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Address: 1 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone Number: 716 947 9126
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Took the Bike Ferry over

We enjoyed a Sunday afternoon by the light house. For $2.00 round trip we took the bike ferry. Definitely an enjoyable quiet stroll

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Buffalo, New York
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North Tonawanda, New York
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It gets a little better each year and is now more accessible. The folks who visit should thank Jimmy Griffin.

Thank Bill H
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Where the heck is the lighthouse? We drove around at least 1/2 hour and asked people for directions. No one seemed to know about this lighthouse.

Thank Richard F
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We enjoyed a Sunday afternoon by the light house. For $2.00 round trip we took the bike ferry. Definitely an enjoyable quiet stroll

Thank tto75
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208 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is the original Light House for Buffalo. It has been restored, after years of abuse and is now a waterfront attraction that should be seen, if visiting the area. Tours are offered on a limited basis but you can take the footpath from the Coast Guard Station and walk over to the base of the tower to take pictures.... More 

Thank BuffaloGryde
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

I have tried in years past to visit this lighthouse when I visit Buffalo. The grounds are open to walk out to the end and view the lighthouse now however inside tours are extremely limited. Like 4 a summer and never when I am in town. It's a nice walk.

Thank Christi K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The lighthouse is located next to a bird preserve which was such a pleasant walk. The lighthouse is a great bit of history and worth the trip if you are in the area

Thank Scrunch M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Saw the lighthouse from the harbor but no sense in walking/driving over to see it up close as it was chained shut. Our boat captain said it is open for tours only a couple of days a year ... and the day we were there wasn't it. Shame.

Thank William H
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

If you want to escape the pier crowds and still enjoy the fabulous waterfront and Buffalo skyline-thus lighthouse is the place to go!

Thank Marisha P
Roachdale, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

From the Buffalo Skyway, (NY Highway 5), look for the 'Buffalo Outer Harbor Drive' exit signs from the North or South. At the ramp's end at the stop signs, go West a short distance to Fuhrman Blvd North and turn right at the roundabout. Go a little over a mile to the Coast Guard Station, you will turn around at... More 

3 Thank Chuck P
Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You can see the entire Buffalo Harbor and Lake Erie/Niagara River. You can take the stairs which is quite tiring or the elevator. It's a good place to take out of town guests. After see this spectacular view you can enjoy yourself on the Waterfront.

3 Thank buftone_68

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