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11 unique things to do in Buffalo, for real (Part 1)

by Michael on June 2, 2013

We were planning to spend a week in the Niagara Falls region when something caught our eye, the city of Buffalo only 20 minutes to the south. We realized that there are many unique things to do in Buffalo so we decided to make Buffalo our base for touring. Although we spent a week there, we didn’t get around to all the exciting attractions in what was once the 8th-largest city in America.

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11 unique things to do in Buffalo, New York

1) See the Wright Stuff

FLW house

A young architect named Frank Lloyd Wright made his mark on Buffalo, designing homes for wealthy industrialists. Those homes are now available for touring including the Martin House complex, Graycliff Estate and more. The sites are less crowded but just as exciting as Wright’s more well-known houses in Chicago.

2) Hot dogging it around Buffalo

visit buffalo hot dogs

Forget chicken wings, if we had known that Buffalo was the home of chargrilled hot dogs we would have visited much sooner. Most places cook their dogs, or franks if you prefer, over good old-fashioned charcoal, just like our dads did when we were kids. We tried as many places as possible in one week but declared the winner at Old Man River, a quirky spot overlooking the Niagara River where the bags of authentic charwood are stacked up out front.

3) Go with the grain

silo city rocks buffalo

Due to its location at the foot (head?) of Lake Erie and the Erie Canal, Buffalo stored much of the grain grown in the Midwest, America’s breadbasket. Today it houses the largest collection of concrete grain silos in the world, which reportedly inspired the round shapes of the Bauhaus movement. Well what do you do with all those large structures? The folks at Silo City Rocks are turning a group of them into the tallest (190 feet) rock climbing wall in the world. It’s due to open in September.

4) A wing and a prayer

we just call them wings tshirt

You want to start a heated discussion in a Buffalo bar? Ask the locals for the best place to try chicken wings, the devouring of which takes on an almost religious fervor. Just don’t call them “Buffalo” wings. Here they’re just wings.

5) The Pierce-Arrow Museum (it’s not dedicated to Cupid)

pierce-arrow hood ornament

The legendary Pierce-Arrow automobile, the Maserati of its day, was manufactured in Buffalo. The Pierce-Arrow Museum houses a collection of these and other vintage automobiles. In a new wing the curator is building a Frank Lloyd Wright designed filling station from his original plans. It’s one of his many designs that never got built and the last one to be authorized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

6) The last of the Mazureks

things to do in buffalo mazureks bakery

Mazurek’s Bakery is the last of the old-time Polish bakeries in Buffalo’s First Ward. Since Larissa’s maiden name is Mazurek, we just had to visit this spot. They even let us work there for a day, starting out with the baking and donut-frying crew at 6 AM. Mazurek’s is justly renowned for its crusty New York rye bread.

7) Taste the toast of the town

five points bakery toast cafe buffalo

Of course, we can never limit ourselves to just one bakery. The Five Points Bakery is also the first “Toast Café” we’ve encountered. Sweet and savory selections of perfectly toasted, thick slices of bread were paired with locally sourced toppings. Above is the cheese-stuffed bread with sides of bleu cheese, hot sauce and sour cream; sort of a toasty take on Buffalo wings.

8) Try sweets that are sponge-worthy

sponge candy ice cream

Sponge candy is a local delicacy, although the name is somewhat of a misnomer. Sugar is boiled until it gets all foamy then allowed to harden to a crispy crunch as it cools. It’s then encased in creamy chocolate. As good as the candy is, we particularly liked the new Sponge Candy Perry’s ice cream. Try to turn this one down: caramel sugar flavored ice cream with caramelized sugar swirls and sponge candy pieces.

9) Tour an open-air museum of architecture

Buffalo City Hall

The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected Buffalo for its annual convention in 2011. They were attracted by one of the best collections of Art Deco architecture in the country. During the 1920s the city was riding an economic boom and it shows in the buildings. One of the best is City Hall, billed as the 2nd-tallest in the country, which offers free tours at noon.

10) Of Presidents and Superfreaks

rick james headstone Buffalo

Buffalo provided the country with two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, and was the inauguration spot of another, Teddy Roosevelt. The house where TR was sworn in is a National Historic Site. But here’s a great trivia contest question: What do Millard Fillmore and Superfreak singer Rick James have in common? They’re both buried at Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo.

11) Where else can you find Burmese, Peruvian, Thai, Japanese and Ethiopian food under one roof?

buffalo west side bazaar

Buffalo participates in a United Nations program that resettles refugees to the United States. The result has been a dynamic impact on the burgeoning food scene. The above cuisines can all be found in the West Side Bazaar, a pilot program that assists entrepreneurial efforts. Stop by to taste these foods and make sure you also try locally produced Koop’s Kitchen, his barbecue sauce is one of the best we’ve found anywhere.

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12) Attend the school of hard Knox

Jackson pollack albright knox gallery

Learn about contemporary art at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery which houses one of the most exciting collections in the world. See if you can spot Larissa in this wall-sized Jackson Pollock.

Interested in seeing more of the region? Check out these Niagara Falls area tours with Viator!

Like it? Share it . . . Pin it!Buffalo, NY is a wonderful city with plenty of unique things to do

At first we thought Buffalo would be just a side trip from Niagara Falls, but the more we explored the city the more we stuck around and the Falls became the side trip. For more visit Buffalo Niagara tourism.

Oh, and did we mention that Buffalo might be the hot dog capital of the world? Here’s our review of Buffalo hot dogs.

We found so many things to do in Buffalo that we wrote another one: More unique things to do in Buffalo Part 2.
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Tim June 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

We visited Niagara Falls a few years back and hadn’t thought of Buffalo. That toast looks pretty good though. Maybe next time.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures June 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

I think you sold me on that bakery!

Marian June 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

I grew up with relatives in Hamilton Canada. We always passed through Buffalo, but never stopped there. It was kind of like Philadelphia, a way station onto somewhere else. I would like to visit one day. Some of the new Ken Follett trilogy takes place in Buffalo, at just the timeline as Buffalo’s heyday.

Steve G. June 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I am a life-long Buffalonian and I can’t express how much I enjoyed your kind words about my beloved city. Sometimes it takes an outside eye to see what we take for granted in our backyard. You certainly saw and experienced a lot, but if you return, I have a few more suggestions: a stroll up the Elmwood strip, the Burchfield Penney art gallery (which is across the street from the Albright Knox), the zoo, the amazing amount of free or nearly free outdoor concerts during our fantastic summers, beef on weck, a Sabres or Bills game, and/or historic ginmills like Ulrich’s (the oldest bar in Buffalo), just to name a few off the top of my head. Until then, thanks again and happy traveling!

Janice Telstar June 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Who knew?

Charlotte V. June 2, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Buffalo is such a lovely city. It’s filled with gorgeous architecture, history at every turn, and the kindest people. I love to visit.

Joanne June 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I was born in Buffalo and still live in the metro area. I would enjoy some of these tours, but I wouldn’t need to stay in the hotels. It would be nice if some of these tours were offered on a day-to-day basis for the locals!

Matt June 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Buffalo is a fantastic place to visit. From the Irish South Buffalo with its great bars, to Lackawanna with the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory, a 20 minute drive out of town puts you in bucolic East Aurora with Vidler’s a traditional 5&10 store. I’ll be back in Buffalo on July 24 for the Buffalo Zoo’s Wines it the Wild fundraiser!

willean June 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I was raised in Buffalo. The Zoo is great. The Museum too. I miss the sights.

Liz June 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

So happy to see someone appreciating the beauty of Buffalo! I love my hometown and I’m glad you do too!

fish June 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Janice – everyone living here!

barb June 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Thanks for visiting our city. I moved here 11years ago having grown up in St. Louis and spent time as an adult living in San Francisco, Houston Tx, Pittsburgh PA. By far my favorite city to live in is Buffalo. All the others have their charms, but the quality of life in Buffalo is superb. It is great to hear someone have such wonderful things to say about my city.
Thanks and come back. Life is good in Buffalo!

Dennis Langner June 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

As an ex-Buffalonian, I echo the fact that Buffal is a great tourist destination by itself.There are many, many places,people, and food that I miss.. The waterfront is beautiful and Cazenovia Park is still a great place for a family picnic. To me, years ago it was and I hope remains, The City of Good Neighbors. And I’m still a Bills and Sabers fan even though I wish they could give us a little more to cheer about.

Suzette June 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I love your attitude toward travel, and the kinds of things you enjoy the most about the places you go. Sounds like you “get” Buffalo, my beloved hometown!

Anonymous June 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Those of us from Buffalo knew!!!

Tee June 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Joanne – There are tours all the time in the warmer months. Check out Preservation Buffalo-Niagara, Forgotten Buffalo, The Richardson Olmsted Complex, Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Open Air Buffalo (yes, an open-air bus) and I think it’s the Allentown Association that does the Haunted Allentown tour. There’s more – just do a search or pick up an Artvoice.
I love my town!
Thanks for the nice piece!!

Bernice Radle June 3, 2013 at 12:35 am

Joanne, you can take lots of Buffalo tours!!
http://www.p-b-n.org has BUFFALO TOURS everyday. They are very inexpensive and are given by highly trained people.
You can do downtown tours, city hall tours, grain elevator tours.. and so much more. Check it out!

Bernice Radle June 3, 2013 at 12:37 am

Buffalo is the best city to live, work and play in. Hands down. I am so happy to live in Buffalo.
I would recommend everyone come for at least a weekend to experience the real sites, food and culture. It’s truly awesome!!!

Michael Pulka June 3, 2013 at 7:58 am

Very, very cool

CS Hunters June 3, 2013 at 8:04 am

Crap, some of the secrets are out. Hopefully no one will find the others.

Michael June 3, 2013 at 8:06 am

Definitely worth a return visit.

Michael June 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

We have a thing for bakeries too.

Michael June 3, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thanks for the tip about the Ken Follett book connection.

Michael June 3, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thanks for the tip on additional things to do. We did a few of those but missed some of the others. Next time!

Michael June 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

We loved the quirky sense of humor that many of the Buffalonians we met possess.

Michael June 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

We did get lost in Vidler’s one afternoon.

Becky Cagwin June 3, 2013 at 8:59 am

Enjoyed the article. Another bonus is the Erie Canal, the locks, and canal-side events.

John D June 3, 2013 at 9:31 am

Holy Cow, look at the number of comments Buffalo generated, that should tell you what a proud city it is. One of my best friends is from Buffalo and being from Syracuse, we constantly debate who has the better hot dogs. I can’t wait to forward this post to Jay. Best wings used to be the 10 cent wings before a Sunday night Sabre game in the bar across the street the game – can’t remember the name of the place but it was authentic.

Leon Peck June 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

My wife and I moved to the Buffalo area a couple years ago. And, there is really a lot to do and see, great concert venues at Shea’s, First Niagara Center and Kleinhans. Wonderful bakeries and great restaurants. The Italian restaurants are as good as anything that NYC’s “Little Italy” can put up. And at harvest time, there are locally grown peaches, nectarines, cherries, grapes, apples and an abundance of natures bounty a short drive away in Niagara County. And the wineries along the Niagara wine trail can boast some very fine vintages. Buffalo and western NY boast a wonderful quality of life. It’s just too bad we have to be connected with the Capitol of NY and the corrupt politics that go on there.

Bruce Markowitz June 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thanks for the great piece on my hometown. I have lived in the Washington, DC area for 35 years but Buffalo always remains “home”. Above all else, Buffalo taught me how to get along with people from all walks of life…. And of course, my two sons, both native Washingtonians, are staunch Bills Fans!!! (as will be the next generation……). As they say back home, Boost Buffalo, it’s good for you!!

Briar June 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

I am another one who grew up in Buffalo. I’ve been living overseas for a while now, and it’s been a few years since I last made it home. This post totally made my day. I’ve had people respond with “Oh, I’m sorry” when I’ve told them I’m from Buffalo. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and I want to thank you for spreading the word that it’s actually a great place! Some of my favorite places to visit are the Central Terminal, the old psychiatric hospital (Richardson complex), the Allentown area (check out the art festival in summer), Glen Falls in Williamsville, and the Japanese gardens in Delaware Park. Also Mississippi Mudds, up the road from Old Man River!

Steve T June 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

Taking no more than a 30-40 minute drive either north or south of Buffalo, you will also find a growing wine industry.

Daisy June 3, 2013 at 11:26 am

Just like the commercial about California says, “There are a lot of misconceptions about Buffalo”. If you’re visiting Niagara Falls (or anywhere in NYS for that matter), then make it part of your trip. The locals are your best tour guides. You’ll be pleasantly surprised and glad you did!

Paul Santa Maria June 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I am absolutely proud to be a Buffalo native and, although I have been trapped in Florida for 30 years, I return regularly and will move back someday. If all you’ve ever heard about my hometown is the depth of the snow and “Buffalo wings”, then you are sadly bereft of information that would result in a beautiful trip. As a musician and artist, I will tell you that the musicians are insanely good and the Albright-Knox is one of the premier art galleries in the entire world. The list of great things goes on and on, from food to views to things to do … with Niagara Falls as a dessert!

Donna June 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I get to live here!! Five Points Bakery even makes their own flour! The best bread I have EVER tasted 🙂

Buffalooooer June 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Agreed–shhhh, everyone. Let’s not let the cat out of the bag of what a fantastic place Bflo is.

Cassie June 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Great article! We just flew into and out of the Buffalo airport en route to TBEX in Toronto (were you guys there, by chance?) I met up with a good friend from Buffalo on the American side of the Falls on Tuesday, but didn’t make it down to do anything in Buffalo. She just sent it to me as reference for the next time we come out, and there will be a next time. Looks like there’s some really interesting things to see and do in Buffalo, thanks for sharing!

Lesley Peterson June 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Fabulous post! I thought I knew Buffalo well but there are a few surprises on your list. I’d love to visit the toast cafe and pay my respects at Rick James’ grave!

Pam H June 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Miss you too Brian. Buffalo is growing daily, new eateries, new shops, more art venues, and stunning architecture. Visit any time!
Living local and loving it! Pam

Vivian June 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

We lived in Buffalo for two years and loved it – we go back whenever we have the chance. A great city!

mike June 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

Great piece about Buffalo, of course those of us who grew up there know there’s so much to offer. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

BuffaloCharlie June 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Terrific post. Glad enjoyed your visit to Buffalo, it truly is a great city and Western New York has so much to offer as a region to visit and live.

I look forward to reading through your adventures.

bonnie June 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I have lived in Buffalo, NY my entire life of 64 years. Having traveled extensively, I have never ever wanted to live anywhere else. I love this city so much and feel grateful to be a Buffaloian.. A big thank you foryour compliments about city.

bettybarcode June 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

you captured buffalo at a pivotal moment. formerly bereft neighborhoods are enjoying new owner-occupants, new investment, new enterprises, and new immigrants. those of us who live here are glorying in buffalo in a way that has not been seen in decades. businesses are returning to downtown from the suburbs. the energy, affection, and regeneration are palpable. glad you got to experience it!

Dave June 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Hey, thanks for showcasing one of my “Born in Buffalo” shirts (“We Just Call ‘Em Wings”)…find more unique and pro-WNY designs at http://www.BornInBuffalo.net. It sounds like you two had quite an adventure…thanks for promoting Buffalo so beautifully.

Roger June 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Come back at the end of July for Buffalo’s Garden Festival on the west side of Buffalo over 350 gardens to see and free. There are 5 weeks that make up the National Garden Festival the other weekends are in other neighborhoods or suburbs they are all free. But the largest is the last weekend of July. There are so many gardens you can’t see them all. you will come to see the gardens and start taking pictures of the homes and enjoy talking to the people who have opened their gardens to you.

FP June 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Another Buffalo native chiming in with love for the hometown, here! I love to walk along the waterfront when I return for a visit! When I was a kid I used to ride my bike to the foot of Ferry street and go walking along the breakwater at the end of Squaw Island.

Ryan June 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

A great article about a very underrated city. It sounds like you two got off to a nice start. If you make it back during the summer season, the festival/concert season is huge- taste of buffalo, allentown art festival, national garden festival…and there are free outdoor concerts practically every night. Theres too much to do and not enough time to do it!

maggie June 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

I live in and love Buffalo! You didn’t even mention all of our amazing restaurants or brew pub choices….thats kinda cool, and I will check out rock climbing and forest lawn soon!

Michael June 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hi Cassie,

We were also on the way to TBEX. maybe we’ll see you at the next one.

Joanne June 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

If you live close by and can plan ahead, I recommend taking one of the Forgotten Buffalo Tours, offered by Airborne Eddy and his cohort Marty Binasz. Check out their website….the tours are a riot, and you’ll meet lots of people and learn things you never knew about our city.

KJ June 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing insight into such a fabulous and underrated city. Those of us born and raised here know all of the special things about our hometown, but continue to be misunderstood and missed by the rest of the world. Buffalo has a unique and rich history, and a promising and exciting future – not to mention a fascinating here and now! You hit on some of the of the highlights – and we do make the most of our beautiful summer weather. However, there is nothing like fall in Buffalo with the most breathtaking leaf change – everyone should try to get here one or peak season and check out nearby Letchworth Park or Ellicottville. But the best kept secret is how amazing our winters can be (a winter without enough snow can actually be a disappointment). There are several close options for skiing, tubing, and sledding. And a sunny morning with a fresh crisp snowfall is the most breathtaking and sparkling sight you can see. I’ve travelled the world and I still come home to Buffalo because of all the amazing things it offers.

Marla June 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The food, family and the culture are things you miss the most when you move away. The weather (snow and grey skies) not so much.

Allyson August 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

Loved this post about my hometown! Although I live in Virginia now, Buffalo will always be “home.” Next time you visit in the summer, make sure you check out Shakespeare in Delaware Park. They offer two free plays each summer. Bring a blanket, picnic basket, and a bottle of wine, and you have a wonderful date or family night out for cheap. I wish they offered something like this close to me now, my husband and I had many date nights watching Shakespeare in the park.

Anonymous August 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I remember TJ Dugganos had 5 cent wings on Tuesday in the early 80’s… I do miss the summers!! Lived on GI for 9 years!!

Griff September 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Glad you made it there.

Griff September 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I’ve been thinking this all along 🙂

Jim MacKenzie September 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Funny that you mention Philadelphia. We did four days there on a Washington/Baltimore/Philadelphia/New York vacation. My wife thought it was a bit of a waste of time but it ended up being her favourite part of the trip. We had a really good time.

I’ve been to Buffalo before but I didn’t do most of the stuff on this list. We’ll be there again in November for a few days so we’ll take advantage of all this experience now.

Michael September 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Thanks for the tips about Delaware Park.

Ryan Quinn October 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

Great article about an amazing city. I was sitting at a bar downtown one night after a work event. A man from Britain was at the bar as well. He travelled all over the country for the bank he worked for. I asked him what was his favorite place to visit and he said “Buffalo”. He just said that the people of WNY are the best and you can’t sit at a bar in any other city have the very conversation we were having. It’s a great city and equally great things are happening here. See you soon!

Gregory November 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Always happy to see positive reviews of my hometown NOT written by natives! In addition to being a 15-minute city, where you can get anywhere you need to go in about 15 minutes, Buffalo is also an off-the-beaten-track city– meaning if you just drive through on a highway, all you’ll see is blah. Take any exit from I-190, though, and you’ll see, hear, do, and EAT some great stuff. 🙂

Mary November 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

Visit Buffalo Zoo which is located in beautiful Delaware Park. This zoo is perfectly sized and varied for an afternoon’s entertainment. Delaware Park is located in the Parkside area of North Buffalo easily accessible from all directions.

Bill April 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Buffalo is it’s own best kept secret!
You have only scratched the surface. There are “food truck rodeos”, a festival every weekend in the summer – from Allentown Art Festival, to Taste of Buffalo to Hellenic Festival to Italian Fesitval to jazz festivals, street fairs, free music in different parks throughout the city Tues, Wed, Thursdays, Sailboat races Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Ragattas on Weekends, historic walking tours, free Shakespeare in Delaware Park 6 nights a week, 2 world class museums, internationaly significant history, 5 Frank Lloyd Wright structures, The Bills , the Sabres, over a dozen colleges, more than 25 Live theatres and more diverse bars and restaurants than you could visit in years. I hope you get a chance to explore it and find out for yourself. That’s half the fun! We’ve been called the City of Neighbors and the City of no illusion. Kinda cool.

Jeanine April 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

Thanks for this great piece on my home town. It is a wonderful, welcomimg city. Our summer’s boast many nice festivals, and concert series that you shouldn’t miss either.

John C April 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

I’m in a unique position to comment here – I grew up in Syracuse and live in Buffalo. I think the hot dog debate is a matter of taste. They’re different but equally delicious to me. But Syracuse has coneys, and dude, those are heaven on Earth. Buffalo’s white hots just aren’t the same. Buffalo also has bunny dogs – a big carrot grilled up and served with all the hot dog fixings. I know, it sounds blasphemous but it’s quite delicious and you can kid yourself that you’re eating healthy.

Michael April 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Lots of stuff to do in Buffalo for sure.

Hanford W. Searl Jr. April 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm

… Please “Be Our Guest!?!” As an award-winning, Print-Journalist of 40+ yrs. in both thee mainstream-&-gay media on both coasts, I can honsetly welcome any-&-all to Bflo./Niagara. Having lived-&-worked twice in L.A.-&-Vegas, as well as thee Pacific-Northwest & Southwest, I can add WNY has so much to offer visitors. Even 4-seasons here with an affordable, “Quality of Life.” & new construction downtown-&-Waterfront/Erie Canal rebirth. Niagara Falls isn’t-BAD-either. See-YOU-soon!

Dennis Sullivan April 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

If you can stand a grey winter sky Buffalo is the city for you. We don’t have to fight forest fires, watch how much water we are using. We have the most beautiful seasons. Spring, summer and fall are the seasons I love the most. None to compare to Buffalo. Winter is terrible unless you enjoy out door sports. In winter you can plan on getting about 23 miles per gallon of windshield wash. The 3 other seasons make up for winter. Please come and see Buffalo because then you will see why SO MANY BUFFALONIANS that try to move away come back in a few years.

Lisa April 13, 2014 at 10:58 am

So glad I found this site!! We had such a wonderful day yesterday because of it. Started out at Muzurek’s bakery and got lots of yummy goodies. Then went and had lunch over at the West Side Bazaar, that place is fantastic!! My son was super excited because he visited Thailand a couple years ago and said the samosas were pretty similar to what he got in Thailand. We will definitely be going back there!! Thank you so much for this site!

Michael April 13, 2014 at 11:45 am

Hi Lisa,

Glad you had a fun day.

jon May 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm

unless it was a typo maybe they meant “county” city hall is nowhere near the 2nd tallest building in the “country”

Michael May 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

Hi Jon,

It’s not a typo. They say it is the 2nd tallest “city hall” in the country. It doesn’t say it’s the 2nd tallest “building.” But thanks for reading.

Dei Linn August 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Buffalo born and raised…. you havent even scrached the surface.

Michael August 7, 2014 at 1:59 am

Well here’s Part II of this story: https://www.changesinlongitude.com/things-to-do-in-buffalo-ny-part-2/

If you have any more suggestions send them in!

Patricia February 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Buffalo is possibly nice to visit, but not good to live. There is little to nothing to do here, unless it involves drinking or food, not even good food besides the wings. Come winter if you don’t ski, ice skate or snowboard or go to tubing there is nothing at all to do!!! I have lived here my whole life and have been looking for my way out since I was 12. One day I will leave this wretched city, one day soon.

Michael February 16, 2017 at 11:39 am

I sincerely hope you find your happy place.

thomas March 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm

i agree this place is a drag to live in and nothing to do. winter is too long and the taxes way too high. we do however have the best pizza and wings in the world. woopty do

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