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A display at the Cattaraugus County Museum in Machias, NY

Cattaraugus County has a lot of art galleries and museums to visit.  View all Galleries & Museums in Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains of Western NY.

A lot of the history of Cattaraugus County may be found at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum in Machias, New York.

The Regina A. Quick Center in Allegany, NY.

Explore a longhouse and the culture of Native American's in Western New York at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY.

Photo of men working on cutlery from American Cutlery Museum

This area of Western New York is a knife making hub as may be seen at the American Museum of Cutlery in Cattaraugus, NY or Cutco / Ka-Bar Visitors Center in Olean, NY.

Front of Art on Main in Allegany, NY

Art on Main Gallery and Store in Allegany, NY.

Rail Museum in Salamanca, NY

One of the largest outdoor sculpture parks in the world is at Griffis Sculpture Park in Ashford, NY.

View hundreds of antlers at the Antler Shed Whitetail Museum in West Valley, NY

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View all Galleries & Museums in Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains of Western NY.

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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