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

March 28, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Williamsville is a village in Erie County, New York, in the United States. The population was 5,300 at the 2010 census. The village is named after Jonas Williams, an early settler. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Williamsville

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

125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301 +1 716-856-3858
Excellent
81%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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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!!!

2. Lasertron

5101 N Bailey Ave, Amherst, NY 14226-1066 +1 716-833-8766
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
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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!

3. Walden Galleria Mall

1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY 14225-5408 +1 716-681-7600
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
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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. Glen Falls

Glen Ave, Williamsville, NY
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Glen Falls

Reviewed By hilpup24 - Buffalo, New York

I used to live right by this park and it was a place I would go to several times a week. Like a little getaway in the middle of bustling Williamsville. Fantastic place to walk around after getting some ice cream at Sweet Jenny's.

5. Boulevard Mall

730 Alberta Dr, Amherst, NY 14226-1105 +1 716-834-8600
Excellent
20%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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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).

6. Patriots and Heroes Park

6675 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7212 +1 716-362-5300
Excellent
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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
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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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
Excellent
78%
Good
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Satisfactory
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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. 12 Gates Brewing Company

80 Earhart Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221-7804 +1 716-906-6600
Excellent
53%
Good
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Poor
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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

10. Saints Peter & Paul Church

5480 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221-6702 +1 716-632-2559
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Saints Peter & Paul Church

Reviewed By barbaragwen270 - Sebastian, Florida

I used to go to this church over 50 years ago with a family member. It's still as lovely as it was then. Newer churches don't have the tranquil beauty that SPPC does. I was so happy to see that the church has been so well maintained. I really enjoyed going in one more time and simply sitting and remembering all the hours I spent there as a child.

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