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Buffalo Classics Tour

July 3
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Every week on Friday until July 24, 2015

Location

  • Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center
  • 403 Main Street
  • (Washington at Clinton St.)
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
$15

Buffalo has a long and proud history of local architects, including being home to America’s first professional woman architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune. Local architectural firms, led by the prolific firm of Green & Wicks that designed several hundred local buildings, have designed many of Buffalo’s most beloved buildings. This downtown walking tour showcases many of Buffalo’s best local architects and some of downtown’s most recognizable landmarks. Meet at the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center on the corner of Clinton at Washington St.

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Buffalo Harbor Cruises

July 3
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 6, 2015

Location

  • Buffalo Harbor Cruises - Miss Buffalo
  • 79 Marine Drive
  • Erie Basin Marina
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
$16 Adults, $11 (4-11 yrs.)

Enjoy amazing skyline views of Buffalo and more along a two hour narrated tour on the Miss Buffalo. This is the only boat in Buffalo to travel through four bodies of water: Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Black Rock Lock and Canal.

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First Fridays @ The Gallery

July 3
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Every month on the first Friday until May 6, 2016

Location

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • 1285 Elmwood Avenue
  • Buffalo, NY 14222

On the first Friday of every month admission to the museum’s 1962 Building and select events are free for everyone. Art classes and certain tours are available to the general public for a fee. Special exhibitions in the 1905 Building are available to the general public with museum admission.

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M&T Plaza Event Series

July 3
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until August 28, 2015

Location

  • M&T Bank Fountain Plaza
  • Main Street at North Division
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
Free

Each weekday throughout the entire summer, M&T Plaza is the lunchtime gathering spot, featuring an eclectic group of musical and theatrical talent. The expansive Plaza serves as a viable alternative for outdoor lunches and entertainment for Downtown residents, workers and visitors.

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Canal Stories @ Canalside

July 3
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Every week on Friday until September 4, 2015

Location

  • Canalside
  • 44 Prime Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
$20

This 90 minute walking tour of the Buffalo waterfront in Canalside brings to life the days of the “Grand Canal”–the Erie Canal. An engineering marvel, this often maligned yet crucial waterway almost wasn’t built. We’ll find out about the hard scrabble lives of the men, women and children who made a life for themselves along the longest man made river in the world. The Canal made Buffalo…but how was the canal made? Find out as we re-live Buffalo’s Canal Stories.…

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Canalside Ghost Walks

July 3
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Every week on Friday until September 5, 2015

Location

  • Canalside
  • 44 Prime Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
$15

Discover the ghost ships, spirits and ghouls that haunt this region including West Seneca’s resident witch, the ghost that lives in the Naval Park, Native American legends plus much, much more. This engaging 90 minute walking tour in Canalside is based upon the compelling books written by paranormal author Mason Winfield.

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Lewiston Culinary Tour

July 3
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until September 25, 2015

Location

  • Town of Lewiston
  • intersection of Center Street & Water Street
  • Lewiston, NY
  • 14092
$49

Our knowledgeable tour guides will narrate the 3 hour walking tour as you taste different foods paired with drink tastings as well as point out interesting historical facts about the Village. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, you’ll experience the best restaurants the area has to offer from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, family run restaurants to “from scratch” eateries.

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Buffalo Bites Food Tours East Aurora

July 3
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until December 13, 2015

Location

  • Exact meeting location given at time of purchase
  • East Aurora, NY
$49

On our 3-hour guided walking tours you’ll taste foods from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, famous local restaurants and ethnic eateries in some of Buffalo and Western New York’s most delicious neighborhoods. You’ll also experience all the flavors of the area by seeing the historic and architectural details and hearing the stories that past and present that define Buffalo. Come Eat. Explore. and Experience Buffalo or Epicurean East Aurora with us! Takes place rain or shine.

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Buffalo Bites Food Tours Elmwood Village

July 3
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 19, 2015

Location

  • Elmwood Village
  • Tour meets near Elmwood and Cleveland Avenues. Exact location provided at time of purchase.
  • Buffalo, NY
$49 Adult; $30 Child (ages 12 and under, if eating

Embark on a three-hour guided walking tour of the Elmwood Village where you will eat delicious samples from local eateries and explore the exquisite architecture, history and present day vibrancy of this neighborhood. This delicious and memorable experience will entice you to come back to the Elmwood Village like a local again and again!

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Masters of American Architecture Walking Tour

July 3
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Every week on Friday until July 31, 2015

Location

  • Meet at Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center
  • 403 Main (Corner of Washington @ Clinton St.)
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
$15 ($5 students)

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo was the eighth largest city in America and the city’s businesses, organizations, and citizens had the financial resources to hire the best architects and craftsmen and use the finest materials available. See signature works by some of America’s greatest architects on this downtown walking tour, and learn about the prominence of Buffalo on a national scale at the turn of the twentieth centuryCome on this tour and receive 10% off your meal…

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