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Buffalo City Hall

65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202
716-851-4200; 716-851-5891 (Observation deck)
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Ranked #12 of 94 attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Government Buildings
Owner description: The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with figures and symbols portraying the history and spirit of the city. The... more » Owner description: The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with figures and symbols portraying the history and spirit of the city. The 28th-floor observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Erie and western New York. « less
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Buffalo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have lived in the Buffalo area for close to 50 years and have never been to the top of city hall. That was a mistake! The view is fantastic and gives a great overview of the entire area. We took the daily free tour of city hall which includes a lot of good information and ends on the 28th... More

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A free tour at noon every day --- our guide was well spoken and intelligent ; lots of interesting information.

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toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For free, you can go to the 28th floor observations deck and get a 360 degree view of Buffalo and Lake Erie. Watch out for falling ceiling inside. While we were out of the platform, a chunk of plaster crashed to the floor. Judging from the appearance of the ceiling, they have some ongoing issues with it. Nevertheless, this is... More

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Virginia Beach, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's free to go up to the observation desk and see the city. The building has beautiful details inside and out.

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Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I love the Art Deco style of this building. On the observation deck, you get a nice view of the city and waterfront. If in the area, I would definitely recommend checking it out.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I only had time to view the lobby and go to the observation deck. The view from the top was awesome. I only gave it a 4 because you take the elevator to the 25 the floor, and then you have to walk up 60 steps to get to the observation deck. It can be a tough climb if you... More

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New York City, New York
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496 reviews 496 reviews
150 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Only had a small amount of time to play tourist on a business trip, but visiting here was a must stop. We could not make the tour so satisfied ourselves with the lobby and the observation deck. Buffalo is considered a "well-planned" city so it is interesting to view it from above. It is also an excellent way to get... More

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Mirabel, Qc
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183 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Not that many city halls are worth a visit but Buffalo's sure does. This art deco building is so impressive. The visit is very interesting and educational. The view from the top is splendid. A must see in Buffalo.

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ottawa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The tour -- given at noon every week day -- was excellent. The guide knew his material and obviously loved Buffalo and its history. The building has not been spoiled by modernization or Improvements. The tour is very thorough, and includes both the mayor's office and the observation deck at the top. We went on a Sunday last summer and... More

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Miami, Fl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Loved the view from the observation deck on the 28th floor of the city hall. Great views of the Buffalo skyline and Canada across the lake. Free tours are given @ 4 pm (every day except Sunday I think) but unfortunately we didn't have time to come back for that. Aside from the nice view the building itself is grand... More

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