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What To Do

Things to do in the area


Cattaruagus Creek, which runs directly through the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus Territory, has been listed in the top 10 steelhead fishing sites by national fishing magazines.

In order to fish on any of our territories you must have a Seneca Nation fishing license. Fishing licenses can be obtained at the Seneca Nation's Clerk's Office in Irving or Salamanca, NY or any of our Nation-owned One Stop Convenient stores (located in Irving, Salamanca, and Cuba, NY).

License Fees are:

  • Non-Indian Adult: $45
  • Non-Indian Minor (10-16yrs. old) $25
  • Disabled Person (50% or more) $10
  • Senior Citizens (65 yrs or older) $15
  • Temporary License (3 consecutive days) $25

Cultural Events:

The Seneca Nation invites native and non-native alike to join us in our celebrations of Seneca heritage and culture:

Seneca Pow Wow

The Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow is held on the 3rd weekend in July at Veteran’s Park on Broad Street in Salamanca, NY and features drum and dance competitions as well as food and craft vendors. Seneca Pow Wow 2012 committee chair, Pamela Bowen estimates that pow wows began being held on Seneca Nation territories in the late 1980’s. “Although pow wows are not a part of our culture historically, my understanding is that early organizers began holding them on our territories as a way to extend our hand in friendship to our neighbors and other Nations from across the country. It is a borrowed custom but we try to infuse the pow wow with our own unique Seneca culture by showcasing our Iroquois dance styles, such as the smoke dance competition and various social dances which highlight our local Seneca singers and instruments.”

Native Roots Artist Guild

Native Roots Artists Guild is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Haudenosaunee artists. The Guild hosts events, art shows and presentations throughout the year. Visit their website to learn more and see profiles of over 50 Haundeosaunee artists and their amazing art work. www.nativerootsartistsguild.com


The two branches of the SNI Library are affiliated with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Library System. The two branches are open to the general public and are funded by the New York State Department of Education. Both locations are excellent resources for more information on Seneca and Native American culture, as well as genealogy.

Allegany Branch
830 Broad St.
Salamanca, NY 14779
(716) 945-3157
Cattaraugus Branch
3 Thomas Indian School Drive
Irving, NY 14081
(716) 532-9449




Ray Evans Seneca Theater

The theater is home to many annual music and dance recitals
10 Main St
Salamanca, NY 14779

Carson Waterman's Studio

A painter and member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
28 Main St
Salamanca, NY 14779

Salamanca Rail Museum

Restored passenger depot constructed in 1912 by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway.
170 North Main St.
Salamanca, NY 14779

Salamanca Historical Society Museum

Discover artifacts from the past and learn about Salamanca’s rich history.
125 Main St
Salamanca, NY 14779

The Amish Trail

NY Amish Trail or call 1-800-331-0543


The Seneca Nation operates three casinos and two gaming centers in Western New York. For more information on any of these world-class facilities, please click on one of the logos below.

Regional Tourism Organizations

For more information on things to do in our area please visit our regional tourism partners' websites:
Cattaraugus County Tourism
Chautauqua County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau
Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe

Seneca Transit System

The Seneca Transit System (STS) is a bus service provided to all area residents. The STS provides transportation between both the Cattaraugus and Allegany territories, with many stops inbetween. 

Find the STS schedule and more information here.