Attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Buffalo

Martin House Complex

This 15,000-sq-ft house, built between 1903 and 1905, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his friend and patron Darwin D Martin. Representing Wright's Prairie House ideal, it consists of six interconnected buildi…
Top Choice Museum in Buffalo

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The gallery's superb collection, which ranges from Degas and Picasso to Ruscha, Rauschenberg and other abstract expressionists, occupies a neoclassical building planned for Buffalo's 1905 Pan American Expo. Its temp…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Niagara Falls

Cave of the Winds

On the north corner of Goat Island, don a souvenir rain poncho and sandals (provided) and take an elevator down to walkways just 25ft from the crashing water at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. (Despite the name, the …
Top Choice Architecture in Buffalo

Buffalo City Hall

This 32-story art-deco masterpiece, beautifully detailed inside and out and opened in 1931, towers over downtown. It's worth joining the free tour at noon that includes access to the mayor's office, the council cham…
Museum in Niagara Falls

Old Fort Niagara

This 1726 French-built fortress, restored in the 1930s, defends the once very strategic point where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario. It has engaging displays of Native American artifacts, small weapons, fu…
Architecture in Buffalo

Guaranty Building

Completed in 1896 for the Guaranty Construction company, this gorgeous piece of architecture has a facade covered in detailed terra-cotta tiles and a superb stained-glass ceiling in its lobby. The interpretative cen…
Arts Center in Western New York

Roycroft Campus

A National Historic Landmark, the Roycroft Campus includes six restored arts-and-crafts-style buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the complex was founded by Elbert Hubbard. Start at the visit…
Park in Niagara Falls

Whirlpool State Park

This park, 3 miles north of the falls, sits just above a sharp bend in the Niagara River – a bend that creates a giant whirlpool easily visible from your vantage point. Steps take you 300ft to the gorge below and mi…
State Park in Western New York

Letchworth State Park

Known as the Grand Canyon of the East, this state park encompasses 14,500 acres, including lush forest, the Genesee River and three magnificent waterfalls. There’s almost two-dozen hiking trails, plus rafting from t…
Architecture in Buffalo

Graycliff Estate

Occupying a dramatic cliff-top location on Lake Erie, 16 miles south of downtown Buffalo, is this 1920s vacation home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the wealthy Martin family. Having fallen into much disrepair, …