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North Tonawanda is a city in Niagara County, New York.



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  • 1 Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St, +1 716 693-1885. Summer M-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su noon-4PM; spring and fall W-Su noon-4PM, winter closed. North Tonawanda is a former lumber port on the Erie Canal that, in 1915, became home to the Allan Herschell Company, America's largest producer of amusement park rides, particularly carousels. Though the company closed in 1970, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum lives on in the former factory buildings, providing 15,000 visitors annually with exhibits and demonstrations on the history of the Herschell Company and amusement rides in general. An original Allan Herschell carousel from 1916 is the centerpiece of the museum's collection. Special programs offered by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum include beginner and advanced woodworking courses, and a short walking and biking trail leads from the factory complex through historic downtown North Tonawanda to the banks of the old Erie Canal. Adults $10, seniors $8, children & students $5, under 2 free. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (Q4730686) on Wikidata Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum on Wikipedia
  • Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier, 111 Oliver St, +1 716 694-9588. Jun-Oct: Sa 11AM-4PM, or by appt. The Niagara Frontier chapter of the National Railway Historical Society operates this facility to show off their collection, but as it's all run by volunteers it's only open very limited hours. Free; donations welcome.


  • Canal Fest. Held on the third full week of July in the twin cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda a short distance north of Buffalo, Canal Fest is the largest annual festival held along the banks of this historic waterway. The live music performances the festival holds yearly at Gateway Harbor are legendary; additionally, the eight-day run of Canal Fest 2011 boasted a parade, a boat-building competition, a sack race and other activities for kids, boat races along the canal, and a fireworks finale.
  • 1 Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St, +1 716-692-2413. Box office: M-F 10AM-4PM. Also open 1 hr prior to live events and 30 min prior to movies. Riviera Theatre (Q7338879) on Wikidata Riviera Theatre (North Tonawanda, New York) on Wikipedia


  • 1 Old Editions Book Shop, 954 Oliver St., +1 716 842-1734. Tu-Sa 10AM-5:30PM or by appointment. Now semiretired, in 2018 owner Ron Cozzi moved Old Editions from its former location in downtown Buffalo to the much smaller building on Oliver Street that used to be home of Platter's candy store. But the stock in trade is the same as always: still one of the largest antiquarian bookstores in the United States, with a treasure trove of rare books, original art and prints, historical documents, collectible magazines and other memorabilia.


  • 1 Hideaway Grille, 399 Division Street, +1 716 694-2710, fax: +1 716 694-3040.
  • 2 Frankie Primo's +39, 26 Webster Street, +1 716 755-3739. M-Sa 4PM-11PM, Su 11AM-10PM.
  • 3 Canal Club 62, 62 Webster Street, +1 716 260-1824. Tu-Sa 4PM-11PM.
  • 4 Submaster, 105 Main Street, +1 716 957-3500.
  • 5 Remington Tavern, 184 Sweeney Street, +1 716 362-2802. M-Th 4PM-10PM; F Sa 4PM-11PM.
  • 6 The Dockside Bar & Grill, 153 Sweeney Street, +1 716 693-3600. Tu-Th 3PM-midnight, F Sa noon-1AM, Su noon-11PM.
  • Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave (park behind the building via 16th Ave), +1 716 692-7076. Tu-Su 11:30AM-8:30PM. Pane's has been providing homestyle Italian-American classics to the area since the late 1950s, so they must be doing something right. The menu is extensive and goes beyond just pasta and chicken parmesan, though the Italian dishes are the specialties. Service is friendly and familial. Enjoy the fish tanks in the walls for dine-in, or get takeout. Popular for banquets as well as catering. $20-$30.







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Routes through North Tonawanda
ENDNiagara Falls  N  S  Tonawanda/AmherstBuffalo
Buffalo via Black Rock ChannelTonawanda  W  E  AmherstRochester

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