Things to Do & See

The Niagara River Region is home to many attractions and events from the Smelt Festival to Art Park concerts and plenty of historic museums. If you're in town to visit Niagara Falls, you'll love the high-energy thrill of the Niagara Jet Adventures or Whirlpool Jet Boat tour. Whether you're  looking to see one of the oldest United States flags at Old Fort Niagara or to explore the power of hydroelectricity at the NYPA Niagara Power Vista , you will find a variety of things to do in Niagara.  

Niagara County Wine Trail

Nestled between the famous Niagara escarpment and Lake Ontario, the Niagara Wine Trail is entirely located in Niagara USA so no passport is necessary.  The Niagara Wine Trail awaits the traveler seeking a beautiful combination of wineries,and serene farm vistas, and a truly rural life, all within an afternoon drive. www.niagarawinetrail.org  Take a wine tour with Village Wine Tours located in Lewiston at 716.754.2008

Adventure RoomS NIagara
A mystery awaits behind each Adventure Room!  Clues, Codes and interactive puzzles are placed in each reality room where your mission is to get out within the hour! Located in the Village of Lewiston.  Visit www.adventureroomsniagarany.com

Artpark

Artpark is a visual and performing summer arts arena that offers a full spectrum of engaging entertainment; from productions of Broadway musicals, swinging big band concerts and celebrity performances in the Main Theater; to free concerts and music and cultural festivals in the outdoor amphitheater. www.artpark.net

Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara is a National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site that welcomes more than 100,000 visitors every year. It offers a unique collection of original military architecture and fortifications from the 18th Century and the 19th Century, as well as living history events and programs, historical exhibits and collections, archaeology, and education. It is also home to one of the oldest United States flags.  www.oldfortniagara.org

Whirlpool Jet Boat                      

As the powerful Jet Boats speed upriver, they make their way into the breathtaking stonewalled canyon; the Niagara Gorge. The anticipation builds as the boats splash into the whitewater of Devil's Hole Rapids. The ultimate destination is the legendary Whirlpool, just a half-mile below the tumbling waters of one of the wonders of the world, the mighty Niagara Falls! The Jet Boat was recently featured as the last stop on the internationally televised show "The Amazing Race." www.whirlpooljet.com

Niagara  SunSet Cruises
Come aboard and take in the sights and sounds from the Niagara River in our majestic paddle wheeler, the Niagara Belle!  The Niagara Belle offers a variety of options to cruise the Niagara River! Book a special Dinner cruise, or take time to enjoy the scenery.  Departures are from Lewiston as well as across the river in Canada!  To book a cruise or for more information, visit:  www.NiagaraSunsetCruises.com


Niagara Jet Adventure

Niagara Jet Adventures is the only climate-controlled Niagara River guided history tour and thrill ride. Passengers stay completely dry unless they want to get wet. We provide a "wet deck" for those so daring as to get up-close and intimate with the mighty Niagara River ... Checkout "Niagara's Most Awesome Experience" located in Youngstown, NY. Check them out at www.NiagaraJet.com 

 

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has been open since 1954, and has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to the thousands who visit the chapels and spiritual grounds each year. The Avenue of the Saints features more than one hundred life-size marble statues represent Saints from every race and walk of life. www.fatimashrine.com

NYPA Niagara Power Vista

At the Niagara Power Project Power Vista, fun is down to a science. Admission is free and the handicapped accessible visitors' center features all new interactive exhibits where all ages can learn about hydroelectricity and the historic role it has played in the Niagara Frontier. Enjoy spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River.  www.nypa.gov/vc/niagara.htm

The Ransomville Speedway

The Ransomville Speedway is a half mile racetrack that operates every Friday between April and September. The Speedway hosts four divisions of weekly car racing along with many special events. They pride themselves on family entertainment at an affordable price. www.ransomvillespeedway.com

Museums

The Lewiston Museum
469 Plain Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
Castellani Art Museum
Niagara University, NY
716.286.8200  www.niagara.edu/cam/
Ransomville Historical Preservation Project
3733 Ransomville Road
Ransomville, NY 14131
716.791.4073
Sanborn Area Historical Society
2822 Niagara Street
Sanborn, NY 14132
716.731.4708   www.sanbornhistory.org
Town of Porter Historical Museum
240 Lockport Street
Youngstown, NY 14174
716.745.1271

Theaters

Artpark Theatre
450 South Fourth Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
716.754.9000  www.artpark.net

Niagara University Theatre
The Leary Theatre 
Information: 716.286.8483
Tickets: 716.286.8622  www.niagara.edu 

Theatre in the Mist - Stella Niagara Theatre
4421 Lower River Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
716.745.1241  www.theatreinthemist.org
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