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Address: 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone Number: 716-851-4200; 716-851-5891 (Observation deck)
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with...
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.
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See Buffalo City Hall: It is worth the time and it is fweee!

I've read virtually all of the excellent and very good reated reviews and agree with all of them. Do yourself a favor and go to the observation deck on the 28-th level for awsome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've read virtually all of the excellent and very good reated reviews and agree with all of them. Do yourself a favor and go to the observation deck on the 28-th level for awsome views, at least on a clear day. The last 3 levels are walk-up and the levels are extra tall. Take a parka in winter since the... More 

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Getzville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Having lived here my entire life, I was surprised to learn what I didn't know about Buffalo's beautiful City Hall. There is amazing artwork and the architecture is incredible. I went to the top on a clear day and looked out to see some gorgeous sites. Do go on a tour.

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The outside of City Hall is a fabulous structure. Inside, you take an elevator to the 25th floor. Then, walk up 3 flights of stairs to observation deck - WHICH IS FREE. Views are from inside and a small deck that is outside. You can get a 360 degree view of Buffalo. What this allows you to see is how... More 

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Pomona, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The tour was interesting and the building beautiful. Heard a lot of history and current situation about Buffalo. We even grabbed a snack in the basement. The Observation Deck is great!

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New York
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201 reviews 201 reviews
45 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We took an out of town friend to see city hall. The architecture of the building is gorgeous Art Deco. The building is some what run down as seen in the elevators. The architecture of the elevators is great, but they desperately need renovation. Views from the top level are nice of downtown area, but again the top level needs... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My family visited City Hall this past Thanksgiving. The observation deck was opened and we were able to see Buffalo from every angle. The architecture was also awesome.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There are frequent free public tours of Buffalo City Hall. It is a must for art and architecture lovers. The building also hosts an observation deck that offers a panoramic view of the city.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went on the Saturday(11/29) of Thanksgiving weekend. There was only 1 door(out of 4) open. It was deserted. An elevator took us most of the way but we had to walk 3 flights up to the observation deck. It was windy but the view was breathtaking. The balcony encompasses the entire building so we were able to get views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Every weekday at noon they do a free tour of city hall. Starting fro outside and moving all the way up to the top, they show you everything.. mayor's office, common council chamber, architecture, history.. and it's free! Definitely a must do.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

There's a free observation desk on top floor. Just take the elevator to last floor and walk two or three more floors up.

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