Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center
30 Lake Shore Drive East
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: (716) 366-8350
Fax: (716) 366-8899
Arts & Museums
The Leon Historical Museum was previously the Leon United Methodist Church building. This museum pertains to the historical heritage of Leon and is maintained by the Leon Historical Society.
This 14-room, Federal-style mansion houses the collections of the Chautauqua County Historical Society. The home was built in 1818 by James McClurg, a wealthy man originally from Pittsburgh. McClurg decided to build a more elegant home for his family, rather than a log home like most other settlers lived in. After the last of his descendants died, the home was left to the village to be used as a public building. It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Displays on three floors pertain to the development of Chautauqua County and feature art, antiques, dolls and more, including an exhibit on Chautauqua County’s connection to president Abraham Lincoln. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Portage Hill Gallery is an art space that welcomes a variety of art forms that are unique and creative. Founded in 1982, this small venture blossomed into a famous art gallery that showcases works of local, regional and international artists. Apart from that, it also has an on-site framing studio, that provides you with excellent frames that not only complement the painting or photograph but further enhance its beauty. For more details on the gallery and other information, call ahead.
Stop by the Pennsylvania Railroad Station for a glimpse into the past. This historically significant railroad station was built in 1925 and has a picturesque decor with predominantly brick elements. This station served this region till 1950 and later was closed down. Now half of this railroad station has been converted into the interesting Depot Museum that explores the local culture and history.
This "Jewel on the Lake" was the summer home for the folks who lived in the Darwin D. Martin House in the early part of the 20th century and is one of a half-dozen designed in the Buffalo area by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Its location is spectacular, south of Buffalo on a 70-foot cliff overhanging Lake Erie. The house is architecturally significant because it marks a transition period between Wright's earlier Prairie Style and his concrete designs. Tours generally last 1 hour and 15 minutes. Keep in mind that Graycliff tours are not appropriate for children under 10 years and that reservations are required.
Eden, NY is where people can find the 'Kazoo Capital of the World' because it is home to the only metal kazoo factory in existence. Established in 1916, the working factory still has its original equipment that churn out kazoos and for nearly a century, these membranophones have been made this way. Tours are self-guided, but groups of six or more can request a guided tour. Inside the museum, visitors can see and buy kazoos of all shapes and sizes. Also located in front is the boutique shop which features jewelry, books, toys, cards and of course, more kazoos.