153 Franklin Street Between Court and West Huron Streets Buffalo, NY 14222 +1 716 855 5555
Located in the heart of downtown Buffalo and connected by an enclosed walkway to the deluxe Hyatt Regency, this convention center boasts more than 110,000 square feet of space in the Exhibit Hall and 21 meeting rooms. The Exhibit Hall is a state-of-the-art space with mechanical and electrical connections, seating for 7,000, banquet facilities for 5,000, and room for 366 10ft-by-10ft booths. The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center also provides catering services and a full complement of beverages. You're also within easy access to the Bufallo Theater District for after-work entertainment.
275 Washington Street (at Swan Street) Buffalo, NY 14203 +1 716 843 4373
This beautiful 22,000-seat facility has been the home of Buffalo Bisons baseball since 1987, and has hosted over one million fans each year. Group facilities are available, as well as Pettibone's Grille for dinner while you enjoy the game, or lunch year-round. Also available whether or not there's a game is the Bison's store, located on the Swan Street side, and featuring a variety of Bison souvenir items. Tickets are available online or at box office.
641 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 884 0095
The Ansley Wilcox family, friends of Theodore, owned this early 19th-century Greek revival mansion. It became the site of Roosevelt's Presidential inauguration in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, and so was named the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. The only National Park Service location in Western NY, its displays include items related to the assassination and inauguration. The site also hosts a teddy bear picnic each August and a traditional Victorian Christmas celebration.
Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 852 2356 (Tourist Information)
A public square that forms itself at the confluence of many streets namely, Delaware Avenue , Niagara Street, Genesee Street, and Court Street. The square is a central location in Buffalo and many streets branch out in different directions there on. A commemorative memorial stands in the middle of it to American President William McKinley, who was assassinated in Buffalo in 1901. Several government and private offices are located in this square.
65 Niagara Square Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 851 4200
A classic example of Art Deco architectural design, this building ranks as an early 20th Century Americanesque masterpiece and has been considered an enduring symbol of Buffalo's genius and spirit since it was designed in 1929 by John J. Wade. Located in the center of downtown and overlooking Buffalo's main public square, the 32-story building boasts Native American-influenced tile details, friezes showing aspects of city life, and a top-floor observation tower with views of Lake Erie and the city.
1 Naval Park Cove (at Pearl & Main Streets) Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 847 1773
This waterfront museum, located across from HSBC Arena, salutes all branches of the United States Armed Forces, with special emphasis on Western New York veterans. Visitors can tour a World War II submarine, destroyer, and guided missile cruiser. There are military artifacts such as tanks, aircraft and memorabilia, including a collection from the Polish Armed Forces.
79 Marine Drive Erie Basin Marina Dock Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 856 6696
You would expect a lake city to offer great cruises, and Miss Buffalo does just that, offering afternoon, evening and weekend excursions. The sightseeing cruises sail through three distinct bodies of water, accompanied by narration. The afternoons are the most sedate, while the weekends host party cruises with live bands, dancing and a bar. The cruise takes you under the Peace Bridge and through the historic Black Rock Lock and Canal, with great panoramas of Buffalo. There are brunch, lunch and dinner cruises, and there's even a Murder Mystery Dinner. Public cruises may be reserved July through Labor Day, and private charters are available May through September.
Those disappointed with the closure of Mohawk Place didn't have to wait too long as the Waiting Room was quick to fill in the gap in the live music scene of Buffalo. Located on Delaware Avenue, Waiting Room opened in April 2013, hosting a vibrant mix of upcoming as well as established indie bands like Anchor Me Down, Cedar Kites, The Polar Bear Club and others. Brainchild of the group behind Buffalo's leading showroom - Town Ballroom, it is needless to say that this 400-capacity music club will leave no stone unturned in giving you a great live music experience.
2011 marks the 30th season of Moondance Cat, a 56-foot long, 31-footwide 65-passenger catamaran. Built in Charleston, South Carolina, it is modeled after the original moondance. The ship has a wet bar, sound system, and plenty of room to tan. You can enjoy a two-hour sightseeing cruise or a sunset dinner cruises. On board menu selections include finger foods like pizza, wings, and veggies and dip. A banquet package is also available. The boat is also available for group charters and corporate events. They even offer historical harbor tours May through September for school groups. - Christine A. Smyczynski
One Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 796 7210
Enjoy sailing on Lake Erie on a classic 73-foot topsail schooner. Step back in time and discover traditional sailing as you help the crew hoist the sails. Then sit back a view the city of buffalo from anew perspective. A variety of public and charter cruise options are available, including twp-hour daily sails, a dinner and sail cruise (with dinner prior to the cruise at the Pearl street grill), and a wine tasting cruise on Wednesday evenings. On weekends they offer a family-friendly pirate adventure. They also offer a monsoon educational program. You can also charter the ship for corporate events, parties, weddings, and other events. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This waterfront museum, located across from HSBC Arena, salutes all
branches of the United States Armed Forces, with special emphasis on Western New York veterans. Visitors can tour a World War II submarine, destroyer, and guided missile cruiser. There ...
Located in an 1890s tri domed Victorian glass conservatory on
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The Rockwell Hall is a beautiful specimen of Georgian style
architecture and houses the Art Conservation Department, Band Rehearsal Hall, Burchfield Penney Art Center, School of Arts and Humanities, Metcalfe Rooms, the Music Department and the jewel in the ...