Beyond Our 13 Miles

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Erie Canalway Discovery Center

The Erie Canal, opened in 1825, changed the course of commerce and way of life in the United States. The Erie Canal Discovery Center is a new state-of-the-art interpretive center that details the history of the canal and the pivotal role Lockport, N.Y. played in the history of the Erie Canal.

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McClew Interpretive Center at Murphy's Orchard

Murphy’s Orchard is Western New York’s only National Park Service “Network to Freedom” site, where visitors can learn the role of the farm and its owners in the Underground Railroad.

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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Located within miles of the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda, visitors can explore the art, science, math, music and social history of the early American amusement industry, from carrousels to coasters. The tour is complete with a ride on an early American carrousel.

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Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum annually presents a wide array of programs, exhibits, tours, outdoor events, and activities for all ages.

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Did you know?

The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!


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