Buffalo Naval & Military Park
The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is a 501(c) (3) corporation and was formed and incorporated as an educational institution in the state of New York in 1976 from the New York State Board of Regents.
The Buffalo Naval Park takes you inside our nation’s military history with incredible tours of vessels, as well as fascinating exhibits and displays including historic documents, uniforms, military gear, photographs and much more. Plan your visit today and explore history like you’ve never seen it before.
Charlies Boat Yard
Come by water or land...No matter how you arrive, join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy one of our signature dishes in our updated dining room. Or stop in for drinks with friends on our outdoor patio. If you're just out and about taking in Buffalo's Outer Harbor, drop in for a Charlap's ice cream from our grab and go window.
We will be open for the 2018 season on April 26th
Built on an 8-acre parcel along the Buffalo River in the shadow of Buffalo's towering grain elevators, the RiverWorks development is infusing new life into a traditionally industrial area. A restaurant and 5,000 person concert hall are both scheduled to open by late this spring, with a craft brewery housed in a former grain silo to follow this summer. An underground pipe will pump beer directly into the restaurant from the grain silo. Next to the brewery will be a beer garden utilizing the ruins of another former grain elevator. RiverWorks also hosts hockey tournaments and curling leagues on two large rinks each winter.
Boat docks will allow RiverWorks to become a true waterside attraction, and elevated patios will provide for incredible views of the river, city skyline and one of the largest collection of grain elevators in the world. RiverWorks is also the new home of the Queen City Roller Girls roller derby league.
With our amazing cuisine, views of the sun setting on the water, and first class service, Templeton Landing is Buffalo's premier destination to celebrate your special events and keep the magic going year-round. An exciting yet intimate dining experience, a lively bar scene, breath-taking views of the waterfront, elegant event spaces ...there is always something magical happening here. Our indoor and outdoor event spaces and full service events team offer the perfect setting to impress your guests and create memories ot last a lifetime.
The Tewksbury Lodge
Appropriately named The Tewksbury because on January 21, 1959 an unthinkable marine disaster happened adjacent to this very site. After days of extreme cold and heavy snow packed the Buffalo River and Cazenovia Creek with ice, a sudden thaw and wind-driven rain on that January day broke up the ice, and around 10 PM the pressure of the shifting floes snapped the mooring lines of the freighter MacGilvray Shiras, which was tied up for the winter beside the Concrete Central Elevator at the foot of Smith Street before ramming the Michael K. Tewksbury, which was tied up at the Standard Elevator, near the foot of St. Clair Street. Both boats passed beneath the Ohio Street Bridge, which was raised for construction, but the bridge crew, taking a break in the Swannie House, could not raise the Michigan Avenue Bridge in time. The Tewksbury smashed into the bridge at 11:17 PM, demolishing it, and wedging itself across the river causing an ice dam. The flow of frigid water and ice spilled into the neighborhood, flooding an 18-block area.