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Address: 65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
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+1 716-851-4200
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
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The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with...

The towering City Hall is an art deco masterpiece, richly decorated with figures and symbols portraying the history and spirit of the city. The 28th-floor observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Erie and western New York.

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Free Tour!

A MUST to do is the free tour at Noon. You go all the way to the top floors enjoying the wonderful architecture, history and views for miles in all directions. A good display... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A MUST to do is the free tour at Noon. You go all the way to the top floors enjoying the wonderful architecture, history and views for miles in all directions. A good display of history in the visitor area on the top floors. Best kept secret in Buffalo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never taken an official tour but wandering around is easy and peaceful. Bring a camera. The view of Buffalo is spectacular. Niagara Falls can also been seen in the distance.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic panoramic view of all of buffalo from the rooftop deck; interesting architecture throughout and huge dark murals in the lobby

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you love architecture, than you MUST visit Buffalo City Hall, It is amazing art deco in every single detail. A must see and very historic.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are a fan of Art Deco then a tour of this building is a must! Even if you just go through security and walk around the lobby it is well worth it.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Parked in the ramp next door, so it was technically a $2 activity. Just walk into the front doors, go through security and if you want you can get instructions from the info desk. Otherwise take the elevators to 25 and then walk about three flights to the observation deck area. And go outside even if it's wintertime! It's worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Its wasn't the best way to go through the steps getting to the 20th floor was the first time in a long time I've been working up a sweat with friends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

First, this is a beautiful building - in fact, Buffalo is chock full of stunning buildings designed by some of the foremost architects of the day. Second, the views are unparalleled...better than even being at the waterfront (for me). The observatory area has both an indoors section and an outdoors part. You can walk around the building to get a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

How this isn't #1 idk, the FREE tour at noon was amazing. It really makes you proud to be a Buffalonian seeing how majestic this building is. The curator was great at pointing out the stories behind the murals, about old mayors and the building of the city hall. The council chambers are beautiful, and the view on the observation... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Architecturally beautiful and well worth a look see. Limited access but entered easily halls are beautiful. Wonderful exterior showing what Buffalo was "in its hay day". Sadly it now stands as monument to slimely politicians who has damaged this once grand city

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