Batavia Hotel Attractions Near Rochester & Buffalo NY
Guests staying at our Batavia, NY hotel will find no shortage of attractions and fun things to do in the Buffalo and Rochester, New York area. Our hotel is an ideal base for visitors interested in taking daytrips to Niagara Falls, Lockport Erie Canal, Letchworth State Park, and many other top destinations in western New York.
One of the scenic wonders of the world, Niagara Falls was formed some 12,000 years ago, its powerful waters thundering over cliffs at 6 million cubic feet per minute. Get face-to-face with the falls on a tour of the Cave of the Winds, learn the history of Niagara Falls and the Underground Railroad, or explore the Niagara River region. For more information on this spectacular natural attraction, visit www.niagara-usa.com.
Batavia Downs Gaming and Racing Facilities.
Catch all the action at the Gaming and place your track bets at Batavia Downs, western New York’s premier Gaming and racing facility. Enjoy live harness racing July to December, simulcast wagering seven days a week, sporting events broadcast on 37 high-definition TVs, and a full-service Gaming with nearly 600 slot machines. For more information, go to www.batavia-downs.com. [Top]
Terry Hills Golf Course.
Located in Batavia, NY, 35 minutes from Rochester and Buffalo, Terry Hills features a championship 27-hole public golf course that ranks as one of the best in western New York. Opened in 1930, the owners have improved the course over the years, and added banquet facilities and a clubhouse with fine dining and panoramic views. For rates and information, go to www.terryhills.com.
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort.
Enjoy thrill rides, water slides, shows and performances by top-notch entertainers at Darien Lake amusement park, 18 miles from Batavia, New York. Discover the old-fashioned excitement of New York’s tallest wooden rollercoaster, fly down the Tornado water funnel, and take in concerts by such big name performers as Dave Matthews and Nickelback at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.godarienlake.com. [Top]
Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises.
Built in the 1800s to connect the Hudson River with the Niagara River, the 363-mile Erie Canal comprises 35 locks that bridge 571 feet of elevation to allow boats to navigate across New York state. Cruises from Lockport depart daily in spring, summer, and fall, and include experiencing a lock in action, passing under drawbridges, and traveling through solid rock cuts while learning the history of the area. For more information, visit www.lockportlocks.com.
Letchworth State Park.
With three major waterfalls and a region rich in geologic and Native American history, Letchworth State Park is one of the most fascinating and scenic natural attractions in western New York. Water from the Genesee River thunders over 600-foot cliffs creating spectacular rock formations. Additional activities include hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, hot-air ballooning, and camping. Letchworth also offers nature programs and guided walks, and in winter there’s ice skating and horse-drawn sleigh rides. For information, go to www.letchworthpark.com. [Top]
Jell-O Gallery Museum.
Learn about the invention and history of Jell-O, “America's Most Famous Dessert,” and listen to famous Jell-O advertising campaigns by Bill Cosby, Kate Smith, Jack Benny, Lucile Ball, Andy Griffith, and Gomer Pyle (aka Jim Nabors) at the Jell-O Gallery in Le Roy, New York. For more information, visit www.jellogallery.org.
Falleti Ice Arena.
Formerly the Batavia Ice Arena, the rink is the home of the Genesee Amateur Hockey Association and is open to the public for both inline skating and ice-skating throughout the year. Take a basic skills class or just enjoy a spin around the rink at Batavia’s ice arena. For more information, go to www.bataviaicearena.com. [Top]
Home to the always-competitive Batavia Muckdogs, a farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals, Dwyer Stadium has brought professional baseball to Batavia, New York, since 1939. The 2,200-seat stadium hosts more than 30 home games every season, and offers a variety of fun family events throughout the year. For more information, visit www.muckdogs.com.
Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Located just outside Buffalo, New York, Ralph Wilson Stadium is home base for NFL’s Buffalo Bills football team. The largest stadium in New York, it also hosts a variety of sporting events in the off season, along with concerts by the likes of the Rolling Stones and Guns N’ Roses. For more information, go to www.buffalobills.com. [Top]