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Amherst Pepsi Center
1615 Amherst Manor Drive Williamsville NY - 716.631.7555
~1.25 miles from Amherst city center
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House
~3.88 miles from Amherst city center
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The Darwin D. Martin House Complex, also known as the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, built between 1903 & 1905, and is located at 125 Jewett Parkway in Buffalo, New York. It is considered to be one of the most important projects from Wright's Prairie School era, and ranks among his greatest works east of the Prairie, along with The Guggenheim in New York City and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.
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Buffalo Zoological Gardens
~3.94 miles from Amherst city center
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Our 23.5 acre urban zoo has the distinguished honor of being the third oldest zoo in the United States (est. 1875), and it houses some of the world's most exotic, endangered, and even local wildlife. At the Zoo, animals move freely in large and modest enclosures with trees, streams, pools, and other natural-like features. We house a wide variety of animals representing all corners of the earth and have even been known to occasionally invite a traveling koala or white alligator.
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Erie Community College North
6205 Main St Williamsville NY - 716-634-0800
~4.01 miles from Amherst city center
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~4.36 miles from Amherst city center
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Delaware Park (also known as DelPark) is an American horse racing track, casino, and golf course in Stanton, Delaware. It is located just outside the city of Wilmington, and about thirty miles from Philadelphia.William duPont, Jr. a designer of twenty-three racing courses, designed and built Delaware Park Racetrack in partnership with Donald P. Ross. The facility opened on June 26, 1937 and today is the only thoroughbred horse racing track in the state of Delaware. Races are run from April to November.Race purses have increased in recent years owing to increasing casino revenues. With the United States national average horse racing purse of $20,762 in 2005, the average 2005 purse for DelPark of $30,650 has helped to attract more talented contenders and more first-time competitors...
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
~4.71 miles from Amherst city center
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Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York was founded in 1849 by Charles E. Clark. It covers over 250 acres (1 km²) and over 152,000 are buried there. Notable graves include U.S. President Millard Fillmore, singer Rick James, and inventor Lawrence Dale Bell. Forest Lawn is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Buffalo Historical Society
~4.96 miles from Amherst city center
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Well over one-hundred years have passed since the first pioneer settlers pushed their way through, the lush grass of the Red River Valley, to develop one of the richest agricultural districts on the earth. Our people have always been agricultural in their pursuit and the Red River Valley has been rightly called the bread basket of the world. It is a land of plenty and in every house there is "bread enough and to spare". Our forefathers built homes, farms and businesses upon the vast Dakota prairie. At an early date, they felt an intellectual and a moral need. Schools were built and served as centers of community activity. Christian ministers, of various denominations, came and heroically administered to the needs of the people. The spirit which impelled these...
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~4.99 miles from Amherst city center
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Tonawanda (fomally, the Town of Tonawanda) is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a population of 78,155. The town is at the north border of the county and is the northern suburb of Buffalo. It is sometimes referred to, along with its constituent village of Kenmore, as "Ken-Ton." The town was established in 1836 and up to 1903 it included what is now the city of Tonawanda.
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Albright Knox Art Gallery
~5.11 miles from Amherst city center
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Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo NY - (716) 878-4000
~5.13 miles from Amherst city center
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Buffalo Museum of Science
~5.41 miles from Amherst city center
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In 1836, the Young Men’s Association was founded in the City of Buffalo. As the center for organized cultural activities in the city, the YMA’s committees dealt with the public library, science, literature and art. In most small towns, the public library is the recipient of all manner of curiosities and interesting objects; consequently, the YMA became the proud owner of numerous specimens, minerals, fossils, shells, insects, pressed plants, sea weeds and various paintings and articles of historic value. The acquisition of these specimens called for a cabinet for their display - thus began the collection that would lead to the Buffalo Museum of Science we have today.In 1861, as collections and interest in the natural sciences grew, the men decided to organize a Natural History Society....
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African American Cultural Center
350 Masten Ave Buffalo NY - 716 884 2013
~5.58 miles from Amherst city center
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Since 1958, the African-American Cultural Center, Inc. has enabled spirits to soar and offered sanctuary, validation and celebration for the duality of being African and American
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Paul Robeson Theater
~5.58 miles from Amherst city center
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African American Cultural Center founder Malcolm Erni believed that knowledge and celebration of the theatre arts could help the community he loved to better understand and embrace its own culture. For the first ten years of its existence, the Center upheld that vision with periodic stage plays and theatre workshops. When Celes Tisdale followed Edward Lawrence as executive director, he named the theatre after the multi-talented Harlem Renaissance actor, singer and scholar Paul Busti Robeson.Today the Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center is the oldest African American theatre in Western New York. Launched initially to nurture the artistic talents of African American playwrights, producers, directors, actors and stage technicians in Buffalo and he surrounding region...
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~5.62 miles from Amherst city center
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The Elmwood Village is the most dynamic and vital urban area in Western New York .
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Iron Island Museum
~6.22 miles from Amherst city center
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No, Iron Island is not somewhere in the middle of Lake Erie. It's actually in the Lovejoy Neighborhood of Buffalo, and this museum, operated by the Iron Island Preservation Society of Lovejoy, serves as a historical record of the area. You'll find memorabilia, artistic renderings of buildings, and photos of everything from war veterans who lived in the area to the New York Central Terminal . The society also sponsors a Lovejoy's Iron Island Festival .
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Benjamin's Art Gallery
~6.30 miles from Amherst city center
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Benjaman's Art Gallery, in business for 37 years, has specialized in offering fine art and conservation framing. The vast collection of art ranges from antique paintings to the contemporary. Serious collectors as well as first-time art buyers will be basked with master works, and works on paper as well as posters.Located in the art district of the upbeat Elmwood Strip, between downtown Buffalo and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and just a stones throw away from Children's Hospital. The gallery is housed in a historic Victorian mansion. The details of the building itself, from the handcarved wood moulding, to the stained glass windows and many turrets are an enjoyable architectural experience.Gallery viewing rooms are comfortable in living room-like settings. A perfect stage for the...
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~6.39 miles from Amherst city center
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One of the last remaining green spaces from the days when the Lovejoy Neighborhood was known as Churchyard Farm and owned by soon-to-be-President Millard Fillmore, this small park has become a sort of environmental shrine for the residents. It was named after Father Louis Hennepin, the first European to see Niagara Falls, and dedicated to the people of Lovejoy in 1913. In the past, the park, which juts onto Bailey Street, was used for a number of recreational purposes, including jogging, sledding and ice skating.
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New York Central Terminal
~6.41 miles from Amherst city center
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The New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York, USA, was a key railroad station from 1929 to 1979. The 17-story Art Deco style station was designed by architects Fellheimer & Wagner for the New York Central Railroad. After years of abandonment, it is in derelict condition, but is now owned by the non-profit preservation group, Central Terminal Restoration Corporation. The Central Terminal is located in what is called the Broadway/Fillmore district, (or Polonia District) of Buffalo.
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Buffalo Fire Historical Society
~6.54 miles from Amherst city center
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The Buffalo Fire Historical Society exhibits their Volunteer Era collection, select items pre-dating 1910, and subsequent items to be added at the discretion of the Society, through a maintainable digital library for the benefit of current and future users. The scope of the digital library augments the existing knowledge of fire service professionals, their families, enthusiasts, and educators, and also introduces fire service history to new groups of users. The purposes of the digital library are to inform and engage users by providing general historical information on firefighting and highlighting the unique contributions and collections of Buffalo fire service professionals
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Wilcox Mansion Theodore Rossevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
~6.58 miles from Amherst city center
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site preserves the Ansley Wilcox House, at 641 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York. Here, after the assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as President of the United States on September 14, 1901. A New York historical marker outside of the house indicates that it was the site of Theodore Roosevelt's Inauguration.The oldest part of the National Historic Site includes the lone surviving structure from the Buffalo Barracks compound. Due to tensions between the U.S. and Anglo-Canada, a military post was constructed to ensure border security. Built in 1839, the post encompassed all the land from Allen Street to North Street and Delaware Ave to Main Street. The structure that would later be incorporated in...
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Kleinhans Music Hall
~6.77 miles from Amherst city center
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Kleinhans Music Hall, home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, was built in the late 1930s and opened October 1940. It is located on Symphony Circle. The music hall was built as a part of the last will and testament of Edward L. and Mary Seaton Kleinhans, owners of the Kleinhans mens clothing store. The couple left close to 1 million dollars for the music hall's construction. The building was designed by Eliel Saarinen with his son, Eero Saarinen and "was recognized as one of the greatest concert halls ever built in the United States". It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
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Theater of Youth
~6.81 miles from Amherst city center
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Theatre of Youth was founded in 1972 by Rosalind Cramer and Toni Smith Wilson, theatre instructors at Daemen College. Since then, TOY has continued to gain expertise and experience in our field and grow in our dedication to bringing theatre into the lives of young people. Our plays are performed by professional adult actors in full-scale mainstage productions. Our professional staff have excellent training and many hold advanced degrees in their fields.Meg Quinn, Artistic Director, is proud to announce the 2008-2009 Season at Theatre of Youth. "I have selected plays this season that will challenge and inspire young people," comments Quinn. "Our artistic staff is already discussing designs and promise yet another season of outstanding theatrical experiences for families." Last year over...
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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
~6.88 miles from Amherst city center
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Downtown Fort Erie (Neighborhood)
~6.91 miles from Amherst city center
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~7.06 miles from Amherst city center
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A visit to the Kavinoky Theater begins with a very pleasant surprise. After stepping inside a rather generic, institutional looking building on the campus of D’Youville College on Buffalo’s West Side you are quite improbably transported to London’s West End as you enter a charming jewel box of a theater complete with balcony and boxes done in a lavish turn-of-the-century style. It’s one of the genuine pleasures of attending a show at the Kavinoky Theater – it’s a very cool space and there are no bad seats in this very intimate setting.The Kavinoky Theater company – as opposed to the building itself – also offers theatergoers a very pleasant surprise. This small organization, working in a relatively small, out-of-the-way space consistently puts on high level, artistically compelling pro...
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Shea's Performing Arts Center
~7.13 miles from Amherst city center
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Shea's Performing Arts Center is a theater for touring Broadway musicals and special events in Buffalo, New York. Originally called Shea's Buffalo, it was opened in 1926 to show silent movies. It took one year to build the entire theatre. Shea's boasts one of the few theater organs in the US that is still in operation in the theater it was designed for.Shea's Buffalo, flagship of the theater chain, was designed by the noted firm of Rapp and Rapp of Chicago. Modeled in a combination of Spanish and French Baroque and Rococo styles, the theatre was designed to resemble opera houses and palaces of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries. Originally the seating accommodated nearly 4,000 people, but several hundred seats were removed in the 1930s to make more comfortable accommodations in the ...
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~7.26 miles from Amherst city center
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Located in Buffalo's rejuvenated downtown area with the Theater District to the north and the Main Place Mall to the south, this plaza makes an enticing and comfortable gathering place—especially during warm summer days when you can eat your lunch on one of the benches or simply watch the passing parade.The plaza features a reflecting pool, which turns into a skating rink come winter, and is surrounded by the imposing facade of the Key Center buildings, a twin-tower complex housing numerous businesses and professionals.
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Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo NY - 716-855-5555
~7.50 miles from Amherst city center
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The primary purpose of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is to stimulate the economic, physical and social revitalization of downtown Buffalo.
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Buffalo City Hall
~7.58 miles from Amherst city center
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Buffalo City Hall is the seat for municipal government in the City of Buffalo, New York State. Located at 65 Niagara Square, the 32 story Art Deco building was completed in 1931 by Dietel, Wade & Jones.At 378 ft (115.2 m) height or 398 feet (121.3 m) from the street to the tip of the tower, it is one of the largest and tallest municipal buildings in the United States of America and is also one of the tallest buildings in Western New York. The design was by George Dietel, architect, with the assistance of John J. Wade. The friezes were sculpted by Albert Stewart and the sculpture executed by Rene Paul Chambellan.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999
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One M&T Plaza
~7.66 miles from Amherst city center
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One M & T Plaza is a high-rise building located in Buffalo, NY, United States. It is the sixth tallest building in Buffalo, standing 317 feet (97 meters) and 21 stories tall. It was completed in 1966. The building is the corporate headquarters for M&T Bank. Designed by the same architect as the former World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki, the building shares many similarities with the former iconic twin towers.There is a band at the top of the building that is illuminated at night with colors for each holiday. During the ice hockey play-off season, the band is illuminated blue and gold for the Buffalo Sabres.