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Ranked #1 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal and ranks as one of his... more » Owner description: The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Designed for Larkin Soap Company executive, Darwin D. Martin, the complex is a one-of-a-kind composition consisting of the main Martin House, the smaller Barton House, a carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, a glass-roofed conservatory linked to the main house by a 100-foot pergola, and a gardener’s cottage integrated architectural masterwork. Tours explore the buildings, surrounding landscape, and an extensive collection of art glass and furnishings, all designed by Wright, which together form a totally integrated architectural masterwork. We welcome you to this National Historic Landmark. « less
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Ranked #2 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
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Ranked #3 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural

  Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery dates back to 1849.  It is set on a beautiful land full of a variety of mature trees, gentle hills, dabbling brooks, picturesque bridges and a... more »

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Ranked #4 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after the assassination of... more » Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, details of Roosevelt's life and consequential issues of the day no less important to citizens more than a century later. Visitors can also tour nearby historic neighborhoods. « less
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Ranked #5 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Military Museums; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery strives to enhance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art,... more » Owner description: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery strives to enhance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art, principally by developing, exhibiting, and preserving its world-renowned Collection.The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art. As a hub of artistic and cultural energies, it strives to be an inspiring educational resource for all audiences. « less
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Ranked #7 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Canalside is at the heart of Buffalo's waterfront revitalization. Located on 21 historic waterfront acres that hosts hundreds... more » Owner description: Canalside is at the heart of Buffalo's waterfront revitalization. Located on 21 historic waterfront acres that hosts hundreds of events and hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, Canalside is where Buffalo is going. « less
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Ranked #8 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Concerts; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: A National Historic Landmark designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, the hall was constructed in 1940 as the permanent home of... more » Owner description: A National Historic Landmark designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, the hall was constructed in 1940 as the permanent home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, it has also become home to Just Buffalo Literary Center's Babel Series and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society's performances. It is frequently used for weddings, corporate meetings, and performances by local organizations. Each spring, more than 10,000 people receive their high school or college diplomas on the Kleinhans stage. « less
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Ranked #9 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #10 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #11 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

A masterpiece of American architecture, the  Guaranty Building was designed by the Chicago firm of Adler and Sullivan.  This is the same firm that once employed Frank Lloyd Wright... more »

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Ranked #12 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The Elmwood Village, one of America's 10 Best Neighborhoods, as designated by the American Planning Association, and... more » Owner description: The Elmwood Village, one of America's 10 Best Neighborhoods, as designated by the American Planning Association, and Buffalo/Niagara's most vibrant shopping, dining and cultural district, can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you're already in the neighborhood, elsewhere in Western New York, or visiting from across the border, the Elmwood Village is a wonderful destination. « less
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Ranked #13 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Owner description: The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with figures and symbols portraying the history and... 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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Ranked #14 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
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Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: An oasis of breathtaking beauty, these gardens - filled with flowers, plants, herbs and cacti from around the world - are... more » Owner description: An oasis of breathtaking beauty, these gardens - filled with flowers, plants, herbs and cacti from around the world - are housed inside an 1890s Victorian glass-domed greenhouse. The site, designed by New York Central Park creator Frederick Law Olmstead, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. « less
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Ranked #15 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Gardens; Outdoors

Erie Basin Marina Gardens If you are ever looking for a relaxing and free evening outdoors, the Erie Basin Marina and their beautiful gardens and riverfront walkway is the place... more »

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Ranked #18 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Marinas; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Pierce-Arrow stamp is pervasive at this unique museum tracing Buffalo's transportation history through extensive holdings... more » Owner description: The Pierce-Arrow stamp is pervasive at this unique museum tracing Buffalo's transportation history through extensive holdings that include the Pierce Arrow (once a widely recognized and respected name in the automobile industry), Thomas Flyer and a variety of locally made bicycles, motorcycles and trucks. « less
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Ranked #22 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Specialty Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Gardens; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately... more » Owner description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York, second only to Niagara Falls.Located on 23.5 acres of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals and more than 320 different species of plants. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of conservation, education and recreation for Western New York. « less
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Ranked #25 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: One of Buffalo's most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 140-year-old Richardson Olmsted Complex is being... more » Owner description: One of Buffalo's most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 140-year-old Richardson Olmsted Complex is being renewed after years of neglect. Designed by one of America's premier architects, Henry Hobson Richardson, in concert with the famed landscape team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the building was completed in the late 1800s as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. Widely considered to be one of Buffalo's most important and beautiful buildings, it will be adaptively reused as a hospitality and cultural amenity for the city. We invite you to visit the newly restored grounds and sign up for our history-based tours, which explore the Richardson buildings in various states of disrepair and reuse and introduce visitors to the past, present, and future plans for this National Historic Landmark. « less
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Ranked #26 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Only three miles outside downtown Buffalo, this environmental education and conservation site bordering Lake Erie offers... more » Owner description: Only three miles outside downtown Buffalo, this environmental education and conservation site bordering Lake Erie offers hiking trails, boardwalks and a cattail marsh that is great for bird-watching. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular in winter. « less
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Ranked #27 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
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Ranked #28 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #29 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Welcome to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the only museum exclusively dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York... more » Owner description: Welcome to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the only museum exclusively dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York – including famed American watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield.From the moment you first step through our doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, thought-provoking and world-renowned artwork. The Burchfield Penney features more than 30 exhibitions annually. While many are curated from our extensive collections, we often bring new work into the museum through temporary exhibitions and works on loan. As a result, no visit to the Burchfield Penney is ever the same. « less
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Ranked #30 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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