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Buffalo City Hall

65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
+1 716-851-4200
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Architectural Masterpiece inside and out.

Even when I lived in Buffalo and had to pay a parking ticket or just had business inside, I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NewYorkerFoody
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San Antonio, Texas
Art Deco Treasure

Take the Preservation Buffalo tour, which is free and best bargain in town. While the observation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Becky C
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The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with figures and symbols portraying the history and spirit of the city. The 28th-floor observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Erie and western New York.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“observation deck” (111 reviews)
“art deco” (39 reviews)
“at noon” (33 reviews)
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65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
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"observation deck"
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"art deco"
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"at noon"
in 33 reviews
"free tour"
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"flights of stairs"
in 13 reviews
"council chamber"
in 13 reviews
"metal detector"
in 6 reviews
"degree view"
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"great view of the city"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 20 reviews
"lake erie"
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"inside the building"
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"worth the effort"
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"downtown area"
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"great architecture"
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"architectural gem"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even when I lived in Buffalo and had to pay a parking ticket or just had business inside, I would always stop and take a look at the architecture. From the floors to the ceilings and the entire outside this is a marvel. You need...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the Preservation Buffalo tour, which is free and best bargain in town. While the observation deck and lobby are open without the tour, and the views are great from the top, the tour adds a lot of understanding about the city, the building and...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my now wife to pick up our wedding licence. That all went smoothly but what stood out was the architecture. There is a free tour which I have not been on but hear it is very good and provides access to the...More

1  Thank Richard U
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had driven by it on our way back from Niagara Falls, but I really wanted to walk around it and see it up close. It is a 32-story art deco building from 1931. It is one of the largest and tallest municipal buildings in...More

1  Thank Sa-i44
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is a tour at midday, which I missed, but that's probably the best time to visit. I just went straight up to the top to the observation deck. It's 25 floors up on an elevator and then another 3 flights of stairs. There's a...More

1  Thank Sinead H
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is just one of the amazing buildings to see in Buffalo. It is the best example of Art Deco in the area. With free tours available it's a must see for a visit to the city. Unfortunately it is infested with politicians so just...More

1  Thank jpofilms
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

To be honest, I wasn't really impressed with the place, but I suppose that people who have a better understanding of architecture and local history would find some appeal in it

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I don't know if a tour of this place exists, but I never understood what all the fuss was about with this building. The architecture is fine, but the surrounding area is poor. THe inside of the building is nice enough. I guess if you...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

If you're into art deco, views from tall buildings or politics this is definitely worth doing especially with the free tour (mid day but check) ... and find out what the metal underneath the council chamber seats was for. Only downside is the lack of...More

1  Thank W13_and_beyond
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Lived in the area all my life and finally went to see city hall as a visitor. Loved the art deco lobby and the observation deck.

Thank Leanne S
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Yes the downtown train station is walkable. The Depew station is abut 10 miles from downtown. The water in Lake Erie is in the mid 70's right now. Colder of course in the early summer and fall. There is one sand beach close... More
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