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Buffalo City Hall

65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
+1 716-851-4200
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Fantastic Panorama

This is worth a visit and is free of charge. The views of downtown Buffalo are outstanding. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great architecture and rooftop view

Recently some group called this a top-ten city hall in the country. I would have to agree. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
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The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with figures and symbols portraying the history and spirit of the city. The 28th-floor observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Erie and western New York.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
+1 716-851-4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a visit and is free of charge. The views of downtown Buffalo are outstanding. The building itself is an interesting look at Art Deco design. You can walk here from the Lafayette stop on the above-ground transit, which is also free of...More

1  Thank GGW135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently some group called this a top-ten city hall in the country. I would have to agree. The building is magnificent inside and out. Visit during business hours and go to the 28th floor observation deck. The views are awesome.

1  Thank Florida_Bill813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our "must-sees" as The Goo Goo Dolls performed in front of it for their rainy concert on July 4, 2004. Even without the connection to The Goo Goo Dolls this is worth a trip. The building is quite impressive with 32...More

1  Thank No_Place_Like_Home4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Art Deco building is interesting enough around the outside architecture and also on the inside. Prepare for screening of your bags and walk through magnetometer. Take the right bank of elevators to the top (25th floor), then walk another 3 flights up to the...More

1  Thank Ecowoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time visiting the Buffalo City Hall during our nephew's Spring break. The minute you enter the building, the magnificent architecture blows your mind. I started gasping at the ceiling right after I entered and never stopped. We were unfortunate to have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is definitely worth a visit; it's really amazing if you can remember Buffalo in it's heyday. Our tour guide Harry had lots of stories and explained much of the symbolism in the murals and decorative features. The observation deck is not to be missed....More

1  Thank WhiskyGirlCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go during business hours, you can pass through the metal detector and take the elevators to the FREE OBSERVATION DECK! Great views of downtown, Lake Erie and Canada. There are also tons of beautiful Art Deco and WPA works throughout the building. Especially...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is them you have to go, this building is beautiful, and them is you go to the top you can see almost everything

Thank Ana R
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building. I enjoyed the view from the observatory. If I had not read about it ahead of time, I would not have known the observatory was there.

1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Nice architecture, and good viewing platform experience/tour. hard to figure out when the tours actually run, but worth the effort to see the view and interior of the building

Thank Christopher F
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Can one walk to this from the train station? Does anyone there speak English? Are the waters warm? Thanks for the information. Do you know of any tour guides in Viterbo?
22 August 2015|
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Response from Kathy987 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the downtown train station is walkable. The Depew station is abut 10 miles from downtown. The water in Lake Erie is in the mid 70's right now. Colder of course in the early summer and fall. There is one sand beach close... More
Is it open on Saturdays?
15 August 2015|
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Response from Kathy987 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on the weekend