
Buffalo Naval Park, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)856-6696
Sightseeing cruises on such waterways as the Buffalo Harbor, Lake Erie, Black Rock Locks and Canal, and the Niagara River. Groups welcome. Open May through December, Tuesday to Sunday 9AM until 9PM.

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Castile:

Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc.
Letchworth State Park
PO Box 391, LeRoy, NY 14482
(585)343-4710 (888)270-2410 (585)345-4232(fax)
We provide raft trips and other outdoor adventures for every taste. Come see the spectacular gorge at Letchworth State Park as only we can bring it to you. This is the perfect rafting adventure for novice paddlers and families with kids! Open April through October, contact us for complete details.

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Darien Center:

Darien Lake Theme Park
Darien Center, NY 14040
(716)599-4641
1,200 acre theme park. RV rentals, campground with 2,000 sites, 100 rides and attractions. Handicapped accessible. Open May through September, daily 10AM to 10PM.

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East Aurora:

Explore & More... a children's museum
300 Gleed Avenue, East Aurora, NY 14052
(716)655-5131 (716)655-5466(fax)
Western New York's only museum designed just for kids features more than 5000 square feet of hands-on fun and exploration for children ages 1 - 10. Open , Wed - Sat 10 - 5; Sun 12- 5; first Friday of every month 10 - 8.

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Grand Island:

Martin's Fantasy Island
2400 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY 14072
(716)773-7591
80 acre theme park. Has over 100 rides, shows and attractions. Live performances, rides, games, western shoot-out, wave pool, petting zoo. Handicapped accessible.

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Lewiston:

Artpark
450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, NY 14092
(716)754-4375 (716)754-2741(fax)
Western NY’s premier music and theater destination sits atop 150 acres of picturesque land overlooking the breathtaking Niagara River Gorge. Located in Historic Lewiston, the park features a 2,800-seat Mainstage Theater, a spacious Outdoor Amphitheater, a variety of visual arts studios, stainless steel sculptures, picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing docks and children’s activities! Open May - October, Daily

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Lockport:

Lockport Locks and Canal Tours
PO Box 1197, 78 Market Street, Lockport, NY 14094
(716)693-3260
A two hour narrated cruise on the Erie Canal. Goes through locks 34 and 35. Special group rates. Open May through November.

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Niagara Falls:

Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
(716)285-3575 (716)692-2665
Has over 1500 marine specimens including penguins, sea lions, game fish, seals, eels, and sharks. The aquarium overlook the Niagara Gorge, and has marine demonstrations every 90 minutes. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.

Maid of the Mist Boat Tours
Niagara Falls, NY
(716)284-8897
Famous tours around the falls. Half an hour long tours every fifteen minutes. Handicapped accessible.

Niagara Power Project Visitor's Center
5777 Lewiston Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14302

Has an observationdeck with view of Niagara Gorge, exhibits on energy and the history of Niagara Power, and movies. Free admission. Group tours by appointment. Open year round, daily 10AM to 5PM.

Niagara Splash Water Park
700 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14094
(716)282-5132
Family park with a kids' pool, water slides, wave pool, gift shop, arcade, and food stands. Open year round, 10AM to 5PM. Extended hours May 15 through October 15, 9AM to 11PM.

Occidental Chemical Center
360 Rainbow Blvd South, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716)286-3066
Computerized laser shows. Open May through September, Friday to Sunday at dusk. Thanksgiving through January 1, nightly at dusk.

Rainbow Helicopters
454 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
(716)284-2800
Flights over Niagara Falls from downtown. Flights daily.

Virtual Reality Helicopter Ride at State Park
Orin Lehman Visitors Center
1312 Garrett Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716)282-4426 (716)298-0882(fax)
dixie75793@aol.com
A helicopter ride over Niagara Falls in a virtual reality simulator, including a exciting ride under the Rainbow Bridge and through the Gorge of Niagara. All narrated in an educational fashion. Great for all ages 5 and up. Open 10am-10pm.

Wintergarden
Rainbow Blvd, Niagara, NY
(716)285-8007
A beautiful glass-enclosed tropical park with waterfalls, ponds, and about 7,000 trees. Open year round, daily 9AM to 9PM.

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Tonawanda:

Niagara Clipper
PO Box 1623, Tonawanda, NY 14240
(716)856-6696
Lunch and dinner cruises arouund Grand Island on a fully enclosed, climate-controlled boat. Open May through December, Tuesday through Sunday Noon to 10PM.

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Youngstown:

Niagara Odyssey
Youngstown, NY
(716)824-2800
A narrated half hour boat cruise with War of 1812 sound track. Open April through October 15, daily 9AM to 5PM.

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