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2023 Great Lakes Region Tailgate 

July 7, 8, 9th 2023​

General Public Welcome


Refer to pages 24-30
of the digital flip book
"Discover the WNY Region"
below for more "things
to do and places nearby
" (with an area map.)

View the entire guide here or by clicking the image below.
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Area Attractions


McKinley Mall
3701 McKinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14219 (716) 824-0462  Visit Site
DISTANCE: ~6 mins, 3.5 miles


Walden Galleria Mall
1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 681-7600 Visit Site
DISTANCE: ~22 mins, 16.6 miles


Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls
1900 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-2022 Visit Site
DISTANCE: ~37 mins, 30 miles


Visit Buffalo Niagara Website:



Frederick Law Olmstead Parks
“One of Buffalo's most treasured cultural assets, this public urban forest is maintained, preserved and restored by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), in a successful public-private partnership with the city of Buffalo.  We invite you to learn more about these historic open spaces, about their creator, Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture, and about the BOPC. “  Visit Site



Niagara Falls State Park
“A North American natural wonder, Niagara Falls flows with scenic might through Niagara Falls State Park. And just beyond its waterfall vistas, Niagara is filled with splendid discoveries and fantastic attractions.”


It is often said that the USA has the Falls but that Canada has the view.


By driving north on the 190 to exit 21, to the Niagara Falls State Park on the US side- there are many good views of the Falls and some amazing walks right up to the water's edge.  You can take a boat ride right up into the falls.


But, for the best views you will need to travel into Canada.  You will need a full passport or NYS enhanced driver's license to cross the border.  Again, take the 190 to exit 21 and follow the signs for the Rainbow Bridge and Canada.  The crossing can take anything from ten minutes to half an hour, or more.

Good views can be had from the car, as you follow the Parkway with the Niagara River on your left, but to park, walk, and take pictures you will need to drive past the Falls and park in the official car park, $20.00.

DISTANCE: 45 mins, 37 miles Visit Site


“With hundreds of events scheduled throughout the year, there’s something for everyone at Canalside. Plus with a ton of free activities, Canalside is the place to be whether you’re looking to unwind, have some fun in the sun or ice skate on the canals.”
DISTANCE: 18 mins, 12 miles  Visit Site


Coca-Cola Field/ Buffalo Bisons Baseball
Minor League Baseball in downtown Buffalo  
DISTANCE: 18 mins, 12 miles  Visit Site



Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin Complex
“Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed a unique residential complex for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903-1905. The most substantial and highly developed of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses in the Eastern United States, The Darwin D. Martin House received National Historic Landmark status in 1986.  The house is considered by leading Frank Lloyd Wright scholars as one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period and, indeed, of his entire career.”
DISTANCE: 25 mins, 17 miles  Visit Site



Frank Lloyd Wright Graycliff Estate
“The Graycliff Estate was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1926-31 for Isabelle R. Martin, wife of industrialist Darwin Martin.”
DISTANCE: 18 mins, 11 miles  Visit Site



Buffalo Naval Park
“The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is a museum on the shore of Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York. It is home to several decommissioned US Naval vessels, including the Cleveland-class cruiser USS Little Rock, the Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivans, and the submarine USS Croaker. Along with the ships, there are a variety of smaller vehicles, vessels, and aircraft are also on display at the park.”
DISTANCE: 18 mins, 12 miles  Visit Site


Larkin Square
DISTANCE: 20 mins, 12 miles  Visit Site



Albright-Knox Art Gallery
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art. As a hub of artistic and cultural energies, it strives to be an inspiring educational resource for all audiences.
DISTANCE: 24 mins, 17 miles  Visit Site


Burchfield Penney Art Center
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo, Niagara and Western New York. Through our affiliation with SUNY Buffalo State, we encourage learning and celebrate our richly creative and diverse community.
DISTANCE: 24 mins, 17 miles  Visit Site

Roycroft Campus and Copper Shop
“The Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, New York, is the best preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining in the United States of the "guilds" that evolved as centers of craftsmanship and philosophy during the late 19th century. The Campus, designated a National Historic Landmark district (NHL) in 1986, contains nine of the original 14 structures including the Inn, the Chapel, the Print Shop, the Furniture Shop, and the Copper Shop. You are invited to come visit and discover the rebirth of the Roycroft Campus as if Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters never left.
DISTANCE: 22 mins, 13 miles  Visit Site


Roycroft Inn
“When you visit The Roycroft Inn, the experience is steeped in the history of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Located on the Roycroft Campus, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986, The Roycroft Inn's glorious past breathes from every floorboard.
When you plan an overnight stay in one of our beautifully restored suites, dine in one of our restaurant's beautiful rooms or enjoy cocktails in The Craftsman Lounge, you will not just be making a reservation, you will be making history.”
DISTANCE: 22 mins, 13 miles  Visit Site


Vidler's 5 & 10
“...over 75,000 different items on our two levels occupying 4 connected 19th century buildings. We’re the largest 5 & 10 variety store in the world, but so much more! Our many counters overflow with a wide variety of merchandise from nostalgic candy, novelty toys and kitchen gadgets to the newest items for the recreational shopper.  Our distinctive shops feature crafts, jewelry, candles, gifts, seasonal décor, fabrics… the list is endless! You can spend hours discovering unique items as a one-of-kind shopping experience awaits you at Vidler’s, located on East Aurora’s historic Main Street.
DISTANCE: 23 mins, 14 miles  Visit Site


Hamburg Town Golf Course
6374 Boston State Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-4410 Visit Site
DISTANCE: 5 mins, 2.7 miles





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