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About Explore Buffalo
Explore Buffalo offers a wide variety of tours of Buffalo and Western New York history, architecture, and neighborhoods. Tours are led by trained volunteer docents who are passionate about telling the stories of our city to visitors. In 2019, more than 25,000 people took a tour with Explore Buffalo. Summer 2020 Update: Explore Buffalo has resumed outdoor walking and bike tours. Please note that all tours are outdoor-only, masks or other face coverings are required, and reservations are required as all tours are currently limited to 10 people per group. For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please see: explorebuffalo.org/covid-policies/
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Road108561 wrote a review Sep 21
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My daughter and I took the Silo City Ground tour this past weekend. Our docent was Larry. He was very informative and personable telling us fun facts and stories about the silos and how unique and important they were to Buffalo's once thriving water commerce and food/beverage industries. I highly recommend taking the tour. Explore Buffalo does a great job.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Signwizard wrote a review Sep 20
Buffalo, New York4 contributions
We did the Scandalous Buffalo tour on a Sunday morning. It was an absolutely beautiful Fall day to see some of the amazing historical sites around the city. Our docent Bonnie was a wealth of knowledge. She was energetic, funny, and was absolutely captivating. We had a great time learning about Buffalo's scandalous history and would highly recommend this to anyone. The annual Explore Buffalo membership we purchased 3 years ago is well worth the investment. We've done Explore Buffalo tours as a date night, as a family, and even when entertaining out of town guests. There is great variety in the tours they offer and something for everyone.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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John D wrote a review Sep 19
Buffalo, New York5 contributions
The Explore Buffalo tours are engaging, educational and provide a unique perspective of the history and stories of Buffalo. The size of the groups are comfortable. All of the tour guides are volunteers and get much satisfaction sharing their knowledge and love for the area. We have found them to be prompt, enthusiastic and friendly.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ellen wrote a review Sep 18
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My friend & I took the Explore Buffalo walking tour of Downtown Lockport, NY on Tuesday night, September 15th. Our docent, Debra, was excellent. We learned so much about the origins of the community, the role Lockport played in the building of the Erie Canal; plus, entertaining stories about the city founders and their business ventures. (Think everything from Snake Oil to Banking)! My takeaway from this tour was that Lockport certainly deserves a prominent place in the history books of Western New York. I highly recommend this Lockport tour and would very much like to take another tour with Debra as our guide.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Diane82216 wrote a review Sep 15
Williamsville, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour "Waterfront Views by Bike" took us to the Buffalo Outer Harbor area. Our docent, Lynn, was very personable and knowledgeable and provided the history of an area that exsited years ago. Bike paths line the beautiful waterfront scenery. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm for an early ride. I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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