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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 #14 of 97 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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Ontario
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is an enormous treat to view. Mosaics, ceilings, paintings. It's a magnificent building with great tour guides at noon every day. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Niagara Falls and even the spray itself.

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Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Take the free tour of city hall and it ends on top. Get a great view of the whole city from the top. Great architecture.

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Buffalo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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