MiM ‘Explore Buffalo’

June 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – June 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am

MiM ‘Explore Buffalo’

June 20–24, 2018

Sold out – Call Karen or Bryce for Waitlist

 NCM ‘Museum in Motion’ is heading to Buffalo, NY. Buffalo is a city on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York. Our MiM will include such landmarks as the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area, a dinner cruise on the Erie Canal and Locks 34 & 35, and take in the beautiful Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park as well as possible tour to the GM powertrain Corvette Engine Assembly Tour.

Special thanks go to NCM Member Lou Merzacco for helping us plan and showing us around his beautiful city.

Make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all MiM (Museum in Motion) events and on-site events including opening of registration and fees. Questions, contact Karen @ 270-467-8804 or Bryce @ 270-777-4506.


Advance registration closes at 5:00pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 or until sold out

** No registrations or refunds available after that date. **

Please call Karen (270)467-8804 or Bryce (270)777-4506 to register by phone

 Registration fee:

Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1500
Passenger / alternate driver $300

Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1540

Passenger / alternate driver $340

  • Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Becky at 270-467-8836

2018 MiM ‘Explore Buffalo’

 Host Hotel: Radisson Hotel

100 Whitehaven Road

Grand Island, NY 70123

(4-night stay included in registration)

3:00pm Check-in Radisson Hotel Grand Island

The Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island provides a peaceful escape in a suburban setting. Located on the banks of the upper Niagara River, our hotel features rooms and suites with walk-out balconies and views of the river and the countryside. You can relax on the island or explore downtown Buffalo and Niagara Falls State Park, both located about 15 minutes from the hotel. Cocktail lounge and restaurant available on site.

  • Lodging included in registration


7:00pm ‘Meet n Greet’

  • Settlement Room in Radisson Hotel
  • Short introductions, Discuss the week’s events, Q & A session
  • Dinner included in registration


7:00am Continental Breakfast at Radisson
8:15am Group Meeting in Front Lobby
8:30am Depart for Frank Lloyd Wright House


9:00am – 11:30am Arrive and Tour at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex

Few names in American architecture are as ubiquitous as Frank Lloyd Wright’s. Even fewer American cities can boast seven of his legendary masterworks. Wright’s Buffalo portfolio includes the Martin House Complex, one of the finest examples from his prairie period, the Graycliff Estate on the shores of Lake Erie and a boathouse, mausoleum and filling station built nearly a century after they were first conceptualized.

  •  Parking at Buffalo Zoo – 200 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
  • 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214




11:45am Leave for Buffalo Zoo

  •  Walk from Martin Complex to Zoo (Approximately 1 Block)




11:00am – 3:45pm Arrive and Tour Buffalo Zoo

Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo, is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Buffalo Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York; second only to Niagara Falls. Located on 23.5 acres (9.5 ha) of Buffalo’s Delaware Park, the zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals, and more than 320 distinct species of plants.




4:00pm Depart for Lockport Locks / Erie Canal

  •  210 Market St. Lockport, NY 14094




6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner & Cruise on Locks 34 & 35

Your fun and informative cruise & dinner will take you past five of the original 1800’s locks. Three million gallons of water will fill Locks 34 & 35, the only double set on the Erie Canal, and raise the boat 50 feet. You’ll pass under Lockport’s “Upside Down Bridge,” Lockport’s “Big Bridge” (the widest bridge in the U.S. at 299 feet wide), through the “deep rock cut” and under lift bridges. The lively narration by the Coast Guard Licensed Captains is also accompanied by crowd-pleasing canal music, popular during the 1800’s.

  •  Dinner and Cruise included in your registration




Continental Breakfast at Radisson
8:15am Depart for Pierce Arrow Museum

  •  263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203


8:45am – 10:30am Arrive and tour Pierce Arrow Museum

This unique museum focuses on Buffalo’s transportation history featuring Pierce Arrow, Thomas Flyer, electric vehicles, vintage bicycles, motorcycles, muscle cars and trucks, many made in Western New York. A unique feature is the-full scale Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright, designed for Buffalo in 1927 but never built.

  • Docent guided tour included in your registration


11:15am Depart for Chef’s Italian Restaurant

  • Walk from the Museum
  • 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204


11:30am Lunch at Chef’s Italian Restaurant

Chef’s has been a neighborhood icon that brings the taste of Italy back home to Buffalo.  As one of Buffalo’s Favorite Italian restaurants since 1923.

  •  Lunch included in registration




Depart for Buffalo Naval & Military Park

  • 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202


1:00pm – 5:00pm Arrive and Tour Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is a museum on the shore of Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York. It is home to several decommissioned US Naval vessels, including the Cleveland-class cruiser USS Little Rock, the Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivan’s, and the submarine USS Croaker. Along with the ships, there are a variety of smaller vehicles, vessels, and aircraft on display at the park.

  •  Tour included in your registration




5:00pm Dinner on USS Little Rock Fantail

The Little Rock was the first ship to bear the name of Little Rock, Arkansas. The only guided missile cruiser on display in the U.S. today, the USS Little Rock is the sole survivor of the U.S. Navy’s World War II Cleveland class of light cruisers, the most abundant of all U.S. wartime cruisers (29 vessels total).  

  •  Dinner included in your registration




7:30pm Depart for MoondanceCat Charter Catamaran

  • 329 Erie Street, Buffalo, NY 14202


8:00pm – 10:15pm Arrive and Sunset Sail on the 56′ MoondanceCat

It’s always a perfect night aboard the MoondanceCat. The MoondanceCat is 56’ long and 31’ wide. Equipped with sound system and wet bar, entertainment has never been easier. Enclosed area for seating and tables or breathing easy on deck, moondanceCat puts wind in the sails of excitement. All on beautiful Lake Erie.

  • Sail included in registration
Continental Breakfast at Radisson
8:45am Depart for Niagara Falls


9:15am Arrive and Free time at Niagara Falls State Park

Jaw-dropping scenic beauty. Thundering roars. Mind-boggling cataracts. Shimmering rainbows. And the raw power of 4-6 million cubic feet of water rushing over the edges every minute of the day.

  •  Niagara State Park Pass and scenic trolley ride included in registration


Depart for Radisson Hotel on your own


5:00pm Farewell Dinner at the Radisson

  •  Summer Cookout Menu
  • Dinner on the Riverfront Patio
  • Dinner included in registration
Continental Breakfast – Check out Radisson
 Travel Home Safely & Thank You for Joining the

MiM 2018 ‘Explore Buffalo Niagara Falls’


Sold Out – Call Karen or Bryce for Waitlist