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Buffalo
Explore vast halls of military heritage and history plus see historic vessels including military heliopters, a tank, armed personnel carrier, several jets and a patrol boat as well as 3 full naval vessels.
Buffalo
Features fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment. Entry to a 3D film free with museum admission!
Buffalo
Remind the kids that it doesn't have to be plugged in to be entertaining with an old fashioned family hike doing some bird and local wildlife watching. Snow shoe and discovery kit rental available.
Buffalo
One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with a regularly changing set of exhibitions and many permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for well behaved kids.
Buffalo Zoo
(4 Miles)
Buffalo
Offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. Open year round.
Buffalo
A huge national historic site full of exotic horticulture treasures that will amaze the kids. There is a special section for children to get hands on with the landscape and a colourful sensory garden for them.
Buffalo
offers casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.
Tonawanda
3 unique 18 hole mini golf courses, plus over 60 games in the arcade.
Depew
A fun, bright, and safe Indoor Playground for kids up to 5 years old, with weekday unlimited play time!
Tonawanda
Explore the history of the carrousel production industry and try out the vintage rides!
Grand Island
Features rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of thrill rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.
East Aurora
Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at the region's only museum designed just for children. With cool hands-on activities, your kids can explore the world, learn about building, pretend with food and have a great time!
Niagara Falls
Get up close and personal with the falls by taking a short walk to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls to feel the mist fall on you during the Cave of the Winds tour. Or take the Maid of the Mist boat ride right down to the base of the falls.
Niagara Falls
From sea lion training sessions to shark feeding frenzies the kids will be captivated the whole way round.
Lewiston
Free self guided tour with loads of hands on educational fun learning about power, exciting demonstrations and workshops, plus visit the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River!
Lockport
An exciting 70-minute guided tour through America's past. You will explore the historic Erie Canal Locks 67-71, constructed in 1838. You will also view ruins from an earlier industrial age, walk safely through a water tunnel that was blasted out of s...
Varysburg
Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children, with great seasonal offerings.
Waterport
Features include huge jumping pillows, swings, a sandbox, playhouse, stand-up teeter totter, water tables, straw bin, rope maze, duck races, pedal cars, giant sandbox and trike track, plus catch a ride on the Barnyard Express.
Midway Park
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(55 Miles)
Bemus Point
Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides.
Rochester
The National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play!
Rochester
An expansive zoo experience with a friendly local park feel, top exhibits include the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.
Jump Club
(67 Miles)
Rochester
Kids can bounce, climb, explore, slide and most importantly JUMP on larger than life inflatables in this fun and colorful New York State indoor play center!
Raging Rivers
(72 Miles)
Rochester
Has more liquid fun than ever before, so you can beat the heat at the coolest waterpark around. Experience a whole other "world of water." The Wave - Helix - Soak Zone - Body Flume - Inner Tube Slides + more
Rochester
A family fun amusement and watermark overlooking Lake Ontario filled with roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows and a whole watermark for every one to enjoy.
Victor
Sports Center, Fun Center, Batting Cages and turf field. Sports Academy has an amazing after school program for the Victor School District, offers great Cheer and Gymnastics lessons and teams, has a 3,000 sq foot turf field, batting cages and a foam...
Erie
Offering a wide range of multi-media and interactive exhibits coupled with interpretive programs, vividly illustrating Niagara's history and the region's rich maritime heritage.
Erie
Come explore over 55 hands-on exhibits in a "please touch" environment that teaches children and adults the natural sciences, social studies, arts, and life experiences. A balance between education and entertainment is programmed to develop a sense ...
Canandaigua
3 fantastic and very different slides, a giant varying wave pool, whole family white water rafting, and a smaller kids' section with 6 smaller waterslides, a dozen water cannons and a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket.
Erie Zoo
(82 Miles)
Erie
11 beautifully themed and landscaped gardens, plus nearly 400 animals representing 100 species with self guided or ranger led educational tours. Carousel and train ride also available.
Erie
Don’t let the weather spoil your vacation plans, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort located in Erie, Pennsylvania is one of the Top Ten Water Park Resorts in North America according to Water Park Resorts Today. The park features first class ent...
Erie
Opportunities here for kayaking and fishing, biking, hiking, nature trails and twitching, plus winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing.
Erie
The park has over 70 rides, including 3 roller coasters and 18 water rides. The park is admission-free with the rides requiring the display of a paid wristband or individual tickets.
Marion
The Marion County Museum was dedicated and opened to the public during the Old Settlers Celebration in August, 1961. Leslie A. Powell, society president and Al Riffel, Vice President were in Charge of the ceremony. The Centennial Time Capsule was sea...
Cambridge Springs
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, best suited to intermediate level and improvers with only 1 green run but 7 blues. Lift serviced snow tubing hill plus terrain training park.
KidVentureDome
(96 Miles)
Geneva
Fun indoor play for toddlers to pre-teens in New York State, with fun and colorful toys for kids to play, create and imagine with, and a parents child-free area of their own!
Geneva
Classic movies, parent's night out, theater, and comedy in this classic theater!
Ski Denton
(97 Miles)
Galeton
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 9 green runs, plus tubing and 2 terrain training parks.
Austin
Lots of fun for the whole family
Corning
Explore every facet of glass! See more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries, explore glass innovations in our hands-on science and technology area, and watch live glass demos - all day, every day of the week. You can even Make Your Ow...
Animaland
(110 Miles)
Wellsbro
Home to over 200 exotic, wild, and domestic animals. Enjoy a stroll on a beautifully landscaped path through 12 acres of exhibits such as exotic cats, monkeys, kangaroos, and many others.
Wellsbro
Take an opportunity to observe Pennsylvania's wildlife from the open car on your excursion to scenic Lake Hammond. Tioga Central operates three diesel electric locomotives.
Conneaut Lake
Traditional fairground with a wonderful family vibe, boasting roller coasters through pony rides and most things in between. Plenty for all age groups.
Party Central
(116 Miles)
Horseheads
Indoor family fun center. We offer inflatable play, trackless train, arcade, toddler area, laser tag and food. We also do birthday parties. We also do outdoor rentals.
Ithaca
With particular emphasis on New York State and the Northeast United States, the Museum of the Earth explores the history of the Earth and its life through the lens of geology and paleontology, utilizing collections from the Paleontological Research I...
Sciencenter
(124 Miles)
Ithaca
250 hands on exhibits inside and plenty more outside, with a huge range including elemental play, kinetic energy machines, interactive structures, musical equipment, fun math challenges and more!
Morris
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from around 6 years, with 3 green runs and 4 blue, plus terrain training park and weekend tubing.
Jamestown
All manner of boating and fishing options on the lake, plus beaches for swimming in summer and a feast of activities for winter.
Thunder Island
(128 Miles)
Fulton
The park's dry rides feature the most popular Go-Karts-three different types! Jungle Golf, upstate NY's largest 18 hole miniature putting course feature life-size jungle animals, a Water Park with slides for young and old, and a brand new Extreme Bod...
Troy
The 75-acre lake provides fishing, boating and skating, plus great hiking territory and a swimming pool!
Camillus
Large, Open, Safe Inflatable indoor playground. Great place for children up to 10 years of age to exercise and burn energy while their parents socialize with other parents or enjoy some shopping at the mall. Digital Playground by EyeClick with over 1...

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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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Fun places to visit in Buffalo with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in New York - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NY