- Our list of the best things to do in Amherst, New York, features the top 157 nearby activities — including 62 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Amherst, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 2 things to do within the city of Amherst, NY , followed by 155 popular activities in nearby cities, including Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport, North Tonawanda, Lewiston, East Aurora, Grand Island, Fort Erie, Bridgehampton and Niagara Falls
A remarkable architectural achievement, the Guaranty / Prudential Building combines steel frame construction with delicate terra cotta work. Built in 1895, it is the creation of Louis H. Sullivan, who is often lauded as a father of modern architecture.
Nestled along the scenic banks of the Niagara River is the Gratwick Waterfront Park. The community park features winding walking trails, open grassy areas, picnic tables, campgrounds and water access for boating and kayaking.
61% 49 votes
230 Catherine Street | P.O. Box 1130, Fort Erie, Ontario MoreLess Info
Since 1897, horse racing has been a staple at Fort Erie Race Track. Open during the warmer seasons, events such as farmers markets are often featured. There are two dining locations available at the track, each one overlooking the races.
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There are 3 ships displayed at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, 2 of them having served in WWII. The exhibits displayed date back to the First World War, and include Ex-POW memorabilia, Marine Corps memorabilia, and Western New York Medal of Honor Recipients.
With a seating capacity of 19,070, the First Niagara Center is the largest indoor arena in Western New York. It has the home field for the Buffalo Sabers, and can also host public events such as concerts. Among the artists can be remembered Pearl Jam and Jay Z.
95% 298 votes
On its 73 foot-long topsail schooner, Spirit of Buffalo - Buffalo Sailing Adventures offers day and evening cruises, with special packages, such as the Wednesday Wine in the Wind. The Pirate Cruises program is intended for the entire family.
The Queen City Ferry Company is a seasonally operated water taxi that traverses the Buffalo River. It makes stops at restaurants along the banks and also provides a historical two hour tour of the inner and outer harbors.
From single seat to tandem kayaks, BFLO Harbor Kayak offers rentals on an hourly to half day basis. The shop also organizes kayak river tours at sunset and sunrise, where visitors can receive views of the cityscape from the water.
Used during the War of 1812, Old Fort Erie is now a museum dedicated to educating visitors about the war and the history of the land. Knowledgeable staff and tour guides reenact the time period while dressed for the part. Cannon and muskets demonstrations occur frequently.
100% 3 votes
1101 Dipietro Street | L2A 4J4, Fort Erie, Ontario MoreLess Info
Entertaining guests since 1986, Garrison Little Theatre is community theatre group consisting of volunteers. The theatre group performs at Italo-Canadian Club, while offering a family-style dinner. The d_cor of the theatre has an old-world appeal which guests enjoy.