Travel Guide

Buffalo, New York



City's Architecture
With a population that was on a declining during the second half of the 20th century, Buffalo is often associated with abandoned buildings. However, Buffalo is home to some of the greatest American architecture constructed from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. There are around 80 locations in Buffalo that have been included in the National Register of Historic Places because of their architectural history. Architectural landmarks in the city include the Prudential Building, Buffalo Central Terminal, Buffalo City Hall, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the H.H. Richardson Complex. Neighborhoods designated as historic districts include Allentown, Delaware Avenue, and West Village Historic Districts.

Buffalo Central Terminal, New York State

Buffalo Central Terminal by Dave Pape

Dowtown Buffalo
Elmwood Village is a vibrant and thriving neighborhood near Downtown Buffalo and once voted as the “10 Great Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association. The neighborhood has plenty to offer including shops, cafes, restaurants, entertainment, a farmers market, and urban parks. Lafayette Square is named after General Lafayette who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The square is the location for several events in Buffalo including “Thursday at the Square”, a series of free concerts held on Thursday evenings from May to September.

The First Niagara Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located near the waterfront. The arena is the home of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. The arena is also the venue for other events including basketball games, wrestling matches, and concerts. The Niagara Aerospace Museum is located on the west side of First Niagara Center. Another stadium in Buffalo is the Coca-Cola Field, a minor league baseball park and home of the Buffalo Bisons. The Coca-Cola Field is currently the highest-capacity minor league baseball stadium in the United States.

Coca-Cola Field, Buffalo (New York State)

Coca-Cola Field by Jsayre64

Amusement Parks
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is located about 30 miles (48 km) east of Buffalo and easily accessible via the I-90 (New York State Thruway). Attractions include the dry rides at the Darien Lake Theme Park and water rides at SplashTown Waterpark. The resort also offers several types of accommodation including a hotel, campground, and cabins. Another amusement park is Martin's Fantasy Island on Grand Island, located halfway between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Attractions here include roller coasters, bumper cars, antique cars, water rides, wave pool, and miniature golf.

A visit to Buffalo would not be complete without visiting the Niagara Falls, located about 26 miles (42 km) from the city. The Niagara Falls is one of the most visited attractions in the United States and includes the American and Canadian side, each giving a different perspective of the Niagara Falls. Buffalo Zoo was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Located in Delaware Park, the zoo is home to exotic animals from various corners of the world including the Siberian tiger, pigmy zebu, limbless lizard, and American alligator.
Buffalo Zoo, New York State

Giraffe at Buffalo Zoo by Tjcase2

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