All Things Buffalo

The Great Outdoors

Visit Canalside, less than half a mile from our conference site.  Located on Buffalo’s reinvigorated waterfront, Canalside features outdoor activities for any season.

Take a stroll through the Elmwood Village of Buffalo, named one of the top ten neighborhoods in the country by the American Planning Association  Full of local shops and restaurants, there is always something to see and do.  The Village is about a five minute drive away from downtown Buffalo.

Forest Lawn Cemetery The final resting place for many Buffalo luminaries including US President Millard Fillmore and musician Rick James. Walk historic grounds that span 269 acres. Check out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Blue Sky Mausoleum and The Blocher Memorial. Open daily. Address: 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

Experience one of the world’s natural wonders in Buffalo’s backyard at Niagara Falls State Park. A quick 30 minute drive from downtown Buffalo. Use 24 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303 as the address and you will arrive near the entrance to the park.

Architecture

One hour tours of Buffalo City Hall are held Monday through Friday at noon. Visit the observation deck Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm. Free. Address: 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex One of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style masterpieces. The complex has undergone significant reconstruction and renovation since 1997 in order to restore the complex to its 1907 grandeur. Tours of the house are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and are offered every day but Tuesday. Check their website for the schedule. Address: 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

Museums

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery features the works of world-renowned artists such as Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and more. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.  Address: 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, 14222. Adult admission is $12. The price for seniors 62+ is $8.

The Buffalo History Museum includes collections on the Iroquois, Erie Canal, War of 1812, Industrialization, and the Lives of Three Presidents. Closed Mondays. Open Wednesday nights until 8 pm. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors 60+. Address: One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216

Buffalo Museum of Science Open daily 10 am-4 pm. Adult admission is $10 and seniors 62+ are $9. Address: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, New York 14211

Named after artist Charles E. Burchfield and art collector Charles Rand Penney, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is the only art gallery devoted to Western New York artists and features more than 30 exhibits annually.  Located across the street from the Albright-Knox at 1300 Elmwood Ave, the Burchfield Penney is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm with extended hours on Thursday from 10 am-9 pm.  The art center is also open Sundays from 1pm-5pm. Adult admission is $10. The price for seniors 62 and over is $8.

Buffalo’s Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum contains historical manuscripts and documents. Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 am-4 pm. Address: 220 North St., Buffalo, NY 14201

Pierce-Arrow Museum Vintage automobiles, Pierce-Arrow memorabilia, and a filling station designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright can be found at 263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday 11am-4 pm. Admission is $10 for adults.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States at the Wilcox Mansion after the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901. Tours are hourly starting at 9:30 am weekdays and 12:30 pm on the weekends. The last tour starts at 3:30 pm except on Tuesday when the hours are extended until 8 pm. Adult admission is $10. Senior admission is $7. Address: 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Entertainment

Hockey fans, rejoice! Buffalo’s NHL team, the Buffalo Sabres, play at near-by First Niagara Center. Address: One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203

Listen to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra play at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201.

The Buffalo Zoo is the country’s third oldest zoo and the only place to see a live buffalo (American Bison) in Buffalo. Home to many mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. UBHSL’s own Pam Rose is a docent, and is happy to give behind-the-scenes tours complete with a live animal encounter! Open daily from 10 am-4 pm. Regular admission is $10.50 and the senior rate (65+) is $8.50. Address: 300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

Nationally known comics perform at the Helium Comedy Club located at 30 Mississippi Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Restaurants

Anchor Bar Visit the home of the Buffalo wing, invented by Teressa Bellissimo in 1964. Located on Main Street near the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209

Blue Monk is a Belgian beer garden in the heart of the Elmwood strip that features an extensive beer list and gut-busting fare like macaroni and cheese, burgers, and duck frites. Also known for their mussel pots. Address: 727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

Bourbon and Butter Grab a bite to eat inside the newly restored Hotel Lafayette. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday and dinner on Saturday. Impressive beverage list. Address: 391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo Proper Splurge on a fancy cocktail or come for dinner and a drink. Address: 333 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Cantina Loco Mexican fare at affordable prices. Nachos Locos are highly recommended. Located at the corner of Elmwood Ave. and Allen St. Address: 191 Allen St., Buffalo, NY 14201

Chef’s Restaurant The walls of this Italian restaurant are lined with pictures of famous visitors. Chef’s menu features favorites like spaghetti, fettucine alfredo, ravioli, lasagna, and chicken parmesan. Don’t forget to wear your Chef’s bib! Address: 291 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14204

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Finger lickin’ good BBQ at one of Dinosaur’s newest locations. If you’ve never tried it, now is the time! Address: 301 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Kuni’s Sushi and Japanese cuisine off of the Elmwood strip. Address: 226 Lexington Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222

Lloyd Taco Truck Serving up tasty tacos, burritos, and nachos, Lloyd is Buffalo’s first and arguably most popular food truck! Four trucks increase the odds that you’ll find a truck near you!

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery Local brewpub with sandwiches, burgers, and other American offerings. Next door to the conference hotel. Address: 76 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY 14202

Sun Burmese and Thai food on Buffalo’s West Side. Special black rice menu. Address: 1989 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14207

Tappo Restaurant Traditional Italian food as well as specialty dishes like brasciole and chicken saltimbocca. Wine list includes 40 bottles priced at $15 each. Some available by the glass. Address: 338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Other options: La Tavola Trattoria, Shango, Coco, Osteria 166

Shopping

Malls

Walden Galleria –  1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225

Boulevard Mall – 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst, NY 14226

Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls – 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Local/Artisan

Elmwood Village

Canadian Shopping

Outlet Collection at Niagara – 300 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0 Canada

The Penn Centre – 221 Glendale Ave, St. Catharine’s ON, L2T 2K9 Canada

IKEA – 1065 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON L7T 4K1 Canada

 

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