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Welcome to Arcade, NY


Arcade is one of the four “main” towns in Wyoming County and is located in the southwest corner of the county. The town is bordered to the north by Java, to the east by Eagle, to the south by Cattaraugus County and to the west by Erie County (town of Sardinia). Arcade includes a village also named Arcade, as well as the hamlets of Arcade Center and East Arcade. This is the home of the Arcade and Attica Railroad, one of the region’s top attractions. The railroad is billed as “the only steam excursion in New York state” and is especially popular for fall foliage tours. Prestolite Electric, in the former Motorola building, is a major employer in the area.


For grocery shopping, Arcade has a Top’s Friendly Markets store on West Main Street. For retail shopping, there’s a Walmart store in Springville, Erie County, about 14 miles west. The regional hospital is Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, about 26 miles northeast. More hospitals can be found further away in the Buffalo area, about 40 miles west. Arcade is part of the Pioneer Central School District, one of the largest geographically in the state. 

Recreation & Entertainment

The biggest attraction in Arcade, and one of the major attractions is Wyoming County, is the Arcade and Attica Railroad. The place bills itself as “the only steam excursion in New York state.” The historic station on Main Street has artifacts like antique railroad lanterns. Passengers travel through the countryside to Currier’s Depot before returning to the station. Excursions are offered throughout the year, with fall-foliage the busiest time. 

Transportation & Traffic

Arcade is at the junction of Route 39, which goes east-west, and Route 98, which goes north-south.

Pros & Cons

Arcade has more to offer than some of the other smaller towns in Wyoming County, but the place still has plenty of wide-open spaces. Arcade is part of a huge geographic school district, but the elementary school is in town and the middle- and high schools are just a few miles away. Proximity to Erie County is a plus.

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