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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 #15 of 99 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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Skaneateles, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Up to visit family in Buffalo area. Took the self guided tour since the guided tour was crowded. This was my first time being inside Buffalo City Hall. The artwork in the interior is beautiful. They preserved the historic feel of the building. The architecture is amazing, something you do not find in new buildings. Every time you look at... More

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Ontario
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Magnificent Art Deco architecture. Striking interior tile work. Observation deck 31 floors up to scan the city. Knowledgable tour guide full of background info. And it's free.

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Such beautiful, and amazing architecture not seen today. Check for tour dates, and times so you can get the full effect of this amazing structure.

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Huntington, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A must-see. Free tour with excellent volunteer docent. Beautiful Art Deco building - you need a tour, or you'll miss all the details and symbolism. It helps to go up on the observation deck, and get your bearings if you are going to spend time in the city.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The building is fabulous, very beautiful architecture. You take the elevator on the right side up to the 25th floor where you round the bend to a stairwell....up a couple flights and there is sorta a museum of facts to read....then, the prize...you can walk out and see....everything. It has 8 foot clear walls so, no falling off (though the... More

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