Buffalo Attractions

Attractions Near Buffalo, NYThe city of Buffalo is located in western New York and is the second most populated city in the state after New York City. On the shores of Lake Eerie and along the Niagara River, this beautiful city has continued to grow since its founding in 1789. When traveling to the area, there are lots of top attractions that will add a little excitement, education and fun to your trip.

Spirit of Buffalo
Because Buffalo is located along Lake Eerie, there is no better way to explore the true culture of the area than by enjoying a sailing adventure on the Spirit of Buffalo. This 73 foot coastal sailing vessel transports visitors back into the days of old world sailing. Hoist the sails and float along the lake as you take in the beautiful water views with the Buffalo skyline in the background.

Buffalo City Hall
Buffalo City Hall is the areas most well-known government building. Many come to simply view the beautiful architecture of the building's design while others make their way to the 28th floor observation deck. The observation deck is the perfect spot in the city to see western New York from above and have a grand view of Lake Eerie from all angles.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Make your way into a Victorian architecture glass-domed greenhouse to see some of the states most beautiful gardens. The botanical gardens were designed by the famous Frederick Law Olmstead and are home to variety of plants, flowers and herbs. This is the perfect spot to relax and get away from the busy city lifestyle any day of the week.

Shea's Performing Arts Center
If interested in seeing a theatre performance while in Buffalo, there's no better place to go to than this quaint little venue. Concerts, plays and improv sketches are held at Shea's Performing Arts Center on a regularly scheduled basis. Many award-winning plays make stops at this theatre, making it one of the city's most loved attractions.

The Buffalo Zoo
The Buffalo Zoo is the United States' third oldest zoo and was first founded in 1875. Visitors will find a wide variety of animal and plant life in the many different exhibits located around every corner. Wild and exotic animals can be seen from behind fences and glass walls in exhibits that replicate their natural habitats. Elephants and gorillas are just a few of the animals that you may see here. The Buffalo Zoo is open year-round for family fun every day of the year.