BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — This week is National Tourism Week, bringing the spotlight on how tourism impacts our local economy and if you’re looking to plan a staycation, News 4’s Hope Winter met with Visit Buffalo Niagara to feature local tourist attractions on WakeUp!
Buffalo RiverWorks GM Bill Casale spoke with News 4 regarding summer activities at RiverWorks, including ziplining, tiki boats, kayaking, a Ferris Wheel, and more. He also discussed rides, a VR room, and a new sound system for concerts that are new this year. Click here to learn more.
Olivia McCarthy, director of arts and culture with Lyceum at Silo City, joined News 4 to talk about art and ecology projects, land art pieces, gardens,, and weekly public access hours at the campus. Click here for more information.
Jessie Fisher spoke about the Martin House, which features tours, a public-access garden, and more. Click here for more information.
Michele Ciatello, the marketing manager for the Buffalo Waterfront, spoke about Canalside and its features, including kayaks, bike rentals, food options, and boat tours. She also discussed Canalside’s upcoming events this weekend. Click here for more information.
AKG Art Museum
Callie Johnson spoke about the AKG’s expanded campus and new events taking place at the museum this summer. Click here to learn more.
Explore & More
Lisa Chrapowicz, Explore & More’s director of strategic and community initiatives, discussed opportunities and events the children’s museum will be hosting this summer. Click here to learn more.
Buffalo Museum of Science
Amy Biber Collson, the director of marketing at the Buffalo Museum of Science, talked about different exhibits at the museum, which features “something for everyone.” Click here to learn more.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Kleinhans Music Hall
BPO president and executive director Dan Hart joined News 4 to talk about the orchestra and the offerings at Kleinhans. Click here to learn more about the BPO or here to learn more about Kleinhans.
Hope Winter is a reporter and multimedia journalist who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of her work here.