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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.
All reviews observation deck art deco free tour flights of stairs council chamber metal detector city council information desk great view of the city beautiful building lake erie downtown area amazing architecture first floor open to the public worth the trip lobby
This building is one of the biggest City Halls in the country. Built when Buffalo was in the top 20 in population of the U.S. At noon, during the week a free tour is held' Very informative which takes you through decorative halls up to...More
My friend and I went to the zoo in the morning and then came here after. I have lived in Buffalo my whole life and never even knew there was an observation deck! For being completely free it was a great experience. It was a...More
My daughters and I were looking for something to do and decided on this. They offer free guided tours so definitely budget friendly. The early art deco style of the building is beautiful. The guides offer information about the design and building of city hall....More
If you have visited other city halls, do not assume Buffalo’s City Hall is in any way similar. There are guided tours, free. There is also on observation deck that is a “must”. A great deal of history is given and with interesting facts. It...More
Buffalo, rich and prosperous from its important location at the Great Lakes terminus of the Erie Canal and the railroads taking goods to the Hudson River, New York City and beyond, build this very large and impressive Art Deco masterpiece as their new city hall...More
Let me start off by saying for a FREE tour it was Fantastic! We spent at least 45 minutes walking through the 1st floor taking in all of the incredible Art Deco. Listening to the decent tell us the history of the building and all...More
The elevator takes you to the 25 floor. The other three flights are by stairs but not too bad. We had a tremendous view of the city. There are pictures with buildings numbered and description of the buildings. We saw the hotel towers on the...More
The City Hall can be seen from very far. It stands out and it is attractive.
Right before we enter, there are sculptures on the wall where the pillars are.
The City Hall let us go to the top of the building for free! Wow!...More
Stunning piece of architecture, this city hall is one on the biggest in the US.
A marvel piece of Art Deco with amazingly detailed decor.
Free guided tours start at 12pm every day.
The observation deck offers a beautiful 360 view of Buffalo.
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
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 to down town near the small boat harbor, but the water there is un-swimable. You need to head south of Buffalo for the best beaches or to Canada. They have the best beaches. But you'll need a passport or enhanced drivers license to enter Canada.
Yes even though we are neighbors with Ontario Canada, we speak English, and so does Ontario