Best Buffalo, NY Attractions

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    9. Eternal Flame Falls

    Hidden deep in Chestnut Ridge Park, the Eternal Flame Falls are a natural phenomenon and make a memorable day hike for visitors. As one of a few hundred "eternal" flames worldwide, it is fed by a natural gas seep...

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    4. Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House

    Built in 1904, this house showcases the talents of one of America's premiere architects. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the home, which has a 100-foot covered arbor, a glass roof conservatory, and a classic horizontal...

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    3. Old Fort Niagara

    The fort, which sits on the head of the Niagara River, shares a tri-cultural history. First held by La Salle and his French troops in 1678, the fort eventually was a stronghold for both the British and Americans. The...

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    2. Spirit of Buffalo

    Inspired by the schooners and sunset voyages in Key West, Florida, the Spirit of Buffalo is a relaxing and fun-filled adventure on Lake Erie. Operated by the Hilliman family who have a lifetime of sailing experience,...

    Photo courtesy of Amber Nolan
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    1. Niagara Falls State Park

    Considered one of the "Wonders of the World," this state park is America's oldest, and each year tourists make the short drive from Buffalo to watch more than 750,000 gallons rush over the edge each second. The park...

    Photo courtesy of Niagara Falls State Park

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About Buffalo, NY Attractions

Buffalo's parks, nature preserves, rivers and lakes make it an ideal location for outdoor activities, especially winter sports like skiing, skating and hockey. Of course, Niagara Falls is the region's geographical gem and top attraction. It may be viewed via cruise tours, on foot in the state park or even from a hot air balloon. During pro-football and hockey seasons, Ralph Wilson Stadium and HSBC Arena are popular destinations for fans of the NFL Bills and NHL Sabres, respectively. Offering plenty to see and do, downtown Buffalo is packed with historic buildings, museums, shops, restaurants and bars. The Albright Knox Art Gallery is must-see, and be sure to note the architecture of prominent structures in the city including the Buffalo City Hall, the Old Post Office, Ellicot Square Building and the Buffalo State Hospital. The Darwin Martin House and Graycliffe, two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, are open to the public.

About Elizabeth Baxley

Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.

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