Check out these great destinations, all within a short drive from anywhere in Western New York
Located in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown NY, the National Comedy Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive museum dedicated to the art of comedy. With over 50 immersive exhibits, visitors to take a laugh-filled journey through comedy history, from early vaudeville to the latest viral memes.
Visit the Roger Tory Peterson Institute where art and nature collide. Explore 28-acres of wooded trails and discover how the natural beauty of the area influenced famed American naturalist Roger Tory Peterson. Browse exhibits dedicated to his life’s work as well as works from other renowned wildlife artists.
A picturesque lakeside setting and the beauty of its National Historic Landmark architecture make Chautauqua Institution a thriving community where visitors come to find intellectual and spiritual growth and renewal. This Victorian village features a 9-week summer season of art, education, lectures, top entertainment, religion, recreation, and much more.
Come and see what makes Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park Ontario County’s #1 tourist destination with nine formal gardens, a stunning mansion, an antique Lord and Burnham greenhouse, a gift shop, and a cafe. We also offer wine tasting in the wine center. Plan your visit at Sonnenberg.org.
Adventures await at Peek’n Peak! Enjoy premier golfing at the championship-caliber Upper Golf Course and try the exciting Peak Mountain Adventures activities, including the ropes course, ziplines, and more. Play a round of mini golf at Peek’n Putt and take a scenic chairlift ride to take in the slopes and surrounding countryside.
The largest grape growing region east of the Rocky Mountains starts in Erie County, PA! Set up a tour and tasting at any of Lake Erie Wine Country’s 20 distinct wineries, including Mazza Vineyards, South Shore Wine Company, Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing and Courtyard Winery! South Shore is one of the region’s most historic wineries, having originally been established 150 years ago in a must-see stone cellar. Courtyard Winery features a large tasting room, outdoor seating and packages, including a Picnic in the Vineyard excursion.
At Old Fort Niagara we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, unbiased history education that helps inform their understanding of the present and their outlook for the future. Discover your history today.