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The Best Things to Do in Buffalo

Buffalo may be best known for its chicken wings and chilly temps, but the City of Good Neighbors is also home to world-class art, unbeatable architecture, fascinating history, and outdoor recreation in spades. Sure, hit Anchor Bar for wings, but also make time for plenty of culture, sightseeing, and adventure.
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1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA
This museum is currently closed for construction until 2022. Albright-Knox Northland, a new project space at 612 Northland Avenue, will open on January 17, 2020.

One of Buffalo’s most well-known attractions, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery...
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2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218, USA
When it’s cold outside or the skies are gray, a trip to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens offers an uplifting change of scenery. Tucked away in the South Park neighborhood of South Buffalo, the glass-domed building—which is actually 12...
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City Hall Buffalo City, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
Buffalo City Hall is a beautiful Art Deco building complete with symbolic reliefs, colorful murals, and an elegant silhouette at the heart of Niagara Square. What most visitors don’t know, however, is that you can head to the top of the...
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1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211, USA
Situated in the Martin Luther King Park neighborhood, the Buffalo Museum of Science offers visitors a range of activities that span space, culture, history, and archaeology, with plenty of fossils, to boot—including a tyrannosaurus skull and...
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359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Open year-round on the banks of the Buffalo River, this massive waterfront complex offers everything you need for a fun afternoon. Zip-line between abandoned grain silos, challenge yourself on the high-ropes course, kayak down the river, or climb...
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Situated on the northern end of Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo offers family-friendly fun for warm summer days. Built in 1975, it’s the third-oldest zoo in the country, but the facilities have been updated over the years to provide spacious...
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1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA
Located directly across the street from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in the center of Buffalo’s Museum District, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is dedicated to famed watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield and other distinguished artists of...
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145 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
A stop at the Colored Musicians Club is a must for any music fan visiting Buffalo. Founded in 1917—after Buffalo’s African-American musicians were forced to form their own union—the club started as a place to hang out after work,...
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1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209, USA
While walking around a cemetery may not be what you expected to do on vacation, Forest Lawn is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city. The 269-acre green space is a tranquil retreat, with everything from walking paths and fountains to...
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346 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
For souvenirs or a quick bite to eat, visitors shouldn’t miss Buffalo’s Market at Horsefeathers. Housed in the renovated basement and first floor of a historic building on Connecticut Street, the market is held on Saturdays from 10...
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125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1903 for a wealthy businessman, the Martin House is one of Buffalo’s architectural masterpieces. Situated in the beautiful Parkside neighborhood, it stands out among the restored Victorian homes and canopy...
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3208 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Located in Buffalo’s University Heights District, Parkside Candy is famous not only for its affordable ice-cream sundaes and delicious sandwiches, but also for its beautiful space. Open since 1927, the shop is filled with Victorian...
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85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
At Silo City, three historic grain elevators now serve as a cultural venue for theater performances, live music, poetry readings, and more. Visitors to the converted site can also tour the grain elevators, kayak or stand-up paddleboard down...
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1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Buffalo offers the best of both worlds in the sense that there’s plenty of action in the heart of the city, but in no time at all you can also find yourself surrounded by nature. Just a seven-minute drive from Niagara Square, the 264-acre...
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44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
For decades, Buffalo’s waterfront was used almost exclusively for industry. Today, however, it’s a major attraction for outdoor enthusiasts, with everything from parks and bike trails to fishing, boating, ice skating, and more. Get in...