10 Fun And Exciting Things To Do In Buffalo’s Downtown Area
If you're looking for some cool stuff to do in downtown Buffalo this holiday weekend, look no further. Here are 10 fun things you can do in downtown Buffalo this weekend.
1. Buffalo Heritage Carousel
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202
The Buffalo Heritage Carousel is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm. The cost is $1 to ride. There are also several displays that tell the story of the Carousel's history.
2. Buffal-O Ferris Wheel
359 Ganson StBuffalo, NY 14203
The Buffal-O Ferris Wheel at Riverworks is opening this weekend. It's been a long time coming for the ride, which was supposed to open last year.
3. Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203
The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets, which can be purchased at the museum, are $15 for adults and seniors. Admission for children ages 12 and under is $7.
The Museum is here to remind the people of Buffalo—and the world—that Buffalo, NY was once an influential city of industry and producer of outstanding vehicles. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and showcase this legacy. You are invited to come along for the ride.
4. Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
1 Fulton St, Buffalo, NY 14204
The casino is open 24-hours a day.
The time of your life happens at the Seneca Buffalo Creek casino. We redefine excitement with over 1,001 of the hottest slot games on the floor, from the newest Video Poker to the familiar classics, plus over 30 table games, from baccarat to blackjack.
5. Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum
130 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets for adults and children (ages 1 & up) are $11. Children under age 1 are free.
A world-class children’s museum that celebrates the power of child-led play has arrived at Buffalo’s doorstep. With four floors of fun to explore, the 43,000 sq. ft. museum sits at the crossroads between replica canals and bridges that have become year-round community destinations. The museum reflects that sense of place with thoughtfully crafted exhibits that help children develop a deeper sense of our world, our community and their place in it in a fun and engaging way for children and adults alike.
6. Buffalo Bike Tours
I had the opportunity to join a Buffalo Bike Tours ride. Marc Moscato, the founder and tour guide of Buffalo Bike Tours, led the way. We were joined by a family and a couple of guys visiting from Toronto. Even though it was raining and we were soaked, I really enjoyed it. I felt like a tourist in Buffalo, learning new things about the history of the city.
Buffalo Bike Tours leads food tours, history tours, and sightseeing tours. Sample the best chicken wings, learn our amazing history, or take out one of our bike rentals.
Check out the various Buffalo Bike Tours rides here.
7. BFLO Harbor & Kayak
Located at Canalside (44 Prime Street in Buffalo), it offers paddle boat, paddle board and kayak rentals. The 2022 season begins Memorial Day weekend. It's open from 9 am to 8 pm, Monday through Sunday. Call 716-288-5309 or visit its website.
Our paddleboard and kayak rentals include everything you need to enjoy a relaxing trip on the water. Explore the Buffalo River at your leisure, or book one of our tours to find out even more about Buffalo’s great industrial past! ~ Buffalo Harbor & Kayak
8. Buffalo Outer Harbor
Explore a natural side of the city at the Outer Harbor. This respite features more than 200 acres of green space, including the Independent Health Wellness Trail, Wilkeson Pointe, the Lakeside Bike Park, and the Lakeside Event Lawn.
9. Buffalo Pedal Tours
The bikes can hold up to 14 passengers. The bike rentals are $369 Monday to Wednesday and $409 Thursday to Sunday.
Experience Buffalo as you never have before on our pedal powered trolley. Buffalo Pedal Tour’s Downtown Pub Crawl makes it easy to check out the best bars in town all in one tour. You and your private party of family or friends will have the crawler to yourself with one of our top notch guides.
10. Buffalo Naval Park
Buffalo Naval Park will be open starting Saturday, May 28 (The ships may be closed due to maintenance). You can visit the Naval Park's website here.
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is the largest inland Naval Park in the country. Located on Buffalo’s Waterfront, this unique family destination features four decommissioned Naval vessels that served in a variety of military conflicts in our nation’s history.