Buffalo City Hall

Top choice in Buffalo

This 32-story art deco masterpiece, opened in 1931 and beautifully detailed inside and out, towers over downtown. It's worth joining the free tour at noon that includes access to the mayor's office, the council chamber and the open-air observation deck.

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1. Guaranty Building

0.28 MILES

Completed in 1896 for the Guaranty Construction company, this gorgeous piece of architecture has a facade covered in detailed terra-cotta tiles and a…

3. Canalside

0.73 MILES

Buffalo's once-derelict waterfront has been spruced up to offer year-round entertainments and activities, from markets and light shows in summer to ice…

5. Outer Harbor

0.87 MILES

This narrow, 400-acre strip of land between the Buffalo River and Lake Erie serves as the city’s Central Park. The heart of the space is Wilkeson Pointe,…

7. Old Fort Erie


East of Port Colborne and south of Niagara Falls is the town of Fort Erie, where the Niagara River leaks out of Lake Erie. Across from Buffalo, NY, it’s…

8. Delaware Park

2.91 MILES

This 350-acre park is one of three in the city designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It includes meadows, forests, lakes, rose and Japanese-style gardens,…