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WELCOME TO THE

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Big Ditch Brewing offers Buffalo-born craft beer and food in the heart of Downtown. © KC Kratt

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Hosting year-round fun and festivities, Canalside is a highlight of Buffalo’s waterfront. © Ed Healy

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Arctic Edge, the Buffalo Zoo’s newest exhibit, houses some of the coolest wildlife. © Nancy J. Parisi

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NEW CITY RISING It’s a new day in Buffalo. We’ve restored our historic architecture, built new hotels, opened innovative restaurants, started craft breweries, created exciting tours and revitalized our waterfront. And now we’re ready for company. Stop by and see what we’ve done with the place.

You’ll Eat It Up! 6 | A Spirited City 10 Touring Buffalo’s Treasures 14 | Queen City Masterstrokes 16 Showtime 18 | Our Path Through History 20 Buffalo is Eventful 22 | Family Fun A to Z 24 Girlfriend Getaways 26 | Fandemonium! 28 Welcome to Winter 30 | Fresh Air Finds 32 Four Ways to See Niagara 34 | Choose Your Own Adventure 36 Cultivating Buffalo’s Rebirth 38 | Neighborhoods 40 What to See & Do 55 | Where to Stay 66

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WELCOME TO THE HE RENEWED VIBRANCY OF BUFFALO

beats within the hearts of its people, who never stopped believing in the splendor of our city — and who now welcome visitors to experience

the best version of what we’ve all been in love with since our first walk down Delaware Avenue, trip to Ted’s Hot Dogs or step inside Kleinhans Music Hall.

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This year, we’d like to show you around the New Buffalo. We’d like to introduce you to the restored Darwin Martin House, the food trucks of Larkin Square and the eclectic entertainment at Riverworks. We’d like to lead you down our renovated Main Street and point out downtown’s proliferation of new restaurants before a round of Hayburners at Big Ditch Brewery. We’d like to escort you through the reverberating urban enclaves of Elmwood Village and Allentown, order some Beef on Weck sushi at Seabar, then go for a film at the rejuvenated North Park Theatre. Most of all, we’d like to show you what hard work from a devoted populace has accomplished. Beautiful architecture has been restored and repurposed. New galleries exhibit the next generation of artists. Craft breweries shine a light on the Queen City’s rich brewing tradition. And Canalside, the city’s new public square, has returned the water’s edge to kayakers, paddle boarders and concertgoers.

Reimagining and rebuilding our city hasn’t been easy, but we invite you to have a look around and see for yourself. We’re ready for our Instagram close-up. – M IC H A E L FA R R E L L

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NEW BUFFALO

BUFFALO HARBORFRONT

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Buffalo should learn to boast. It’s exciting to visit a post-industrial city where you can tour the abandoned grain elevators of Silo City or explore the waterfront on water bikes. It’s refreshing to eat somewhere where trail-blazing eateries are helping to revitalize patches of the city, where hungry citizens are grateful for every new thing to eat, and where businesses are genuinely pleased to serve you. JENNIFER BAIN, THE TORONTO STAR

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RIVERWORKS

BU F FA L O’S

JOE CASCIO

EXTREME MAKEOVER BUFFALO IS AT A MEMORABLE POINT IN ITS HISTORY. A tipping point. An inflection point. A point of departure. Call it what you will. By any name, the point is the same: a new city – a re-born city – is emerging after several decades of economic struggle. A New Buffalo is being built on a foundation of extraordinary architecture, visionary city planning and acclaimed cultural institutions. This legacy of the city’s 19th and 20th century heyday is being restored, rejuvenated and readied for visitors. And 2016 is the year this storied past meets an exciting future. Here are eight reasons to visit Buffalo in the year to come.

1. F  RANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX Our story starts with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex – an exhilarating example of how Buffalo has summoned the will to remake itself as a 21st century city and vibrant tourism destination. The Martin House was Wright’s largest residential commission when it was built in 1905, but fell into disrepair in the late 20th century. A grand re-opening this fall will herald the completion of a 20-year restoration and allow visitors to experience the entire campus in all its restored grandeur. darwinmartinhouse.org

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2. H  OTEL HENRY URBAN RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER Much like the Martin House, the Richardson Olmsted Complex has succeeded against all odds. After sitting vacant for the better part of four decades, this National Historic Landmark will find new life in early 2017 with the opening of the 88-room Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center. The hotel will be joined by the Buffalo Architecture Center, which will give visitors a go-to spot to learn about the city’s world-renowned architecture through a series of permanent and traveling exhibits. hotelhenry.com

3. A  RCTIC EDGE Another venerable institution reinventing itself is the Buffalo Zoo. Located in the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, the Zoo recently built the Arctic Edge, a $14 million, one-and-ahalf acre habitat for the polar bears that includes an underwater viewing area, giving zoo visitors a face-to-face encounter with one of nature’s most impressive animals. buffalozoo.org

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4. C  ANALSIDE Buffalo became a 19th century boomtown and a place where great fortunes were made because of its advantageous site at the confluence of the Buffalo River, Lake Erie and the Erie Canal. Today, a once industrial waterfront has become the city’s playground, hosting more than 1,000 annual events including artisan markets, yoga classes, concerts, curling leagues and festivals of every stripe. Stay for the lightshow that illuminates the Connecting Terminal grain elevator every evening from dusk to 11 p.m.

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Grain scoopers, stevedores and longshoremen may have once ruled the waves along Buffalo’s shoreline, but today the kids have the run of the place. Buffalo’s Outer Harbor is a natural escape from nearby downtown with its marinas, parks, bike trails, kayak launch spots, and Buffalo Harbor State Park, a nautical themed playground emulating dunes, waves, ships, rocky shores and whirlpools.

Until recently, only factories, warehouses and grain elevators used the land along the Buffalo River. RiverWorks changed that with its bar, restaurant, concert venue, roller derby track, riverfront patio and hockey and curling rinks. A craft brewery housed in a grain elevator and a beer garden will be added to the RiverWorks menu in 2016.

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6. H  ARBORCENTER HARBORCENTER is the straw that stirs the drink of the New Buffalo, a multifaceted sports, entertainment and hospitality complex that has taken Buffalo’s already stellar reputation as a great hockey city – and amateur sports destination – to a whole new level. The $200 million complex features two NHL size rinks, a Marriott Hotel, (716) Food & Sport, a flagship Tim Horton’s and retailers at the Shops at HARBORCENTER.

Buffalo’s accommodations continue to evolve along with the city, meaning more choices for travelers. Summer 2016 will see the opening of the Westin Buffalo in the heart of the city’s entertainment district. The 118-room hotel will feature a 6,000 square foot outdoor patio and upscale restaurant. Nearby, local restauranteur Mark Croce is restoring the centuryold Curtiss Building as a state-ofthe-art 68-room boutique hotel. The Curtiss Hotel will feature a rooftop lounge, restaurant, revolving bar and all-weather hot springs.

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You’ll Eat It Up!

BY C H R I S T A GLENNIE SE YCHE W

BUFFALO HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GREAT PLACE TO EAT. Its early populace of Italians, Poles, and Germans laid the groundwork for a long history of comforting, hearty fare designed to keep blue collar workers fueled. But about a decade ago, Buffalo’s culinary scene started to change. Chef-owned restaurants began to embrace the agricultural bounty of our region and the notion of ever-changing seasonal menus. New diners, tantalized by what they

saw on the Food Network and the internet, began to seek more adventurous culinary experiences. An influx of refugees and immigrants from Africa and Asia infused pockets of the city and its surrounding suburbs with affordable, authentic ethnic fare.

have opened, offering diners a wealth of choices. While there is still plenty of hearty blue collar fare available in Buffalo at corner bars and old school Italian-American places, there is also a wealth of new and enticing edible experiences to be found.

Flash forward ten years and Buffalo is an exciting food destination attracting tourists from near and far. Dozens of chef-owned restaurants

High brow or low brow, refined or relaxed, Buffalo’s food scene has more to offer now then ever. And yes, we still have plenty of chicken wings.

] Ingredients of a New Buffalo Chef Kevin Lin owns and operates Sun Restaurant on Buffalo’s West Side. Known for introducing Buffalo to Burmese cuisine and its specialties, such as ohn-nokhakswe and tea leaf salad, Sun also serves fresh Thai favorites and a menu of dishes devoted to showcasing “forbidden” black rice.

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Q: What is the best thing about cooking in Buffalo? A: Buffalo is the best place to be a chef because of how open Buffalonians are. They embrace new flavors and ideas. Q: Is there an aspect of the city’s current restaurant scene you’re most excited about? A: Buffalo is booming and there are new restaurants and new

ethnic cuisines popping up all over Western New York. It is a very exciting time for us. Q: What makes Sun Restaurant unique? A: We offer Burmese and Thai, as well as our Black Rice Bar –the first in the United States. We are also able to customize dishes according to customer

needs, easily accommodating gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diners. We only serve food that is good for us and free of MSG. -C.G.S.


BUFFALO CLASSICS

ModernTwists AND THEIR

Western New York has more than its fair share of culinary concoctions it considers its own, and most of them have been favorites for 50 years or more. Since today’s Buffalonians have grown up with these foods as part of their shared culinary experience, it’s no surprise that a climate now rich with innovation has spawned more than one great spin on each of these classics. – C.G.S

NICK GRAY

BEEF ON ‘WECK The Beef on Kummelweck sandwich (known to locals as simply Beef on ‘Weck) earned its place in the annals of local history by being a delicious, affordable, and simple way for any tavern to feed throngs of hungry workers with short lunch breaks and shallow pockets. Made simply of handcarved hot roast beef, a dab of au jus, a smattering of fresh horseradish, and a roll encrusted with caraway seeds and rock salt, the Beef on ‘Weck is a sandwich to be reckoned with.

MODERN TWIST: Seabar’s take on Beef on ‘Weck is a salty sweet sushi roll flavor bomb. Sushi rice is rolled around perfectly cooked tenderloin, topped with thin slices of delicate beef carpaccio, strewn with bits of salt and caraway, and served with creamy horseradish sauce. – C.G.S

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SPONGE CANDY Sponge candy is an old world treat made of crunchy sweet honeycomb toffee enrobed in chocolate. Some argue over which chocolatier makes it best, while others busy themselves with the debate over whether dark, milk, or orange chocolate is the ideal coating for the succulent sweet. MODERN TWIST: Visitors can find sponge candy in nearly any

chocolate shop in the region, but Resurgence Brewing Company, located on Buffalo’s West Side, is the only brewer in town making a Sponge Candy Stout. – C.G.S. DONNIE BURTLESS

CHICKEN WINGS Oh chicken wing, worthy of a sonnet, fried crispy and dressed in hot butter and spicy Frank’s Red Hot — how could anyone come to Buffalo and not seek a platter of you before leaving? Maybe because the word Buffalo has become synonymous with a flavor known all over the world?

MODERN TWIST: One of our favorite twists on the

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chicken wing can be found at FIVE POINTS BAKERY, known for its incredible toast offerings. Yeah, we said it: toast. Visit Five Points and give the Extra Sharp Cheddar Toast a shot. Made with whole grain bread, it has cheddar baked right in, St. Agur bleu cheese, hot sauce, and served with a garlic pickle on the side.

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CHICKEN WINGS

BEEF ON WECK

The best beef on weck in WNY is found at Bar Bill Tavern in East Aurora. Not only have they perfected cooking the beef to a medium-rare temperature, but the roll is perfect. On top of all of that, if you’re lucky enough to grab a seat at the bar, you can watch them slice the beef and put the sandwiches together right in front of you.

HOT DOGS

My wife and I eat at Ted’s Hot Dogs at least once a month. It’s become our favorite place to eat when we want something affordable and quick. The hot dogs are always on point, cooked on a charcoal grill, and their hot sauce is excellent.

PIZZA

If I’m in the mood for traditional WNY pizza (sloppy, sweeter sauce, charred pepperoni cups, air bubbles in the crust), then I’m going to Imperial Pizza in South Buffalo. Sure, you have to eat it on the hood of your car (for the moment), but I think it tastes better that way.

FISH FRY

My favorite fish fry is at Gene McCarthy’s in the Old First Ward. Their fish fry on its own is fantastic (they use quality fish) but underneath is a combination of fries, coleslaw, macaroni salad and potato salad. Donnie is one of the co-founders of Buffaloeats.org, a leading food blog in the Queen City.

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In a town where good chicken wing joints are on every corner, Nine Eleven Tavern in South Buffalo stands out from the crowd by creating the most unique and delicious hot sauce around.

FISH FRY

Staffed by churchgoers on Fridays during the Lenten season, fish fries became a way for cold Buffalonians to socialize during the darkest days of winter. Today fish fries remain unchanged in content, but they’re no longer reserved for Lent or Catholics. Large pieces of white fish are battered and deep fried, served with tartar sauce or a lemon wedge and sides such as fries, mashed potatoes, hot German potato salad or macaroni salad. – C.G.S.

PIZZA Not as thick as a deep dish, not as thin as NYC-style pizza, Buffalo’s pizza sports a pillowy, chewy crust smothered in sauce and shredded mozzarella. Sure, we have fancy woodfired pies all over town, but Buffalostyle pizza is nearly a way of life for some folks. Pro tip: Don’t be surprised if you see a local dip their pizza in the bleu cheese dressing served alongside an order of chicken wings — it’s a thing. – C.G.S.

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CHARBROILED HOT DOGS After nearly ninety years in the business, it’s safe to say that Ted’s is the place for hot dogs in Western New York. At Ted’s, locally made Sahlen’s hot dogs are chargrilled over flaming hot coals and served with your choice of toppings, but most notably with dill pickle spears or chili. There are great dogs to be had all over New York, but Buffalo’s are really tough to beat. – C.G.S.

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Home of the Original Buffalo Chicken Wings A Distinctive Dining Tradition Experience

- Italian American Cuisine - Live Music Thursday Night (Sinatra & more)* - Live Jazz Friday and Saturday Nights* - Free Parking in our attended lot *Only available at Main Street location

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Our World-Famous Wing Sauce is available in supermarkets, our restaurants or at Anchorbar.com WE SHIP OUR ORIGINAL WINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY! Visit Anchorbar.com for ordering information.

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A SPIRITED CITY Buffalo is recapturing its legacy as a boomtown for booze. Craft breweries and small batch distillers are popping up all over town ready to serve you our finest local libations. Cheers!

] Distilleries

A new generation of distillers is re-introducing Buffalo to the first liquor produced in the city in nearly a century.

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] Breweries Buffalo loves beer. It always has. But now it loves better beer. Better beer is being served at great craft beer bars all over the region at a slew of new local breweries.  BIG DITCH BREWING CO. is a downtown hotspot for fun, food, friends, and a frosty pint; its two-floor taproom offers stunning views of Buffalo’s skyline. 55 E. Huron St, Buffalo bigditchbrewing.com

COMMUNITY BEER WORKS is a nanobrewery producing highly awarded craft beers in small batches. Check out their original West Side brewery, or their satellite location at Hydraulic Hearth restaurant and beer garden in Larkinville. 15 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo communitybeerworks.com

RUSTY NICKEL BREWING CO. A large backyard beer garden and unique brews like oatmeal cookie ale and vanilla bourbon milk stout highlight this new West Seneca brewery.

NIAGARA DISTILLING operates a distillery and tasting room on Ellicott Street, nestled among some of the city’s best restaurants, and uses only organic ingredients to create its 1812 Vodka.

41 Columbia St, Buffalo lockhousedistillery.com

459 Ellicott St, Buffalo niagaradistillery.com

With a tasting room located just north of the Elmwood Village, BLACK SQUIRREL DISTILLERY has earned fans with its maple syrup based products, including rum-style aged spirit and Mapleshine. 1595 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo blacksquirreldistillery.com

With slick branding and top notch vodka and gin, TOMMYROTTER DISTILLERY’S gorgeous facility is a smart stop on anyone’s tour of the area. 500 Seneca St, Buffalo tommyrotter.com

] Cocktail Bars

HAMBURG BREWING CO. is a Southtowns favorite with its expansive indoor taproom and bucolic beer garden. 6553 Boston State Rd, Hamburg hamburgbrewing.com

RESURGENCE BREWING CO. offers guests a top-notch beer garden indoors and out at a refurbished industrial warehouse on Buffalo’s West Side. 1250 Niagara St, Buffalo resurgencebrewing.com

PEARL STREET  GRILL & BREWERY Downtown’s first brewpub continues to delight with classics like Trainwreck and Lake Effect as well as a huge back patio facing the city’s waterfront. 76 Pearl St, Buffalo pearlstreetgrill.com

4350 Seneca St, West Seneca rustynickelbrewing.com JIM BUSH

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Gin and vodka made by LOCKHOUSE  DISTILLERY, the first to open in Buffalo since Prohibition, can be sampled at its popular Cobblestone District bar.

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Our love of libations and local bars is about our area’s natural affinity for kinship, camaraderie, and good neighborliness. BALLYHOO has a subtly European feel, drinks that range from simple to complex, and a menu of housemade sausages sure to please.

 BUFFALO PROPER on Franklin Street charms a broad cross section of patrons with its engaging staff, approachable cocktail menu, and fun vibe.

211 South Park Ave, Buffalo facebook.com/buffaloballyhoo

333 Franklin St, Buffalo buffaloproper.com

VERA PIZZERIA was a craft cocktail pioneer in Buffalo when it first opened in 2011. It’s still creating drinks, dazzling guests, and doling out Fernet Branca like it’s going out of style.

BOURBON & BUTTER’S stunning art deco bar in the Hotel @ The Lafayette serves some of the area’s most finessed and innovative drinks.

220 Lexington Ave, Buffalo verapizzeria.com

(inside Hotel @ The Lafayette) bourbonbutter.bar

391 Washington St, Buffalo

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DINING AROUND THE

World Over five thousand refugees have relocated to the City of Buffalo in recent years, transforming its food culture. From established Italian and French restaurants to southeast Asian and Puerto Rican fare, the Queen City’s dining scene has gone global.

SUN RESTAURANT was the first in the area to serve authentic Burmese fare in addition to a bar that creates special dishes showcasing “ forbidden” black rice, the first of its kind in the country. In just a few years it’s undergone two expansions due to its increasing popularity. 1989 Niagara St, Buffalo » suncuisines.com

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RISTORANTE LOMBARDO offers guests a dining experience more akin to what one might expect in Manhattan. An incredible wine list, contemporary and delicious regional Italian food, swanky cocktails and impeccable service are its hallmarks.

RUE FRANKLIN is one of Buffalo’s most venerable restaurants. Serving modern French cuisine, the Rue’s well appointed interior, gorgeous patio and excellent table service has maintained a foothold in Buffalo’s mercurial restaurant scene for over forty years. 341 Franklin St, Buffalo » ruefranklin.com

1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo » ristorantelombardo.com

PARKER’S PROPER FISH & CHIPS offers a very traditional British experience to its guests. A casual eatery located in South Buffalo, Parker’s is dedicated to serving UK favorites prepared with precision. 1216 South Park Ave, Buffalo parkersproperfishandchips.com

99 FAST FOOD, also known as Pho 99 and Fast Food 99, is always bustling with medical students, neighborhood residents, and those who have traveled to slurp noodles over a giant bowl of steaming Vietnamese pho. 3396 Bailey Ave, Buffalo facebook.com/99fastfood

SAZON CRIOLLO, family owned and operated, churns out incredible sandwiches large enough to feed a crowd and other handmade Puerto Rican favorites such as pastelillos and mofongo. 272 Hudson St, Buffalo Search Sazon Criollo on Facebook – C.G.S.


AMERICA’S MOST MONUMENTAL EXPERIENCE SINCE 1846

Boats Depart from Niagara Falls, USA 716.284.8897 Learn more and buy tickets online at MaidoftheMist.com


The Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum Featuring a collection of historic automobiles, auto mascots, carriages, bicycles, motorcycles, muscle cars, automobilia and more!

201 Seneca St. at 263 Michigan Downtown Buffalo, NY 14203 Bicycles

Motorcycles

Carriages

The 1927 Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright

A unique venue for events & parties. Call to arrange a memorable occasion.

General Admission: $10 Adults

$5 Children

Guided tours for groups of 30 or more can be arranged by appointment @ $20 per person

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TOURING BUFFALO’S 5 TO TRY TREASURES BUILDINGS

Walking through Buffalo’s neighborhoods is like taking a crash course in classic American architecture. Some of the country’s most influential architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and H.H. Richardson left their mark on the Queen City, and this stunning architectural fabric is best experienced through a guided tour. Here are five to take.

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ARCHITECTURAL TOUR GUIDE

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GUARANTY BUILDING

ALL WRIGHT ALL DAY

140 PEARL STREET The way this building redefined the concept of a skyscraper with its emphasis on vertical lines, along with the elegance of Louis Sullivan’s elaborate terra cotta exterior, makes this a jaw-dropping showpiece for any out-of-town guest. PATRICK MAHONEY

Offered throughout the summer and fall, this daylong bus tour takes Frank Lloyd Wright fans to several of his Buffalo designs, including the Martin House Complex, Graycliff Estate and posthumously designed boathouse, mausoleum and gas station. Call 716-856-3858 for reservations » darwinmartinhouse.org

CITY HALL

NIAGARA SQUARE More than any other, this building defines and explains Buffalo: the symbolism of this Art Deco masterpiece is extraordinary, and every time I visit this building, I discover a new detail that I hadn’t seen before.

SILO CITY GRAIN ELEVATORS

CHILDS STREET The grain elevators enabled Buffalo’s rapid rise in the 19th century. The climb up the stairs to the top, past the machinery that once moved much of the world’s supply of grain, is an adventure unlike any other in the world. ERIC FRICK DYLAN BUYSKES

OPEN AIR AUTOBUS A whirlwind bus tour crisscrosses the city for a “best of” overview of Buffalo’s architecture. openairbuffalo.org

BUFFALO RIVER HISTORY TOURS This 90-minute boat excursion down the Buffalo River from Canalside provides an in-depth look at one of the world’s largest collections of grain elevators. RIC HILLIMAN

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QUEEN CITY DOWNTOWN TOUR Step back into downtown Buffalo’s gilded age with Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s tour of the central business district’s turnof-the-century gems. preservationbuffaloniagara.org

BUFFALO SEGWAY TOUR This two-wheeled adventure glides past some of the most iconic Buffalo spots, including the Frederick Law Olmsteddesigned Delaware Park, the Buffalo History Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. buffalotouringcompany.com

ELECTRIC TOWER

535 WASHINGTON STREET This beautifully restored downtown landmark reminds us of the legacy of the Pan-American Exposition as its white terra cotta both gleams in the daylight and is beautifully illuminated at night.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

SYMPHONY CIRCLE With its tower soaring 168 feet above Symphony Circle, the home of Buffalo’s oldest congregation welcomes the community through its doors into a stunning Tiffany-filled interior. Brad Hahn is executive director of Explore Buffalo, which offers a wide variety of architectural tours in the city. explorebuffalo.com

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Picasso: The Artist and His Models

Coming in November

Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 albrightknox.org

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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). The Artist and His Model, 1964. Oil on canvas, 381/8 x 51¼ inches (96.8 x 130.2 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Gift of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., 1965. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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QUEEN CITY

Masterstrokes IN A CITY THAT HAS BEEN HOME TO MANY GREAT ARTISTS OVER THE COURSE OF ITS HISTORY, Charles Burchfield ranks among

Across Elmwood Avenue, art

studios that nurture and promote

the greatest, a figure of enormous

lovers can experience one of

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talent and vision who captured

the finest collections of modern

the beauty, charm and grit of

and contemporary art in North

Buffalo at the height of its 20th

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century prominence. In 2016, the

Gallery. 2016 will be highlighted

Burchfield Penney Art Center will

with the November opening of

be celebrating its 50th anniversary

Picasso: The Artist and His Models

with a special exhibit of his land-

at the Gallery. Elsewhere in

scapes, “Blistering Vision.”

Buffalo you’ll find galleries and

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From Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center to CEPA Gallery, Big Orbit, Buffalo Arts Studio, the Anderson Gallery and BT&C Gallery, among others, Buffalo is a visual delight. ABOVE: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8" x 42 1/4", Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

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5 TO TRY VISUAL ART BRUCE ADAMS WRITER & CRITIC

ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY 1285 ELMWOOD AVENUE One of the oldest public arts institutions in the United States, the AK has a world class collection featuring modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions change regularly, so there is always something new on view, along with popular favorites like Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Jackson Pollack, and many more.

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PUBLIC ART CRAWL

BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER 1300 ELMWOOD AVENUE Conveniently located across from the AK, the BPAC spotlights the art of Western New York, including the world’s largest collection of Charles Burchfield’s works, notes, and journals.

START YOUR PUBLIC ART CRAWL AT THE ELMWOOD AVENUE entrance of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (above). Nancy Rubin’s provocative assemblage of aluminum canoes rises from the ground like a Machine Age tree on the gallery’s front lawn.

CASTELLANI ART MUSEUM

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS If you’re visiting Niagara Falls, make sure to stop by this small museum on the campus of Niagara University featuring nationally-known and regional contemporary artists and traditional folk arts.

Move on to the Allentown neighborhood and the intersection of Allen and College Streets. Here you’ll find a virtual gallery of street art by local and national artists. In the Cobblestone District you’ll be enthralled by an enormous painting entitled “Go!” by artists Augustina Droze and Bruce Adams emblazoned on the rear of 95 Perry Street. Finally, walk over to Canalside for a selfie with “Shark Girl,” (below left) by artist Casey Riordan Millard. Sweetly surreal and the subject of countless social media posts, Shark Girl has been something of a sensation since it was installed on Buffalo’s waterfront in summer 2014.

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HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER

341 DELAWARE AVENUE If your tastes run toward edgier art, this esteemed nonprofit space features artists of diverse backgrounds in film, video, literature, music, performance, media, and visual art.

And if you happen to find yourself in Canalside after dark, take a stroll along the Boardwalk – and feast your eyes on the spectacular light show that illuminates the Connecting Terminal grain elevator every night from dusk until 11 p.m (bottom). JOE CASCIO

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617 MAIN STREET Two different art spaces are housed in the historic Market Arcade Complex; visit both! CEPA is a nationally-known nonprofit art center dedicated to photography in all its permutations. Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center fosters innovation in media arts through access, education, and exhibition. Bruce Adams is an internationally featured artist, educator, and awardwinning art writer. Currently he is a guest lecturer at Buffalo State College and a regular contributor to Buffalo Spree magazine, among others.


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5 TO TRY LIVE MUSIC

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Who’s Who in the Cast SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER . . . . . . . . LEAD Shea’s has been the star of Buffalo’s theater district for 90 years running. Her early career was as a moviehouse before nearly meeting her demise in the 1970s, but she ultimately found new stardom as Buffalo’s stage for touring Broadway productions. Shea’s would like to thank all those who never stopped believing in her and worked so hard to restore her to her original grandeur over the last 20 years. sheas.org IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY . . . . . . . . . CO-STAR The Irish Classical Theatre Company has been delighting audiences in her theater-in-the-round downtown for nearly two decades with plays from the Emerald Isle and beyond. The ICTC would like to thank all her patrons for supporting such an eclectic collection of plays at the Andrews Theatre. irishclassical.com

THE ALLEYWAY THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CO-STAR The Alleyway Theatre launched his career in the former Art Moderne Greyhound Bus Terminal on Main Street in 1985 and has specialized in locally made productions ever since. The Alleyway is grateful that so many in Buffalo have encouraged his mission for homegrown theater over the years. alleyway.com PAUL ROBESON THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CO-STAR For nearly 50 years, the Paul Robeson Theatre has been gracing the Buffalo stage and showcasing the talents of African-American actors, playwrights, producers, directors and crew. The Paul Robeson is deeply appreciative that Buffalo has patronized his culturally diverse programming for almost a half-century. aaccbuffalo.org/#!paul-robeson-theatre-/c1l5o

MUSICALFARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CO-STAR Perhaps the most musically inclined in her class growing up, Musicalfare has been wowing crowds with her gifts and talents for over 25 years . Musicalfare couldn’t be happier providing Buffalo with a full slate of musical theater on the campus of Daemen College every season. musicalfare.com

TORN SPACE THEATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CO-STAR Torn Space likes living life on the edge, staging productions in unconventional spots like the Silo City grain elevators and the back room of the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle. She is excited to receive so much recognition for her avant-garde adventures and thanks the people of Buffalo for making her career a success! tornspacetheater.com

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BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL There is no experience like going to the BPO and hearing JoAnn Falletta conduct the great music of the ages.

PAUSA ART HOUSE

19 WADSWORTH STREET Their music series is just outstanding. They have a great jazz music scene there with local and international artists. It’s an unbelievable place that’s designed for music.

COLORED MUSICIANS CLUB

145 BROADWAY You’re in this historic space where all these famous jazz legends have gone – Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Byrd. It’s like the walls are infused with their spirit.

HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER MUSIC SERIES

341 DELAWARE AVENUE It’s so eclectic and they host people who are having a strong impact on our culture here in the 21st Century. They have an ear to the ground for those composers.

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326 AMHERST STREET Sportsmen’s has such a wide palette of offerings. They have country music, rockabilly and straight up rock. It’s a great night out. George Caldwell is an accomplished jazz pianist and instructor who has shared the bandstand with luminaries like Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway and Lou Rawls.


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SINGLE TICKETS: 1-800-745-3000, Shea’s Ticket Office, 650 Main St., downtown Buffalo, or www.ticketmaster.com. Groups 15+ call 716-829-1153. For on sale dates and other info., visit www.sheas.org or call 716-847-0850.

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OUR PATH THROUGH Buffalo’s story – one of ambition, aspiration, innovation and perseverance – embodies the American experience. Some of America’s greatest political, cultural and literary figures crossed paths with Buffalo over the city’s 184-year-history. Here are 10 important dates from the region’s illustrious past – and ways to connect to that rich history today:

1815 OLD FORT NIAGARA The Americans regain Old Fort Niagara from British control during the War of 1812. Hear the musket fire and smell the gunpowder during one of the fort’s re-enactments. Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown oldfortniagara.org

CANALSIDE The 363-mile Erie Canal opens, giving America an uninterrupted water route from the Hudson River to the Great Lakes. The canal’s KC KRATT western terminus in downtown Buffalo is the cornerstone for Canalside, Buffalo’s revitalized waterfront district.

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Buffalo’s Michigan Street Baptist Church opens and serves as an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Tour the church today as part of the city’s Michigan Street Heritage Corridor. 511 Michigan Ave, Buffalo

44 Prime St, Buffalo canalsidebuffalo.com

18 30 FOREST LAWN Red Jacket, a Native American Seneca orator and chief of the Wolf Clan, is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Take a “Sunday in the Cemetery” tour to learn about its many famous residents, from President Millard Fillmore to R&B superstar Rick James. 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo forest-lawn.com

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18 3 3 BUFFALO LIGHTHOUSE The Buffalo Lighthouse begins its nightly illumination on the city’s waterfront. The lighthouse lens will be re-illuminated for the first time in decades during the summer of 2016. 1 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo buffalolight.org

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HISTORY BUFFALO HISTORY MUSEUM Tim Russert, the late moderator of Meet the Press, is born in South Buffalo. See his NBC workspace reassembled and relive his childhood memories at the Buffalo History Museum. One Museum Court, Buffalo buffalohistory.org

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1869 MARK TWAIN IN BUFFALO Mark Twain moves to Buffalo to begin a short-lived stint as a newspaper editor. The original manuscript of his masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is on display at downtown’s Central Library. 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo » buffalolib.org

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BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY NAVAL & MILITARY PARK The USS Croaker Submarine, USS The Sullivans destroyer and USS Little Rock cruiser finish their tours of duty in World War II. Tour all three vessels on the city’s waterfront at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo » buffalonavalpark.org

1901 THEODORE ROOSEVELT INAUGURAL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Theodore Roosevelt takes the oath of office in Buffalo. Retrace his steps at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, one of the only sites outside of the nation’s capital where a president took the oath of office. 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo » trsite.org

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The Colored Musicians Club, which went on to host the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane, opens in downtown Buffalo. The club still hosts live jazz several nights a week and operates a museum downstairs. 145 Broadway, Buffalo » coloredmusiciansclub.org

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Eventful BUFFALO IS

Every weekend in Buffalo Niagara is packed with events, from art and ethnic food festivals to free outdoor music concerts.

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The Art of People Watching

Our festivals embrace ethnicities from around the globe. Here are some of the highlights: BUFFALO GREEK FEST » June 3-5, 2016 buffalogreekfest.org

At Buffalo’s Allentown Art Festival, June 11 & 12, amidst watercolors, pottery, photography and fine craftwork, you’ll see everyone from refined art collectors to edgy hipsters to parents pushing strollers.

JUNETEENTH » June 18-19, 2016 juneteenthofbuffalo.com GREASE POLE FESTIVAL » July 8-10, 2016 GALBANI ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL » July 14-17, 2016 buffaloitalianfestival.com BUFFALO IRISH FESTIVAL » August 26-28, 2016 buffaloirish.com

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For a complete calendar, go to VisitBuffaloNiagara.com/events

DYNGUS DAY » April 17, 2017 dyngusdaybuffalo.com

On April 17, 2017, the day after Easter, everyone is Polish for Dyngus Day! It’s a fun, wacky party to give thanks for the conclusion of Lent – and we have the world’s largest celebration! dyngusdaybuffalo.com

Artsy on the Avenue Out and About It’s the most fabulous time of the year! Pride Week brings together the LGBTQ community and rainbow-clad residents for six days-worth of art, festivals, a parade and more fun. Show your support and join the party May 31 – June 5. buffalopridefestival.com

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All’s Fair Deep-fried Oreos, kidfriendly pig races and an All-American midway are in your family’s future with a visit to the Erie County Fair this August 10 - 21. ecfair.org

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Spend an artsy August weekend in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village neighborhood at the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Meander through the displays from more than 170 art vendors. Tap your toes to the tunes resonating from 50 different performers. August 27 & 28 elmwoodartfest.org


Eat in the BUF Bring your appetite and plan your visit for July 9 & 10 to attend the Taste of Buffalo, the largest 2-day food festival in the U.S. Sample your way through over 50 of our local region’s finest menu options. Enjoy live music, food demonstrations and more tasty to-do’s at our most mouth-watering festival of the year. tasteofbuffalo.com KC KRATT

Break out your ball gown or tux and celebrate the start of Buffalo’s theater season at Curtain Up! on September 16. Take your seat inside one of our 22 theaters throughout Western New York, and enjoy the street party in the city’s theater district. buffalocurtainup.com

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Thou shall make thy way to Delaware Park this summer for performances of A Winter’s Tale (June 23-July 17) and The Taming of the Shrew (July 28August 21). Bring a blanket and wine for a perfect midsummer night under the stars.

SPRING 2016 May 13- May 15 May 31- June 5 June 3- June 5

SUMMER 2016

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Flower Power

Some Like It Hot Pay homage to Buffalo’s signature dish at the 15th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival. Join visitors from every state as they get sauced Labor Day weekend, September 3-4! buffalowing.com

Green thumb or not, you’ll be in awe at the floral wonders found in the gardens of over 400 Buffalo homeowners who open their backyards to the public, July 30 & 31. Stroll through scores of orchids, sunflowers, petunias and more on a sun-dappled midsummer weekend at Garden Walk Buffalo

Ring in the new year in the New Buffalo alongside thousands of your newest friends at the second largest ball drop in New York State. The Electric Tower lights up with amazing fireworks and live music. firstnightbuffalo.org

Celebrate one of summer’s sweetest crops by grabbing an ear or two at the annual Eden Corn Fest, August 4 – 7. edencornfest.com BuffaloNiagara

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Happy New Year!

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June- Aug. June - Aug. June 11- June 12 June 17- June 19 June 18 - June 19 June 23- Aug. 21 July 8- July 10 July 9- July 10 July 17- July 24 July 14- July 17 July 30- July 31 Aug. 4- Aug. 7 Aug. 10- Aug. 21 Aug. 26- Aug. 28 Aug. 27- Aug. 28 Sept. 3- Sept. 4

Canalside Concerts canalsidebuffalo.com M&T Bank Plaza Event Series Allentown Art Festival allentownartfestival.com Buffalo River Fest thevalleycenter.com Juneteenth Festival juneteenthofbuffalo.com Shakespeare in Delaware Park shakespeareindelawarepark.org Grease Pole Festival Taste of Buffalo tasteofbuffalo.com Canal Fest of the Tonawandas canalfest.org Galbani Italian Heritage Festival buffaloitalianfestival.com Garden Walk Buffalo gardenwalkbuffalo.com Eden Corn Festival edencornfest.com Erie County Fair ecfair.org Buffalo Irish Festival buffaloirish.com Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts elmwoodartfest.org

National Buffalo Wing Festival buffalowing.com

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Music is Art Festival musicisart.org Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival greatpumpkinfarm.com Curtain Up! Buffalo buffalocurtainup.com World’s Largest Disco worldslargestdisco.com

WINTER 2016-2017 Dec. 31

First Night Buffalo firstnightbuffalo.org

SPRING 2017 Mar. 18 Old Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day Parade thevalleycenter.com Mar. 19 St. Patrick’s Day Parade buffalostpatricksdayparade.com Apr. 17 Dyngus Day Celebration & Parade dyngusdaybuffalo.com

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FAMILY FUN to

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AQUARIUM OF NIAGARA

Dive into a world of aquatic discovery and come face to face with sea lions, penguins and more!

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See the sloths, peep the polar bears and view the vampire bats at the wildest place in town! buffalozoo.org

JELL-O GALLERY A museum dedicated solely to America’s most colorful and jiggly dessert!

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BUFFALO BISONS

Popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jack await as your family watches the boys of summer swing for the fences. Kids can run the bases after all Sunday afternoon games!

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CANALSIDE Our revitalized waterfront should be your first stop on your next family visit. On the water, in the shops or at the restaurants, it’s off the charts!

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Take a (rollercoaster) ride on the wild side, splash your way through the water park and then repeat! darienlake.com

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The only metal kazoo factory in North America is still cranking out these kid-friendly instruments after 100 years!

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EXPLORE & MORE

Every day is a play date at Explore & More! Introduce your child to the magic of hands-on discovery in nearby East Aurora.

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Spend the day at Martin’s Fantasy Island laughing, smiling, oohing and ahhing on their 40+ rides, splash park and Wild West show.

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Year round events from the Erie County Fair in August to the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights in December. the-fairgrounds.com

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Cruise the calm waters of the historic Erie Canal and be raised 49 feet through the only set of double locks on the Canal.

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Giddy up to this 101 year old former wooden carrousel factory. Learn the history and ride the merry-go-round!

Pint size fashion finds are in store at Western New York’s largest mall. So is Pole Position Raceway, an indoor go-kart track!

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Don your poncho and experience the mist of the mighty Niagara aboard the Falls’ legendary must-ride attraction! maidofthemist.com

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Catch a family flick at this beautifully restored 96 year old theatre on one of Buffalo’s hippest streets, Hertel Avenue.

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OLD FORT NIAGARA

PENN DIXIE PALEONTOLOGICAL & OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER Be one with nature and give birding, hiking and even fossil collecting a try. The kids will dig it!

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NORTH PARK THEATRE

History happened here! Step back in time and on the grounds where great armies struggled for control over North America.

QUEEN CITY BIKE FERRY Take the family on a two-wheeled adventure from Buffalo’s inner harbor to the outer harbor aboard the city’s first and only bike ferry.

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VILLAGE FULL OF HISTORY Learn how families lived, worked and played during the 19th century at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.

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292 acres of forests, ponds & wetlands waiting for your family’s exploration.

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Blur the line between learning and fun as your lil’ future scientists explore the Buffalo Museum of Science.

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Hike. Walk. Fish. Snowshoe. Do it all and more in Buffalo’s scenic backyard.

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YOUNG AUDIENCES Theater made just for young audiences. Grab your tickets TIM WHITE (and a seat) to an upcoming performance at Theatre of Youth.

UNDERGROUND EXPLORING

Stalactites, stalagmites and caves, oh my! View these geologic formations inside the depths of the Lockport Caves & Underground Boat Ride.

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X MARKS THE SPOT WHIRLPOOL JETBOATS Get drenched on your ride through class 5 rapids on the lower Niagara River. Ready, Set, JET! whirlpooljet.com

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Spirit of Buffalo’s pirate cruises are a load of swashbuckling fun for the kids…and you! spiritofbuffalo.com buffalocvb

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Bring a girlfriend or two for a truly great escape. BY ANNE BOKMA

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ou know it’s going to be a great girlfriend getaway when your weekend starts with an eager-to-please butler jogging out to your car to unload your bags even before you’ve popped the trunk. “James” (yes, that’s really his name) is one of a half dozen butlers on staff at the elegant 28-room Mansion on Delaware in downtown Buffalo that dates back to 1869. The butlers are happy to drive you around town, pour you a complimentary drink in the drawing room at cocktail hour — even run you a hot bath in your whirlpool tub. Their white glove treatment sets the stage for a couple of days of being spoiled rotten in Buffalo.

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The pampering continues when we head to Groom Service Beauty & Dry Bar, an upscale beauty bar on the ground floor of the elegantly restored Hotel @ The Lafayette. Here, positive feminine energy abounds, and not just because this grand neoclassical hotel was designed in the early 1900s by Louise Blanchard Bethune, the first American woman who worked as a professional architect. Katie Ambrose, a New York makeup artist to the stars who recently moved back to Buffalo to open the salon, gives her clients the kind of luxurious beauty experiences usually reserved for celebrities. My girlfriend Donna and I spend a couple of glorious hours with Katie that begins with a mini meditation session involving crystals and “angelic spray” to help balance our chakras and continues with a facial, “intuitive make-up lesson” and hair styling. A final application of feathery false eyelashes has us coquettishly batting our eyes over our lunch menus when we pop in next door to the Pan-American Grill & Brewery to fortify ourselves for an afternoon of shopping with scallop cakes and salad.

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5 TO TRY WITH THE GIRLS ERIN HABES FASHION CONSULTANT

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E  MPORIUMS ON ELMWOOD

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It’s no secret that Canadians love to power shop Buffalo’s outlet stores, but we opt to bypass the mega malls for some good old fashioned street shopping. We spend a few hours strolling the mile-long Elmwood Avenue, checking out the eclectic range of dozens of retail offerings. We peruse furnishings made by local craftspeople at RÓ, float in the aroma of hundreds of exotic seasonings at the elaborately stocked Penzeys Spices, ooh and ahh over the unique gift selections (dragonfly salad tongs anyone?) at the charming Everything Elmwood, browse bestsellers at Talking Leaves, the city’s oldest bookstore, and try on flowing summer dresses in a range of boutiques, from Anna Grace to Blush and Second Chic, an upcycle consignment shop where I pick up a vintage halter dress for a bargain basement $22. When we stop to fuel up on caffeine, even the SPoT coffee shop is a delight with its powder blue Victorian settee and tempting display of red velvet donuts, a local specialty that proves irresistible.

SHOP BUFFALO NIAGARA

Buffalo’s brimming with boutiques, vintage stores, malls and designer discount outlets. Check out our latest shopping guide filled with retail destinations worth a weekend with the girls to explore.

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Our extended shopping trip means there’s little time for dinner so once again the butlers at the Mansion accommodate us by preparing plates of pizza and fresh fruit before driving us to the opening night of the raucous musical, The Book of Mormon, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The restored theatre, which features a full season of blockbuster Broadway musicals, boasts eight-foot tall crystal chandeliers and intricately painted ceilings in the lobby, recalling its glory days as an elaborate movie house dating from 1926. After the show, we aren’t quite ready to call it a night. Fortunately, another theatregoer recommends a stop at Buffalo Proper, a restaurant and bar that tips its hat to the prohibition era when wealthy Buffalonians found a way to sneak a drink in defiance of the 18th amendment. Here, master barman and cocktail curator Jon Karel regales us with further theatrical antics, displaying his frenetic energy while concocting fancifully named drinks such as Bare Knuckle Boxer, Snake Charmer and Killer Bee’s. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day. Tomorrow, we have a couple more stops to finish our Buffalo getaway – including an afternoon outing to Canalside, a beautiful new waterfront area with free events from pilates classes to classical concerts, and what will prove to be a very memorable five-course prix fixe menu with wine pairings at Martin Cooks, the city’s first example of chef’s counter dining where guests look on while the chef prepares his signature dishes in an open kitchen. But right now, as the clock hits midnight, we’re ready to head back to our fluffy beds at the Mansion. We ring our butler who arrives in minutes. As I climb into the backseat I utter words I’ve been looking forward to saying all day: “Home, James.”

PUBLIC ESPRESSO + COFFEE

391 WASHINGTON STREET This unique coffee shop is located in the lobby of the beautiful Hotel @ The Lafayette, nestled behind the original front desk. Offering pour-over coffee and sweet and savory treats, I recommend the Butter Block pop tart.

EXCURIA SALON & SPA 5725 MAIN STREET, WILLIAMSVILLE Makeup and manis. Excuria Salon is a luxury beauty destination in Williamsville.

ELMWOOD VILLAGE

ELMWOOD AVENUE Shopping in the Elmwood Village is like hitting the jackpot in local shopping terms. Filled with independently owned and artisanal retailers, Elmwood is home to some of the city’s most popular shops, bars, restaurants and galleries.

BUFFALO PROPER

333 FRANKLIN STREET A whole lot of booze with a speakeasy vibe, Buffalo Proper is the real deal. Have fun and let your hair down with their creative cocktails and delicious food, a true celebration of the senses.

KAVINOKY THEATRE

320 PORTER AVENUE Finish off the day with a show in this beautifully restored theater on the D’Youville College campus Erin Habes is a lecturer in the Buffalo State Fashion and Textile Technology Department, style editor for Buffalo Spree Magazine, brand director and creative collaborator for Modern Nostalgia and a fashion consultant for Visit Buffalo Niagara.


FANDEMONIUM! Buffalo has some of the most passionate and loyal fans of any American sports city. In return, the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, Bisons and Bandits provide some of the best fan experiences and honor the city’s proud sports history. Here are four “can’t miss” fan experiences for your next Buffalo game:

BUFFALO BANDITS A  rrive early to hear the pre-game bagpiper, a Buffalo Bandits tradition.

BUFFALO BILLS

C  hant “B-O-X. B-O-X. The BOX!” with the rest of the crowd when an opponent goes to the penalty box.

 Grab a parking spot extra early on Sunday morning and pack your grill, pot of chili and beer cooler for one of the most renowned tailgating experiences in the NFL.

D  ance and cheer during the soundtrack of party tunes filling the arena between every play.

 A s a good luck charm, greet the statue of the late Bills owner Ralph Wilson with a handshake on your way into the stadium bearing his name.

First Niagara Center » One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo » bandits.com

 High-five your neighbors during the Buffalo Bills “Shout!” song, played every time the Bills score. Ralph Wilson Stadium » One Bills Drive, Orchard Park » buffalobills.com

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BUFFALO SABRES  Grab a drink from the Pour Man’s Aud Club, a bar in First Niagara Center featuring restored artifacts from the Sabres’ old home, the Memorial Auditorium.  Get your picture taken with Sabretooth, the team mascot, or the statues of Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Rick Martin, the famed “French Connection.”  Shout “Let’s-Go-Buffalo!” with over 18,000 of your closest friends. First Niagara Center » One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo » sabres.com B IL L W IP P ER T

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BUFFALO BISONS  Cheer on a life-size chicken wing, celery and bleu cheese as they run the bases in a friendly competition at every game. S  tay late during Friday night games to see a free fireworks display afterward. E  njoy one dollar ice cream and popcorn, and $8 tickets, during “Markdown Monday” games. Coca-Cola Field » 275 Washington Street, Buffalo » bisons.com

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WELCOME TO WINTER!

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FALLING TEMPERATURES AND LAKE EFFECT SNOW MEAN IT’S TIME TO ICE BIKE, skate, toboggan, ski and feast on hearty seasonal fare. The region’s rebirth has left locals and visitors alike with more ways to enjoy our signature season than ever before. Embrace the cold and snow like a true Buffalonian and discover one of America’s great winter cities!

In The City

The new Ice at Canalside, one of the country’s largest outdoor skating rinks, has transformed the Buffalo winter experience. The waterfront rink is built on a replica of the Erie Canal and features ice bikes not found in any other North American city.

Learn to curl at RiverWorks, a new entertainment complex on the banks of the Buffalo River, skate at downtown’s free Rotary Rink, or rent snowshoes at the bucolic Tifft Nature Preserve. canalsidebuffalo.com • tifft.org • buffaloplace.com/rotaryrink waterbikesofbuffalo.com/ice-bikes • buffaloriverworks.com

In the Country Plummet down the oldfashioned toboggan chutes of Chestnut Ridge County Park onto one of the region’s largest sledding hills, then warm up with hot cocoa by a roaring fireplace. Slalom, schuss and shred powder on nearby Kissing Bridge’s dozens of downhill trails. NANCY J. PARISI Ice fish on the frozen shores of Lake Erie, or rent cross country skis in the forests of the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. kbski.com • erie.gov/parks/chestnut.asp • reinsteinwoods.org

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FRESH AIR

KAYAKING

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The Buffalo River has become an urban paddler’s paradise in recent years thanks to BFLO Harbor Kayak and Elevator Alley Kayak rental companies. Paddle through the manmade canyon of Elevator Alley, one of the world’s largest collections of grain elevators. bfloharborkayak.com » elevatoralleykayak.com

HIKING Mentalfloss.com named the Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge one of 15 “ jaw-dropping” places around the world worth visiting. BOB LENNARTZ The ravine hike leads to a natural gas flame tucked behind a waterfall. Other memorable hiking experiences include the spectacular views found at the Niagara Gorge, Zoar Valley and the series of trails only five minutes from downtown Buffalo at Tifft Nature Preserve. erie.gov/parks/chestnut.asp » tifft.org

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BIKING Buffalo has pledged to install 10 miles of new bike lanes and infrastructure citywide annually. Rent a bike from Canalside in the summer, then spend $1 on the Queen City Bike Ferry to reach Buffalo’s Outer Harbor and its miles of uninterrupted trails along the lakeshore. queencityferry.com

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Lake Erie has been called the “Smallmouth Bass Capital of the World;” musky, king salmon, steelhead, walleye and lake trout are also abundant locally. Spend a day reeling them in with one of over two dozen local fishing charter companies. visitbuffaloniagara.com/fishing


At Niagara Falls State Park, you don’t just see the Falls. You hear them, feel them and immerse yourself in wonder. Only here can you get closer than you ever imagined, making this moment impossible to forget. Experience all 5 park attractions and save up to 29% with the Discovery Pass.

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ON WATER No Falls visit is complete without a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist, which cruises straight to the base of

the Horseshoe Falls for a thunderous, wind-whipped experience unlike any other.

Niagara

FOUR WAYS TO SEE

An aerial adventure by Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the Falls. The tours provide a

newfound appreciation of both the falls and the geography of Western New York and Southern Ontario.

IN THE AIR

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ON LAND Travel 175 feet down the Niagara Gorge in an elevator. Step outside and begin walking the Cave of the Winds, a series of boardwalks

and steps that straddle the base of Bridal Veil Falls. Make sure to step onto the Hurricane Deck (It’s as wet and windy as it sounds).

One of the world’s natural wonders is just a 25-minute drive from downtown Buffalo. Here are four of the best ways to experience the 750,000 gallons of water per second flowing over Niagara Falls.

Smaller crowds and unforgettable scenery make winter a special time. Mist from the falls freezes onto the trees

of Niagara Falls State Park each year, creating an ice-covered forest.

IN THE WINTER

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE NANCY J. PARISI

FOR THE

PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY BUFF

FOR THE

SEAFARER

See one of the only   spots outside the nation’s capital where a U.S. president took the oath of office at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. trsite.org

The Buffalo History Museum’s artifacts include the gun anarchist Leon Czolgosz used to shoot President William McKinley at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. buffalohistory.org

Grand Lady Cruises

Buffalo Harbor Cruises 

Glide along the calm waters of the upper Niagara River on Buffalo’s only dinner cruise vessel. grandlady.com

Admire the city’s skyline and picturesque sunsets while enjoying a cocktail and breeze along Buffalo’s waterfront on this sightseeing cruise. buffaloharborcruises.com

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FOR THE

CRAFTY

ç Cone Five Pottery

Rusted Grain

Artisan Greg Link specializes in functional ceramics that are made of stoneware and decorated with lead free glazes, all made on site in his Hertel Avenue store and studio. conefivepottery.com

This collective of independent woodworkers transforms trash to treasure, working wonders with salvaged wood from deconstructed Buffalo area homes. rustedgrain.com

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FOR THE

VINTAGE SHOPPER

COOCOOU27 

Buffalo Antique Co

This antique warehouse has an overflowing collection of mid-century, industrial, art, antiques, instruments and oddities. facebook.com/coocoou27

Find a little charm to add to your home at this Hertel Avenue antique store that features Buffalo-made Kittinger Furniture. buffaloantique.com

Buffalo Harbor ç

ç Steel Plant

Acquaint yourself with local maritime history – from model ships to artifacts recovered from the bottom of Lake Erie – at this downtown museum. llmhs.org

Relive the heyday of Buffalo steelmaking at this museum featuring artifacts from a bygone era. steelplant museumwny.org

Museum

FOR THE

HIDDEN GEM SEEKER

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Buffalo Niagara has a little something for everyone, whether you prefer to spend your day on the water, in our stores or immersed in our region’s history. Here are five adventures to take based on your interests:

ç East Aurora’s Millard Fillmore House is the only dwelling built with his own hands by a U.S. president; Fillmore is buried in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery. aurorahistoricalsociety.com forest-lawn.com

The Karpeles Manuscript Museum contains every presidential portrait from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. rain.org/~karpeles/

Test your commander-inchief trivia and feast on free popcorn and nachos at the presidential-themed Founding Father’s Pub.  foundingfatherspub.com

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ç Water Bikes of Buffalo Why paddle when you can pedal? Water Bikes of Buffalo gets you on the water for an afternoon of fun and sun under the power of your own two feet. waterbikesofbuffalo.com

SUP Erie  Adventures

Make Sail Time Nothing beats the serenity of sailing. Test out your sea legs on a sailing tour. makesailtime.com

Explore the still waters of Lake Erie and its waterways on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Or better yet, find your zen with SUP yoga! superieadventure.com

Schoolhouse Gallery 

Wrafterbuilt

Turnstyle Designs

Stop by this 1850 schoolhouse on the outskirts of East Aurora to admire the custom-made tables, mirrors, frames, lamps and bookcases created by Roycroft Master Artisans. ralaweb.com/gallery/blit.html

This design studio specializes in custom interior carpentry and cabinetry, architectural salvage and furniture made from locally reclaimed materials. wrafterbuilt.com

Designer Stephanie Robb works in silver and other fine metals accented with various semiprecious stones and pearls. turnstylebuffalo.com

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ç Antique World

Amvets

ç The Peddler

This outdoor/indoor flea market is filled with hundreds of vendors on any given weekend. antiqueworld market.com

Thrifting is a sport, and Amvets is the arena. These massive stores are filled with used clothing, accessories, home décor and furnishings. amvetsnsf.org/ thrift-stores/

Located on the corner of West Ferry and Elmwood Avenue, the funky vendors at this weekly summer market are a thrifter’s dream. facebook.com/ ThePeddlerBuffaloNY

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Hull House

ç Nash House

Iron Island Museum

This 116-year-old stone dwelling in Lancaster is one of the oldest in Western New York and is open for tours and special events during restoration. hullfamilyhome.com

This beautifully restored house museum is devoted to the life and times of one of Buffalo’s most admired Civil Rights leaders – the Rev. J. Edward Nash, Sr. nashhousemuseum.org

This neighborhood museum located within a former church and funeral home in Buffalo’s Lovejoy neighborhood is purported to be haunted and holds regular ghost tours. ironislandmuseum.com

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CULTIVATING BUFFALO’S REBIRTH Despite the wintry reputation that typically precedes our fair city, Buffalo can claim a spot among the top garden tourism destinations in the United States. Anchored by an emerald necklace of Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways, the magnificent crystal palace at the

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens and Garden Walk Buffalo – the largest and longest-running free garden tour in the entire country, the Queen City offers garden lovers a summer-long bouquet of open gardens, bus tours, garden walks, lectures and workshops.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Q: What makes Buffalo a

great garden city?

A: After touring gardens in many other cities and countries I am confident that Buffalo is not only a great gardening city—but a unique one. Garden writers coined the term Buffalo Gardening Style when they saw the breadth and depth of the plantings and the artistry in our private, one-of-a-kind gardens. Q: What should every visitor know

about Buffalo’s garden scene?

A: Visitors will meet unforgettable artistic, often quirky gardeners who will share their personal spaces — like little glimpses into their lifestyles. The gardeners (over 400 during Garden Walk Buffalo weekend and hundreds more during Open Gardens

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Q & A W I T H S A L LY C U N N INGH A M

and Garden Tour days) astound visitors with unexpected art, fresh plant combinations, vertical and small space gardening, as well as urban farming and community garden innovations. Guests are astounded by the sheer exuberance and openness of our generous people — and they do it all for free. Q: How have gardens changed Buffalo’s reputation nationwide? A: Gardening and a greening mentality have been pivotal in changing our image. Gardening tourism has put us on covers or in articles in at least sixty national magazines and countless blogs. Great gardening is contributing to a better Buffalo region, thanks to the tireless organizers, volunteers, and most of all, the irrepressible gardeners.

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Downtown

WHERE BUFFALO BEGAN

BUFFALO PLACE

DOWNTOWN BUFFALO has undergone a radical transformation in recent years. On the north end, Ellicott Street has seen the development of a host of new restaurants, breweries and distilleries. On the south end, new hotels, eateries, shops and entertainment options are popping up along Buffalo’s waterfront at Canalside. All this excitement is against the backdrop of downtown’s historical landmarks and architectural wonders. » buffaloplace.com

] Shop

] Eat MARBLE + RYE This bistro has already earned a reputation for one of Buffalo’s best hamburgers since opening in summer 2015. facebook.com/marbleandrye

EXPO This new food court inside Buffalo’s historic Market Arcade complex features several different culinary stations run by some of the city’s top restaurants. expobuffalo.com

PUBLIC ESPRESSO The Food Network’s Alton Brown called the pour-over from this café the best he ever had; Public Espresso also serves goodies from local eateries in the historic lobby of the Hotel @ The Lafayette. publicespresso.com

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THE SHOPS AT HARBORCENTER Waterfront shopping is now a Buffalo pastime. The Shops at HARBORCENTER opened across from Canalside in the summer of 2015 and feature Clayton’s Toy Store, Fowler’s Chocolate Shop, Red Siren and Modern Nostalgia boutiques. harborcenter.com

NEW ERA CAP The global headquarters of the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball is right on Delaware Avenue, complete with a retail store. neweracap.com

MARKET ARCADE A growing number of boutiques call the 124-year-old atrium, modeled after London’s Burlington Arcade, home including Buffalo Adore, Trend Up, Sai One and Sasmita Batik Indonesia. 617 Main St

] See  CANALSIDE » There are over 1,000 ways to experience this

waterfront playground, from big-time concerts to skating on an Erie Canal replica in the winter to watching the nightly light show at the Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator. » canalsidebuffalo.com CHIPPEWA STREET The hub of downtown’s nightlife scene, it features a bustling selection of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. THEATER DISTRICT  Anchored by the opulent Shea’s Performing Arts Center and complemented by professional companies like the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park and Road Less Traveled Productions, the Theatre District offers everything from touring Broadway musicals to homegrown plays. tdaofwny.com JIM BUSH

SENECA BUFFALO CREEK CASINO This gaming and entertainment center that’s a stone’s throw from Buffalo’s waterfront will undergo a $40 million expansion in the coming year. senecabuffalocreekcasino.com

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BUFFALO TRANSPORTATION PIERCE-ARROW MUSEUM This automobile museum features the signature collection of Buffalomade cars, extensive memorabilia and a gas station first designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1927 but not completed until 2014. pierce-arrow.com


Elmwood Village & Allentown

A VIBRANT VILLAGE

« NEIGHBORHOODS

BOHEMIAN BUFFALO

Small, one-of-a-kind boutiques. Incredible restaurants, bars and coffee shops of all shapes and sizes. And Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways. The ELMWOOD VILLAGE has it all. » elmwoodvillage.org RHEA ANNA

If Elmwood is the movie star of Buffalo neighborhoods, then ALLENTOWN is the artist. Wall-size murals flank the district’s many live music bars, neighborhood galleries, restaurants and shops. Beautiful brick buildings and characters like the “bubble man,” who blows bubbles out of his apartment window at the corner of Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue, give the neighborhood a creative energy unlike anywhere else in the city. » allentown.org

] Eat ALLEN BURGER VENTURE Looking for a designer hamburger with peanut butter and pickled jalapenos? Look no further than ABV, which features an extensive variety of burgers and craft beers. allenburgerventure.com

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] Eat

THE FARM SHOP Milk, yogurt and other dairy products straight from a nearby farm. whitecowdairy.com

TALKING LEAVES BOOKS Pick up a book to take to Caffé Aroma next door, where you can sip a cup of java and people watch.

BLUE MONK Check out the dozens of varieties of craft beer scrawled out on a giant chalkboard at the bar. Then head back to the restaurant or the beer garden to enjoy signature menu items like the Monk’s Mac and Cheese or the short rib sandwich braised in Ommegang beer.

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ê TREEHOUSE TOY STORE Enter this magical world to find toys and games that inspire all ages.

COLE’S This classic Buffalo pub has been an Elmwood Avenue institution for 80 years and is known for its chicken wings, beef on weck, hamburgers and high school pennants hanging from its rafters.

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ASHKER’S JUICE BAR AND CAFÉ This is the Elmwood Village’s go-to joint for fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies, as well as a great stop for breakfast wraps. ashkersbuffalo.com

MERGE Live music and sumptuous food, with local and seasonal menu items and vegan and gluten free options. mergebuffalo.com

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ALLEN STREET POUTINE CO. Finally, a restaurant that serves the signature culinary creation of our northern neighbor! From Buffalo chicken flavored poutine to vegetarian-style, these guys do French fries, gravy and cheese curds right. allenstreetpoutine.com

] See KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL The Eliel and Eero Saarinen-designed home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is as beautiful as the music it was built to amplify. kleinhansbuffalo.org PAUSA ART HOUSE  This home to the city’s jazz scene is funky and fun. pausaarthouse.com

NIETZSCHE’S Wondering why this little live club is so revered by the locals? Check out the signatures of musicians that cover the walls. nietzsches.com

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THEATRE OF YOUTH Professionally produced, child-centered theatre that the whole family will love. theatreofyouth.org

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Parkside & Hertel Avenue

AT THE PARK’S EDGE

HIP & HAPPENING

Frederick Law Olmsted didn’t stop with his elaborate system of parks and parkways in Buffalo. He also designed PARKSIDE, a neighborhood just east of Delaware Park that features curved, tree-lined streets; spacious, Victorian era homes and some of the city’s signature attractions. » parksidebuffalo.org

Few Buffalo neighborhoods capture the city’s historic charm and exciting rebirth quite like HERTEL AVENUE. An influx of new bars and restaurants complement the neighborhood’s established eateries and the North Park Theatre, a nearly century-old moviehouse recently restored to its original grandeur. It’s also one of Buffalo’s most diverse business districts, with Middle Eastern merchants selling shawarma and halal alongside Italian grocers and delicatessens. » hertel-ave.com

] Eat LLOYD TACO FACTORY  Buffalo’s original food truck opened its first brick-andmortar restaurant in 2015 featuring a cocktail bar and expanded menu. whereslloyd.com

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] Eat

 MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX Over 15 years of meticulous restoration will culminate in 2016 with the grand reopening of this Frank Lloyd Wright designed masterpiece.

P. MORAN’S A cozy, Old England stylepub offering meat pies, figgy pudding and other staples from across the pond. 301 Parkside Ave

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ê BUFFALO ZOO This family favorite continues to update and improve its exhibits, adding attractions like the Arctic Edge polar bear exhibit and Rainforest Falls in recent years.

ê PARKSIDE MEADOW Hundreds of pieces of historic Buffalo memorabilia line the walls of this newly opened restaurant that has a menu full of beef on weck, fried bologna, wings and other regional classics.

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parksidemeadow.com

KOSTAS A Buffalo classic, serving souvlaki, gyros and other Greek classics from early morning until late at night. kostasfamilyrestaurant.com

DAILY PLANET COFFEE CO. This newcomer to Buffalo’s coffeehouse scene is establishing a reputation for live music, offering regular acoustic lunches and other jam sessions. dailyplanetcoffee.com

MÉS QUE Look in at any hour of the day and you’re likely to find jersey-clad soccer fans cheering on their teams from around the world. Més Que has carved out a reputation as one of Buffalo’s premier soccer bars since opening several years ago. mesque.com

] Shop ROOM  Chic modern furniture that will inspire the interior decorator in you. room-buffalo.com PASTA PEDDLER & BLACKBIRD SWEETS This family-run operation features homemade pasta, sauce and baked goods. pastapeddler.com

ç NEW BUFFALO GRAPHICS Don’t leave the Queen City without snapping up the iconic Buffalo apparel designed by Michael Morgulis. facebook.com/NewBuffaloGraphics DAVID GORDON

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The Burchfield Penney celebrates 50 years at the center of Western New York culture. This year, more than 15 exhibitions highlight The Center’s expansive archives, the largest public collection of works by American master Charles E. Burchfield, works on loan, and a permanent collection featuring more than 1,000 of the region’s finest artists. Be inspired at The Center. For more information, visit www.BurchfieldPenney.org.

1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222, on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State.

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East Aurora

QUAINT AMERICANA ] Eat BAR BILL TAVERN Famous for their Buffalo wings, it’s something of a best-kept secret that Bar Bill also serves some of the region’s best beef on weck. barbill.com

ELM STREET BAKERY  A favorite for foodies, this bakery is renowned for some of the best baked goods and pizza in Western New York. elmstreetbakery.com

RILEY STREET STATION This former train station has been repurposed into a popular gastropub. rileystreetstation.com DYLAN BUYSKES

The village where America’s Arts and Crafts movement began over a century ago continues to embrace a creative vibe today. Located 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, EAST AURORA is full of distinctive attractions, from the only house built by a U.S. president with his own hands to a family owned 5 & 10 store and a variety of cafes, boutiques and restaurants. It’s easy to see why so many visitors stay an entire day or a weekend in the village. » east-aurora.ny.us

ROYCROFT INN One of the region’s most popular Sunday brunches can be found at the inn, which has been restored to its original turn-of-the-century grandeur. Summertime lunches and dinners on the inn’s openair peristyle are a return to an unhurried and gracious way of life. roycroftinn.com

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FIREFLY CUPCAKES At this custom cupcake shop, dessert is even more fun than you can imagine. fireflycupcakes.com

42 NORTH BREWING COMPANY The newest addition to Buffalo’s burgeoning craft beer scene. 42northbrewing.com

] See

] Shop VIDLER’S 5 & 10 From the classic candy store counter to toys, retro gifts and holiday specials, this real deal 5 & 10 has been delighting visitors for 82 years.

 ROYCROFT CAMPUS » Travelers from all over

the world seek out this National Historic Landmark to shop for handcrafted treasures, take workshops and classes in the artisanal arts, and revel in a place that’s a tribute to handcrafted excellence. roycroftcampuscorporation.com

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ROYCROFT COPPER SHOP Over 60 local and national artisans have their work represented in the Copper Shop Gallery on the Roycroft Campus.

EXPLORE & MORE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Spark your your family’s imagination and creativity with hands-on exhibits, programming, classes and activities. exploreandmore.org MILLARD FILLMORE HOUSE Built by our 13th president and his wife in 1826, this humble clapboard structure has been completely restored, featuring Fillmore’s bed and antique toys. aurorahistoricalsociety.com

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ELBERT HUBBARD MUSEUM This Arts and Crafts bungalow has been turned into a house museum honoring the Roycrofters and their founder, Elbert Hubbard. aurorahistoricalsociety.com

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FISHER-PRICE TOY STORE East Aurora was the birthplace of Fisher Price Toys, which continues to operate a toy store with hundreds of items on the village’s outskirts. fisherpricetoystore.com


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Larkinville & South Buffalo

WHIMSY AMONG THE WAREHOUSES

WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME

The area known as LARKINVILLE – a collection of businesses and public spaces centered along Seneca Street southeast of downtown Buffalo– is one of the city’s most impressive transformations. Formerly empty warehouses and vacant parcels are now home to weekly concerts, food truck rodeos, beer gardens, breweries and distilleries. » larkinsquare.com

Buffalo’s neighborhoods were originally split into ethnic enclaves. The Irish settled SOUTH BUFFALO, a close-knit neighborhood that continues to retain much of its ethnic heritage and character. » southbuffalochamber.org

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] See

] Eat & Drink

 LARKIN SQUARE Thousands pack this public space during the summer for Food Truck Tuesdays, featuring over two dozen food trucks, as well as weekly Live at Larkin concerts on Wednesdays. It’s also home to the Larkin Links, a public art installation that doubles as a miniature golf course.

HYDRAULIC HEARTH This new eatery isn’t just known for its wood-fired pizzas, expansive beer garden and house made Community Beer Works brews. It’s also home to Buffalo’s smallest art gallery housed in a telephone booth.

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FLYING BISON BREWING CO. Buffalo’s largest brewery by volume opened this new production facility and tasting room in 2014.

] Shop UNCLE SAM’S ARMY NAVY OUTFITTERS This sprawling store housed in a warehouse sells authentic military apparel from over 26 countries. armynavydeals.com

hydraulichearth.com

 BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS Hundreds of floral wonders flourish under a tri-domed glass conservatory that rivals the botanical gardens of much larger cities. buffalogardens.com BUFFALO IRISH CENTER Part community center, Irish library, bar and music hall, the Irish Center is an integral part of South Buffalo’s culture. buffaloirishcenter.com

OUR LADY OF VICTORY BASILICA / FATHER BAKER MUSEUM Admire the architectural grandeur of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, just over the city line in Lackawanna. Head inside to the Father Baker Museum, a collection of exhibits honoring the Basilica’s founding Father. ourladyofvictory.org

] Shop

TOMMYROTTER DISTILLERY Vodka and gin served in a sleek, restored warehouse.

ç THE FILLING STATION A converted 1930s gas station that emphasizes local ingredients and fresh flavors is a hotspot for the lunchtime crowd. facebook.com/ larkinfillingstation

] Eat BLACKTHORN RESTAURANT AND PUB South Buffalo’s warmth and character are on full display in this neighborhood establishment that serves a variety of Buffalo and Irish-American favorites.

flyingbisonbrewing.com

tommyrotter.com

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] See

blackthornrestaurant.com

 TARA GIFT SHOPPE Clothing, jewelry, and other gifts from the Old Sod at one of the oldest Irish import shops in the United States. taragiftshoppe.com

BRICK OVEN BISTRO & DELI Artisan brick oven pizza, gourmet deli sandwiches and more. Try the reuben or beef on weck pizzas. brickovendeli.com

DOG EARS BOOKSTORE This cozy, family-owned bookstore also features a connected café. dogearsbookstore.org

DOC SULLIVAN’S Order this pub’s “Smitty Style” chicken wings, tossed in a tangy house made sauce. 474 Abbott Rd

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Clarence & Williamsville

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CHARMING & HISTORIC

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS The allure of a Main Street shopping experience will draw you to WILLIAMSVILLE, located northeast of downtown Buffalo. Practice the art of window shopping at one of their bustling boutiques, enjoy a sunny afternoon admiring Glen Falls and then grab a bite and a brew at any of their local restaurants. » walkablewilliamsville.com

CLARENCE embraces its history, dating back to 1808, with a host of antique shops and dining establishments housed in century-old buildings. » clarence.ny.us

] Eat & Drink  ASA RANSOM HOUSE Built in 1853, this historic bed and breakfast puts your pinkie finger to use by offering afternoon tea service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. asaransom.com

CLARENCE CENTER COFFEE COMPANY Caffeinate your visit with a trip to this Clarence staple. Sip and relax on their outdoor patio or cozy up in the corner booth to enjoy live music on the weekends! clarencecentercoffee.com

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] Eat & Drink

 LEELEE Women’s clothing boutique catering to your inner fashionista. Get lost in the sea of luxurious brands and spend the afternoon playing dress up! shopleelee.com

MOOR PAT Williamsville’s first craft beer bar is serving up pints of pilsners and pale ales (Curious about what Moor Pat means? It’s ‘tap room’ backwards!)

VILLAGE ARTISANS Gifts that are handcrafted and handmade all by local artisans, over 100 of them to be exact! Stop in at this Village mainstay and shop for a unique souvenir to remember your visit.

EAGLE HOUSE With its origins dating back to 1827, this former stagecoach stop-turned-restaurant offers its dining patrons a casual atmosphere for enjoying lunch, dinner or a craft beer at the bar.

facebook.com/villageartisans williamsville

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HAYES FISH CO. Serving up seafood since 1877, Hayes Fish Co. has your dinner covered from salmon to scallops. In town on a Friday? Order their fish fry (This is traditional Friday fare all over Buffalo actually!) hayesseafoodhouse.com

] Shop KELLY SCHULTZ ANTIQUES Western New York’s premier antique shopping destination chock full of treasures from yesteryear. A staple in the Clarence antique scene for the past 40 years. kellyschultzantiques.com

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TEALEAFS Sniff a sample of Vanilla Jasmine, Sencha Kyoto Cherry or the tantalizing array of other teas available at this adorable gift shop in the heart of the Village. tealeafswny.com

moorpat.com

THE HOLLOW BISTRO & BREW Once home to a bakery over a century ago, The Hollow Bistro & Brew offers its patrons fine American cuisine with a hint of Asian influence.

BREAK’N EGGS CREPERIE Sweet or savory? Pick your pleasure for breakfast or lunch at this cozy spot along Main Street. Kick start your day with a Crepes Benedict or fuel up at noon with a beef tenderloin crepe. breakneggs-creperie.com

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3 OLD DOGS ANTIQUES Located on the Antique World grounds, this Clarence antique shop specializes in 19th and 20th century militaria. Enhance your collection with a visit today. 3olddogsantiques.com

HEN HOUSE ANTIQUES Plenty of vintage finds can be found inside this quaint shop. You’re guaranteed not to leave empty-handed! 5961 Goodrich Rd buffalocvb

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University Heights & Grant Street

OLD & NEW SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL FLAIR

Any number of the businesses in Buffalo’s UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS neighborhood, located in the shadow of the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, are an attraction in their own right. There’s a stunning 1920s art-deco ice cream parlor, one of the last dining car-style diners left in America, a mom-and-pop clothier that’s served Buffalo for over 50 years and an independently owned record store. Combine those spots with popular eateries serving everything from Creole to Lebanese for an experience in the northeast corner of Buffalo that’s well worth the visit. visitbuffaloniagara.com/university-heights

To gain a global perspective, travel to the far reaches of the planet. Or, walk a few blocks of GRANT STREET on your next visit to Buffalo. In recent years, an influx of immigrants from around the world has transformed the district from its historically Italian roots to a melting pot of cultural and culinary influences. Grant has also become a magnet for entrepreneurs who have opened cafes, bookstores and more. visitbuffaloniagara.com/grant-street

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] Shop  PARKSIDE CANDY A stunning, 1920s art deco interior is the perfect backdrop for this longtime candy shop and ice cream parlor. parksidecandy.com O’ CONNELLS CLOTHING A mainstay for over 50 years, O’Connell’s offers apparel difficult to find anywhere else in Buffalo. oconnellsclothing.com

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RECORD THEATRE Browse through row after row of vinyl at this longtime record store.

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SWEET_NESS 7 CAFÉ Since opening several years ago, the café has served as a linchpin for the revitalization of the Grant Street neighborhood and is typically abuzz with creative types and students from nearby Buffalo State College.

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SHANGO Jambalaya, gumbo and pork belly are just a few of the offerings at this popular New Orleans-inspired restaurant. facebook.com/shango.bistro

FREDDY J’S BBQ Run by a native of Liberia who settled in Buffalo, Freddy J’s has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. facebook.com/freddyjsongrant

THE GYPSY PARLOR Salsa lessons, poetry slams and open mic nights are all staples of this bar featuring a kitchen that’s open until midnight. thegypsyparlor.com

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MING CAFÉ Buffalo’s best Chinese food. Try the Wonton Soup.

GUERCIO & SONS Customers come from all over to shop for imported olive oils, cheese and other Italian products that are tough to find anywhere else at this family-owned neighborhood market that’s been going strong for over 50 years.

RUST BELT BOOKS Browse for your favorite reads at a fraction of the price in this used bookstore that opened on Grant in 2015. Nearby West Side Stories is another option for serious readers looking for literary treasures.

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AMY’S PLACE Lebanese, vegan and American classics are all on the menu at this neighborhood staple that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. amysplacebuffalo.com

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 GRIFFIS SCULPTURE PARK Before there was public art, there was Griffis, featuring a series of stunning sculptures set in a beautiful natural setting just outside of Springville.

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SPRINGVILLE CENTER FOR THE ARTS This recently renovated theater and art gallery offers frequent plays, concerts and exhibitions. springvillearts.org

ZOAR VALLEY An adventurer’s dream; at Zoar you’ll find some of Western New York’s most inspiring scenery, spectacular old growth forest and challenging hiking.

FIESTA BAMBA Authentic Mexican fare and beers at an affordable cost. 60 S Cascade Dr

RAYZOR’S DAWG HOUSE Buffalo Sabres legend Rob Ray co-owns this hockeythemed hot dog and hamburger joint (seasonal). rayzorsdawghouse.com

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DANIEL’S RESTAURANT Long considered one of the finest restaurants in Buffalo’s southtowns, Daniel’s recently received a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor.

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HAMBURG PALACE THEATRE This movie house dating from 1926 is how a trip to the movies ought to be.

JUICY BURGER BAR Nearly a dozen different hamburgers top the menu at this newly opened restaurant that’s been an instant hit.

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GEAR FOR ADVENTURE Stock up on all your outdoor gear before hiking in nearby Zoar Valley or the Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge County Park.

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J.P. FITZGERALD’S This popular Irish pub also serves “Buffalo combos,” a rare opportunity to try chicken wings and beef on weck in the same entrée. jpfitzgeralds.com


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Buffalo History Museum 1 Museum Court Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 873-9644 buffalohistory.org

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Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211 (716) 896-5200 sciencebuff.org

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El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera 91 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 464-4692 elmuseobuffalo.org

CEPA Gallery 617 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 856-2717 cepagallery.org Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center 2001 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 677-4843 burchfieldnac.org

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TOURS, CRUISES & SIGHTSEEING Bedore Tours 2968 Niagara Falls Boulevard North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 696-3200 bedoretours.com Buffalo Bites Food Tours Elmwood & Cleveland Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (800) 656-0713 buffalobitesfoodtours.com Buffalo History Tours 76 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 222-2432 buffalohistorytours.com

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper River Tours 721 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-7483 bnriverkeeper.org Buffalo Pedal Tours 347 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 984-3834 buffalopedaltours.com Buffalo River History Tours One Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-4556 buffaloriverhistorytours.com Buffalo Touring Company One Museum Court Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 259-4887 buffalotouringcompany.com Buffalo Tours 617 Main Street, Suite 201 Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-3300 buffalotours.org Cataract Tours & Sightseeing 360 Rainbow Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 283-3547 cataracttours.com Classic Cruises 5 Austin Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 946-7246 wnyclassiccruises.com

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Consumer’s Craft Cruiser Roaming throughout Buffalo (716) 249-1499 craftcruiser.com Explore Buffalo One Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 245-3032 explorebuffalo.org Forgotten Buffalo Tours 244 Potters Road Buffalo, NY 14220 (716) 833-5211 forgottenbuffalo.com Grand Lady Cruises 5 Austin Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 873-4630 grandlady.com

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Motherland Connextions 471 Hyde Park Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 282-1028 motherlandconnextions.com

Over The Falls Tours & Transportation 1246 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 283-8900 overthefallstours.com

Niagara Jet Adventures 555 Water Street Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 652-8687 niagarajet.com

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ENTERTAINMENT THEATER

Center for the Arts 103 Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-2787 ubcfa.org

710 Main Theatre 710 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-0850 sheas.org/710Main

Historic Palace Theatre 2 East Avenue Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 438-1130 lockportpalacetheatre.org

Alleyway Theatre One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2600 alleyway.com

Irish Classical Theatre Company at Andrews Theatre 625 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-4282 irishclassicaltheatre.com

ALT Theatre 255 Great Arrow Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 868-6847 American Repertory Theatre of WNY (716) 634-1102 artofwny.org

Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY 2640 North Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068 (888) 718-4253 jewishrepertorytheatre.com

Artpark 450 South 4th Street Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4375 artpark.net Babeville 341 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-3835 babevillebuffalo.com

Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions 18 Agassiz Circle Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 479-1587 kaleidoscopebuffalo.com

Aurora Theatre 673 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-1660 theauroratheatre.com

Kavinoky Theatre 320 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 829-7668 kavinokytheatre.com

BUA Theatre Performances at Alleyway Theatre Buffalo, NY 14205 (718) 886-9239 buffalobua.org

Lancaster Opera House 21 Central Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 683-1776 lancopera.org

Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company 22 Main Street Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 903-9288 buffalochrysalistheatre.com

MusicalFare Theatre 4380 Main Street, Suite 123 Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-8540 musicalfare.com

Buffalo Laboratory Theatre William E. Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 202-9033 buffalolabtheatre.squarespace.com

New Phoenix Theatre on the Park 95 Johnson Park Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 853-1334 newphoenixtheatre.org

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Shea’s Smith Theatre 658 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-1410 sheas.org Subversive Theatre Collective 255 Great Arrow Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 408-0499 subversivetheatre.org Theatre of Youth (TOY) 203 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 884-4400 theatreofyouth.org Theatre Plus Main Street Cabaret Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2600 Town Ballroom 681 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-3900 townballroom.com


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Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus 51 Colonial Circle Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-1277 buffalogaymenschorus.com

Ujima Theatre 356 Norwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-0380 ujimacoinc.org

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 980-5701 bpchorus.org

MUSIC COMEDY DANCE

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-5000 bpo.org

African American Cultural Center 350 Masten Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 884-2013 aaccbuffalo.org

Colored Musicians Club 145 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203 (716)855-9383 coloredmusiciansclub.org

Amherst Symphony Orchestra 55 Kings Highway Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 633-4606 amherstsymphony.com

Eclectic Company Improv PO Box 545 Buffalo, NY 14205 (716) 901-6086 eclecticimprov.com

ArtsCanisius 2001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 888-2542 canisius.edu/artscanisius

Helium Comedy Club 30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 853-1211 heliumcomedy.com

Buffalo Chamber Music Society Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 462-4939 bflochambermusic.org Buffalo Choral Arts Society PO Box 281 Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 775-7664 buffalochoralarts.org Buffalo ComedySportz 4476 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 393-8669 cszbuffalo.com Buffalo Gateway Chorus 5331 Genesee Street Bowmansville, NY 14206 (716) 635-8642 buffalogatewaychorus.com

Just Buffalo Literary Center 468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 832-5400 justbuffalo.org Lippes Concert Hall University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-2921 slee.buffalo.edu Neglia Ballet Artists 1685 Elmwood Avenue, Third Floor Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 447-0401 negliaballet.org Nickel City Opera 3015 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 332-0745 nickelcityoperaco.com

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Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 878-3005 buffalostatepac.org Pick of the Crop Dance 2344 Lake Road Silver Creek, NY 14136 (716) 934-0515 poc.org Springville Center for the Arts 37 North Buffalo Street Springville, NY 14141 (716) 592-9038 springvillearts.org

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NAVAL& MILITARY PARK Enjoy a trip through military history as you tour the nation’s largest inland naval park. Open daily from April 1 through October 31 and weekends during November.

Tralf Music Hall 622 Main Street, Second Floor Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2860 tralfmusichall.com

call or write for a free brochure: 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, New York 14202 (716) 847-1773 email: info@buffalonavalpark.org website: www.buffalonavalpark.org At the foot of Pearl and Main across from first Niagara Center

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PLACES TO STAY AIRPORT

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Clarion Hotel Buffalo Airport 6700 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-7500 clarionhotel.com

Aloft Buffalo Airport 4219 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 626-1800 aloftbuffaloairport.com Best Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites 601 Dingens Street Cheektowaga, NY 14206 (716) 896-2900 bestwestern.com Best Western The Inn at Buffalo Airport 4630 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-8966 bestwestern.com Budget Inn Buffalo Airport 8255 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-6622 budgetinnwny.com

Comfort Inn Dingens 475 Dingens Street Cheektowaga, NY 14206 (716) 896-2800 comfortinn.com Comfort Suites Airport 901 Dick Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 633-6000 comfortsuites.com/hotel-buffalonew_york-NY102 Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Airport 4243 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-2700 courtyardbuffalo.com

Days Hotel, Buffalo Airport 4345 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-0800 daysinn.com

Garden Place Hotel 6615 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 635-9000 salvatores.net

The Delevan (opening summer 2016) 6461 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043 (716) 635-9000 thedelevan.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 133 Buell Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 631-0200 buffaloairportsuites.hamptoninn.com

EconoLodge 48 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-2700 econolodge.com

Hampton Inn BuffaloAirport Galleria 1745 Walden Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 894-8000 hamptoninnbuffaloairport.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 4271 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-2488 fairfieldinnbuffaloairport.com

Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport 4201 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 565-0040 buffaloairport.hgi.com

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Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport 4600 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 634-6969 hibuffaloairport.com

Motel 6 - Buffalo Airport 52 Freeman Road Buffalo, NY 14221 (716) 626-1500 motel6.com

Holiday Inn Express Buffalo Airport 131 Buell Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-8700 hiexbuffaloairport.com

Oak Tree Inn 3475 Union Road Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 681-2600 oaktreeinn.com

Holiday Inn Express Cheektowaga North East 83 Anderson Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 725-6133 hiexpress.com/cheektowagany

Pink Fountain Motor Inn 5474 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043 (716) 683-1245

Home2 Suites by Hilton Buffalo Airport/ Galleria Mall 1999 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 249-2700 home2buffaloairport.com

Quality Inn Buffalo Airport 4217 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-5500 qualityinnbuffalo.com Red Roof Inn Buffalo Niagara Airport 146 Maple Drive Bowmansville, NY 14026 (716) 633-1100 redroof.com

Homewood Suites Buffalo Airport 760 Dick Road Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 685-0700 homewoodsuitesbuffalo.com

Residence Inn Buffalo Cheektowaga 107 Anderson Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 892-5410 marriott.com/bufri

Hospitality Inn 6627 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 631-5415 hinnbuffaloairport.com

Salvatore’s Grand Hotel 6675 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 636-4900 salvatoresgrand.com

La Quinta Inn at Buffalo Airport 6619 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-1011 laquintabuffalo.com

Sleep Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 100 Holtz Drive Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 626-4000 sleepinnairport.com

Microtel Inn 50 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-6200 microtelinn.com Millennium Buffalo 2040 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 206-8306 millenniumhotels.com/usa/millenniumbuffalo/

SpringHill Suites Buffalo Airport 6647 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 650-4625 www.marriott.com/bufsh

A hotel designed to support Buffalo’s rapid SLEEP DEEP Get a good night’s sleep in a comfortable premium bed with crisp, fresh duvets & linens.

WORK SMART Take advantage of our 3,800 sq. ft. of meeting room space, complimentary WiFi, and on-site catering services.

EAT WELL Enjoy a meal or a drink at the Garden Grille & Bar Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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Curtiss Hotel 210 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 208-1215 curtisshotel.com

Staybridge Suites Buffalo Airport 8005 Sheridan Drive Clarence, NY 14221 (716) 810-7829 staybridgebuffalo.com

DoubleTree Club by Hilton 125 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 845-0112 doubletreebuffalo downtown.com

Super 8 Airport 7200 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-1500 super8.com TownePlace Suites Marriott 4265 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 839-1880 towneplacebuffalo.com

DOWNTOWN Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center 120 Church Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 845-5100 adamsmark.com Best Western on the Avenue 510 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-8333 buffalobestwestern.com Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER 95 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-0049 marriott.com/BUFBD Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown/Canalside One Canalside 125 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 840-9566 marriott.com/bufdt

Embassy Suites Buffalo 200 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 842-1000 buffalo.embassysuites.com Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown 220 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-2223 hamptoninnbuffalo.com Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown 10 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 848-1000 buffalodowntown.hgi.com Holiday Inn Buffalo Downtown 620 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-2121 hibuffalodowntown.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Buffalo Downtown 601 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 854-5500 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/buffalo/bufms/ hoteldetail

A COMFORTING END TO YOUR DAY We’ll be waiting for you after a fun-filled day in western New York. Newly renovated Deluxe rooms and suites are refreshing and include amenities to make your stay that much nicer. See why our 301 guest rooms (some with relaxing Jacuzzi tubs!), glass-domed tropical indoor pool and oh-so-convenient location make us the ideal spot to stay while bouncing around Buffalo. MILLENNIUM BUFFALO 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14225 USA T +1 716.681.2400 E buffalo.us@millenniumhotels.com W www.millenniumhotels.com

Hotel @ The Lafayette 391 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-1505 thehotellafayette.com

Lenox Hotel & Suites 140 North Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 884-1700 lenoxhotelandsuites.com

Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center (opening fall 2016) 400 Forest Avenue Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 886-3300 hotelhenry.com

Lofts on Pearl 92 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-0098 loftsonpearl.com

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Two Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-1234 buffalo.hyatt.com

Mansion on Delaware Avenue 414 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-3300 mansionondelaware.com

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The Westin Buffalo (opening summer 2016) 250 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 858-5900

Scottish Inns 1346 Sheridan Drive Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 876-4489 scottishinnsbuffalo.com

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Wyndham Garden Buffalo/Williamsville 5195 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 276-9600 wyndhamgardenbuffalo.com

Budget Inn 1080 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 873-8197 budgetinnbuffalo.com

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Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa 100 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-1111 byblosniagara.com

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 9370 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-6845 americasbestvalueinn.com

Chateau Motor Lodge 1810 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (866) 739-2291 niagarachateaumotel.com

Clarence Inn 9079 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 633-6490 clarenceinn.com

Economy Inn 40 Grand Island Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 873-8776

RALPH WILSON STADIUM Bluebird Motel 1630 Southwestern Boulevard West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-3174

Foundry Suites 1738 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 240-9693 foundrysuites.com Hampton Inn Williamsville 5455 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-0900 hamptoninn.com Hyatt Place Buffalo /Amherst 5020 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-4040 hyattplacebuffaloamherst.com Red Carpet Inn 1900 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 692-1422 redcarpetbuffalo.com Rodeway Inn & Suites 1951 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-9392 Rodewayinn.com

Orchard Park Inn 2268 Southwestern Boulevard Orchard Park, NY 14224 (716) 674-6000 orchardparkinn.us Red Carpet Inn 3940 Southwestern Boulevard Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 649-5890 redcarpetinnbuffalo.com Red Roof Inn Hamburg 5370 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-7222 redroof.com Stadium View Inn 4414 Southwestern Boulevard Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-6206 stadiumviewinn.com

SOUTH OF BUFFALO Beaver Hollow Conference Center 1083 Pit Road Java Center, NY 14082 (585) 457-3700 beaverhollow.com Ben’s Nichols Brook Motel 12400 Olean Rd-Route 16 Sardinia, NY 14134 (716) 496-7226 Best Western Plus the Inn of Lackawanna 2500 Hamburg Turnpike Lackawanna, NY 14218 (716) 821-0030 bestwestern.com Comfort Inn & Suites Hamburg 3615 Commerce Place Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-2922 choicehotels.com Country Inn & Suites 164B Slade Avenue West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 259-8520 countryinns.com/westseneca-hotel-ny-14224/usabsny Econo Lodge Buffalo South 4344 Milestrip Road Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 825-7530 choicehotels.com/hotel/ny158 Hampton Inn Buffalo South/ I-90 1750 Ridge Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 824-2030 hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn East Aurora 49 Olean Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-3300 eastaurora.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hamburg 3565 Commerce Place Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-9200 hiexpress.com

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Josie’s Motel 13550 Schutt Road Chaffee, NY 14030 (716) 496-5057 josiesmotel.webs.com Motel 6 Hamburg, NY 5245 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-2000 Motel6.com Quality Inn Hamburg 5440 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-0500 qualityinn.com/hotel/ny505 Roycroft Inn 40 South Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-5552 roycroftinn.com Staybridge Suites Buffalo South 164 Slade Avenue West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 939-3100 staybridgesuites.com/buffalosouth Super 8 Hamburg 5442 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-0505 super8.com

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center 2402 North Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068 (716) 636-7500 ramadahotelamherst.com

Comfort Inn University-Amherst One Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 688-0811 comfortinnuniversity.com

Red Roof Inn Amherst 42 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 689-7474 redroof.com

Courtyard Buffalo Amherst 4100 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 626-2300 marriott.com/bufcy

Residence Inn Buffalo Amherst 100 Maple Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-6622 marriott.com

Days Inn Buffalo 1120 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 835-5916 daysinn.com

Royal Inn 1378 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 836-2940 royalinnniagarafalls.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst 10 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 689-4414 doubletreebuffaloamherst.com

Sleep Inn Amherst 75 Inn Keepers Lane Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-6510 sleepinnamherst.com

Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst 1881 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-8181 holidayinn.com/amherst

UNIVERSITY/ AMHERST Boulevard Inn 785 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 837-7400 Buffalo Marriott Niagara 1340 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 689-6900 buffaloniagaramarriott.com Candlewood Suites 20 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 688-2100 cwsbuffaloamherst.com

CenterWay Hotel Tonawanda 1 Hospitality Center Way Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 693-8100 centerwayhotel.com

Homewood Suites Buffalo Amherst 1138 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 833-2277 homewoodsuitesamherst.com Knights Inn 1970 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 692-7260 knightsinn.com Motel 6 Buffalo Amherst 4400 Maple Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 834-2231 motel6.com

Best Western On The Avenue 510 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York 14202

Within the heart of the restaurant and theater district. 5 minutes to Bison Baseball, Sabres Hockey, shopping, and the waterfront. Complimentary parking, wireless high-speed internet access and breakfast bar. Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes with tours direct from the hotel.

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Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst 1290 Sweet Home Road Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 276-8750 staybridgesuites.com/amherstny Super 8 Kenmore 1288 Sheridan Drive Buffalo, NY 14217 (716) 876-4020 super8.com

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University Manor Inn 3162 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14226 (716) 837-3344 universitymanorinn.com

BED & BREAKFASTS CITY OF BUFFALO The Church 2315 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14210 2315seneca.com

Meeting Space & Guest Rooms with the best views of Buffalo 95 Main Street, Buffalo 716-768-7367 marriott.com/BUFBD

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Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House 893 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 886-2397 elmwoodvillageinn.com

Heath Hill Bed & Breakfast 8669 Heath Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-6789 bedandbreakfast.com/new-yorkcolden-heathhillbedbreakfast.html

Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo 780 West Ferry Street Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-1177 rmhbuffalo.org

InnBuffalo 619 Lafayette Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 432-1030 innbuffalo.com

MacBaxter’s Bed and Breakfast 311 North Main Street Angola, NY 14006 (716) 549-8774 macbaxters.com

HOSTEL

Moreland Guesthouse 110 Moreland Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 893-1419 morelandguesthouse.com

Marienthal Country Inn 5107 Langford Road Eden, NY 14057 (716) 337-0160 MarienthalCountryInn.com

Oscar’s Bed & Breakfast 288 Linwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 381-8605 oscarsbnb.com

Oasis Bed & Breakfast 619 East Main Street Springville, NY 14141 (716) 592-0333 oasisbnb.com

The Parkside House 462 Woodward Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 480-9507 theparksidehouse.com

Pipe Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast 9303 Falls Road West Falls, NY 14170 (716) 652-4868 pipecreekfarm.com

Richmond Place Inn 45 Richmond Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 881-3242

Sassafras Bed & Breakfast 5454 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 683-1298 sassafrasbandb.com

EAST OF BUFFALO Asa Ransom House 10529 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-2315 asaransom.com

HOSPITALITY HOUSES

SOUTH OF BUFFALO Chestnut Hill Guest House 6405 Ward Road Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 464-0642 chestnuthillguesthouse.com Crooked Creek Inn 7798 State Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-5844

American Cancer Society’s Buffalo Hope Lodge 197 Summer Street Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 882-9244 cancer.org Kevin Guest House 782 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 882-1818 kevinguesthouse.org

Your visit to Buffalo isn’t complete until you try Chef’s Spaghetti Parm with our world famous sauce!

CAMPGROUNDS

Mary Beth BillittierDarling and Lou Billittier Jr. have a table waiting for you!

Branches of Niagara Campground & Resort 2659 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-7600 branchesofniagara.com Cinderella Motel & Campsite 2797 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-2872

291 SENECA STREET (at Chicago) DOWNTOWN BUFFALO

716-856-9187

www.ILoveChefs.com @chefsbuffalo

Colden Lakes Resort 9504 Heath Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-5530 coldenlakes.com Mountain Meadows Park 13500 Parker Road Holland, NY 14080 (716) 457-3116 mountainmeadowspark.com Niagara Falls KOA 2570 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-7583 koa.com/campgrounds/ niagara-falls-new-york/ R & R Dude Ranch 8940 Lange Road Otto, NY 14766 (716) 257-5663 recreationranch.com Sleepy Hollow Lake Resort 13800 Siehl Road Akron, NY 14001 (716) 542-4336 sleepyhollowlakeresort.com

Green Glen Bed & Breakfast 898 East Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-2828 greenglenbb.com

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SPORTS & RECREATION SPECTATOR SPORTS Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse First Niagara Center One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 bandits.com Buffalo Beauts Women’s Hockey HARBORCENTER 100 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 nwhl.co/teams/ buffalo-beauts

Niagara University Athletics 5795 Lewiston Road Niagara University, NY 14109 (716) 286-8699 purpleeagles.com Northtown Center 1615 Amherst Manor Drive Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 631-7555 amherst.ny.us

Buffalo Bills Football Ralph Wilson Stadium One Bills Drive Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 648-1800 buffalobills.com Buffalo Bisons Baseball Coca-Cola Field One James D. Griffin Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-2000 bisons.com Buffalo Raceway 5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-1280 buffaloraceway.com

Queen City Roller Girls Buffalo Riverworks Buffalo, NY 14203 (888) 740-7274 qcrg.net University at Buffalo Bulls University at Buffalo 102 Alumni Arena Amherst, NY 14260 (716) 645-3946 buffalobulls.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Buffalo Sabres Hockey First Niagara Center One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 sabres.com Canisius College Athletics 2001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 888-2885 gogriffs.com HARBORCENTER 100 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4767 harborcenter.com

Beaver Island State Park 2136 West Oakfield Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-3271 nysparks.com/parks/56 Beaver Meadow Audubon Center 1610 Welch Road North Java, NY 14113 (585) 457-3228 buffaloaudubon.org/ beavermeadow.php BFLO Harbor Kayak 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 228-9153 bfloharborkayak.com

Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex 11586 Holland Glenwood Road Holland, NY 14080 (716) 418-7223 hollandspeedway.com

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Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway 57 Gunnville Road Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 759-6818 lancasternationalspeedway.com

Buckhorn Island State Park 136 West Oakfield Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-3271 nysparks.com/parks/174

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Buffalo Harbor State Park 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 828-9816 nysparks.com/parks/191

Evangola State Park 10191 Old Lake Shore Road Irving, NY 14081 (716) 549-1802 evangolastatepark.com

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Parkside Lodge 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org

Fort Niagara State Park Route 18F Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-7273 nysparks.com/parks/175

Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters 900 Harlem Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 771-2995 paddlebuffalo.com Catt Rafting Adventures 241 Palmer Street Gowanda, NY 14070 (716) 866-1461 cattraftingadventures.com Cazenovia Park Cazenovia Street & South Legion Drive Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org Chestnut Ridge Park 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 662-3290 erie.gov/parks/chestnut.asp Delaware Park 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org Elevator Alley Kayak 65 Vandalia Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 997-7925 elevatoralleykayak.com Emery Park 2084 Emery Road South Wales, NY 14139 (716) 652-1380 erie.gov/parks/emery.asp

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Front Park Porter Avenue & Baird Drive Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org GoBike Buffalo 640 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 218-7161 gobikebuffalo.org Hawk Creek Wildlife Center 655 Luther Road East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-8646 hawkcreek.org Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Road Route 219 Ellicottville, NY 14731 (716) 699-2345 holidayvalley.com Ice Bikes of Buffalo Hanover Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 681-4643 icebikesofbuffalo.com Ice Skating at Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza 20 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-3150 Japanese Garden of Buffalo 25 Nottingham Court Buffalo, NY 14216 japanesegardenofbuffalo. blogspot.com Joseph Davis State Park 4143 Lower River Road Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4596 nysparks.com/parks/45


Kissing Bridge 10296 State Road Glenwood, NY 14069 (716) 592-4963 kbski.com

Seven Seas Sailing School 284 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 880-5154 sevenseassailing.com

Knox Farm State Park 437 Buffalo Road East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 549-1802 nysparks.com/parks/163

Small Boat Harbor 1111 Furhmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 828-0027

LaSalle Park 1 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 852-5000 bfloparks.org

South Park 2655 South Park Avenue Buffalo, NY 14218 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Fillmoe Avneue & Best Street Buffalo, NY 14211 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org

Sprague Brook Park 9674 Foote Road Glenwood, NY 14069 (716) 592-2804 www2.erie.gov/parks/index. php?q=sprague-brook

Niawanda Park Route 266 Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 695-1376 wheretowhento.com/niawanda-park Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center 4050 North Street Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 627-4560 penndixie.org Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center 9324 Lake Shore Road Angola, NY 14006 (716) 549-1420 pioneercamp.org

Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 825-6397 sciencebuff.org/ tifft-nature-preserve Water Bikes of Buffalo Hanover Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 681-4643 waterbikesofbuffalo.com Wilkeson Pointe 225 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8200

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043 (716) 683-5959 dec.ny.gov/education/ 1837.html

AFFORDABLE NIAGARA FALLS SHUTTLE To American Falls Only $50 To Canadian Falls Only $65

Shuttle To & From Buffalo Downtown Only $21

Call Us At 716-633-8294

Or Visit www.BuffaloAirportTaxi.com

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noun a Greek dish of pieces of meat grilled on a skewer “a generous plate of souvlaki”

Woodlawn Beach State Park S-3580 Lakeshore Road (Rt. 5) Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 646-5145 nysparks.com/parks/47 Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting Company 11 South Water Street Gowanda, NY 14070 (716) 679-7238 zoarvalleyrafting.com

Riverside Park Niagara & Vulcan Streets Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org Sail Buffalo Sailing School 2 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 432-6589 sail-buffalo.com

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INFORMATION & MAPS TRAVELING TO BUFFALO NIAGARA AAA Western & Central NY 100 International Drive Buffalo, NY 14221 (716) 630-3799 aaa.com Buffalo Niagara International Airport 4200 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 630-6000 buffaloairport.com

QUESTIONS? ASK US! At the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center, you’ll find a friendly face, maps, brochures, Buffalo merchandise, schedules for upcoming events and directions to anywhere you’d like to go. Our representatives will answer your questions about our city and region. Stop by and let us help you discover Buffalo and Niagara Falls! The Visitor Center is located on the first floor of the historic Brisbane Building at the corner of Washington and Clinton (403 Main Street) in downtown Buffalo and is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm (and Saturdays 10am-2pm from June to September). For more information, call (716) 852-2356 or (800) 283-3256.

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Amtrak (800) 872-7245 amtrak.com Downtown Buffalo 75 Exchange Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Depew 55 Dick Road Depew, NY 14043 Niagara Falls 27th Street and Lockport Road Niagara Falls, NY 14305 Greyhound Lines 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-7533 greyhound.com Niagara Falls International Airport 2035 Niagara Falls Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4494 niagarafallsairport.com

GETTING AROUND Aces Limousine (716) 204-4863 aceslimousine.com Airport Taxi Service (716) 633-8294 buffaloairporttaxi.com Buffalo Limousine (716) 835-4997 buffalolimousine.com

Buffalo Transportation Taxi Services (716) 877-5600 buffalotransportation.com/ taxi_services Cold Springs Taxi Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 886-4900 Empire Limousine (716) 877-9665 Giorgio’s Limousine Service (716) 683-7455 giorgioslimousine.com Golden Transportation (716) 218-1500 goldentransportationllc.com Liberty Cab - Yellow Cab (716) 877-7111 libertycab.com The Limousine Service (716) 998-8865 the-limo-service.com Mac Transportation & Tours (716) 439-1062 Status Limousine (716) 833-7292 statuslimousine.com Timkey Limousine (716) 433-0699 timkeylimo.com TLC of WNY Limo & Concierge Service (716) 867-5466 tlcofwny.com Zoladz Limousine (716) 685-4410 zoladzlimo.com DYLAN BUYSKES

FACILITIES Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Convention Center Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-5555 buffaloconvention.com Fairgrounds Event Center 5820 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-3900 the-fairgrounds.com First Niagara Center One Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 firstniagaracenter.com

BRIDGE CROSSING CONDITIONS Information on traffic delays on all international bridges in Buffalo Niagara (800) 715-6722 Canadian Customs at Peace Bridge (905) 994-6330 cbsa.gc.ca/menu-eng.html Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Rainbow/Queenston-Lewiston/ Whirlpool Bridges (800) 715-6722 niagarafallsbridges.com Peace Bridge Authority (716) 881-4447 peacebridge.com U.S. Customs at Peace Bridge (877) 227-5511 cbp.gov


CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ MONEY SERVICES Duty Free Americas Peace Bridge Plaza Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 886-5000 dutyfreeamericas.com Envoy/EFX Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA) 1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4654 fashionoutletsniagara.com

ADVERTISER INDEX Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center................................. 15

Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown...............................67

Airport Taxi Service........................61 & 73

Hornblower Niagara Cruises.................39

Albright-Knox Art Gallery..................... 15

Hyatt Regency Buffalo............ back cover

Amherst/Buffalo Hyatt Place................69

Liberty Cab - Yellow Cab........................53

Anchor Bar.................................................9

Made in America Store...........................60

Antique World & Marketplace...............62

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour & Observation Elevator.......................... 12

Aquarium of Niagara..............................59

EFX Currency Exchange Walden Galleria- Customer Service Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 681-8820

Aurora Historical Museum....................60

Make Sail Time........................................58

Best Western on the Avenue.................70

Martin’s Fantasy Island..........................58

Boulevard Mall.........................................52

Millennium Buffalo.................................68

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens............................... 57

Niagara Jet Adventures.......................... 61

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park..........................65

Niagara Power Project Power Vista......52

Buffalo Bites Food Tours........................62

Old Fort Niagara......................................59

Buffalo Harbor Cruises...........................73

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine..................... 61

Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER.......70

Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica.................. 57

Buffalo Museum of Science...................56

The Travel Team 2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 862-7600 thetravelteam.com Western Union (800) 325-6000

International Institute (716) 883-1900 iibuff.org

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Niagara County Sheriff (non-emergency): (716) 438-3393

Buffalo River History Tours...................58

Rainforest Cafe........................................ 51

Buffalo Transportation / Pierce-Arrow Museum........................ 13

Roycroft Campus.....................................60 Scharf’s Schiller Park Restaurant.........63

Buffalo Zoo............................................... 55

Seneca Gaming and Entertainment.....56

Burchfield Penney Art Center...............43

Seneca Resorts & Casinos...............63 & inside back cover

Chef’s Restaurant................................... 71

Shea’s Performing Arts Center.............. 19

Chocolate Bar........................................... 75

Sheraton at the Falls......inside front cover

Dave’s Christmas Wonderland..............60

Skylon Tower...........................................58

DoubleTree Club by Hilton.....................67

SoHo Burger Bar......................................56

Duty Free Americas................................45

Spirit of Buffalo.......................................65

Ellicott Development Corp....................66

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site..........................53

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA).............................49

Tom’s Restaurant....................................73

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House & Graycliff.................... 57

Walden Galleria Mall..............................45

Gray Line Niagara Falls/Buffalo............62

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour..........................63

Vidler’s 5 & 10...........................................60 The Westin Buffalo..................................49

Printed in the USA in cooperation with funding from the County of Erie. Unless otherwise noted, all phone numbers are within the 716 area code. © 2016

Niagara Falls Police (non-emergency): (716) 286-4711

U.S. Coast Guard search/rescue: Buffalo: (716) 843-9527

Pole Position Raceway............................ 51

Hard Rock Cafe........................................ 61

Erie County Sheriff (non-emergency): (716) 858-2903

Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery.........43 & 65

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra...........64

Embassy Suites Buffalo..........................68

NY Relay Service (800) 676-3777 Voice (800) 835-5515 TTY

Old Editions Bookshop........................... 71

Buffalo Niagara International Airport..... 63

Canalside..................................................53

TRANSLATION SERVICES

Niagara Falls State Park.........................35

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information herein. All advertising material and listing information is the responsibility of the individual company and advertiser. Visit Buffalo Niagara is not responsible for any errors or omissions that might occur. Information contained within this guide does not necessarily reflect endorsement of product or service by Visit Buffalo Niagara nor is it responsible for the contents of the individual advertisements and listings. The information and maps contained in this publication may not be reproduced or utilized for commercial use without the express written consent of Visit Buffalo Niagara. ® I LOVE NEW YORK logo is a registered trademark/service mark of the NYS Dept. of Economic Development, used with permission.

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In the BUF MUTUAL RIVERFRONT PARK

I’m blown away by the amount of nature and green everywhere I go in Buffalo. I also like that there’s art everywhere you look in Buffalo – murals, utility boxes are painted on the street, sculptures. The city is very arts-minded, and there’s a sense that everything is not new, but there’s repurposing of the old here, and I love that. LAUREN, SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA Interview and photo by Nancy J. Parisi

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INSTAGRAM THIS! We’ve rounded up the region’s most Instagrammable places, the spots that leave you breathless and cause your friends and followers to hit the “like” button. Here are insider tips on how to frame your next viral photo just the right way. Happy sharing! #TravelBUF

E SHARK GIRL

B WILKESON POINTE

The wind sculptures here are particularly stunning against the backdrop of a Lake Erie sunset. Photo by @jacksonzimm

C ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY

The steps behind the gallery on Lincoln Parkway provide the best vantage point of this Buffalo classic. Photo by @pinkthoughtsgreenlife

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Shark Girl happens to be situated in an ideal location for photos, with the picturesque Canalside and HarborCenter behind her. Selfie time! Photo by @bigwheel8

D BUFFALO LIGHTHOUSE

Snap a photo of this 183-year-old landmark from Buffalo’s Erie Basin Marina. Photo by @kevinwojcik

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ELEVATOR ALLEY F Hop on a water bike or kayak to view these towering structures along the Buffalo River, or see them from Mutual Riverfront Park. Photo by @ehelios


RICHARDSON TOWERS G The Frederick Law Olmsted designed landscape in front

H SYMPHONY CIRCLE

of the complex is perfect foreground scenery for this National Historic Landmark. Photo by @buffaloscapes

Looking south from the circle provides amazing views of both Kleinhans Music Hall and First Presbyterian Church. Photo by @buffalogrl716

J BUFFALO HISTORY MUSEUM

1) RIVERWORKS

1@ OUR LADY OF VICTORY BASILICA

1# NIAGARA FALLS STATE PARK

Grab a rowboat and get out on Hoyt lake for a great view of the Buffalo landmark. Photo by@buffaloguyinsf

This breathtaking church is particularly captivating from the front at South Park Avenue & Ridge Road. Photo by @gorman_stagram

RiverFest Park on Ohio Street provides the best view of this waterfront hotspot on the Buffalo River. Photo by @djanker

With panoramic views of the American and Horseshoe Falls, the Observation Deck is where you’ll line up your best shot. Photo by @berniceradle

I BUFFALO CITY HALL

Any spot in Niagara Square provides an ideal view of this architectural gem. Photo by @ehelios

1! SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Pick a spot in front of the theater on Main Street where Shea’s iconic marquee is in full view. Photo by @GBNRTC

1$ GLEN FALLS

Snap this serene waterfall along the path that winds through Glen Park in the heart of the village of Williamsville. Photo by @warmbias


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BUFFALO NIAGARA REGION


EXCITEMENT AWAITS AT SENECA CASINOS! Receive up to a $50 New Member Bonus* when you sign up for the Seneca Players Club! The night’s always young with an experience that never gets old. Take things up a notch with the excitement of everything from slots and table games, to sports bars and nightclubs, to signature dining, world-class entertainment, and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel with a luxurious spa that’ll leave you longing for your next visit. Visit Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in the Cobblestone District of downtown Buffalo or Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, just steps away from the majestic Niagara Falls. The excitement you’ve been looking for!

1-877-8-SENECA | SenecaCasinos.com *Subject to change.

Buffalo Niagara Touring Guide 2016  

The official touring guide for Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY.

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