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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 #16 of 100 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I come here all of the time for Work, and know much about the building. This is definitely a very Historical Building, with an amazing lobby, Observation Deck, and Of Course Wonderful Exterior. I would for sure recommend if visiting Buffalo to come in for a tour to see the building.

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Jackson Heights, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is one of, if not my very most favorite art deco building I've seen. I'm very into deco art and architecture, and this is a really exceptional example. It's colorful and ornate in a way you don't see often. I didn't realize until I came to write this review that they do tours (and free ones at that!) and... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My mother and I, both locals, finally went on the free tour of city hall in Buffalo in the summer. We were blown away by the interior of the building and the saturated history each stone sculpture and painting seemed to have. The tour guide was informative and even cracked a few jokes. Neither of us had ever had a... More

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had some time to kill so we drove downtown. City hall was very cool just after dusk. There are also several interesting buildings close (pictured) by so a good place to view some old Buffalo architecture. It's was a pretty quick 15-30 minute visit for us. We didn't go inside

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Buffalo City Hall has a small cafeteria in the basement of the beautiful,huge building that is hidden in the basement. Food, service and price are great. If you are downtown and don't want to fight the crowds at the mall, restaurants on Main, go over to City Hall and enjoy their cafeteria.

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Skaneateles, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This beautiful art deco building is a treasure. Our guide was full of information and anecdotes. View from the observation deck is amazing!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The observation deck offered a fine view of the city, lake and surroundings. The exhibit panels told the history of Buffalo and its prominent residents. The security glass obstructed some picture taking.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This huge structure dominates the area where it is located. Its entrance and the foyer are in art deco style and provide the feel of an earlier era. Large murals proclaim grandiose themes. You can take the elevator to the 26th floor and walk up 2 flights to get a panoramic view of the area, including Lake Erie.

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Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I took the tour with our Girl Scout Troop and we all enjoyed it very much. We met in front of the building and off we went. We learned about the architecture and symbols on the building. The history of the building was very interesting. The observation deck is not to be missed. The tour guide was fantastic and was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a bit disappointing due to the state of the building. The building was not clean and theinformation on the viewing deck was damaged therefore some of the information could not be read. For a main attraction of the city I feel more attention could be given to the attraction.

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