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Tourism

Ken-Ton is situated between two major metropolitan centers, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, allowing for a great diversity of recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. A variety of different interests have created a generous mix of different opportunities for visitors and residents alike.

For scenic opportunities, no place in the U.S. or the world compares to half-mile wide Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the 176-foot-tall American Falls, which attracts 12 million visitors annually. These outdoor spaces showcase the natural beauty of Western New York at its finest. For those looking to get to know wildlife, the Buffalo Zoo is just a short drive away and allows visitors a chance to observe a wide variety of exotic and domestic animals year-round in naturalistic habitats.

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For visitors looking for a little education while they have fun, the Explore & More Children’s Museum, The Buffalo Museum of Science, or the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park allow for learning opportunities in a fun, enjoyable environment for kids and adults alike. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a popular attraction located just north of Kenmore, opposite scenic Hoyt Lake and the Buffalo State University Campus.

For those looking to enjoy cultural opportunities indoors, the area boasts nearby musical halls, such as Kleinhans, which is home to the Buffalo Philharmonic. Shea’s Performing Arts Center hosts world renowned plays and musical performances. The HSBC Arena is home to the Buffalo Sabres NHL team as well as the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. Summer concerts are abundant at multiple indoor and outdoor venues within a short drive from Ken-Ton. Ken-Ton is also in close proximity to Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills. Coca-Cola Field is home to the Buffalo Bison baseball team, and serves as the site of Buffalo’s annual chicken wing festival every Labor Day weekend.

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In-town spectator and participant sporting events are just the start of events and recreational opportunities, which reflect the interests of residents. There seems to be an outlet for everyone here, from bridge tournaments and baseball to neighborhood cookouts and charitable events. In the community of Ken-Ton everyone can find something to do in a variety of different interests. There are also an abundance of festivals and town events that are fun for everyone. Weekly Farmers’ Markets, during the summer and fall, provide the freshest produce around. Other fun events include Kenmore Days, a four-day carnival, put on by the village and the Kenmore Merchants Association; and during those chilly months Santa’s Arrival is accompanied by a tree-lighting ceremony and a holiday sing-a-long and bonfire.

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce hosts several events throughout the year, not only for Chamber members and business owners but for families and individuals as well. Visit the Chamber site at www.ken-ton.org for a full list of current events.

For out-of-town visitors looking to rest their head after a long day of exploring the Ken-Ton area, there are plenty of options. From traditional hotels and motels, to charming bed and breakfasts and even castles, visitors will have no problem finding a place suitable to stay. Places to stay in Ken-Ton offer a small-town charm in a picturesque setting, while hotels in nearby areas like Buffalo and Amherst offer great proximity to shops, restaurants and activities.

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