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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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Free Ride to the Top is a Great View!

The observation deck gives you a 360 view of Buffalo. And its free to go up! A must do if you're... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aimee L
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Rochester, New York
Best views of Buffalo

It's easy to walk in and ride the elevator up to the top - be warned, the last few levels you have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
_dpeckover
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Toronto, Canada
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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%
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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 39 reviews
"free tour"
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"council chamber"
in 13 reviews
"flights of stairs"
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"degree view"
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"metal detector"
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"beautiful building"
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"great view of the city"
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"lake erie"
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"inside the building"
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"great architecture"
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"architectural gem"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The observation deck gives you a 360 view of Buffalo. And its free to go up! A must do if you're downtown.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to walk in and ride the elevator up to the top - be warned, the last few levels you have to switch to stairs and therefore this is not wheelchair accessible. But one you get to the top you're treated to panoramic views...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Observation Deck is free and open to the public during City Hall hours. So nice they have this feature available to the public and haven't succumbed to shutting everything down. Great view and fun free thing to do in Buffalo!

Thank profriars
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The observation deck is on the 28th floor. The elavore goes to the 25th. Last flights by walk. Great sunny day acticity

Thank David D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sorry I didn't get to spend more time in this building. It is a beautiful art deco building and as a city building it is open to the public. The interiors are beautiful especially the lobby walls andceilings and the elevator doors. I understand...More

Thank Morris K
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 July 14, 2018

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.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

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

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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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