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Explore Buffalo

I have lived in Buffalo for 40 years, and for the past few months have a new appreciation of... read more

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LGBuffalo2018
Old First Ward

My husband and I are Explorer Pass holders and have enjoyed many tours over the last few years. We... read more

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AJMNY2018
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Amherst, New York
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Explore Buffalo offers more than 70 different tours of Buffalo and Western New York history, architecture, and neighborhoods, including walking, bike, bus, and kayak tours. Tours are offered year-round, with daily tours offered during the summer tour season. Private tours can be arranged for groups on request.
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“vertical tour” (15 reviews)
“silo city” (31 reviews)
“grain elevators” (14 reviews)
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Buffalo, NY 14201-1213
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Reviewed yesterday

I have lived in Buffalo for 40 years, and for the past few months have a new appreciation of Buffalo and surrounding areas with Explore Buffalo walks. The docents are all very knowledgeable, and make the walks interesting and fun. Take your friends or teenage...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are Explorer Pass holders and have enjoyed many tours over the last few years. We brought my mom on the Old First Ward tour on Mother's Day. It was a beautiful day for a tour and Chris, our tour guide, was...More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming on our First Ward tour for Mother's Day! I'm glad to hear that you all enjoyed the tour that day, and that you've enjoyed the many tours taken with your Explorer Pass. We hope to see you on many more of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun way to spend Mother’s Day! Paul was very friendly and knowledgeable and offered some good bits of trivia on the history of the beautiful Lincoln Parkway homes.

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonnie - Thank you for joining us on Mother's Day for our Lincoln Parkway tour! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour - we hope to see you on more tours this summer!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captivating tour of a number of former grain elevators. The tour included access to the upper levels of several buildings with tremendous views of the city, Buffalo river and Waterfront. Much of the original equipment was still in place and the guide did a great...More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Patrick - Thank you for joining us for our Silo City Vertical tour! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour, and hope you'll join us for more tours this coming summer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun tour of a very eclectic neighborhood. Our tour guide was great. She was very knowledgeable about the area and all that happened during this rich time period in Buffalo's history. This was a beautiful day to take a walking tour. The history...More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Maria - thank you for taking the West Side Mob tour with us this past weekend - I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you on more of our many tours this coming summer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Met at Parkside Lutheran Church for a presentation on the Central Park area of Buffalo.... very interesting talk of the developer and the plan for the construction of the homes in the area built between 1892 and 1935. Then toured four of the homes withing...More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mark - Thank you for joining us this past weekend to tour Central Park! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience, and we hope to see you on more tours this coming summer!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband agreed to take this tour with me as a Mother's Day present for me. He enjoyed it as much as I did. The presentation about the architectural styles prior to the self-guided tour was key to our appreciation of the five open homes....More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us for on Mother's Day weekend! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your husband both enjoyed the experience - we hope to see you on more tours this coming summer!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born and raised in the city of Buffalo and thought I knew it quite well until I took a walking tour of the Central Park area. All these years driving down Main St., I never took the time to explore this lovely neighborhood...More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Carol Ann - thank you for joining us to tour Central Park this past weekend! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the experience touring the homes, and we hope to see you on more of our many tours this coming summer!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my parents to tour silo city while in Buffalo for the weekend. They loved the tour were very interested in the history of the grain elevators, and got a lot of great pictures from the top of the silo's. Our tour guide was very...More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Peter - thank you for taking the Silo City Vertical tour with Explore Buffalo! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your parents enjoyed the experience and got a lot of great photos on the tour. We hope to see you on another tour soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Silo City consist of a series of grain elevators built along the Buffalo River, starting in 1906. Wheat was turned into flour for cereal and bread and barley and hops fermented for beer.They ceased operation in 1994, when Genesee beer ceased their operations locally. Tour...More

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Brad H, Executive Director at Explore Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jim - Thank you for taking our Silo City Vertical tour! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with Larry, and we hope to see you on more tours with Explore Buffalo this summer!

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Laura W
30 December 2017|
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Response from Brad H | Property representative |
For most of our tours, the cost is per person. For private groups, we can arrange for an hourly rate. See more info on our website or call (716) 245-3032.
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