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Buffalo City Hall

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65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
+1 716-851-4200
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What a great view

We went up to the top of city hall to see the views of this city. The views were amazing. You... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
1991KEB
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Navarre, Florida
Go to the top!

Just want to reinforce the advice in a recent NY Times review: Don't miss the view from the top... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Max W
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Buffalo, New York
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“at noon” (33 reviews)
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65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
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"observation deck"
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"at noon"
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"art deco"
in 40 reviews
"free tour"
in 25 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 13 reviews
"council chamber"
in 13 reviews
"metal detector"
in 6 reviews
"degree view"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 20 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 8 reviews
"lake erie"
in 21 reviews
"inside the building"
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"worth the effort"
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"downtown area"
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"great architecture"
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"architectural gem"
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"first floor"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went up to the top of city hall to see the views of this city. The views were amazing. You could see the Guarantee bldg, the courthouse, as nd St. Anthony of Padua church. The building itself is very interesting and a wonderful art...More

Thank 1991KEB
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just want to reinforce the advice in a recent NY Times review: Don't miss the view from the top floor. Admission is free.

Thank Max W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't realise this building had an observation tower that was free and open to the public! The lobby is architecturally interesting and you get some great views across the city and lake but there's not much else inside. Good for a short visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you had a look at the building from the outside, you have to take a tour of the inside. This building is fantastic and beautiful! The ceilings,the walls painted and all the way to the top, you can see the whole city, it’s definitely...More

Thank JazzyYazzy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy grand architecture, and Buffalo’s City Hall is certainly grand. We took the elevators to the observation floor for views of the city and the tops of other special buildings. Back on a lower floor, we craned our necks looking at the ceilings, archways,...More

1  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We viewed the city hall by walking the area our first vending in buffalo, what a stunning building. A few days later we were taking photos of some of the amazing architecture in downtown and recalled that we could go in and up to the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even when I lived in Buffalo and had to pay a parking ticket or just had business inside, I would always stop and take a look at the architecture. From the floors to the ceilings and the entire outside this is a marvel. You need...More

Thank NewYorkerFoody
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Take the Preservation Buffalo tour, which is free and best bargain in town. While the observation deck and lobby are open without the tour, and the views are great from the top, the tour adds a lot of understanding about the city, the building and...More

2  Thank Becky C
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Went here with my now wife to pick up our wedding licence. That all went smoothly but what stood out was the architecture. There is a free tour which I have not been on but hear it is very good and provides access to the...More

1  Thank Richard U
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We had driven by it on our way back from Niagara Falls, but I really wanted to walk around it and see it up close. It is a 32-story art deco building from 1931. It is one of the largest and tallest municipal buildings in...More

1  Thank Sa-i44
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Yes the downtown train station is walkable. The Depew station is abut 10 miles from downtown. The water in Lake Erie is in the mid 70's right now. Colder of course in the early summer and fall. There is one sand beach close... More
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It's closed on the weekend
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