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Buffalo City Hall
Vacation Travel Guide

Soaring 32 stories above Buffalo, the city’s municipal government seat offers spectacular panoramic views and fascinating insights into the history of the area.

You cannot miss Buffalo’s municipal government building, which towers above the otherwise low city skyline. Buffalo City Hall is the gem of this city in upstate New York. Be sure to see the interior, which is just as beautiful as the outside.

The 32-story structure was completed in 1932. Architect John Wade designed the building in the era’s distinctive Art Deco style. At the time, it was one of the tallest municipal buildings in the United States. The building soars 398 feet (121.3 meters) above the sidewalk.

Learn about the building during the free guided tour offered by Buffalo Tours. You’ll begin in the lobby, where you cannot miss the many symbolic murals that adorn its walls. On the eastern wall, Frontiers Unfettered by Any Frowning Fortress illustrates Buffalo’s strategic border with Canada. Opposite, Talents Diversified Find Vent in Myriad Form depicts Buffalo’s major industries, including agriculture and steelmaking.

Continue onto the second floor to see the public area of the mayor’s office. The walls here are decorated with portraits of past mayors.

On the 13th floor, step into the spectacular Common Council Chamber. Modeled after a Roman Senate, its columns flank the curved wall. A brilliant sunburst stained-glass skylight illuminates the entire room.

Finally, take an elevator to its last stop at the 25th floor and then walk the final three flights of steps up to the Observation Deck. From your vantage point 28 stories above street level, walk around in a complete circle either inside or outside and experience spectacular views of the city.

The city hall is located at 65 Niagara Square, the hub of downtown Buffalo. This radial square is where Buffalo’s major thoroughfares intersect.

Tours of Buffalo City Hall are offered Monday through Saturday except for government holidays. The tours leave at noon and last approximately 1 hour. You don’t need to make a reservation beforehand; just meet in the lobby a few minutes before noon.

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5 out of 5
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Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown
3 out of 5
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The price is $95 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
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3 out of 5
120 Church St, Buffalo, NY
The price is $67 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
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5 out of 5
210 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY
The price is $169 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
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The Westin Buffalo
4 out of 5
250 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY
The price is $170 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11
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Embassy Suites Buffalo
3.5 out of 5
200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
The price is $105 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
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Hotel at the Lafayette Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Hotel at the Lafayette Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY
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Aloft Buffalo Downtown
Aloft Buffalo Downtown
2.5 out of 5
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Lofts on Pearl Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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