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Buffalo City Hall

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Address: 65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
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+1 716-851-4200
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with...

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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Amazing Architecture

If you love architecture, than you MUST visit Buffalo City Hall, It is amazing art deco in every single detail. A must see and very historic.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love architecture, than you MUST visit Buffalo City Hall, It is amazing art deco in every single detail. A must see and very historic.

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1 Thank Amy P
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a fan of Art Deco then a tour of this building is a must! Even if you just go through security and walk around the lobby it is well worth it.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parked in the ramp next door, so it was technically a $2 activity. Just walk into the front doors, go through security and if you want you can get instructions from the info desk. Otherwise take the elevators to 25 and then walk about three flights to the observation deck area. And go outside even if it's wintertime! It's worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Its wasn't the best way to go through the steps getting to the 20th floor was the first time in a long time I've been working up a sweat with friends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

First, this is a beautiful building - in fact, Buffalo is chock full of stunning buildings designed by some of the foremost architects of the day. Second, the views are unparalleled...better than even being at the waterfront (for me). The observatory area has both an indoors section and an outdoors part. You can walk around the building to get a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

How this isn't #1 idk, the FREE tour at noon was amazing. It really makes you proud to be a Buffalonian seeing how majestic this building is. The curator was great at pointing out the stories behind the murals, about old mayors and the building of the city hall. The council chambers are beautiful, and the view on the observation... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Architecturally beautiful and well worth a look see. Limited access but entered easily halls are beautiful. Wonderful exterior showing what Buffalo was "in its hay day". Sadly it now stands as monument to slimely politicians who has damaged this once grand city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, the city hall of Buffalo, NY is the most beautiful architectural building in the city. The elevators are awesome and it has a charm all by itself. In the basement there is a full service cafeteria. The one disadvantage I have noticed is that they installed a metal detector at the doors with guards to check for... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The beautiful building when built was one of the nicest City Halls in the country. Over the years it has been in need of a lot of care. Dingy and in need of cleaning. Observation deck when open gives one a great view of downtown Buffalo.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

If you're interested in history, and you're interested in architecture, this is a tour for you. Free, organized tours occur Monday-Friday at noon. The best part is the view when you get to the top of the building.

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