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Tour Buffalo & WNY

Food Tours, Walking Tours, Kayak Tours, Bike Tours, Bus Tours & Everything in Between

Whether you live here or you’re just visiting, how much do you really know about Buffalo and all of the towns, villages, and neighborhoods within it? Tours are great for locals and visitors alike because they’re a fun way to learn about Buffalo and Western New York. Tours dig a bit deeper into that really cool building you’ve seen before or that street you always drive by all while incorporating food, friends, kayaks, bikes, buses, and everything in between.

Looking for the perfect tour? Here are some great tours happening all over Buffalo and WNY!

Behind the Scenes Tour

Tuesday Jun. 20, 2017 - Monday Sep. 04, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls

You’ll learn how our marine mammal staff works with and trains our animals, how many tons of food it takes to feed our animals and get premium, reserved seating for that afternoon’s sea lion show.

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Ken-Ton Garden Tour

Saturday Jul. 22, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Ken-Ton Garden Tour is one of the most anticipated events of the summer in the Ken-Ton community.

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North Tonawanda: Lumber City Tour

Saturday Jul. 22, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Walk streets named after early land owners and influential citizens. Pass late 19th- century and early 20th-century homes with interesting architecture, and learn a little about their former residents.

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Murder Mystery Dinner on the Grand Lady

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
12:00 am
Grand Lady Cruises, Buffalo

Hop on the Grand Lady with your group of friends for the murder mystery cruise series this summer! The Grand Lady will be the special venue for a three hour, three course plated dinner while you soak in the clues and observe the live, interactive show. Times: 12:30pm-3pm or 5:30pm-8pm

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
9:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak, who will provide the kayaks for this urban adventure tour.

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Cottage District Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Little Summer Street has the most picturesque cottages in the city. Built in the 1870s by English immigrants, the charming cottages of Little Summer Street create a neighborhood truly unique in Buffalo.

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Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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Silo City Vertical Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour is an experience unlike any other tour in the world!

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West Side Mob Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Buffalo’s West Side was once a hotbed of mob activity and government surveillance as law enforcement tried to make a dent in the criminal underworld, often with little success.

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Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Central Terminal Historical Building Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
11:00 am
Buffalo Central Terminal, Buffalo

Take a trip through time to learn all the old stories and history and go behind-the-scenes at the Central Terminal.

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Hawk Creek’s 28th annual WILD RENN FEST

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls, West Falls

Exciting entertainment and activities for all ages include live wildlife presentations, bird of prey flight demonstrations, medieval reenactments, educational exhibits, food, music, art, and much more!

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Silo City Grounded Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
11:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will enter the ground floor work areas of a flour mill, two grain elevators, and a malthouse. You will also see new projects including “Elevator B.”

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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NYBP Brewery Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

Guests will enjoy 5 tastes of NYBP beers in a souvenir “Can style” logo tasting glass that you can sip during the tour, and an additional fifth 5 oz. sample at the end.

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SILO CITY ARTS & ECOLOGY TOUR

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
2:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

These environmental projects have taken place with Buffalo’s historic grain elevators in the background. This tour will reveal the regeneration of this former industrial powerhouse.

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Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Pocket Parks of Allentown Tour

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Grand and humble Victorian homes grace these neighborhood greenspaces, including Days Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1887, and Arlington Park, where Olmsted lived while designing Buffalo’s park system.

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Presidents in Buffalo Tour

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

he home of two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, Buffalo has also played host to many American presidents for important speeches and other occasions, the most infamous being President McKinley’s visit to the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 that ended tragically with his assassination.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Postmodern Downtown Tour

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Locals and visitors usually fall in love with Buffalo’s highly decorated buildings such as the Guaranty Building (1896), City Hall (1931) and, of course, churches.

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Hidden Gems of the Delaware District Tour

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Take a walk around-the-block on Linwood Avenue, Bryant Street, Oakland Place, and Summer Street to discover beautiful gardens and spectacular homes in a wide variety of architectural styles just off Delaware Avenue.

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Silo City Grounded Tour

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will enter the ground floor work areas of a flour mill, two grain elevators, and a malthouse. You will also see new projects including “Elevator B.”

READ MORE >>

Silo City Grounded Tour

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will enter the ground floor work areas of a flour mill, two grain elevators, and a malthouse. You will also see new projects including “Elevator B.”

READ MORE >>

Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

READ MORE >>

Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

READ MORE >>

Silo City Vertical Tour

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour is an experience unlike any other tour in the world!

READ MORE >>

Best of Buffalo Tour

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour: Fins, Furs and Feathers

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

Get behind-the-scenes to see what few have seen and explore our research, special, and teaching collections in themed tours taking place throughout the month.

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Bidwell Parkway Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Bidwell Parkway Tour. The gorgeous houses on either side of Bidwell Parkway, especially those designed by the well-known local firm of Esenwein & Johnson, are the highlights of the tour.

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Silo City Grounded Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will enter the ground floor work areas of a flour mill, two grain elevators, and a malthouse. You will also see new projects including “Elevator B.”

READ MORE >>

Downtown Deco Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
10:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This downtown walking tour focuses on downtown buildings built in Buffalo in one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive architectural styles: Art Deco.

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse. The tour includes both the exterior and interior of the Boathouse, providing an in-depth look at a masterpiece of Prairie Style design.

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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Concrete Central Kayak Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This kayak tour travels upstream from the Elevator Alley Kayak tour, and views historic sites not seen on the Elevator Alley Kayak tour, including the massive Concrete Central grain elevator, the largest built in Buffalo.

READ MORE >>

Silo City Vertical Tour

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour is an experience unlike any other tour in the world!

READ MORE >>

Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

READ MORE >>

Turn of the Century Treasures Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
9:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour showcases Buffalo commercial architecture at the turn of the twentieth century, when the city was the eighth largest in America and hosted the Pan-American Exposition.

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Masters of American Architecture Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo had grown to become the eighth largest city in America. The wealth generated by commerce and industry enabled the city’s businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire some of the nation’s most prominent architects and use the finest materials available.

READ MORE >>

Silo City Grounded Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will enter the ground floor work areas of a flour mill, two grain elevators, and a malthouse. You will also see new projects including “Elevator B.”

READ MORE >>

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

READ MORE >>

City of Light Bus Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, City of Light, which is set in Buffalo at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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ESTATES ALONG THE AVENUE TOUR

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Discover how some of Buffalo’s wealthiest families came to dominate this section of Delaware Avenue in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Old First Ward Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buffalo! The First Ward is the neighborhood adjacent to the Buffalo River, located in the shadows of the grain elevators that employed many of the neighborhood’s residents.

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Allentown Mob Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

When Italian and Sicilian immigrants came to Buffalo, many of their local customs came with them – and so did the Mafia. Through much of the twentieth century, the Allentown neighborhood was a hotspot for Mob activity.

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Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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Friday Fireworks Kayak Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
8:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a unique tour experience as we kayak the Buffalo River at twilight, and end with a river view of the fireworks at the Buffalo Bisons game.

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
9:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak, who will provide the kayaks for this urban adventure tour.

READ MORE >>

Turn of the Century Treasures Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
9:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour showcases Buffalo commercial architecture at the turn of the twentieth century, when the city was the eighth largest in America and hosted the Pan-American Exposition.

READ MORE >>

Garden Walk Buffalo

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Garden Walk rejuvenates streets, re-energizes neighborhoods, increases property values, and takes the chill out of Buffalo’s rustbelt/snowbelt image.

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Historic Clarence Hollow Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

We will learn about some of the earliest American settlers to the Western New York area as we tour Main Street to observe many of the historically significant buildings and their architecture.

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Masters of American Architecture Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo had grown to become the eighth largest city in America. The wealth generated by commerce and industry enabled the city’s businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire some of the nation’s most prominent architects and use the finest materials available.

READ MORE >>

Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

READ MORE >>

Silo City Vertical Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour is an experience unlike any other tour in the world!

READ MORE >>

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

READ MORE >>

Best of Buffalo Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

READ MORE >>

Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Guided Walking Tour around the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Garden in Olmsted’s Delaware Park, Buffalo

Paula Hinz, Buffalo Cherry Blossom Committee Co-Chair, will bring you on an insightful walking tour around the gorgeous garden to learn about its origins, history and fun facts. 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm OR 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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NYBP Brewery Tour

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

Guests will enjoy 5 tastes of NYBP beers in a souvenir “Can style” logo tasting glass that you can sip during the tour, and an additional fifth 5 oz. sample at the end.

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DOWNTOWN MOB TOUR

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us on this walking tour of downtown Buffalo to learn about the impact the mob had on Buffalo, from daily life to major government building projects.

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
9:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak, who will provide the kayaks for this urban adventure tour.

READ MORE >>

Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

READ MORE >>

Scandalous Buffalo Tour

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a tour of the scandalous side of Buffalo history! On this downtown walking tour, you’ll learn some of the darker stories of the Queen City’s past.

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Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Guided Walking Tour around the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Garden in Olmsted’s Delaware Park, Buffalo

Paula Hinz, Buffalo Cherry Blossom Committee Co-Chair, will bring you on an insightful walking tour around the gorgeous garden to learn about its origins, history and fun facts. 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm OR 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Castellani Art Museum free Sunday Afternoon Tours

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
2:00 pm
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University

No reservations are required. Visitors of all ages are welcome. One of our current feature exhibitions is Painting Niagara: Thomas Kegler.

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Columbus Parkway Tour

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
2:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The Columbus Park area of the Prospect Hill neighborhood is rich in history and architecture with a spectacular view of Lake Erie and wonderful lake breezes.

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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NYBP Brewery Tour

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

Guests will enjoy 5 tastes of NYBP beers in a souvenir “Can style” logo tasting glass that you can sip during the tour, and an additional fifth 5 oz. sample at the end.

READ MORE >>

Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Monday Jul. 31, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Brick by Brick: Residential Allentown Revealed Tour

Monday Jul. 31, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for this neighborhood walking tour to see excellent examples of these architectural styles and learn about the history of the homes and individuals who built them.

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Presidents in Buffalo Tour

Monday Jul. 31, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

he home of two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, Buffalo has also played host to many American presidents for important speeches and other occasions, the most infamous being President McKinley’s visit to the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 that ended tragically with his assassination.

READ MORE >>

Silo City Grounded Tour

Monday Jul. 31, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will enter the ground floor work areas of a flour mill, two grain elevators, and a malthouse. You will also see new projects including “Elevator B.”

READ MORE >>

University District Tour

Monday Jul. 31, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour will highlight the University Metro Rail Station and the public art it contains, several historic buildings on the University campus, and the University Presbyterian Church.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Tuesday Aug. 01, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Delaware Avenue Midway Tour

Tuesday Aug. 01, 2017
6:30 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Featured prominently in the tour are the Midway rowhouses, which are the only group of rowhouses built on Delaware Avenue.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Wednesday Aug. 02, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

READ MORE >>

Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Wednesday Aug. 02, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

READ MORE >>

Art Baby Stroller Tour

Wednesday Aug. 02, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Parents, guardians, and caregivers can often find it daunting to bring very young children into quiet spaces such as a museum; and yet, from the moment they are born, babies begin to take in the world around them, including the sights, sounds, smells, and feels.

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Wednesday Aug. 02, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

READ MORE >>

Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Wednesday Aug. 02, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

Wednesday Aug. 02, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city.

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Sunset Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Wednesday Aug. 02, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Learn about the history of the grain elevators in Buffalo and have many terrific photo opportunities on this guided kayak tour!

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

READ MORE >>

Downtown Deco Tour

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
10:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This downtown walking tour focuses on downtown buildings built in Buffalo in one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive architectural styles: Art Deco.

READ MORE >>

Best of Buffalo Tour

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

READ MORE >>

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse Tour

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse. The tour includes both the exterior and interior of the Boathouse, providing an in-depth look at a masterpiece of Prairie Style design.

READ MORE >>

Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

READ MORE >>

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

READ MORE >>

Concrete Central Kayak Tour

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This kayak tour travels upstream from the Elevator Alley Kayak tour, and views historic sites not seen on the Elevator Alley Kayak tour, including the massive Concrete Central grain elevator, the largest built in Buffalo.

READ MORE >>

Elmwood Village Victorians Tour

Thursday Aug. 03, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Developed along the Elmwood Avenue streetcar line that opened in 1889, the Elmwood Village is a highly intact residential neighborhood that showcases many beautiful homes in the Queen Anne and other Victorian styles, which were popular at the time of the neighborhood’s development.

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Family Fun Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
All Day
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

This family-oriented tour of works in the 1962 Building will explore a different theme each month.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

READ MORE >>

Turn of the Century Treasures Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
9:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour showcases Buffalo commercial architecture at the turn of the twentieth century, when the city was the eighth largest in America and hosted the Pan-American Exposition.

READ MORE >>

East Aurora Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a walking tour of the charming Village of East Aurora to discover its rich history and many connections to the Arts & Crafts movement!

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Masters of American Architecture Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo had grown to become the eighth largest city in America. The wealth generated by commerce and industry enabled the city’s businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire some of the nation’s most prominent architects and use the finest materials available.

READ MORE >>

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Grand Lady Cruises’ Narrated Lunch Cruise

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Join us for a 1.5 hour narrated lunch cruise on the Buffalo River and Lake Erie. Featuring live narration of points of interest along our cruise route, our lunch cruise includes a three-course plated meal with choice of entree.

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

READ MORE >>

City of Light Bus Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, City of Light, which is set in Buffalo at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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LANDMARKS OF DELAWARE AVENUE TOUR

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us on this tour to learn about some of the most prominent landmarks on Delaware Avenue, including the Saturn Club, Blessed Sacrament Church, and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Guaranty Building Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo

The Guaranty Building! Originally built in 1896, this Adler & Sullivan designed structure is a highlight of Buffalo’s downtown architecture.

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“What’s Your Vision?” Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

This one-hour tour led by an Albright-Knox–trained docent encourages participants to “read” four works of art from their own perspectives.

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Old First Ward Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buffalo! The First Ward is the neighborhood adjacent to the Buffalo River, located in the shadows of the grain elevators that employed many of the neighborhood’s residents.

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Allentown Mob Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

When Italian and Sicilian immigrants came to Buffalo, many of their local customs came with them – and so did the Mafia. Through much of the twentieth century, the Allentown neighborhood was a hotspot for Mob activity.

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Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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Friday Fireworks Kayak Tour

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
8:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a unique tour experience as we kayak the Buffalo River at twilight, and end with a river view of the fireworks at the Buffalo Bisons game.

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
9:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak, who will provide the kayaks for this urban adventure tour.

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Turn of the Century Treasures Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
9:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour showcases Buffalo commercial architecture at the turn of the twentieth century, when the city was the eighth largest in America and hosted the Pan-American Exposition.

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Lincoln Parkway Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour will be a ‘walk in the park’ as we explore the neighborhood and the stories of the families who have lived there!

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Masters of American Architecture Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo had grown to become the eighth largest city in America. The wealth generated by commerce and industry enabled the city’s businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire some of the nation’s most prominent architects and use the finest materials available.

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Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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Riverside Tour of Gardens

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood, Buffalo

Come join in the celebration of “14207 Day”, this event highlights the unique character & history of the Black Rock & Riverside neighborhoods.

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Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Verbal Description Sensory Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Verbal Description Sensory Tours are for adults who are blind or partially sighted.

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Guaranty Building Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo

The Guaranty Building! Originally built in 1896, this Adler & Sullivan designed structure is a highlight of Buffalo’s downtown architecture.

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LARKIN DISTRICT TOUR

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
11:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The Larkin District, or Larkinville, is the reborn former home of the Larkin Soap Company. In the early 1900s, the Larkin Company was one of the largest mail order companies in the country, and one of its executives, Darwin D. Martin, was responsible for bringing Frank Lloyd Wright to Buffalo.

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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NYBP Brewery Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

Guests will enjoy 5 tastes of NYBP beers in a souvenir “Can style” logo tasting glass that you can sip during the tour, and an additional fifth 5 oz. sample at the end.

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Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city.

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DOWNTOWN MOB TOUR

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us on this walking tour of downtown Buffalo to learn about the impact the mob had on Buffalo, from daily life to major government building projects.

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
9:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak, who will provide the kayaks for this urban adventure tour.

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Bidwell Parkway Tour

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Bidwell Parkway Tour. The gorgeous houses on either side of Bidwell Parkway, especially those designed by the well-known local firm of Esenwein & Johnson, are the highlights of the tour.

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Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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West Side Mob Tour

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Buffalo’s West Side was once a hotbed of mob activity and government surveillance as law enforcement tried to make a dent in the criminal underworld, often with little success.

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Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Hotel Lafayette Tours

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
11:00 am
Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo

50 minute guided tours of the Hotel @ the Lafayette on the first Sunday of each month at 11 AM and Noon.

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Old First Ward Tour

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buffalo! The First Ward is the neighborhood adjacent to the Buffalo River, located in the shadows of the grain elevators that employed many of the neighborhood’s residents.

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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NYBP Brewery Tour

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

Guests will enjoy 5 tastes of NYBP beers in a souvenir “Can style” logo tasting glass that you can sip during the tour, and an additional fifth 5 oz. sample at the end.

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Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Monday Aug. 07, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Pocket Parks of Allentown Tour

Monday Aug. 07, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Grand and humble Victorian homes grace these neighborhood greenspaces, including Days Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1887, and Arlington Park, where Olmsted lived while designing Buffalo’s park system.

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Presidents in Buffalo Tour

Monday Aug. 07, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

he home of two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, Buffalo has also played host to many American presidents for important speeches and other occasions, the most infamous being President McKinley’s visit to the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 that ended tragically with his assassination.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Tuesday Aug. 08, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city.

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Gates Circle Tour

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Gates Circle Tour

COST:
General Admission: $15
Student Admission: $5
Explorer Pass Holders: FREE

Description:

Buffalo’s streets and public spaces are dynamic with a variety of histories, architectural styles, and uses. Gates Circle is an excellent example of this variety, which this walking tour around the circle and surrounding streets will explore. Learn about the history of Gates Circle itself, along with the Olmsted & Vaux park system and surrounding streets including Lafayette, Delaware, and West Delavan Avenues and Chapin Parkway.  Along the way, examine the architectural styles present on both residential and commercial buildings.
This tour meets at the southwest corner of Gates Circle and Chapin Parkway. Street parking is available along Chapin Parkway or Lafayette Avenue.
Tour Details: 
  • Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
  • All credit card payments must be made in advance.  Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour.
  • If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
  • This tour is between ninety minutes and two hours in length.
  • Building interiors are included where possible but cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather – the tour will proceed rain or shine.
  • Cameras are encouraged!

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Sunset Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Learn about the history of the grain elevators in Buffalo and have many terrific photo opportunities on this guided kayak tour!

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Downtown Deco Tour

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
10:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This downtown walking tour focuses on downtown buildings built in Buffalo in one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive architectural styles: Art Deco.

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse Tour

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse. The tour includes both the exterior and interior of the Boathouse, providing an in-depth look at a masterpiece of Prairie Style design.

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour: Pan-American Exposition

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

Get behind-the-scenes to see what few have seen and explore our research, special, and teaching collections in themed tours taking place throughout the month.

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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Lincoln Parkway Tour

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
5:30 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour will be a ‘walk in the park’ as we explore the neighborhood and the stories of the families who have lived there!

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Concrete Central Kayak Tour

Thursday Aug. 10, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This kayak tour travels upstream from the Elevator Alley Kayak tour, and views historic sites not seen on the Elevator Alley Kayak tour, including the massive Concrete Central grain elevator, the largest built in Buffalo.

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Turn of the Century Treasures Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
9:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour showcases Buffalo commercial architecture at the turn of the twentieth century, when the city was the eighth largest in America and hosted the Pan-American Exposition.

READ MORE >>

Masters of American Architecture Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo had grown to become the eighth largest city in America. The wealth generated by commerce and industry enabled the city’s businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire some of the nation’s most prominent architects and use the finest materials available.

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Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history!

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ESTATES ALONG THE AVENUE TOUR

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Discover how some of Buffalo’s wealthiest families came to dominate this section of Delaware Avenue in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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LOOKING UP: DOWNTOWN CEILINGS & SKYLIGHTS TOUR

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
1:30 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour will reveal the ornate ceilings and skylights found in many buildings throughout downtown Buffalo.

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Guaranty Building Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo

The Guaranty Building! Originally built in 1896, this Adler & Sullivan designed structure is a highlight of Buffalo’s downtown architecture.

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Sunset Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Learn about the history of the grain elevators in Buffalo and have many terrific photo opportunities on this guided kayak tour!

READ MORE >>

Allentown Mob Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

When Italian and Sicilian immigrants came to Buffalo, many of their local customs came with them – and so did the Mafia. Through much of the twentieth century, the Allentown neighborhood was a hotspot for Mob activity.

READ MORE >>

Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

READ MORE >>

Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
9:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak, who will provide the kayaks for this urban adventure tour.

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The East Side Momentum Garden Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Flying Bison Brewery, Buffalo

On this tour you’ll visit six sites that reveal firsthand the changing cultural presence of this diverse section of the city.

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Turn of the Century Treasures Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
9:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour showcases Buffalo commercial architecture at the turn of the twentieth century, when the city was the eighth largest in America and hosted the Pan-American Exposition.

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2nd Saturday Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Delaware Park Rose Garden, Buffalo

From great white and great blue herons to the site of the long-gone Spire Head gazebo, there are many features to discover in Delaware Park. First tour: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Second tour: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Historic Clarence Hollow Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

We will learn about some of the earliest American settlers to the Western New York area as we tour Main Street to observe many of the historically significant buildings and their architecture.

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Masters of American Architecture Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo had grown to become the eighth largest city in America. The wealth generated by commerce and industry enabled the city’s businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire some of the nation’s most prominent architects and use the finest materials available.

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Millard Fillmore – His Life, Loves & Legacy in WNY

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo

Our 13th President, Millard Fillmore lived a good part of his life right here in WNY. During this unique day-long trolley tour, guests will learn about Fillmore’s influential impact on our community and the lifestyle he kept.

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Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Guaranty Building Tours

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo

The Guaranty Building! Originally built in 1896, this Adler & Sullivan designed structure is a highlight of Buffalo’s downtown architecture.

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Michigan Street African-American Heritage Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
12:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a tour of important locations in this neighborhood to learn about the major milestones in African-American history in Buffalo, as well as how this affected national history.

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City of Light Bus Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, City of Light, which is set in Buffalo at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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Lewiston Food Tasting & Historical Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewiston, Lewiston

Come discover what the Village of Lewiston (minutes from Niagara Falls) has to offer in a new and fun way!

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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NYBP Brewery Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

Guests will enjoy 5 tastes of NYBP beers in a souvenir “Can style” logo tasting glass that you can sip during the tour, and an additional fifth 5 oz. sample at the end.

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Old First Ward Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
4:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buffalo! The First Ward is the neighborhood adjacent to the Buffalo River, located in the shadows of the grain elevators that employed many of the neighborhood’s residents.

READ MORE >>

Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
6:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city.

READ MORE >>

DOWNTOWN MOB TOUR

Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us on this walking tour of downtown Buffalo to learn about the impact the mob had on Buffalo, from daily life to major government building projects.

READ MORE >>

Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
9:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak, who will provide the kayaks for this urban adventure tour.

READ MORE >>

Lincoln Parkway Tour

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour will be a ‘walk in the park’ as we explore the neighborhood and the stories of the families who have lived there!

READ MORE >>

Riverfront Renaissance Tour

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This waterfront walking tour will explore some of the oldest neighborhoods of Buffalo, many of which have gone through numerous transitions and are in the midst of yet another change as the city returns its focus to the water.

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Scandalous Buffalo Tour

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join us for a tour of the scandalous side of Buffalo history! On this downtown walking tour, you’ll learn some of the darker stories of the Queen City’s past.

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Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park, Varysburg

Wild Safari Tours! Escape to The Wild!

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Seeing Downtown Through Binoculars Tour

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
10:30 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

On this tour, you will discover some of the most beautiful details in downtown Buffalo that are hiding in plain sight!

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Art Baby Stroller Tour

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Parents, guardians, and caregivers can often find it daunting to bring very young children into quiet spaces such as a museum; and yet, from the moment they are born, babies begin to take in the world around them, including the sights, sounds, smells, and feels.

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Family Fun Tour

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

This family-oriented tour of works in the 1962 Building will explore a different theme each month.

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Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Docent-led tours of the Burchfield Penney

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See, we told ya. Tours abound! If you have a tour that you’d like to add to our site please create an account (it’s free) and submit your event(s) at least two weeks in advance.