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Best things to do in Buffalo

Art Gallery
“One of the top museums of modern art in the United States. The 150 year old collection features works by Francis Bacon, Frida Kahlo, Roy Lichtenstien, Georgia O'Keefe, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, and numerous other famous artists. Need to take a break to eat and to soak in the atmosphere, take in lunch in at the AK Cafe'. ”
87 locals recommend
Museum
“Internationally renowned architecture. Bring camera, smartphone, ANKER battery pack for smartphone and laptop. ”
54 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Love art, check out the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Charles Burchfield was a famous local artist. Initially a designer for a wall paper company, Burchfield went on to become one of Buffalo's most famous artists. Known for his unique nature water colors, he also created some striking and muscular paintings of Buffalo during its manufacturing glory days. Housed in one of Buffalo's newest architectural gems (noted in the New York Times as one of the top 40 buildings in the US to visit), the Burchfield Penney collection also features other artists with a Western New York connection. Just across the street from the Albright Knox Art Gallery.”
27 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Science museum with many exhibits featuring animals, science, and technology.”
17 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is an excellent museum and has happy hour parties on the steps overlooking a lake and beautiful Japanese Garden. These are held on Friday's in the summer. ”
16 locals recommend
Museum
“Yes, Buffalo is a port city. In fact, when the Erie Canal was thriving, Buffalo was one of the busiest inner ports in the world. As a key nexus between the farms in the mid-west and the rest of the world, it was said that Buffalo fed the world. A full day out could include a visit to the Naval Park, a walk around the Marina (be on the look out for the light house, one of Buffalo's oldest historic landmarks, and to walk up the observation deck at the end of the Marina), go kayaking or ride a water bike, walk along the foot path, view the old grain elevators, take a boat tour on the Miss Buffalo, view the terminus of the Erie Canal, and much more. Lots of options for food, including William K, a perfect venue to take in the setting sun of the Lake Erie coupled with artsy food choices or the Liberty Hound, a retro pub that sits on the water on the same property as the Naval Park. ”
13 locals recommend
Museum
“This unique museum has an impressive collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and transportation memorabilia. A novel part of their collection are the designs for a never built, yet visionary, filling station imagined by Frank Lloyd Wright. ”
9 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Live jazz. Not over amplified. Wonderful musicians. Wine, sandwiches and desserts. Not too loud. Sit at the bar for conversation. Rapt listeners stake out front room to watch musicians at work.”
7 locals recommend
Café
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4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic Fort Erie - great place to visit to learn more about what gave this town it's name!”
7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Formed by Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, and Charlie Clough, it is also one of the oldest non-profit avant-garde art spaces in the country. It's also housed in a historic cathedral that is home to Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. Plus it's FREE.”
3 locals recommend
Book Store
“You can learn a lot about the rich history of Buffalo, once the wealthiest city in America per capita, and the first American city to have street lights. They always have some cool exhibits too! ”
5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A not-for-profit arts center founded in 1974 as a resource for photographic creation, education, and presentation.”
3 locals recommend
Library
“About the Mark Twain Room Made possible by public and private funding, including a $50,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, the Mark Twain Room officially opened to the public on May 12, 1995. Leaves from the original handwritten manuscript of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are on display in the center of the room. ”
4 locals recommend
Art Gallery