10 Things to Do in North Tonawanda That You Shouldn't Miss

December 17, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

North Tonawanda is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 31,568 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is named after Tonawanda Creek, its south border. Tonawanda in the Seneca tongue means "Swift Running Water".
Restaurants in North Tonawanda

1. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420 +1 716-693-1885
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. New exhibit for 2015 is "100 Years of the Allan Herschell Company". Our band organs play every day. Enjoy 3 Wurlitzer organs and an Artizan grand organ. Special events for a family audience are presented each month.

Reviewed By Heidi Z - Buffalo, New York

We were here for a working tour and the place is so incredibly awesome!!! The music that constantly plays wherever you are on the site is so nostalgic and magical - feels like a Disney experience that recreates turn of the century charm and sense...MoreThank you so much for this review. It captures the magic we hope to bring to our visitors. Happy you had a good time.

2. Niawanda Park

310 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-1003 +1 716-505-1172
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Niawanda Park

Reviewed By Mimi O - Buffalo, New York

This park has a great bike/walking path that takes you along the water allowing you great views of the boats on the water, and homes on the other side. Well maintained. Near local restaurants spots. Pet friendly. Launching spots for boats and jet ski.

3. Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301 +1 716-856-3858
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5 based on 1 reviews

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Designed for Larkin Soap Company executive, Darwin D. Martin, the complex is a one-of-a-kind composition consisting of the main Martin House, the smaller Barton House, a carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, a glass-roofed conservatory linked to the main house by a 100-foot pergola, and a gardener’s cottage integrated architectural masterwork. Tours explore the buildings, surrounding landscape, and an extensive collection of art glass and furnishings, all designed by Wright, which together form a totally integrated architectural masterwork. We welcome you to this National Historic Landmark.

Reviewed By missmc123 - Buffalo, NY

Being from Buffalo and surrounded by Frank LLoyd Wright, I take great architecture for granted. I’ve seen many FLW projects all over the US but this Darwin Martin House has everything beat, no contest. I have not been to the complex since it first started. To see everything as it is now was amazing. I loved it!!!

4. Lasertron

5101 N Bailey Ave, Amherst, NY 14226-1066 +1 716-833-8766
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Lasertron

Entertainment complex featuring high end attractions and exclusive parties. Our attractions include a 9,200 square foot Laser Tag Arena, a 27 hole Mini-Golf Course, arcade, outdoor patio, and 2 Cyber Sport Courts. Full bar, semi-private and private seating, catering and on-site food, incredible staff.

Reviewed By flower910 - New York

I planned a last minute birthday party for my son's 8th birthday and it was beyond my expectations. The great customer service started in the morning with a phone call from one of the staff. Due to a boil water advisory they were unable to provide soft drinks as I had requested. As opposed to just getting "whatever" I received a phone call to inquire what I would prefer to have at the party. They were going to the store and wanted to make sure that we had the drinks that the kids would enjoy. Later that day when we went for the party we were greeted with wonderful customer services. The boys had a fantastic time and the party hostess did everything she could to ensure that everyone had everything that they needed when they needed it. It was also a very good experience for the adults as we were able to take advantage of the full service bar while the kids were playing lasertron! The night finished by my son saying that it was the best birthday party that he had ever had!

5. Martin's Fantasy Island

2400 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY 14072-3198 +1 716-773-7591
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4 based on 211 reviews

Martin's Fantasy Island

Reviewed By Kay G

Our family had seasons passes here for many years, and enjoyed frequent visits to the park. We visited the park for the first time since the new ownership this past week, and were impressed with the changes we could see in the park and operations. The park was much cleaner - especially the eating areas and food operations.

6. Riviera Theatre

67 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5811 +1 716-692-2413
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Riviera Theatre

The historic Riviera Theatre, Home of the Mighty WurliTzer theatre organ, was builit in 1926 and is lsted on the National and New York State registers of historic places. it was saved from demoltion in the late 1980's by a group of dedicated volunteers and now hosts over 175 events and 100,000 visitors annually. From demolition to a regional destination and an anchor of developement around the theatre, all thanks to community support, dedicated volunteers and a small hard working staff. The Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society, Inc. owns and operates the historic Riviera Theatre and is a registered 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization with the mission to preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts. All Proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the Historic Riviera Theatre. Donations are tax deductible.

Reviewed By Deanna S - North Tonawanda, New York, United States

Historic theater home to the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, which was originally built right in North Tonawanda. The inside of the theater is beautiful and there are a wide variety of shows from modern concerts, international artists/groups, organ concerts on the 1st Wed of each month, music ensembles and choirs, and movie series in the evenings and kids' movies on weekends. Volunteers are friendly and snacks are delicious- all proceeds go back to the Riviera Theater/

7. Classic Lanes

1840 Military Rd, Kenmore, NY 14217-1082 +1 716-873-3383
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Classic Lanes

Classic Lanes is a 36 lane bowling alley with snack bar and bar facilities. It is has the latest in automatic scoring with 15 different environments to choose. All of the lanes have bumpers for kids. This facility is great for birthday parties, reunions and corporate outings.

Reviewed By 14216 - Buffalo, New York

Fun Family outing for all ages or a great place for a group of friends. Nice bowling center, very clean, staff are nice. I like how you can change the theme of the interactive scoreboards. Sign up for emails they always have specials available.

8. Boulevard Mall

730 Alberta Dr, Amherst, NY 14226-1105 +1 716-834-8600
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3.5 based on 69 reviews

Boulevard Mall

Reviewed By FlyAtNIght - Whitby, Canada

It seems like there are fewer stores each time we visit. There is a Macy's and JC Penney and dome smaller stores. One good thing is that the Macy's store isn't as busy and hectic as at the one at the Galleria. Lots of parking was available today (Sunday).

9. Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189 +1 716-885-1600
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4.5 based on 411 reviews

Forest Lawn

As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.

Reviewed By Ruth N - Buffalo, New York

One of the neatest 'living' history locations in Buffalo! The tours are wonderful.... architectural, historical, social history...it has it all! Their Holiday play, It was a Wonderful Life, was great.

10. Gateway Harbor Park

Sweeney and Webster Streets, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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4 based on 11 reviews

Gateway Harbor Park

Reviewed By Rbrunne1 - North Tonawanda, New York

A scenic park located on the Erie Canal. Wednesday nights in the summer you can enjoy a free concert with several food and drink kiosks to choose from.

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