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    Enjoy the waterfront

    by Herkbert Written Aug 25, 2008

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    Buffalo's waterfront has a little bit of everything. There are beaches, boat launches, restaurants, windmills and sunsets to die for. Whatever your choice, you can find it. Our waterfront is made up of the Lake Erie Shoreline and the Niagara River.

    Take a drive or take a stroll, but don't miss the beauty and allure of the water.

    Windmill farm along the lake Peace Bridge across the Niagara river
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    Mirror Lake - Japanese Gardens

    by Herkbert Written Aug 25, 2008

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    Mirror Lake is located behind the History Museum and is considered an off-shoot of Delaware lake (Hoyt Lake) by many people. There is a Japanese Garden located around the lake that is lovely to walk around. There is a sense of peace and serenity that comes over you while looking out over the lake.

    Many people come to this area to take wedding pictures as it is truly beautiful.

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    Check out the Historical Museum

    by Herkbert Written Aug 25, 2008

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    The History Museum contains exhibits and information relating to the Pan-American Exposition of 1901, as well as other interesting information about the history of the city. The city has a varied history when it comes to transportation, shipping, electricity and the arts.

    Pan-Am Building: Closed Mondays. Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday - 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.

    Free Parking adjacent to the museum, handicapped accessible.

    History museum - Pan Exposition Bldg History museum
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    Albright-Knox Art Gallery

    by Herkbert Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    The Albright-Knox Art Gallery enjoys a worldwide reputation as an outstanding center of modern art. It was originally designed to house the fine art collection for the 1901 World Exposition, however delays kept it from opening until 1905.

    Today, it is Buffalo's home to fine modern art, as well as various exhibitions of art from collections around the world.

    Albright-Knox Art Gallery A blend of old and new In front of the gallery Are you sure that's art? View from Hoyt Lake
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    Watch for a festival.

    by Herkbert Written Jul 19, 2008

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    Summertime in Buffalo is a time for everyone to get out and enjoy the great weather and sunshine. With a very diverse ethnic make-up, the "city of good neighbors" is always celebrating with a festival throughout the summer. There is the Allentown Arts Festival, the Italian Festival, the Greek Festival, the Taste of Buffalo, and the list goes on.

    If you happen to be in Buffalo during one of these festivals, stop by and share a good time.

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    Short Drive: Six Flags Darien Lake

    by Herkbert Written Jul 12, 2008

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    if you enjoy amusement parks, Six Flags Darien Lake is right up your alley. The park has great thrill rides including the highly touted Mind Eraser Roller Coaster. There are rides for kids of all ages, plus a water park for those hot summer days. Besides all the rides, you can often find concerts going on in the amphitheater.

    There are facilities to camp next to the park as well as reasonably priced lodging.

    Daily admission tickets will cost about $30 per person. There are discounts for kids under 48" tall as well as senior citizens.

    Mind Eraser at Six Flags Darien lake
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    Short drive: Niagara Falls

    by Herkbert Written Jul 12, 2008

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    Most visitors to Buffalo will make a little side trip to visit Niagara Falls. It's about a half hour drive from Buffalo to the Falls via Rt 190 and the Robert Moses Parkway. You'll be driving along the Niagara River and the start of the rapids as you continue down the Robert Moses Pkwy.

    Park in one of the lots and get an upclose look at one of Nature's Wonders.

    Niagara Falls
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    Cruise on the Miss Buffalo

    by Herkbert Updated Jul 12, 2008

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    The Miss Buffalo is a boat cruise along the Buffalo harbor and waterfront. Leaving from the Buffalo Harbor, it typically travels down the Niagara River and then back up through the Black Rock canal and locks. Along the way you can see some great sites in the city or just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

    It's a great way t spend a couple hours and get to see a different side of Buffalo.

    Miss Buffalo ready to sail Miss Buffalo tour boat
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    Buffalo Naval Park

    by Herkbert Written Jul 12, 2008

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    The Buffalo Naval Park is a tribute museum which contains three US Naval vessels - Uss The Sullivans, USS Croaker and the USS Little Rock. Visitors can walk on board the ships to see what life on these ships was like.

    For those of you interested in naval history, the park is well worth a visit. The stories behind these three ships is fascinating and leaves you with a sense of pride.

    The park is open daily from April - November and closed between December and March.

    USS Little Rock USS Croaker & USS Little Rock War Veterans Memorial
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    Forest lawn Cemetary

    by Herkbert Updated Jul 12, 2008

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    Forest Lawn cemetery is a historic cemetery located in the center of Buffalo. It contains more than 269 acres of beautifully landscaped land with more than 10,000 trees. It is the resting place for more than 152,000 people, including Millard Fillmore, the country's 13th president.

    While most people wouldn't think of a cemetery as a place to visit and sight-see, Forest lawn might just change your mind. Historically speaking, you can visit the final resting place of many people who made a difference in forming the country we currently live in. There is also art, lakes and a certain tranquility that is hard to describe.. If you find yourself with some extra time, consider a visit to Forest Lawn Cemetery.

    Main St entrance to Forest lawn Signage Memorial to Red Hat Memory Lake
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    HOW TO GO TO BUFFALO NIAGARA FALLS MONTREAL

    by elifrana Written Jun 23, 2008

    I lived in the area 15 years.
    Well, you can just cross the border at Niagara Falls. It is not only the FALLS, it is a big town. You have to get yourselves from Buffalo airport to Niagarafalls US side first.That I am not sure of, but I am sure there is shuttle. Then if a small luggage just walk the bridge to the Canadian side. (Keep in mind you have your proper visa) It is right accross the river...both sides are towns . One side is the US Town the other is Canadian. Canadian side is much much bigger and nicer and funner by the way.Must stay 1 night Canada at least. Or you can just take a cab from Niagara Falls US into Niagara Falls Canada. Then in the Niagara Falls Canada rent a car. However, book your car well in advance and make sure you show up on time. It is very very busy that time of the year. And the car companies will say "XXX type of car and or similar" if you are not on time it will go to someone else and you may end up with a car that you don't like. St.Catharines is much closer but no point to go that far. Just look for a car rental location at NIAGARA FALLS CANADA. You DEFINETLY don't need to TORONTO to rent a car! Unless you really want to. If you have time take your car in Niagara Falls. (Pick it up after your stay in Niagara falls, everything is walking distance and very hard to find parking)then drive yourselves to NIAGARA on the LAKE (another town) and make sure you go through the NIAGARA PARKWAY by the river. You can stay in Toronto for a night. It is a big big city.
    But unless you have special desire to see a big Canadian city you can skip it and drive to 1000 islands area. Make sure you do stop by the 1000 islands do the boat tour and stay 1 night.Then keep on driving to Montreal.

    Have fun!!!
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    Niagara Falls!!!!!!!!!!!

    by jjunt0522 Written May 24, 2008

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    I've seen pretty much all of the natural wonders in this country, and this has got to be one of the best, if not THE best. I had always seen pictures and movies depicting the falls, but they don't compare to being there. I took my wife and kids there, as a surprise. She cried when she saw it. It was amazing. If you go there during the day, make sure to return at night. It is spectacular.

    Niagara Falls Niagara Falls at Night Sign to the Falls Both Sides of Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, Again
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    Goin' Crazy?!?!?!

    by jjunt0522 Written May 24, 2008

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    You can't go in but you can see the former insane asylum. When you see it, you have a somewhat eerie feeling. It reminds me of some kind of horror film, or something. The building is worth seeing, though. The architecture is beautiful. It was built in 1870

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    Naval and Military Park

    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 5, 2007

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    On Buffalo's old waterfront is one of the nation's foremost naval museums. It has three warships.

    The most famous is the destroyer USS The Sullivans. The only warship whose name includes "The", she is named for the five Sullivan brothers who died in action aboard the light cruiser Juneau during World War II. The Navy no longer allows brothers to serve together aboard the same vessel. She has a distinguished history of her own.

    Next is the guided missile cruiser Little Rock. Another World War II veteran, she was modified after the war to carry the Talos missile.

    Finally is the submarine USS Croaker. Commissioned in 1944, she sank 11 Japanese ships in World War II. After the war, she was modernized and employed as a sub hunter/killer. She was decommissioned in 1971.

    Be sure to visit the monuments nearby. Parking can be a challenge; just keep looking for a good spot. The museum is open daily from April to October, from 10:00 to 5:00. Also open weekends in November. It's closed from December to March.

    USS The Sullivans Memorial to the Sullivan Brothers The cruiser USS Little Rock The Little Rock's Talos missiles The submarine USS Croaker
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    Buffalo Museum of Science

    by davecallahan Written May 16, 2007

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    Admission is under $10. An incredible learning experience; a couple hours of exploration; family fun. Ten dollars seems pretty cheap for all that.

    This museum is huge. It has a dozen major exhibits running simultaneously along with special features at scheduled times of the year. Zoology, botany, anthropology, gemology; jewelry, dinosaurs, ancient writings, geologic changes in the earth. Hands on experiments and demonstrations. Everything to keep an active mind busy for a couple of hours.

    There are always special events planned at the museum to entertain the kids.

    see the website for details of the exhibits.

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