Amherst Information

Amherst is a town in Erie County, New York, USA, directly northeast of the City of Buffalo. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 116,510. This represents an increase from the 1990 census figure of 111,711. The town is named for Jeffrey Amherst, a British military officer in the Army. The Town of Amherst encompasses most of the Village of Williamsville. The town is by the northern part of the county and borders a small section of the Erie Canal. The town is the largest and most populous suburb of Buffalo.

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Grover Cleveland Golf Course
3781 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
+1 716 836 7398
Grover Cleveland Golf Course was designed to put a premium on accuracy not distance. The course plays over 5600 yards with par being 34-35-69. The smaller, well bunkered greens reward those with a pinpoint iron game. In honor of the 100th year anniversary of the golf course, the Erie County Parks Department plans to renovate all the bunkers with new sand and new mowers have been purchased to improve the conditions of the fairways.

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
716-837-3900
Throughout the year, the Buffalo Zoo offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and several unique areas in which to enjoy an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. The Buffalo Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday. However, each year, during the months of January and February, it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The adult admission fee is $8.50. Children Children 2 to 14 pay only $5.00.

Wilcox Mansion - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
716-884-0095
Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States at the Wilcox Mansion, in 1901, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, aspects of Roosevelt's life and turn-of-the-century America. Visitors can also view period gardens and tour nearby historic neighborhoods. The Site offers many special events throughout the year, including walking tours, holiday events, lectures, and family and children's events.