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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 #4 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
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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Wilsonville, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Really enjoyed the view of the city from the top... free of charge... The building was "dead" as it was Saturday but was able to enjoy the details and ran into a gentleman who gives tours - who provided more information. An amazing piece of history.

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Buffalo, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Toured the buliding - what gorgeous architecture, extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. Beautiful, breathtaking view of the city and the lake. What a great gem in our own backyard, Learning the history was great. Locals and visitors alike need to take the tour (free!) or at least wander around for yourself and appreciate the art, history and work that is... More

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Buffalo, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It is always a pleasure to visit Buffalo City Hall (even when paying a bill). The exterior and first floor designs are beautiful. We also enjoy visiting the council chamber and the observation deck (weather permitting)

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My Wife and I got married here. The parking was easily accessible and everyone was friendly in helping us get around. It was super cold and windy in November, probably wont go back in Winter. It was horrible. I am used to Ohio weather and it was a big shock to us. Windy Windy Windy

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Whitby
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Excellent architecture. Our tour guide Ron was really nice and knowledgeable. We are history buffs so it's always nice to learn something new. There is a lovely viewing area on one of the top floors and it was great to see all around the city.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Learn fascinating facts about buffalo, it's history, the passion and hard working people by visiting this fabulous piece of architecture. You will learn not just about city hall but also about the views from the observation deck. Free tours at noon daily

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Dundas, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

City Hall was a real treat; the people on hand were very helpful, and although it was unguided, we had no problem finding our way. The Lobby was quite impressive, however the real treat was waiting for us on the 25th floor. From there, you walk up to the 28th floor to the Observation Deck, which provided you with an... More

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Fort Worth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Highly recommend the docent-led tour at 1pm. Our guide was extremely knowledgable about all aspects of Buffalo history, architecture and government. Great views from the observation deck, could even see Niagara Falls. Also really enjoyed visiting the Council Chambers and the Mayor's office, beautiful and interesting building inside and out!

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Buffalo, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

A visit to Buffalo City Hall is a great History Lesson. I've lived here all my life and never realized half of what was related to me. The paintings in the lobby have a great story as do the paintings up the stairway to the observation tower. Don't miss the view from the observation floor. Free one hour tours are... More

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Visited Buffalo City Hall observation deck on cloudles afternoon. After a trip in a rather scary lift, we got to the most amazing 360 degrees view. Indeed you cound see the mist at Nigara Falls. Nobody else were there and you could walk just in.

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