Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Buffalo, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 4.6 km
Ascend 122 m
Descend 104 m

Explore Buffalo in United States with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in BuffaloIndividual Sights in Buffalo

Sight 1: Buffalo North breakwater East end Light

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The Buffalo North breakwater East end Light was a lighthouse originally located on the North breakwater East End of Buffalo harbor, New York. It has since been relocated from the North Harbor entrance and sits on display near the Buffalo Main Light on the grounds of the United States Coast Guard station at the end of Furman Blvd on the Buffalo waterfront.

Wikipedia: Buffalo North breakwater East end Light (EN), Website, Facebook, Heritage Website

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Sight 2: Buffalo Main Light

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Buffalo Main Light

Buffalo (Main) Light is a lighthouse at the mouth of Buffalo River/Erie Canal, directly across from the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo, New York.

Wikipedia: Buffalo Main Light (EN), Website, Facebook, Heritage Website

1014 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: USS The Sullivans

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USS The Sullivans

USS The Sullivans (DD-537) is a retired United States Navy Fletcher-class destroyer. The ship was named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers aged 20 to 27 who died when the light cruiser, USS Juneau, was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on 13 November 1942. This was the greatest military loss by any one American family during World War II. She was also the first ship commissioned in the Navy that honored more than one person.

Wikipedia: USS The Sullivans (DD-537) (EN)

35 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: USS Little Rock

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USS Little Rock

USS Little Rock (CL-92/CLG-4/CG-4) is a Cleveland-class light cruiser and one of 27 completed for the United States Navy during or shortly after World War II. She is one of six to be converted to guided missile cruisers and the first US Navy ship to be named for Little Rock, Arkansas. Commissioned in mid-1945, she was completed too late to see combat duty during World War II and was retired post-war, becoming part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in 1949.

Wikipedia: USS Little Rock (CL-92) (EN)

79 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: USS Croaker

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USS Croaker

USS Croaker (SS/SSK/AGSS/IXSS-246), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the croaker, any of various fishes which make throbbing or drumming noises.

Wikipedia: USS Croaker (EN)

30 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: USS Grenadier (SS210)

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USS Grenadier (SS-210), a Tambor-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the grenadier fish, relatives of cod that are very common in bathyal and abyssal habitats.

Wikipedia: USS Grenadier (SS-210) (EN)

297 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Explore & More Children's Museum

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Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is a museum in Buffalo, New York. The museum is for and about Buffalo - with seven play zones and three educational studios that are used to tell the unique story of Western New York. Designed for children from birth to 12 years of age, these hands-on play zones encourage children to explore their interests through the power of play. It was founded in 1994 in East Aurora, New York. In 2019, the museum moved from East Aurora to the Canalside district of Buffalo. Many of the former exhibits from the East Aurora location were donated to the Children's Activity Corner of Jamestown. On February 14, 2018, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation awarded a $6 million grant to the museum and the then-under construction Canalside museum was re-named in honor of Wilson.

Wikipedia: Explore & More Children's Museum (EN)

1366 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 8: Niagara Square

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Niagara Square is a public square located at the intersections of Delaware Avenue, Court Street, Genesee Street, and Niagara Street in Buffalo, New York. It is the central hub of Joseph Ellicott's original radial street pattern that he designed in 1804 for the then village of New Amsterdam. It continues to be the nexus of downtown Buffalo.

Wikipedia: Niagara Square (EN)

599 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: City of Buffalo Police and Fire Headquarters

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City of Buffalo Police and Fire HeadquartersDoug Kerr from Upstate New York / CC BY-SA 2.0

The City of Buffalo Police and Fire Headquarters at the Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse Building is the headquarters for the Buffalo Fire Department and Buffalo Police Department and serves as a public safety building. The building had previously served as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York for nearly 80 years. Built in 1936, the building was renamed Michael J. Dillon Memorial U.S. Courthouse in 1986 in honor of murdered IRS Revenue Officer Michael J. Dillon. It is located at 68 Court Street.

Wikipedia: Michael J. Dillon Memorial United States Courthouse (EN)

242 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: McKinley Monument

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McKinley MonumentSherurcij / Attribution

The McKinley Monument is a 96-foot (29 m) tall obelisk in Niagara Square, Buffalo, New York. Its location in front of Buffalo City Hall defines the center of Buffalo that all of the main roads converge on.

Wikipedia: McKinley Monument (EN)

247 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Olympic Towers

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Olympic Towers

The YMCA Central Building or Olympic Towers as the building is now known, is a historic YMCA building located at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. The tan-colored brick building with sandstone accents was designed by noted local architects Green & Wicks and constructed in 1901–1902. The building was home to the third oldest YMCA chapter in North America until converted to office use in the early 1980s.

Wikipedia: YMCA Central Building (Buffalo, New York) (EN)

680 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: Shea's Buffalo Theater

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Shea's Buffalo Theater w_lemay / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shea's Performing Arts Center is a theater for touring Broadway musicals and special events in Buffalo, New York. Originally called Shea's Buffalo, it was opened in 1926 to show silent movies. It took one year to build the entire theatre. Shea's boasts one of the few theater organs in the US that is still in operation in the theater for which it was designed.

Wikipedia: Shea's Performing Arts Center (EN)


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