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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!

Tour a local factory where bubble gum and gum balls are made.

Learn about olive oil and sample many styles of olive oils and vinegars. The tools of our trade are our human senses and our experience.

See one of the world’s largest manufacturing auto engine plants and an assembly line in action.

Tour the region’s main postal office and see the machines and how mail is cased, sorted and processed for delivery.

Visit a brewery, learn about the brewing process, and at the end, try a sample or two.

Visit and tour Buffalo Niagara’s Medical Campus. Learn about the upcoming multi-million dollar additions to the campus, including the UB Medical School, and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. This includes interior visits at the Hauptman-Woodward Institute, UB’s Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and other buildings along Buffalo’s “medical corridor.”

At the Original American Kazoo Factory learn history, watch kazoos being made, and even make one yourself!

The Buffalo History Museum features a Buffalo Made exhibit. See many items that were invented in Buffalo and some that are still manufactured here.

Visit the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and have a STEM experience developed for your group.

Things to Explore on the Buffalo Technical Tour

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218
(716) 827-1584
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Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum

130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 655-5131
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Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14214
(716) 837-3900
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Tifft Nature Preserve

Tifft Nature Preserve

1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY, 14203
(716) 825-6397
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

641 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 884-0095
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Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara

102 Morrow Plaza
PO Box 169
Youngstown, NY, 14174
(716) 745-7611
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Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

One Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 847-1773
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Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve

Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve

4050 North Street
Blasdell, NY, 14219
(716) 627-4560
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Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14211
(716) 896-5200
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Gardening Tour

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!

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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!

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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.