Places to Go, Things to See, Anytime
Visit and Discover the Chautauqua Institution's programming of culture and renewal during the nine week summer season! Family reunions, Health and Wellness Retreats, Art and Music Seminars available year-round.
There's so much to do and see in Western New York! All attractions are listed on this page. You can also choose to view by these categories:
Audubon Nature Center & Sanctuary
A 600-acre wildlife sanctuary with 5 miles of easy hiking trails through fields, woods, and wetlands with observations towers and handicap accessible overlook. Exhibits, bird collection, Roger Tory Peterson, Art Inspirations Exhibit, special events, programs and nature store. One of the venues for the annual Nature Art Festival.
The Jamestown Audubon Nature Center, located on the 600-acre Burgeson Wildlife Sanctuary, is a project of the Jamestown Audubon Society whose mission is to provide educational opportunities for the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of the natural world and to encourage and practice environmental stewardship.
Fax: (716) 569-2765
1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701
Jamestown Audubon Society
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
View world class nature exhibits, Nature Store, hike the 27 acres of wooded trails, enjoy the butterfly garden. One of the four locations for the annual Nature Art Festival held each August.
Named in honor of America's preeminent naturalist of the twentieth century, the Institute is based in Jamestown, NY, the birthplace of Dr. Peterson. The facility was built, in part, to house the Collection and lifetime body of work of this great naturalist.
Wildlife Art & Photo Exhibit
National Art Library
Natural History Library
Fax: (716) 665-3794
311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY 14701
Lucy-Desi Museum and Desilu Playhouse
Celebrating Jamestown, New York’s most famous daughter, Lucille Ball, her husband and co-star, Desi Arnaz, and the most enduring series on television, “I Love Lucy ”. Enjoy exhibits of their wardrobe and personal belongings, interactive displays, reproductions of television soundstages, original props and costumes, video screenings, three gift shops more!
Home & Away, the AAA Magazine of Mid-America, selected the Lucy-Desi Museum in downtown Jamestown as a “unique travel gem” and profiled it in the AAA Travel Treasures section of its January/February 2003 issue.Annual festivals include Lucy-Desi Days Memorial Day Weekend in May and Lucy’s Birthday Celebration in early August. Hours for both museums are Mon.-Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 1-5. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve and Day.
(716) 484-0800, toll-free: 1-877-LUCY-FAN (582-9326)
Summer Wind Chautauqua Lake Cruises
Cruise on Lake Chautauqua. Enjoy the sunshine and breeze on the Upper Deck or the climate controlled Salon. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch. Live entertainment on some cruises. May to October.
Lucille Ball Memorial Park, Celeron, NY
There's always something to do in Niagara Falls. Go the Niagara River on the Whirlpool Jet Boat, Cave of the Winds, a helicopter ride with Rainbow Air, and the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour. View the Falls from 400 feet up on the Great Balloon Ride.
For something a little more laid back, why not tour the Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara's Wax Museum of History, Old Fort Niagara on the shores of Lake Ontario, or the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda. Visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, a world class art museum. Visit the New York Power Authority's new interactive Power Vista and learn how electricity is generated. Take a leisurely ride through the beautiful Niagara Reservation State Park on the Viewmobile. And take a ride on the Niagara & Western New York Railroad. Contact The Spencer Hotel and Spa for day trip specials.
Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Boats leave every 30 minutes from the U.S. or Canada. Docks
are ¼ mile from the Rainbow Bridge.
The Rainbow Bridge...
connects the Cities of Niagara Falls. Cross the bridge by auto, on foot or a bicycle. It's also a great location for viewing the Falls & Friday night fireworks. Only $.50 for pedestrians.
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