Introduction to North Tonawanda, New York
North Tonawanda, New York, in Niagara county, is 5 miles NW of Amherst, New York and 10 miles N of Buffalo, New York. The city is conveniently located inside the Buffalo- Niagara Falls metropolitan area.
North Tonawanda History
The area now known as the city of North Tonawanda was originally a part of the city of Tonawanda. In 1897, it was incorporated as a separate city. It was named after Tonawanda creek, which once flowed past the city. The economic development of the city was largely dependant upon its lumber industries, and North Tonawanda was also known as the 'The Lumber City.' It is also the birthplace of the Herschell-Spillman Company, which is one of the top manufacturers of carousels in the United States.
North Tonawanda and nearby Attractions
- Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
- North Tonawanda History Museum
- Buffalo Zoo
- Beaver Island State Park
- Martin's Fantasy Island
- Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Things To Do In North Tonawanda
During your leisure hours, you can visit the North Tonawanda History Museum and the Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier. North Tonawanda is also home to Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. You can enjoy summer theaters and concerts at the New Melody Fair Theater in Wurlitzer Park. Among the local parks are Fisherman's Park, Gratwick Waterfront Park, Sweeney Park, Gateway Harbor Park, Payne Park and West Canal Marina. Plays, movies and concerts can also be enjoyed at the Riviera Theater and Performing Arts Center and Ghostlight Theater.
North Tonawanda Transportation
Niagara Falls International Airport is close to the city.
North Tonawanda Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Niagara County Community College, Canisius College, D'youville College and SUNY College at Buffalo.