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Pierce-Arrow Museum

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Address: 263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203-2900
Phone Number:
+1 716-853-0084
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11:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This unique museum focuses on Buffalo's transportation history featuring...

This unique museum focuses on Buffalo's transportation history featuring Pierce Arrow, Thomas Flyer, electric vehicles, vintage bicycles, motorcycles, muscle cars and trucks, many made in Western New York. A special feature is the full scale Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright, designed for Buffalo in 1927 but never built. Rights to build it were secured and the impressive structure with expansive copper roof and detailing is housed in the atrium of the museum.

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The Wright gas station is incredible

This is an incredible Museum for Motorcycle, automobile and architecture buffs, the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station that they built from his plans inside the museum is stunning and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
zandrew26
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredible Museum for Motorcycle, automobile and architecture buffs, the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station that they built from his plans inside the museum is stunning and would be worth the stop if thats all they had they rest is a plus

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

What an interesting place to visit! Something for everyone. Pieces of history pepper this building. Not only antique cars and bicycles, but all the accessories. Hood ornaments, gas pumps, oil cans and signage. Books and posters you can purchase and beautiful displays of vintage clothing. Give yourself time to tour this large building. You'll be fascinated.

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Thank Denise S
Marilla, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

First and foremost, this museum is for everyone and not just for automobile enthusiasts. The cars in this museum were made in Buffalo. Mostly, this is a self-guided tour and I was impressed by the number of cars that were at one time were made in Buffalo. Many names you may not recognize but were made in Buffalo just the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a Father's Day excursion for my husband, it is really a nice museum, lots of interesting and cool cars, bikes, motorcycles there.

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Thank CARLYBuffalo_NewYork
WNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The owner gave our group a brief, but highly interesting tour of his humungous collection of transportation memorabilia….from antique bicycles to beautiful Pierce Arrow automobiles, and many other lovingly restored vehicles as well. There is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed filling station on site, indoors, which is most interesting. The owner's passion for his avocation was evident. This is a... More 

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Thank MariMac72
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

With family in from out-of-town, we decided to visit the Pierce-Arrow Museum to see exhibits that were built by our Grandfather. It is a fantastic facility, with both self-guided and guided tours available.

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Thank LynneM4Gs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very cool! Great tour, worth the trip. Excellent history, Frank Loyd Wright gas station made to scale was amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had been wanting to go here for a few years ever since I heard about the replica of the Frank Lloyd Wright filling station. Today was the day! My only disappointment was the absence of a AAA or seniors discount, but that is no big deal. Staff are helpful and friendly. The displays are great. So much information is... More 

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Sturgeon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Well worth the stop to see many vintage cars and a gas station that Frank Lloyd Wright designed. A really unique venue with staff that love to give you the back story on all the cars and more. Something for everyone!

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Thank Nellie G
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have to admit I won tickets to this museum but was pleasantly surprised how professional and informative it was. I would've paid the admission price in full if I knew how well run and well stocked this museum is. A little treasure of history right here in our downtown area. Don't miss it, the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station design... More 

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