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Welcome to the New Buffalo!
Dear Travel Professional,
With so many new and exciting attractions opening in the past twelve months, we’ve created this travel planner for your use in planning tours to the “New Buffalo” and Greater Niagara Region. As you click through our easy-to-navigate trip ideas, you can add specific activities, attractions, restaurants, and accommodations to your personalized trip list. When you’re done planning, you can easily convert your list into a handy pdf with all of the information that will be useful to you, and no extra information that won’t.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in the guide. All prices quoted are a range of rates and are subject to change without notice. Now, more than ever, the Buffalo Niagara region is ready to accommodate groups of all interests and age ranges. Along with our partners in the hospitality industry, we’re excited to show you everything we’ve been working on during our local renaissance. The past year has been an invigorating time in the region’s storied history. Come explore with your groups and discover all the reasons why we’re proud to call this region home. Welcome to the New Buffalo!
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Earn Your Badges: Scout Tour
The Buffalo Niagara region is a badge-seekers paradise—scouts honor! With zoos, aquariums, parks, and preserves there are plenty of opportunities to interact with nature. Discover the history of the Buffalo Niagara region by touring one of several historical educational centers. By the time your scouts leave, their sashes will be full of badges!
Art, Architecture & Culture
Whether you’re seeking inspiration or jaw-dropping sights, Buffalo Niagara is home to an impressive array of cultural and architectural wonders. Be prepared to be amazed by the world-class level of craftsmanship and artful masterworks that reside in our region.
Spirit of the City Tour
Get a feel for what the Buffalo has to offer and connect to the soul of the city. Explore the city’s diverse offerings, and find the best of what each neighborhood has to offer—from the heart of downtown to the shores of Lake Erie.
Historical Treasures Tour
Buffalo Niagara is home to several significant historical events and figures. Discover our amazing historical institutions, ranging from the Revolutionary War era to the Civil Rights Movement. History buffs will be elated to travel through time and examine how the Buffalo region has become what it is today.
Houses of Worship Tour
For generations, believers and non-believers alike have been inspired by the art enshrined in Buffalo’s houses of worship. Radiant stained-glass, paintings that have no equal, magnificent sculpture and ornamentation, handmade bricks, terra cotta and tile work—and it’s all there for you to enjoy.
All Wright All Day
Scouts can learn about geology, astronomy, ornithology, and paleontology while fulfilling requirements for various badges at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center.
Buffalo hosts the largest garden event of its kind in the country, and our Botanical Gardens reside in a Frederick Law Olmsted designed park—just one of several parks designed by him in the area. Prepare to be amazed by the flora and fauna of the Buffalo Niagara region!
Makin’ Memories: Family Fun Tour
For kids and kids at heart, fun awaits in Buffalo Niagara. From the fireworks blasting high above the baseball diamond to the roar of lions and tigers, or a live reimagining of fairy tale favorites, we’ve got a treasure chest full of enjoyment for every member of the family.
Buffalo Technical Tour
Pioneers of all things from auto parts to beer, medicine to kazoos, we’re here to showcase our skills to every interest. Get your gears moving and generate some brain power by seeing how things are made right here in Buffalo Niagara!
Spirit of the Seasons Tour
Behold winter’s majesty in true Buffalo Niagara fashion by experiencing the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season. Find gifts for your loved ones, take in the decorations presented by several of our cultural institutions, and ring in cheer with live renditions of holiday classics.
Nature’s Splendor Tour
Professional greenthumb? Leisurely ornithologist? Home to a legendary Frederick Law Olmsted park system and Niagara Falls State Park, Buffalo Niagara is a nature lover’s dream come true. Rolling hills, cavernous gorges, waterfront vistas, and a rich ecology combine to create the beautiful landscape of this region.
“Toss the Textbooks” Interactive Student Tour
Close up the books and get hands-on with interactive education experiences. Home to pioneers of science and trailblazers of innovation, and rich with American history, Buffalo Niagara makes learning an active experience for young minds.