Welcome to Buffalo

The City of Buffalo has many locations of interest to tourists. Family fun comes in many fascinating forms and surprising spots in Buffalo Niagara. Also, it is a cultural and artistic point of interest. Here are some of the most visited locations:

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214-1999
716-837-3900
Throughout the year, the Buffalo Zoo offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and several unique areas in which to enjoy an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. The Buffalo Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday. However, each year, during the months of January and February, it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The adult admission fee is $8.50. Children Children 2 to 14 pay only $5.00.

Wilcox Mansion - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
716-884-0095
Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States at the Wilcox Mansion, in 1901, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, aspects of Roosevelt's life and turn-of-the-century America. Visitors can also view period gardens and tour nearby historic neighborhoods. The Site offers many special events throughout the year, including walking tours, holiday events, lectures, and family and children's events.

Buffalo Fire Historical Museum
1850 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14206-1449
716-892-8400
For decades, equipment used by firefighters from the early 1800s lay rusting away in musty rooms - until it was decided in 1981 that these brave men should have more than dusty memories. So this fire historical museum was born. An 1831 hand pumper can be seen, an 1893 parade carriage, and also an early 20th-century street-corner fire alarm. One display honors a group of firefighters who lost their lives when a propane tank exploded. The museum is run by volunteers and the admission is fee. Guided tours are also available.

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY
716-896-5200
At the Buffalo Museum of Science the Dinosaurs & Co. exhibit showcases interesting collections of fossils and the "Our Place in Space" exhibit lets visitors explore five astronomy-themed areas. The museum covers everything from anthropology to zoology, focusing on the Great Niagara Region. There's something to fascinate every generation from children to grandparents. Also, the only Tibetan sand mandala in North America is to be found here. The museum, through collections, research, education and interpretation, provides opportunities for all people to develop a scientific understanding of the natural and cultural world with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara Region. The Museum challenges everyone to use their knowledge of science to enhance respect for each other and the environment.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue (Rt 62), Buffalo, NY 14218-1526
716 696 3555
The gardens are located in a 1890s tri-domed Victorian glass conservatory on the grounds of South Park. They feature exotic flowers and plants from around the world. Highlights include an orchid and bromeliad house, herb collection, and waterfall. There are also seasonal shows such as Spring Flowers, All-American Annuals in summer, and December Poinsettias. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. The site, designed by New York Central Park creator Frederick Law Olmstead, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other places of interest in town include Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D Martin House, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, Martin's Fantasy Island and more.