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Buffalo City Hall

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Address: 65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
Phone Number: 716-851-4200; 716-851-5891 (Observation deck)
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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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Great free tour

There was a publicly led tour when we visited (Monday at noon), which is a regular feature (but I'm not sure if it's available all weekdays or not). The only downside was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
KokoFlower
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was a publicly led tour when we visited (Monday at noon), which is a regular feature (but I'm not sure if it's available all weekdays or not). The only downside was the full search of our daypacks by police and metal detector entry to get into the building, but I guess that's the norm these days.

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Dulles, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time visiting city hall. When you enter you have to go to same process as the airport security of course. The hall is nice and good decor. We took elevator up , can't remember which floor and then you get off and you have to walk up three floors! So it may not be good if you are... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old building with wonderful views and lovely details. Better to visit in cooler weather. Still the art work was worth it.

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1 Thank Kelly S
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free tour that everyone should do. The docent was excellent and we learned so much. The views from the top were. Breathtaking

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, old building. Very majestic. A grand centerpiece for the downtown area. Not much to see as an attraction but definitely a must for fans or students of architecture.

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East Aurora, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is gorgeous and the craftsmanship incredible. The attention to detail that can be seen both inside and out is worth the visit. If you are a fan of art deco, this is a must-see. There is an observation deck up top that offers an outstanding view of the city as well as Lake Erie and the harbor.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow... what a great building. City Hall is magnificent. The architecture and art deco originals are astounding for any art buff. Plus the view from the top is magnificent. Grownups can enjoy the architecture and the entire family can enjoy the view.

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I toured with Know How tours on a day trip and one of the places we visited was Buffalo City Hall open Monday-Friday.The architecture is art deco and very beautiful.. The docent was from PreservationBuffaloNiagara and tours are Monday-Friday at noon. He was very knowledgeable and attentive to his audience. We toured the Observation Deck on the 28th floor and... More 

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Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We grew up in Buffalo and have been to City Hall before but not like this! This tour is worth the time. It's free, there's parking in the back you pay for but it's not outrageous. We went with our boys (10 & 13). The view from the top is amazing! Our guide went into a lot of detail about... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't take a tour but we spent about 15 minutes in the lobby area admiring it and respecting its historic Art Deco details. We took many pictures outside. It's a great city hall.

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