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Old 08-02-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Buffalo NY
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Default Entertaining Teenagers in Buffalo

Help! My grandson and a friend, who are both 14, have come for a 2 week visit. We are relatively new to Buffalo and I am having a hard time finding things to do that will keep them happy and doesn't cost me half my budget to do.

Got any suggestions???
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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Maybe Niagara Falls, Darien Lake, a Bisons game, the Zoo, Delaware Park........ This list might help too: http://www.thingstodo.com/states/NY/greater_niagra.htm
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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Maybe Niagara Falls, Darien Lake, a Bisons game, the Zoo, Delaware Park........ This list might help too: THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK - GREATER NIAGARA REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS
Thanks for the reply!
Well, we took all the grandkids to Niagara Falls last summer when we were only here a few months, so, he's been there... and to the Zoo as we live only a few blocks away.

This is a bit different this time as most of the things I would take the kids to as a family "the boys" aren't really interested in. Plus this time the grandson came without his sister's and he's brought a friend.

Does anyone know if there is any Go Kart places around that aren't too expensive? Or anything of the like that would interest 14 year olds?
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:21 PM
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There is a place called the track on Niagara Falls Blvd in Wheatfield. There is another go cart place on Grand Island Blvd on Grand island.

There is another place way out on Route 5, on the Irving Reservation that has mini golf, go carts, and batting cages. It is owned by the Indians, and they also have drive through cigarettes, I found that to be hilarious.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply!
Well, we took all the grandkids to Niagara Falls last summer when we were only here a few months, so, he's been there... and to the Zoo as we live only a few blocks away.

This is a bit different this time as most of the things I would take the kids to as a family "the boys" aren't really interested in. Plus this time the grandson came without his sister's and he's brought a friend.

Does anyone know if there is any Go Kart places around that aren't too expensive? Or anything of the like that would interest 14 year olds?
I would think this would work: BuffaloThrills.com - fun 'n games - go carts

AJ Grand Prix

http://www.merchantcircle.com/busine...r.716-668-1623

http://www.adventurelanding.com/buffalo/index.html

http://www.bouncemagic.com/

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Old 08-02-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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Again Thanks!!!

There are a few posted here that are real possiblities. You all have gone a long way in saving the boys from a very sad vacation with grandma and grandpa!!

Keep the suggestions coming!
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Help! My grandson and a friend, who are both 14, have come for a 2 week visit. We are relatively new to Buffalo and I am having a hard time finding things to do that will keep them happy and doesn't cost me half my budget to do.

Got any suggestions???
Fantasy Island is a family favorite, not as many long lines as at Darien Lake, and much cheaper. You can pack a picnic lunch (which also saves money, much healthier too) and spend a day. HTH.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Maybe take them down to the new area down behind where the Aud used to be? The Naval Park, to look at the submarine and the USS Sullivan and Little Rock?

There's got to be some skateboarding parks around here, if they're into that.

Gosh, I'm drawing a blank. That's a tough age. Ummmm.... would they be into the rock-wall-climbing place in Tonawanda? I don't think that's too terribly expensive: :: Niagara Climbing Center ::

Miniature golfing at the Paddock Dome (or whatever it's called these days)?

If I think of anything else, I will post.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Fantasy Island is a family favorite, not as many long lines as at Darien Lake, and much cheaper. You can pack a picnic lunch (which also saves money, much healthier too) and spend a day. HTH.
I agree -- Fantasy Island is much less expensive, easier to get to, more family-friendly, shorter lines, and they have a water park area if it ever gets hot!

If you go after 4:00, you can get in for half-price, I believe -- you might want to check that, but it always used to be the case.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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I agree -- Fantasy Island is much less expensive, easier to get to, more family-friendly, shorter lines, and they have a water park area if it ever gets hot!

If you go after 4:00, you can get in for half-price, I believe -- you might want to check that, but it always used to be the case.
We bought season passes this year. Even at the water park, the lines are much shorter on hot days.
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