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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.

Tour three of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpieces—the Darwin Martin House Complex, Graycliff Estate and Fontana Boathouse.

Enjoy a picturesque meal at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora and enjoy a tour of the historic campus.

Shop along Main Street in East Aurora and stop at Vidler’s 5 & 10, a staple of the early 1900s.

Learn all about the rich history of the “Queen City” at the Buffalo History Museum.

Hear the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra play at Kleinhans Music Hall or see a world-class performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

A stroll down “Millionaires’ Row” on Delaware Avenue offers a splendid look at homes built during Buffalo’s Gilded Age.

See if you can spot all of the more than 2,000 angels at Our Lady of Victory Basilica & National Shrine.

Enjoy a relaxing day of shopping and dining in the Elmwood Village, located in the heart of the city.

Take a Buffalo City Tour which includes an array of architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, E.B. Green, and H.H. Richardson.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Blue Sky Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery is an impressive example of funerary art.

Visit the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, featuring Buffalo-made vehicles in the new Frank Lloyd Wright Filling Station.

Tour the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, the most intact Frederick Law Olmsted landscape and arboretum in the country.

See the work of Western New York’s own art and artists at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, located in the heart of the Museum District.

Check out Buffalo River History Tours and Inside Silo City for a look inside our standing grain elevators.

Things to Explore on the Art, Architecture & Culture

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14214
(716) 856-3858
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

6472 Old Lake Shore Road
Derby, NY, 14047
(716) 947-9217
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

One Rotary Row
Foot of Porter Avenue next to West Side Rowing Club
Buffalo, NY, 14201
(716) 362-3140
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Roycroft Inn

Roycroft Inn

40 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY, 14052
(716) 652-5552
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Vidler's 5 & 10

Vidler's 5 & 10

676 - 694 Main Street
East Aurora, NY, 14052
(716) 652-0481
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The Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum

One Museum Court
Buffalo, NY, 14216
(716) 873-9644
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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY, 14201
(716) 885-5000
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Shea's Buffalo

Shea's Buffalo

646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 847-1410
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Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica

Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica

767 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY, 14218
(716) 828-9444
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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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Forest Lawn Cemetery

Forest Lawn Cemetery

1411 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14209
(716) 288-5999
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Buffalo Transportation / Pierce-Arrow Museum

Buffalo Transportation / Pierce-Arrow Museum

263 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14203
(716) 853-0084
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222
(716) 882-8700
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Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218
(716) 827-1584
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Burchfield Penney Art Center

Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222
(716) 878-6011
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Buffalo Central Terminal

Buffalo Central Terminal

495 Paderewski Drive
Buffalo, NY, 14212
(716) 810-3210
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Buffalo River History Tours

Buffalo River History Tours

44 Prime Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 796-4556
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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.

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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!