South of Buffalo
Venture South of downtown Buffalo to Lackawanna, home to the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens. The breathtaking glass conservatory houses hundreds of tropical plants, exotic orchids, cacti and much more. Just around the corner, thousands of visitors are drawn to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica. The main altar’s statue of Our Lady of Victory was sculpted in Italy and personally blessed by Pope Pius XI. East Aurora is the home of well-known Fisher-Price! Millard Fillmore’s former residence now functions as a history museum and is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The buildings along South Grove Street, founded in 1895, make up the Roycroft Campus, a multi-monument to writer/philosopher Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters. Those who enjoy boating will love the town of Hamburg. Its close vicinity to the lake shore makes it an ideal spot to enjoy the beautiful sunset on Lake Erie while dining or enjoying a drink.