10 Things to Do in Cheektowaga That You Shouldn't Miss

July 22, 2017 Diedre Savory

Cheektowaga is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 88,226. The town is in the north-central part of the county, and is an inner ring suburb. It is the second largest suburb of Buffalo, after the town of Amherst.
Restaurants in Cheektowaga

1. Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301 +1 716-856-3858
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Designed for Larkin Soap Company executive, Darwin D. Martin, the complex is a one-of-a-kind composition consisting of the main Martin House, the smaller Barton House, a carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, a glass-roofed conservatory linked to the main house by a 100-foot pergola, and a gardener’s cottage integrated architectural masterwork. Tours explore the buildings, surrounding landscape, and an extensive collection of art glass and furnishings, all designed by Wright, which together form a totally integrated architectural masterwork. We welcome you to this National Historic Landmark.

Reviewed By missmc123 - Buffalo, NY

Being from Buffalo and surrounded by Frank LLoyd Wright, I take great architecture for granted. I’ve seen many FLW projects all over the US but this Darwin Martin House has everything beat, no contest. I have not been to the complex since it first started. To see everything as it is now was amazing. I loved it!!!

2. Our Lady of Victory Basilica

767 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218-1628 +1 716-828-9444
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5 based on 152 reviews

Our Lady of Victory Basilica

Reviewed By Utah-Indy - Helotes, Texas

Haven’t been here in our 30 years! I remember the wonderful Christmas Midnight masses. The building itself is architecturally amazing inside and outside. Truly a national treasure. We arrived after the museum and gift shop downstairs closed at 4pm. Be respectful when you enter.

3. Walden Galleria Mall

1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY 14225-5408 +1 716-681-7600
Excellent
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4 based on 489 reviews

Walden Galleria Mall

Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 specialty shops, 10 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, an indoor karting racetrack and a Regal Cinemas Stadium 16, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of merchants that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, lululemon athletica, a Microsoft Retail Store, RPM Raceway, Urban Outfitters and many more!

Reviewed By TheGTDudeAbides - Waterdown, Canada

Went there on a major shopping trip. This place has it all. Spent hours there and still didn't see it all. My kids were crazy for the stores as a number of them are unavailable in Canada. Ate across the mall at Olive Garden (was awesome) but I would try the Cheesecake Factory next time. Looked great and is very highly rated. One thing caught me a little off guard. There is a significant Security presence everywhere. Mall staff and a number of police officers. I'm sure you get used to it but just caught me a little unawares. Not a problem. I'd go back in a minute. If you're a sports fan, the Dicks sports was awesome. Lots of parking too and this was a clear and busy Saturday.

4. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043-4118 +1 716-683-5959
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

A unique 292-acre complex of forests, ponds, and wetlands brimming with wildlife including deer, fox, coyote, and waterfowl. Spring and fall migrations offer excellent birding opportunities. Explore nature on several miles of trails, with special features like the "State Symbols Trail," the largest forest-grown beech tree in New York State, and a nature playground. Year-round recreation opportunities include snowshoe and cross-country ski adventures, walks on seasonal topics, and a fall nature festival. The Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center houses exhibits and a children's area. The center is a LEED Silver certified building, and visitors can take a self-guided tour to learn about the center's "green" features. We invite you to share in nature's harmony at Reinstein Woods!

Reviewed By sherine204 - Cairo, Egypt

Such an amazing deed for Dr Reinstein to have donated his property of 300 acres to be a visiting site and education center.. Such beauty of nature full of amazing trees creating an accessible forest for residents to connect with nature. It's big enough for...MoreThank you for your review- we hope you visit again!

5. Good Tymes South

114 Bloomfield Ave, Depew, NY 14043-3703 +1 716-684-5240
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4 based on 10 reviews

Good Tymes South

Reviewed By mjkelly75

Burgers are generally massive & outstanding! Fresh cut fries are awesome and plentiful. Have a fantastic daily lunch special of a "personal" 1 item pizza (Like 10 inches or so) and 6 wings for $8.75. I always end up taking half the pizza home. Tuesdays have a dozen wings for $5.00. Their wings are generally quite good. Nearly always crispy when asked. The only downside is even if you're the only one in the place ordering, it may come in 20 minutes, or it may come after 45 minutes. I don't know why. A couple times I almost left, because I was beyond my hour lunch for work and still hadn't been served...twice I had to ask for it to go. But almsot always very good to great.

6. Patriots and Heroes Park

6675 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7212 +1 716-362-5300
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5 based on 55 reviews

Patriots and Heroes Park

Reviewed By efs4170 - Buffalo, New York

Private financed park focused on celebrating America's heroes, from World War II through the current conflicts, 9-11 event, and 1st responders. Great teaching site.

7. Locked Up Escape Games

3637 Union Rd, Inside House Of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs Behind Sonic Drive In, Cheektowaga, NY 14225-5100 +1 716-221-0723
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5 based on 97 reviews

Locked Up Escape Games

Buffalo's #1 live action escape games. Hollywood movie set design and special effects. Choose from "Escape The Serial Killer", "Locked In A Room With A Zombie", and "Escape The Pharaoh's Tomb" more games opening soon! Rated one of the best escape rooms in the country!

Reviewed By deatryksilsby - Olean, New York

I would totally recommend coming to these escape rooms! My friends and I have been two the two out of the 3 such as : The serial killer and the locked in the room with a zombie and both were a 10 out of 10! If you are trying to seek a adrenaline rush go to on of these escape rooms and also if you like horror!

8. Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209-1189 +1 716-885-1600
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4.5 based on 411 reviews

Forest Lawn

As one of the first rural cemeteries in the United States, Forest Lawn – located in Buffalo, NY – is at the heart of Western New York’s cultural tourism renaissance. Its first interment took place in 1849; today there are more than 161,000 permanent residents in this 269-acre, non-denominational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit cemetery. Forest Lawn offers year-round guided tours on various themes and subjects, educational programming,special veteran programming and so much more. Forest Lawn is the only local full-service cemetery for traditional and cremation arrangements listed on the State and National Registries of Historic Places.

Reviewed By Ruth N - Buffalo, New York

One of the neatest 'living' history locations in Buffalo! The tours are wonderful.... architectural, historical, social history...it has it all! Their Holiday play, It was a Wonderful Life, was great.

9. Stiglmeier Park

500 Losson Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227-2522
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5 based on 29 reviews

Stiglmeier Park

Reviewed By dzik12 - Depew, New York

enjoy the wonderful trails, especially if you need some excercise. the grandkids enjoy it also. a great place to have a picnic and the kids enjoy the playground.

10. 12 Gates Brewing Company

80 Earhart Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221-7804 +1 716-906-6600
Excellent
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

12 Gates Brewing Company

Reviewed By Bill L - Buffalo, New York

Nice variety of craft brews with creativity showing. Cherry wheat is not overpowering and the Hemetic has a strong and sweet pineapple if you like that kind of summer brew. Beef on Weck was actually more like a one inch slab of prime rib on a ciabatta. Delicious

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