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Erie Basin Marina

329 Erie St, Buffalo, NY 14202
716 842 4141
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Ranked #18 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Type: Marinas
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Nice marina/park, in downtown Buffalo, with an observation tower at the end of it. Lots of people can be seen walking on the wall, enjoying the views of Lake Erie. The kids love climbing up the stairs to get a better view from the tower. If you head the other way you can enjoy the gardens that are located along... More

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Niagara Falls, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I've been a local since 1987 and I am so excited about the changes in the waterfront! There are lots of nice open spaces and seating to relax and enjoy the sunset or just a beautiful day. I've been to the naval park and always enjoy. There is now a restaurant/bar with a patio and every time I go (although... More

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Burlington, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Not far from bustling downtown Buffalo is this attractive waterfront area. We watched a catamaran cruise departing while we strolled the waterside walkway. There were plenty of others like us finding a good vantage point to watch the sunset over the lake. Occasional passing sailboats and the nearby lighthouse also make for some scenic photos.

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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you're visiting Buffalo be sure to make it down to the Erie Basin Marina.There's sand for the kds, comfortable chairs for the grown-ups, food and beverages available.You may see tall ships or a classic car show. Navy ships are docked and open for tours. During the summer months be sure and check out the concert schedule.

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Leesburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Spent a lovely Saturday at the Marina with family. Enjoyed the water taxi ride and the opening of the light house. Having lived in Buffalo most of my life I found this a great find on a recent return visit.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Harbor front has been rebuilt within the last few years. Nice for walking. Great views of the sunset from the observation tower at the foot of the harbor. Can also get a quick bite to eat and ice cream.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We spent a half day at the waterfront. After spending a few days previously at the Niagara Falls, it was a perfect way to spend the day. We took a boat tour of the river and out to Lake Erie. Then when back on shore, we walked the length of the waterfront downtown. There's a naval area with 2 ships... More

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Colden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Love going down to marina on hot summer day .The hatch has summer food hot dogs hamburgers and fried baloney. Also who can resist a ice cream. Just bring a chair and enjoy the view or take a walk to light house or canal side

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Claymont, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

It is so great the developers have finally seen what a jewel Buffalo has in its waterfront! The walk ways, small eateries, Marine park, concerts all make for a fantastic destination on a nice day! I hope more food carts come along to make the food choices more varied.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

They make it greener, prettier and more accessible every year. A few good restaurants and ice cream joints, big rocks to walk on, sea gulls to feed (DON'T DO IT) and great view of Lake Erie, the lighthouse and behind you, our gorgeous city!

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