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January 21, 2013

Niagara County named one of best family destinations

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Tonawanda News — “I think so many people have Niagara Falls on their bucket list and they come from all over the world. A lot of people may not know there are actually four regions to the county,” Blackley added.

Rosenberger’s list mentions some specific towns in the county and the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum as one of the highlights.

“There’s so much more to do than just Niagara Falls,” Rosenberger’s listing for Niagara County read. “Visit small towns like Lewiston, Lockport and North Tonawanda (home of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum) and create unique and memorable experiences for your family. Visit Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Power Project Power Vista Visitor Center to understand the power and importance of the region. Pick your own fruit at Becker Farms but be sure to save some to top your frozen custard from Hibbards. The Barton Hill Hotel and Spa is a great lodging choice when visiting the region.”

Rae Proefrock, executive director of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, said she was delighted and surprised the location was included. She hopes the mention will bring more visitors to the museum when they’re in town visiting the falls.

“I think it’s a very unique site that you can’t find in most of the rest of the country, especially because it’s a site of interest to children and families where they can learn and play together. It’s an authentic site that hopefully young people will appreciate,” she said.

The fact that children can learn about the lumber city’s influence on the amusement ride and but also take a spin on the horses themselves is what makes it so kid-friendly, Proefock said.

“When you have a good time somewhere, when you can play and enjoy yourself especially as a family and also learn something at the same time it becomes a complete experience,” she added.

Niagara County came in sixth place on the list of seven locations, which also includes Washington, San Diego, Boston, New Orleans, Miami and Hershey, Pa.

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Contact features editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.

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