MiM ‘Explore Buffalo’
May 24 – 28, 2022
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.
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 Maci @ 270-467-8804 or Bryce @ 270-777-4506.
Advance registration closes at 5:00pm on Monday, April 18, 2022 or until sold out
** No registrations or refunds available after that date. **
Please call Maci (270)467-8804 or Bryce (270)777-4506 to register by phone
Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1750
Passenger / alternate driver $350
Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1790
Passenger / alternate driver $390
- Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Chris Sweeney at 270-467-8810
- You Must be Driving a Corvette To Participate on this Tour
- Please contact us with any dietary or other special restrictions At Time of registration
|2022 MiM ‘Explore Buffalo’
Host Hotel: Hyatt Place Buffalo / Amherst
5020 Main St
Amherst, NY 14226
(4-night stay included in registration)
|TUESDAY, MAY 24|
|3:00pm||Check-in Hyatt Place Buffalo / Amherst
Experience warm hospitality and spacious rooms at Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst just minutes from popular attractions, sports venues, historic Williamsville and 15 minutes to downtown Buffalo and Canada. If you’re visiting for business or pleasure, the Amherst hotel near Buffalo offers a casual chic ambiance for relaxation and a business-friendly environment keeping you connected to what’s important.
|7:00pm||‘Meet N Greet’
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 25|
|6:30am – 9:30am||Continental Breakfast at Hyatt Place|
|9:45am||Group Meeting in Front Lobby|
|Immediately following||Depart for Frank Lloyd Wright House|
|10:30am – 12:00pm||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.
|12:00pm||Leave for Buffalo Zoo
|12:15pm – 4:00pm||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.
|4:15pm||Depart for Lockport Locks / Erie Canal
|5:00pm – 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.
|THURSDAY, MAY 26|
|6:30am – 8:10am||Continental Breakfast at Hyatt Place|
|8:15am||Depart for Pierce Arrow Museum
|Immediately Following||Depart for Pierce Arrow Museum|
|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.
|Free Time to Explore before Lunch at the Chef’s Italian Restaurant|
|11:00am||Depart for Chef’s Italian Restaurant
|11:15am||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.
|Depart for Buffalo Naval & Military Park
|12:30pm – 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.
|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).
|Following Dinner||Depart for Hyatt Place Buffalo / Amherst on Your Own
|FRIDAY, MAY 27|
|6:30am – 7:30am||Continental Breakfast at Hyatt Place|
|7:30am||Depart for Niagara Falls|
|8:15am||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.
|Depart for Hyatt Place Buffalo / Amherst On Your Own|
|5:00pm||Farewell Dinner at the Hyatt Place Buffalo / Amherst
|SATURDAY, MAY 28|
|7:00am – 10:00am||Continental Breakfast – Check out Hyatt Place Buffalo / Amherst
Travel Home Safely & Thank You for Joining the
MiM 2022 ‘Explore Buffalo’