10 Things to Do in East Amherst That You Shouldn't Miss

September 13, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Discover the best top things to do in East Amherst, United States including Lasertron, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Walden Galleria Mall, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, Aura Salt Cave and Wellness, Patriots and Heroes Park, Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area, Locked Up Escape Games, Boulevard Mall, 12 Gates Brewing Company.
Restaurants in East Amherst

1. Lasertron

5101 N Bailey Ave, Amherst, NY 14226-1066 +1 716-833-8766
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Lasertron

Entertainment complex featuring high end attractions and exclusive parties. Our attractions include a 9,200 square foot Laser Tag Arena, a 27 hole Mini-Golf Course, arcade, outdoor patio, and 2 Cyber Sport Courts. Full bar, semi-private and private seating, catering and on-site food, incredible staff.

Reviewed By flower910 - New York

I planned a last minute birthday party for my son's 8th birthday and it was beyond my expectations. The great customer service started in the morning with a phone call from one of the staff. Due to a boil water advisory they were unable to provide soft drinks as I had requested. As opposed to just getting "whatever" I received a phone call to inquire what I would prefer to have at the party. They were going to the store and wanted to make sure that we had the drinks that the kids would enjoy. Later that day when we went for the party we were greeted with wonderful customer services. The boys had a fantastic time and the party hostess did everything she could to ensure that everyone had everything that they needed when they needed it. It was also a very good experience for the adults as we were able to take advantage of the full service bar while the kids were playing lasertron! The night finished by my son saying that it was the best birthday party that he had ever had!

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

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301 +1 716-856-3858
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!!!

3. Walden Galleria Mall

1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY 14225-5408 +1 716-681-7600
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

180 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120-5420 +1 716-693-1885
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Special-interest museum that features the historical and elaborate Herschell carousels in the original factory building. New exhibit for 2015 is "100 Years of the Allan Herschell Company". Our band organs play every day. Enjoy 3 Wurlitzer organs and an Artizan grand organ. Special events for a family audience are presented each month.

Reviewed By Heidi Z - Buffalo, New York

We were here for a working tour and the place is so incredibly awesome!!! The music that constantly plays wherever you are on the site is so nostalgic and magical - feels like a Disney experience that recreates turn of the century charm and sense...MoreThank you so much for this review. It captures the magic we hope to bring to our visitors. Happy you had a good time.

5. Aura Salt Cave and Wellness

6429 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051-2206 +1 716-276-9120
Excellent
80%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Aura Salt Cave and Wellness

Reviewed By nicotags - Buffalo, New York

I have never been to a salt cave before and was excited to finally try it when Aura opened close to home in East Amherst. What an amazing experience and place! It was very easy to book my appointment online and I received confirmation right away. As soon as I arrived I was greeted by such a friendly staff that explained everything. You can tell the owners really took much care and pride into their business and are excited to share this with their customers.

The cave itself is beautifully done and was so relaxing. The soft lighting, the relaxing music, the trickle of the fountain, and no cellphones! I thought it might be hard to sit there for 45 minutes but the time flew by and I felt great. Its definitely chilly in there but you are given a blanket to cover up with. I had a t-shirt on and would probably wear long sleeves for next time because I was a little chilly at times.

After the salt cave I decided to try out the infrared sauna to hopefully help with some aches and pains. I have never used an infrared sauna and it was pretty similar to a regular sauna experience but much more manageable. You are led into a private room with plenty of towels, a cold wet cloth and water. I was shown how to use the machine and adjust the heat. I had no issues with staying in the sauna for the entire time since the heat is not as intense as a normal sauna. It was such a relaxing experience and felt great going from the cold salt cave to the warm sauna.

I did both treatments back to back to try them out. There is a special running this month that made it really affordable to do both. I think I would probably do one at a time in the future because of the cost but the back to back was definitely a treat! I highly recommend Aura and can't wait to go back!

6. Patriots and Heroes Park

6675 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7212 +1 716-362-5300
Excellent
92%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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. Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area

Wehrle Drive, Clarence, NY 14031 +1 716-372-0645
Excellent
59%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area

Reviewed By 738debbie - Clarence, New York

This is located within the town of Clarence. Those who take care of the paths and the area in general have done a wonderful job. I visited this area just to take a walk and I was very pleased with the silence and the woods and all the many paths to walk. An escape from the everyday and a five minute ride from home. I'd suggest bug spray during the season. And also rain gear if it should rain. You can spend an hour here without realizing it! And I go there often.

8. 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
Excellent
92%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

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!

9. Boulevard Mall

730 Alberta Dr, Amherst, NY 14226-1105 +1 716-834-8600
Excellent
20%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 69 reviews

Boulevard Mall

Reviewed By FlyAtNIght - Whitby, Canada

It seems like there are fewer stores each time we visit. There is a Macy's and JC Penney and dome smaller stores. One good thing is that the Macy's store isn't as busy and hectic as at the one at the Galleria. Lots of parking was available today (Sunday).

10. 12 Gates Brewing Company

80 Earhart Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221-7804 +1 716-906-6600
Excellent
53%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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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