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“Visit if you like old cars”

Pierce-Arrow Museum
Ranked #12 of 157 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This unique museum focuses on Buffalo's transportation history featuring Pierce Arrow, Thomas Flyer, electric vehicles, vintage bicycles, motorcycles, muscle cars and trucks, many made in Western New York. A special feature is the full scale Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright, designed for Buffalo in 1927 but never built. Rights to build it were secured and the impressive structure with expansive copper roof and detailing is housed in the atrium of the museum.
Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
528 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Visit if you like old cars”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This museum has a very limited selection of 1900s vintage vehicles. There are other vintage articles in glass cases (clothes, shoes, household items, books, and toys). Plan an hour max.

Visited June 2013
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English first
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Never open”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The building is impressive but open only 4 hours a week... This is what tax payers spent 3.3 million on?

Visited June 2013
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4 Thank Baron1961
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Lincroft, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Getting Better and Better”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This museum is on the rise. Currently it does not have that many old cars (as some other museums do). It does have a few Pierce-Arrow cars that are true wonders (a very car and some truly classic cars). The owner conducted a tour - his attitude was truly infectious. He showed off the Frank-Lloyd Wright exhibit. This will be a great museum in a few years.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank JohnDHealy
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Orchard Park, New York
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“If you like cars, this is the place to go”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I'm not that big a car or history buff, but I found plenty to keep me interested for at least a good hour. A nice collection of cars.

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1 Thank Sue K
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Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Old Car Mecca”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

There is an extensive collection of old cars that rivals the best collections anywhere. A real gem tucked away in the CIiy.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Bill N
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