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Buffalo River History Tours

#1 of 18 Tours in Buffalo
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Address: 1 Naval Park CV, Buffalo, NY 14202-4114
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Take a cruise through history and join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo...

Take a cruise through history and join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away. Come travel along the waterway that made Buffalo one of the biggest and richest cities in the world.

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We had a great time. Very informative. Learned a lot of new things about the city I have lived in all my life! Highly recommend this!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Very informative. Learned a lot of new things about the city I have lived in all my life! Highly recommend this!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we are from the area but brought family from out of town, its amazing what you don't know about your own city fun relaxing time

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

Enjoyed hearing the history of this area in my neighborhood that I have never seen before. Peaceful, informative, enjoyable!

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The Buffalo River History Tour that we participated in was on a small river boat on the Buffalo River. The narrator was very knowledgeable about the history of the origins of Buffalo and its relationship to the Erie Canal...and did a great job of placing the guests in turn of the century Western New York. I would recommend this tour... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went with family and friends on the tour. I learned a lot of history about Buffalo, and I am a native. I also took same amazing photographs of the grain mills. The staff is very professional. Our original tour had to be rescheduled because of thunderstorms and we had the option to received a full refund or reschedule. I... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went on this tour with friends because they wanted to go. I was surprised that it was so interesting and informative. This is an activity in the canal side area and I recommend that you experience it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. Very informative tour. We had no idea that Buffalo was at the centre of the worlds grain supply chain. Can't remember the tour guides name but she was very good, very knowledgable and entertaining. A must do when you visit Buffalo.

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The history of the river activity and Buffalo history is fascinating if you like history. Otherwise it is a great way to see the inner harbor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Looking to something different to do in Buffalo- this is the ticket. Easy online reservations (just don't confuse w Miss Buffalo, NOT THE SAME!) Location is dead center Canalside, parking can be a challenge. I called for directions, staff very helpful. Tour delivers exactly what is says- upclose and tangible experience w beautiful Buffalo waterway and history. Crew very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this view of Buffalo and the stories of the city and the river. It was a restful end to a busy day of sightseeing and walking tours. The staff was very friendly. A bit of rain at the end was no problem, as they let down the clear side curtains. The signage could be better, as it... More 

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