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Erie Basin Marina Gardens

Address: Buffalo Erie Basin Marina, Foot Of Erie St, Buffalo, NY
Phone Number: (716) 851-5389
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Ranked #16 of 90 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Western New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a magnet for gardeners who love to see what's coming from the big growers. New varieties of annuals and perennials are planted in sunny beds next to Buffalo's Marina -- lovingly tended by gardeners who will take time to talk about their favorites and what is doing well in the harbored climate.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a lovely part of Buffalo, right on Lake Erie. We spent the better part of an hour just walking around and relaxing there. The flowers are spectacular!

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Cheektowaga, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a great way to plan your own garden for next year! Take a notepad and note the names of various flowers and plants that are clearly labeled in the gardens. There are beautiful presentations of so many flowers.

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Buffalo,NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent the night on the Croaker (sub) with the Boy Scouts- what a great outing. The staff there gave (gives) tours of the two ships and the sub. You can imagine yourself on any of the three during their mission years with the wealth of information given to you. Pieces of "living" history are always important to take advantage of.

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Buffalo, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A series of pretty flower beds spread out over a short walk. Some contain flowers being tested by seed companies. It a pretty walk along the waterfront. Grab an ice cream or something to eat at the Hatch and take the stroll.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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394 reviews 394 reviews
191 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A garden is always worth seeing especially one near bodies of water. It has been a pleasure to see then expand over the years. It is extra-special that they are also test gardens - just another Buffalo contribution to the world.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
58 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a gem on the shore of Lake Erie in the downtown area of Buffalo. There are flowers everywhere, a restaurant if you are in need of something to drink or eat and beautiful views of Lake Erie. You can walk out to the lighthouse and climb to the top to get even more wonderful views of the lake... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What a wonderful treat to stroll the gardens at the beautiful marina area. I used to live in the area and we came back to Buffalo for a visit. We marveled at the wonderful improvements to the area and the gardens were no exception. They gardens lined both sides of the drive.The gardens were beautifully attended. The various flowers were... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The volunteers and park employees have put together an oasis in our downtown area. The flowers are beautifully arranged and all along both sides of the drive. The real treat though are the test gardens, using seeds from both US and Canadian growers...both perennials and annuals. A treat to see any time, Spring or summer or fall! Bring your friends... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I go to the marina a few times a year and always marvel at the view.You never know what will be sailing by. The last time it was a pirate ship to the delight of the kids in our group. The observation tower is awesome.Please be advised it is three flights up with no elevator but a must if you... More 

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