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Lafayette Square

1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo, NY 14203-1823
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Don't go at night!

Everything closes in downtown buffalo during the week at 6... we were looking for an open cvs or... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
via mobile
Small park near City Hall

This is a small park near City Hall. It has a big statue/fountain in the middle of the park. From... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Robert S
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A popular retreat for office workers and weary tourists, this downtown Buffalo park has tree-shaded places to sit, flowers and criss-crossing paths, the two-story Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument built in 1882 and, most appealing of all, free Thursday evening concerts featuring music of all genres by regional and national names.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“sailors” (2 reviews)
“statue” (2 reviews)
1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo, NY 14203-1823
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything closes in downtown buffalo during the week at 6... we were looking for an open cvs or rite aide but no success. We came across this local park and monument and it had many teenagers hanging out and smoking. Several were yelling at others...More

Thank 1Dott2013
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a small park near City Hall. It has a big statue/fountain in the middle of the park. From time to time, people congregate there from City Hall for press conferences, or activists picket and protest there. There use to be a summer concert...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is one of the finest and most beautiful monuments to Civil War soldiers and sailors I have ever seen. On each of the 4 sides there is a larger than life-size statue commemorating an infantryman, artillery man, cavalry soldier and sailor. This is worth...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The place to be whether one is strolling, chatting or laying about. Park land with a classical flare.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lafayette Square is a central location in downtown Buffalo that gives access to the local courts and the general downtown area. It has numerous restaurants in the area and is a popular walking area in the warmer months.

Thank Kathleen Q
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Nice public square, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Home to the final public hanging in Buffalo, presided over by Erie County Sheriff and future US President Grover Cleveland.

Thank 669mike
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The monument features history at every level, with tribute paid to all 4 branches of the military that existed at the time. The wrap around showing stories from civil war time such as people buying war bonds, a son saying goodbye to his father are...More

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The square is small and not very relaxing, but the monument is worth seeing. If you have time, stop and get a picture, but otherwise just look out the window as you drive past it.

Thank AlanBartlett
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Even if you cannot find a parking space, as happened with us, at least ride past it a couple of times. It's a lovely work of art.

Thank llovestotravel
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The buffalo downtown has lost its glory of the past. But, this is one of the places where you can hangout and take amazing selfies with great real backgrounds.

Thank Ajeya
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