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Explore Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, USA
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About Explore Buffalo
Explore Buffalo offers a wide variety of tours of Buffalo and Western New York history, architecture, and neighborhoods. Tours are led by trained volunteer docents who are passionate about telling the stories of our city to visitors. In 2019, more than 25,000 people took a tour with Explore Buffalo. Summer 2020 Update: Explore Buffalo has resumed outdoor walking and bike tours. Please note that all tours are outdoor-only, masks or other face coverings are required, and reservations are required as all tours are currently limited to 10 people per group. For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please see: explorebuffalo.org/covid-policies/
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Rob wrote a review Yesterday
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My wife and I have enjoyed several Explore Buffalo tours in just two months and look forward to many more. Thanks to the guides! Their research, photos, and enthusiasm to share their knowlege makes for a wonderful experience. The Tonawanda Harbor tour is our favorite to date. The buildings themselves are impressive but the guide's thematic focus on their historic and current reuse not only provided an interesting perspective but made us feel optimistic about continued revival of the City of Tonawanda (and Buffalo by proxy). The Tonawander tour covered the history of the area. The guide helped us see some of the "missing puzzle pieces" -- things that are no longer there such as the filled-in Erie Canal. The Kenmore tour covered the development of Buffalo's first ring north suburbs. Victorian archicture dominated the Elmwood tour. Pride in this whimisical building style continues to this day. The Lancaster tour showcased many buildings on the National Register.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Betsy W wrote a review 24 Oct
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We loved all the related stories that our guide Larry shared with us. Excellent tour, well worth the price.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Mark J wrote a review 16 Oct
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The Silo City Vertical Tour is awesome! Our guide Larry made the tour so personal by sharing his passion and knowledge (and showing us his "Trust in Rust" silo tattoo -- that's commitment!). Be aware there is significant stairs climbing up 17 stories to the very top. Excellent photo opportunities. Be ready for low-light photo conditions internally. This is a very unique tour.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Scott O wrote a review 13 Oct
Cleveland, Ohio8 contributions4 helpful votes
I took two tours while visiting Buffalo, the "Best of Buffalo" with Tim and "Canalside" with Verl. I really knew nothing about Buffalo before the tours but after was just amazed to learn so much about its history, great building and folklore. I highly recommend! Thanks for sharing your love of your awesome city with me.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Kathy A wrote a review 10 Oct
Buffalo, New York5 contributions
I have lived in Buffalo all my life and I enjoyed all the interesting stories of what happened here that I never knew about. Judy did a great job and answered questions that we had. The time flew by ...can't wait to do another.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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