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Guidebook for Buffalo

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Guidebook for Buffalo

Everything Else
Zoo's are getting better and better at providing comfortable habitats for animals. It's worth checking out our rainforest and arctic exhibits
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The Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave
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Zoo's are getting better and better at providing comfortable habitats for animals. It's worth checking out our rainforest and arctic exhibits
Great place to learn local history and conduct research.
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The Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Court
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Great place to learn local history and conduct research.
A mecca for architectural enthusiasts
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
125 Jewett Parkway
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A mecca for architectural enthusiasts
Parks & Nature
This is the crown jewel of Buffalo's World Class park system. And we are located about 200 feet from it's once glorious main entrance. It has since been savaged by an expressway, but we are in the process of wrestling it back from the clutches of NYS Department of Transportation! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this park -but watch out for all the third-rate golfers on that third-rate golf course that is taking up the lion's share of the park. https://www.bfloparks.org/
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Delaware Park
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This is the crown jewel of Buffalo's World Class park system. And we are located about 200 feet from it's once glorious main entrance. It has since been savaged by an expressway, but we are in the process of wrestling it back from the clutches of NYS Department of Transportation! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this park -but watch out for all the third-rate golfers on that third-rate golf course that is taking up the lion's share of the park. https://www.bfloparks.org/
About a 40 minute drive. One of the best local places to hike. The creek is beautiful with a rocky bottom so you can go "creek walking." The park is large (about 300 acres) and strewn with trails, so if you're prone to getting lost in the woods, bring a GPS. http://alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/hunter-creek
Hunters Creek Road
About a 40 minute drive. One of the best local places to hike. The creek is beautiful with a rocky bottom so you can go "creek walking." The park is large (about 300 acres) and strewn with trails, so if you're prone to getting lost in the woods, bring a GPS. http://alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/hunter-creek
Located on the edge of Chestnut Ridge Park, this trail ends at a waterfall with a natural gas lit torch actually under the small water fall. Bring a lighter so you can re-light if it is out (it's easy to spot the source). It's also great proof that the people who say that the natural gas deposits that they getting via Fracking and our drinking water don't mix are NUTS!
Eternal Flame Hiking Trailhead Parking
6766 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Located on the edge of Chestnut Ridge Park, this trail ends at a waterfall with a natural gas lit torch actually under the small water fall. Bring a lighter so you can re-light if it is out (it's easy to spot the source). It's also great proof that the people who say that the natural gas deposits that they getting via Fracking and our drinking water don't mix are NUTS!
Some good trails scattered about a large collection of wetlands. If you are a birder, this is that place for you. Especially cool on those spring and fall evenings and early mornings when, if you catch the right pond at the right time, you can see tens of thousands of Canada Geese -quite a sight and sound!
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Casey Road
Some good trails scattered about a large collection of wetlands. If you are a birder, this is that place for you. Especially cool on those spring and fall evenings and early mornings when, if you catch the right pond at the right time, you can see tens of thousands of Canada Geese -quite a sight and sound!
Another place for bird watching.
Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
1610 Welch Rd
Another place for bird watching.
It's about a 40 minute drive but well-worth it. The giant sand dunes are amazing. And the largest local beach, Woodlawn, is located next to a sewage treatment plant. Buffalo's storm and sanitary sewers are combined. That means everytime it rains, the plant is overwhelmed and raw sewage is dumped into Lake Erie. It's not as sexy as wars or expressways, but this is certainly some infrastructure that we need to invest in.
Erie County Wendt Beach Park
8276 Old Lakeshore Rd
It's about a 40 minute drive but well-worth it. The giant sand dunes are amazing. And the largest local beach, Woodlawn, is located next to a sewage treatment plant. Buffalo's storm and sanitary sewers are combined. That means everytime it rains, the plant is overwhelmed and raw sewage is dumped into Lake Erie. It's not as sexy as wars or expressways, but this is certainly some infrastructure that we need to invest in.
Several hundred acres of natural beauty, hiking trails, and large outdoor sculptures. About an hour's drive, but well-worth it. http://griffispark.org/
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Griffis Sculpture Park
6902 Rohr Road
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Several hundred acres of natural beauty, hiking trails, and large outdoor sculptures. About an hour's drive, but well-worth it. http://griffispark.org/
Food Scene
Beautifully decorated with local history, friendly staff, and good food. Only a 12 minute walk.
Parkside Meadow Restaurant
2 Russell St
Beautifully decorated with local history, friendly staff, and good food. Only a 12 minute walk.
Good food in a fun pub atmosphere. A 12 minute walk.
P. Moran's
301 Parkside Ave
Good food in a fun pub atmosphere. A 12 minute walk.
This is a classic Buffalo corner neighborhood bar. It has been in the same family for decades. The prices are great and the wings are my personal favorite. Order hot and saucy if you like LOTS of flavor.
Kelly's Korner
2526 Delaware Ave
This is a classic Buffalo corner neighborhood bar. It has been in the same family for decades. The prices are great and the wings are my personal favorite. Order hot and saucy if you like LOTS of flavor.
This is the supposed home of the Buffalo Wing. The story is that they used to throw the wings away. One day the cook threw them in a deep fry and then covered them with a mixture of Franks Red Hot sauce and melted butter and put them on the bar for customer's to eat for free. They took off and soon people were paying for what was once thought to be garbage. The owners took credit, but making delicious food out of other people's scrapps is the heart of what soul food is. So, I think the credit goes to some unknown East Side cook.
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Anchor Bar
1047 Main St
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This is the supposed home of the Buffalo Wing. The story is that they used to throw the wings away. One day the cook threw them in a deep fry and then covered them with a mixture of Franks Red Hot sauce and melted butter and put them on the bar for customer's to eat for free. They took off and soon people were paying for what was once thought to be garbage. The owners took credit, but making delicious food out of other people's scrapps is the heart of what soul food is. So, I think the credit goes to some unknown East Side cook.
Located in historic (1803?) inn and serviced by staff in "old tymie" clothes. A fun experience.
Asa Ransom House
10529 Main St
Located in historic (1803?) inn and serviced by staff in "old tymie" clothes. A fun experience.
If you like eating in castle's but can't find one nearby, this is the place for you. Located along the rapids above Niagara Falls, the ambiance is intoxicating. Menu prices have been climbing over the years, but the lunch menu is still pretty reasonable.
Red Coach Inn
2 Buffalo Avenue
If you like eating in castle's but can't find one nearby, this is the place for you. Located along the rapids above Niagara Falls, the ambiance is intoxicating. Menu prices have been climbing over the years, but the lunch menu is still pretty reasonable.
Another historic building with rich ambiance to dine in. Williamsville has a lot of upscale (too upscale for me) shops and some other decent restaurants. There is a pretty cool antique Mall to the east along Main Street and a bunch of smaller shops along the way.
Eagle House Restaurant
5578 Main Street
Another historic building with rich ambiance to dine in. Williamsville has a lot of upscale (too upscale for me) shops and some other decent restaurants. There is a pretty cool antique Mall to the east along Main Street and a bunch of smaller shops along the way.
Locally Made beer in a renovated warehouse setting decorated with local history. 4 stories tall with large balconies. Great food and ambiance and decent food. Accessible by car and subway. http://pearlstreetgrill.com/
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Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
76 Pearl Street
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Locally Made beer in a renovated warehouse setting decorated with local history. 4 stories tall with large balconies. Great food and ambiance and decent food. Accessible by car and subway. http://pearlstreetgrill.com/
One of the first major renovations in the Buffalo Revitalization. This is a cool, sprawling restaurant and brewery. Be sure to grab a beverage and wander around and enjoy the different locations, fire places, etc.
Tap Room
320 Pearl St
One of the first major renovations in the Buffalo Revitalization. This is a cool, sprawling restaurant and brewery. Be sure to grab a beverage and wander around and enjoy the different locations, fire places, etc.
A moody bar and restaurant with decent food, ambiance, and a nice fire place in the winter months. But more importantly, this spot on the map takes you into the Allentown District. Once a bawdy punk rock, arts district, this area is rapidly gentrifying due mainly to the growth and development of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. But her is still much to enjoy of the older scene, if you continue west along Alan Street. A good spot for a short pub crawl.
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Gabriel's Gate
145 Allen Street
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A moody bar and restaurant with decent food, ambiance, and a nice fire place in the winter months. But more importantly, this spot on the map takes you into the Allentown District. Once a bawdy punk rock, arts district, this area is rapidly gentrifying due mainly to the growth and development of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. But her is still much to enjoy of the older scene, if you continue west along Alan Street. A good spot for a short pub crawl.
Traditional German Food, and Irish music. The history printed on the menu explains the story. Great historic tavern ambiance.
Ulrich's 1868 Tavern
674 Ellicott Street
Traditional German Food, and Irish music. The history printed on the menu explains the story. Great historic tavern ambiance.
Cheap breakfast and lunch diner. Can't say it's my favorite, but it's only 4 blocks away and the people are friendly.
Tony's Ranch House
2285 Main St
Cheap breakfast and lunch diner. Can't say it's my favorite, but it's only 4 blocks away and the people are friendly.
Drinks & Nightlife
Known for live music, this place is amazing for what they've done to the inside. You won't believe what's inside after viewing the humble exterior. Thier char-broiled Buffalo wings are excellent!
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Sportsmen's Tavern
326 Amherst Street
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Known for live music, this place is amazing for what they've done to the inside. You won't believe what's inside after viewing the humble exterior. Thier char-broiled Buffalo wings are excellent!
Popular for local bands, features a grill and patio. About an 18 min walk.
Central Park Grill
2519 Main St
Popular for local bands, features a grill and patio. About an 18 min walk.
Recently renovated gastropub type place. Haven't actually been there since new owners renovated, But I've heard good things. I've added it because int's in the heart of the Hertle Avenue strip which has numerous pubs, restaurants, cafes, deli's, shops, and a movie theater. It;s about a 30 minute walk.
Sterling Tap & Wurst
1487 Hertel Ave
Recently renovated gastropub type place. Haven't actually been there since new owners renovated, But I've heard good things. I've added it because int's in the heart of the Hertle Avenue strip which has numerous pubs, restaurants, cafes, deli's, shops, and a movie theater. It;s about a 30 minute walk.
I've never actually been here, but it is in the heart of the Chippewa nightlife district. It's actually what started the nightlife scene here. Mark Goldman (of the Goldman Sacks family) bought this building with a business partner and restored it. He hoped to spur a nightlife scene based on arts, theater, and music. Well, best laid plans. it became the buffalo meat market nightlife scene. That reputation, however, has faded and there are a variety of eateries, bars, and dance clubs to visit along Chippewa and north along Franklin.. This spot is about a 10 minute drive or an hour walk.
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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
56 West Chippewa Street
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I've never actually been here, but it is in the heart of the Chippewa nightlife district. It's actually what started the nightlife scene here. Mark Goldman (of the Goldman Sacks family) bought this building with a business partner and restored it. He hoped to spur a nightlife scene based on arts, theater, and music. Well, best laid plans. it became the buffalo meat market nightlife scene. That reputation, however, has faded and there are a variety of eateries, bars, and dance clubs to visit along Chippewa and north along Franklin.. This spot is about a 10 minute drive or an hour walk.
Essentials
Best one-stop grocery store in the universe. By foot, it's about 40 minutes, but you can route most of that through our park system.
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Wegmans
601 Amherst Street
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Best one-stop grocery store in the universe. By foot, it's about 40 minutes, but you can route most of that through our park system.
There are a lot of upscale local shops along Elmwood Ave and Hertel Ave. I'm just adding a few of the closest big box retailers for those emergency purchases. This is about 50 minutes by foot.
Target
2626 Delaware Ave
There are a lot of upscale local shops along Elmwood Ave and Hertel Ave. I'm just adding a few of the closest big box retailers for those emergency purchases. This is about 50 minutes by foot.
This is Buffalo's Largest Asian Supermarket. The even have things like fresh bitter melon and Chinese yams. http://www.yelp.com/biz/ni-hoowa-supermarket-buffalo
Ni Hoowa Supermarket
3175 Sheridan Drive
This is Buffalo's Largest Asian Supermarket. The even have things like fresh bitter melon and Chinese yams. http://www.yelp.com/biz/ni-hoowa-supermarket-buffalo
Only 5 or six blocks away.
7-Eleven
281 Parkside Ave
Only 5 or six blocks away.
Small but complete grocery store about 30 minutes on foot. But they do offer a delivery service that costs $5 and I presume a tip for the driver.
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Dash's Market
1770 Hertel Avenue
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Small but complete grocery store about 30 minutes on foot. But they do offer a delivery service that costs $5 and I presume a tip for the driver.
Arts & Culture
Lot's of world famous works of art here. It's about a 40 minute walk, but almost entirely in our park system.
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
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Lot's of world famous works of art here. It's about a 40 minute walk, but almost entirely in our park system.
Old colonial era fort on the Canadian Side. The US counterpart, Fort Porter, was destroyed by one of America's many "advances" in car based transportation...
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Old Fort Erie
350 Lakeshore Rd
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Old colonial era fort on the Canadian Side. The US counterpart, Fort Porter, was destroyed by one of America's many "advances" in car based transportation...
It's a bit of a drive (about an hour), but it is an amazing place for history buffs!
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Old Fort Niagara
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It's a bit of a drive (about an hour), but it is an amazing place for history buffs!
An iconic Buffalo landmark. From architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the Guaranty Building was built between 1895-1896. Louis Sullivan’s most mature skyscraper, its terra cotta facade and clean vertical lines are nothing short of breathtaking. Tours are available by appointment only.
Guaranty Building
140 Pearl St
An iconic Buffalo landmark. From architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the Guaranty Building was built between 1895-1896. Louis Sullivan’s most mature skyscraper, its terra cotta facade and clean vertical lines are nothing short of breathtaking. Tours are available by appointment only.
Take a tour of the locks on Erie Canal that allowed canal boats to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment -including a boat ride in a human-made tunnel. http://lockportcave.com/
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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises
210 Market Street
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Take a tour of the locks on Erie Canal that allowed canal boats to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment -including a boat ride in a human-made tunnel. http://lockportcave.com/
Take a trip back in time to a permanent kid's (e.g., ages 3 to 9) carnival. Games and rides are one ticket each ($0.25 ea.). A beach, and some small shops and restaurants are also located in this very quaint town. http://www.olcottbeachcarouselpark.org/
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Olcott Beach Carousel Park
5979 East Main Street
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Take a trip back in time to a permanent kid's (e.g., ages 3 to 9) carnival. Games and rides are one ticket each ($0.25 ea.). A beach, and some small shops and restaurants are also located in this very quaint town. http://www.olcottbeachcarouselpark.org/
Enjoy some high style arts and history at the Roycroft Campus, The Roycroft movement was a reaction to the industrial revolution. The point was to focus on skill and the art of doing rather than mass production. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the Village of East Aurora. It's about a 35 minute drive. http://www.roycroftinn.com/roycroft_campus.html
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Roycroft Inn
40 South Grove Street
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Enjoy some high style arts and history at the Roycroft Campus, The Roycroft movement was a reaction to the industrial revolution. The point was to focus on skill and the art of doing rather than mass production. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the Village of East Aurora. It's about a 35 minute drive. http://www.roycroftinn.com/roycroft_campus.html
Museum dedicated to automobiles once manufactured here in Buffalo. Jay Leno liked it! http://www.pierce-arrow.com/
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Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum
263 Michigan Avenue
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Museum dedicated to automobiles once manufactured here in Buffalo. Jay Leno liked it! http://www.pierce-arrow.com/
Explore a WWII era Battleship and submarine and more. http://buffalonavalpark.org/
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Buffalo Naval & Military Park
1 Naval Park Cove
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Explore a WWII era Battleship and submarine and more. http://buffalonavalpark.org/
Shopping
Closest Drug Store. There are a lot of upscale local shops along Elmwood Ave and Hertel Ave. I'm just adding a few of the closest big box retailers for those emergency purchases. This is about 27 minutes by foot.
Walgreens
1556 Hertel Avenue
Closest Drug Store. There are a lot of upscale local shops along Elmwood Ave and Hertel Ave. I'm just adding a few of the closest big box retailers for those emergency purchases. This is about 27 minutes by foot.
Pretty Large Antique flea market. I believe it's only open on Sundays. Best to get there early (9ish) as a lot of vendors start packing up by mid day. There are a bunch smaler antique stores along Main Street to the west. You can take that Main Street all the way back to Humboldt Pkwy if you like. It's about a 30 minute drive.
Kelly's Antique World & Flea Market
11111 Main St
Pretty Large Antique flea market. I believe it's only open on Sundays. Best to get there early (9ish) as a lot of vendors start packing up by mid day. There are a bunch smaler antique stores along Main Street to the west. You can take that Main Street all the way back to Humboldt Pkwy if you like. It's about a 30 minute drive.