This 200-acre state park, located along the Niagara River Gorge, has brought the arts to the general public since 1974. ... More
This 200-acre state park, located along the Niagara River Gorge, has brought the arts to the general public since 1974. Visitors will find natural beauty, as well as visual and performing arts during the summer months. The Mainstage Theater seats up to 2,400; plus an additional 2,000 can watch performances from the lawn seating. A three-tiered outdoor amphitheater can accommodate over 20,000. A number of free outdoor concerts are scheduled each season. Visitors can picnic along the gorge or hike scenic trails. Located within the park is the Lewiston Portage Landing Site, a National Historic Landmark, which marks the spot where Native Americans and fur traders would land their boats to portage around the falls. Of special interest is the Lewiston Mound, an ancient Native American burial site located in the park.
Dislike: After coming from Canada where there were flowers everywhere, there were none to speak of at Artpark. Grimy outer area around the concession and outdoor eating area. Embarassed that it was a State Park with out guests from New Jersey. (It may not have been a State Park at that time.) Generally disappointed from the early years that we remembered.
Have been waiting for someone to tell us that it is in better shape now. Have not heard anything or anyone attending. No bus tours that used to clamor to the events.
I know that the State cut funds years ago. Too bad, especially since the Casinos get rave reviews only 10 miles away.
Better days ahead? Thank you.
We attended a free concert. We had to park quite far away, but it was free and we were looking forward to it. We had to throw away our bottled water at the gate (didn't know we couldn't bring it in), then paid $2.50 for water inside. We were really disappointed to find sooooo many very drunk people. The beer was freely flowing (therefore long lines for port-a-potties used by drunks, ew). There were beer cans all over the ground. There was broken glass in the lawn. Pot everywhere. We had to make a quick exit because it wasn't appropriate for the kids, and we wanted to be out of there before all the drunks hit the roads!
Three or four years ago, Artpark was our favorite place to go. We saw Richie Havens during one of the free Tuesday evening concerts a few years ago and had an amazing night. It was an older crowd then and everyone was respectful and attentive. It was a beautiful night. We had quite a few beautiful free concert nights after that, always picnicking beforehand near the escarpment, but we began to see a change a couple of years ago. The entertainment turned toward a younger crowd and it began to get more crowded and rowdier. Huge crowds congregated right in front of the stage dancing and drinking, kids playing ball and frisbee in front of the performers during the concert--it all detracted from the entertainment and made us wonder if people were there to listen and enjoy or to party. It was so crowded that it sometimes took close to an hour to get out of the parking lot after the show. After spending $100 to see Celtic Woman last summer, spending 45 minutes in traffic in the village just to get to the parking lot, searching for a good 20 minutes for a place to park, the auditorium so packed and hot that we couldn't breathe, and we ended up staying outside after intermission and listening from the courtyard and leaving early so we could be home before the immense crowd began leaving, we've decided not to go back this year. It's such a shame. In the past it was a great place to spend an evening, but it's poorly managed now, and the younger crowd has taken over for the most part. Until and unless things change, we won't be back.
My friend and I used to really enjoy going to Artpark for Tuesdays in the Park. It's not so enjoyable any longer. Artpark has a designated area on the upper level for people with disabilities. This is great, because it allows you a fairly good view of the stage. The problem - there is absolutely no place to purchase non-alcoholic beverages without having to walk down the stairs - what??!! This wouldn't be so bad if you could bring your own water in with you.
This is the worst venue I have every been too. I went for a Rob Zombie/Alice Cooper concert indoors and they would not let anyone get out of their seats. Outdoors I just saw ZZ-Top and they put the stage in the corner, where no one can see it. Parking in the area is terrible. Unless you want to go watch your concert on a screen do not go here. Terrible place to go. Save your money.
In the business of showing off the Falls since 1950, this tour company offers individualized and group packages—with individual tours
running from mid April to the end of October and group tours year round. During peak season, tours run ...
It all began 12,000 years ago when a huge trench was carved to create this spectacular natural wonder. At the
time, the Falls were about 7 miles down river in the Lewiston Queenston area. In their present position, the ...
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Air Conditioning (In Room). Non Smoking Rooms. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Hotel Details:Internet ...