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Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202
716 847 1773
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Ranked #4 of 94 attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums
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Fillmore, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Locals have done a marvelous job of putting together a naval museum on the naval ship and submarine. But, keep in mind these are the real "mckoy" and require good climbing ability on steep ladders to the various decks and the ability to maneuver in tight spaces and in and out of submarine hatches to get around. I say this... More

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Fremont, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with my 4 year old and almost 2 year old. My 4 year old was very interested in touring the ships. We went during the week and it was not very busy. Just touring the 2 ships took almost two hours. There was a lot to see and read about. If traveling with young children it would be impossible... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This naval museum gave me the opportuinity to experience what life was like aboard a naval ship and submarine,Graphic displays inside the ship, with video's ,brought the vessels to life.Veterans of past wars who serve as volunteer docents added even another personal touch to my visit..You have to be in good shape to take these tours. Lots of steep and... More

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Norwalk, CT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This place is FASCINATING!!! Wow! The boats and submarine were small but full of history. Nice staff and great restaurant called the Hatch. Would return.

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Millville, Massachusetts, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We only got to see The Sullivans ship before it poured. Very pleasantly surprised at how many areas you could tour. Nicely preserved and lots of explore. Money well spent for sure. Great for all ages over 4. Not the greatest with babies or toddlers (steep stairs)

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I took advantage of a free tour of the naval park on some random day last summer (fall?). It was something we wouldn't have necessarily gone to if it weren't free, but now that we know what it is, we would be more than willing to pay the price of admission! Nice setup, although I would suggest... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Money well spent. Self guided tour aboard USS Little Rock, USS The Sullivan's and the submarine, Crocker. Lots of construction so was a little tricky navigating to the waterfront but def worth the trip.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A hands-on self-guided tour of a destroyer, a cruiser and a submarine -- a great history lesson and tribute to US Navy

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Arlington, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You can spend as much time you wish to do so. We spent several hours. Loved the self guided tour. It is sobering, makes you appreciate the men who spent months or years in those tight spaces in the vast oceans fighting for our country. Great visuals, artifacts in perfect condition! Lots of stairs to climb, but it is safe,... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This park has a museum that contains 2 ships and 1 submarine from the second world war. The exhibits also include other military equipment and personal exhibits about various conflicts since WW2. A worthwhile place to visit to help maintain this legacy and history as it is all volunteers who run it.

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