The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls, pictured with the Maid of the Mist, a ship that travels right into the middle of the waterfall. Distributed by Thomaswm via CC BY-SA 4.0.

There is far more to Buffalo, New York than delicious chicken wings and large snowfalls (although we do have both in spades). Buffalo is a thriving city, full of natural beauty, culture, and fun. While you are in Buffalo, consider visiting the following attractions:

  • Niagara Falls, the great waterfall between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, is less than an hour from downtown Buffalo. Visiting the Niagara Falls State Park is free, and you may be able to take a tour of the park to learn even more about the nature and history of the falls. See the park’s website for more information.
  • If you are interested in getting away from the city for a little while, consider visiting the Chestnut Ridge Park. About a 30-minute drive from downtown Buffalo, Chestnut Ridge Park is home to the Eternal Flame Falls, a waterfall with a small flame, fueled by natural methane gas, hidden underneath. Visit the Chestnut Ridge Park website for more information.
  • Buffalo has a variety of museums, galleries, and cultural centers, collecting the best from Western New York. Learn about the history of the waterfront, the underground railroad, and more at one of Buffalo’s history museums. If you would prefer to partake in the arts, architecture, music, or theater of the city, one of Buffalo’s arts centers might be the thing for you.
  • Would you like to stay active during your visit? Could your group use a day of recreation? Buffalo’s waterfront has a variety of opportunities for both sports and play. Play in the canalside sand, get in the water on a canoe, paddleboat, or kayak, or set out on the bike trails of the Lakeside Bike Park. You can learn more about waterfront activities on this website.