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Culture of Buffalo. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Buffalo NY ~ City Hall The internationally famous Niagara Falls remains the main landmark that brings tourists to Buffalo. The worldwide renowned sight is located approximately 25 kilometers away from the city, near the town named Niagara Falls. There are several observation decks around the three gorgeous falls, so visitors can enjoy a panoramic look of the natural wonder. Tourists are recommended not to limit themselves to visiting Niagara Falls during the daytime as the landmark looks even more impressive at night, when a special illumination starts working. In the colorful lights of projectors, fast water streams look completely stunning.
There are variety of beautiful parks and entertainment centers in Buffalo, which will be interesting for the whole family to visit. It is best to start the excursion program with a visit to … Open
There are many places of interest in the territory of the city as well. Start your observation of the city with a visit to Buffalo City Hall. There is a wonderful observation deck on the top floor of the building, from which visitors can enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Buffalo skyline. Niagara Square is located close to the city hall building. One of the main monuments in the city, William McKinley statue, is located on that square. He arrived in Buffalo in 1901 in order to visit an exhibition. A tragic event happened in Buffalo – the 25th president of the United States was shot to death by a local anarchist. The main street of the city, Main Street, also starts from the city hall. It’s a great place to enjoy the interesting architecture of buildings or relax in one of numerous restaurants and cafes.
Tourists, who like visiting museums, are recommended to visit the waterfront where they will find Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park – one of the oldest naval museums in the country. In summer, visitors can explore military ships and airplanes that are located outside. In winter, only the indoor part of the exhibition is open for visitors. Copyright
Some travelers mention that the national cuisine of Buffalo has much in common with Italian cuisine. Perhaps, their opinion is based on the variety of pizza types that are present in … Open
Delaware Park is considered the most beautiful park in Buffalo. One of the most famous landscape designers in the world - Frederick Law Olmsted – developed the design of the park. Long winding paths, flower beds of unusual shapes, and well-groomed decorative bushes – a walk in Delaware Park will certainly leave many exciting memories. The western part of the park has one more landmark - Albright-Knox Art Gallery. All fans of art will find it very interesting to attend this gallery. The southern part of the park is the location of another important landmark of Buffalo - Forest Lawn Cemetery. The old cemetery is an interesting destination from an architectural point of view. It is easy to spend hours looking at century-old mausoleums and monuments.
The Buffalo History Museum is a must-visit place for everyone who wants to learn more about the history of the region. Previously known as the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, the museum has been operating since 1862. It offers a large collection of items that tell visitors more about the history and culture of the Niagara Frontier. The exhibition includes as many as 200,000 photographs, over 100,000 various artifacts, and 20,000 books. The Buffalo History Museum regularly hosts different programs, outdoor events, tours, and activities for both children and adults.
Buffalo is a city with an interesting history. It has many peculiarities that make the city stand out of the list of other cities and towns of the state. For example, Buffalo is often … Open
The Buffalo Museum of Science was open in 1929. It’s a modern museum with interactive capabilities that offers an array of interesting entertaining and educational programs suitable for adult visitors and families with small kids. During such tours, visitors can see more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts from all over the world, but most attention is paid, of course, to Western New York region. Tourists, who like open-air museums, should not forget to visit Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. It is also a great place for parents with children as kids love to explore that place. The Village features several traditional homes, schoolhouses, and a rural church of the Buffalo Niagara region. In Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, visitors will learn about life in this area in the 19th century. There is also a blacksmith workshop with daily demonstrations and a souvenir shop that offers various memorabilia.
Downtown on May Day Next to the cemetery you can find Blue Sky Mausoleum. This is another interesting place, whose architect was the notorious Frank Lloyd Wright. The mausoleum is extremely beautiful and also strikingly instills serenity. The building itself consists of 12 crypts on a hill, on a small square with benches. Richardson Olmsted Campus preserves an interesting story. In the past, the building served as a psychiatric hospital. On the other hand, the structure is also interesting from an architectural point of view. The building was erected in 1870 according to the design of Henry Hobson Richardson. Among the religious monuments, you should definitely visit St Joseph Cathedral – particularly go inside in so as to see the rich decoration with a magnificent organ, gilded walls, exquisite sculptures and lovely stained glass windows.
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While driving or walking along Jewett Parkway, you may stumble upon a must-see place in Buffalo. This is about Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex. You will find it remarkable that the whole complex of houses was built according to the project of the same Frank Lloyd Wright. He in turn, knew a 100 years ago, how to make the building ultramodern. Even now, these houses look very futuristic. What is more, they are all well-groomed, so a sense of security and comfort is next to you – just what you need to feel happy.
To feel the touch of history, you should visit Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. Here in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office after the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, was killed, thus becoming the 26th President. The museum’s exhibits include photographs, documents, and interactive exhibits. Old Erie County Hall, whose architect was Andrew Jackson Warner, was built in 1875. It attracts a lot of tourists with its beautiful view that amazes every traveler.
Excellent walking can be done on Canalside. There are many interesting restaurants, cafes, bars around the city, a light wind is blowing from the sea, and you can also watch how the ships arrive and depart – all this will leave indescribable impressions. Another nice place to go for a walk is called Elmwood Village. Everything here is remarkable – houses, flower beds, trees, shops, galleries. The area is very romantic, and therefore you will find it useful to arrange a romantic dinner somewhere in a restaurant, and then explore the “village”.
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♥   Art museum 'Albright-Knox Art Gallery' Buffalo, 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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♥   Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, Lackawanna, 8.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, Lewiston, 36.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Catharines, 42.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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