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Address: 65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202-3313
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+1 716-851-4200
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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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Beautiful Deco building. Great views.

Buffalo is a great city to visit if you're interested in architecture. The City Hall is among the best... a beautiful Art Deco building from the 1930s, the same time as the great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Utica, New York
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Horseheads, New York
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253 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really excited to visit the City Hall to check out what everyone loves about it. I checked the reviews and the website. We weren't able to make the tour at noon but went up at 4:15 to see for ourselves since the building closes at 5. When we arrived we were told that although the website says 5pm... More 

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffalo is a great city to visit if you're interested in architecture. The City Hall is among the best... a beautiful Art Deco building from the 1930s, the same time as the great skyscrapers of New York City. And the style is similar. But this building is equal to the Chrysler or Empire State. A real masterpiece... great geometric detailing... More 

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1 Thank RonL40
Springfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great city for architecture fans. We missed out on tour since we were there on a weekend. Several gems in the vicinity including a super Luis Sullivan high rise make this great city for a visit. Plus one can see the land of the sane across the water..

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1 Thank Allensandraalexmarc
Riverview, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We swung by city hall to pick up some birth certificates on a recent trip to Buffalo. While we were there, we decided to head up to the observation deck at the top. The views of the city were fantastic. I loved being able to look out over the lake and the canal. The inside of city hall is absolutely... More 

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2 Thank Nicki M
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 Thank Shirleykc
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 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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1 Thank Gilly A
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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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1 Thank Caroline M
Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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