Best Places To See in Buffalo, NY

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Buffalo, NY. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

Since 1875

Zoo, Aquarium, Animals, Concessions, Zootique, Lodging, Zoo Rules, Events Calendar, Private Events, Wedding Photos, Birthday Parties, Corporate Rentals, Collections, Stores, Shop, Naturalistic Wildlife Habitats, Special Events, Beautiful Garden Areas, Educational Programs, Overnight Programs & Camps

Members, Children (23 months and under): Free Admission - Discount at Zootique Gift Shop (Purchases of $10 or More) - Approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York

Price: Regular (age 13-64) $12.00, Seniors (age 65+) $10.00 & Children (age 2-12) $9.00

Mon - Sun : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I've always enjoyed myself coming to the zoo. It's a great place for a date, a friendly get together, and of course for families. There's just so much to see and so many amazing animals you'll find yourself spending way too much time staring at the meerkats or marveling at how closely related we are to the gorillas. But the show stopper is the jungle enclosure. Worth the price of entry alone, the sheer amount of wildlife around you, constantly, even in the dead of winter is mesmerizing.
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1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

Since 1905

Modern Art Museum, Art Gallery, Group Visits, Shop, Café, Visiting Buffalo Niagara, Experience Art, Exhibitions, Collection, Public Art, Prints and Drawings Study Center, Innovation Lab, Elmwood Avenue Cultural Corridor, M and T First Fridays, Ongoing Programs, Adults, Teens, Members, Educators, Kids & Families Programs

Members, Children 5 and under: Free Admission - Free for active-duty US and Canadian Armed Services personnel and their families - Free for members of CIMAM - Free admission to part of the museum on M&T First Fridays

Price: Adults $12, Seniors (62 and over) $8, College Students $8 & Youth (Ages 6–18) $6

Tue - Sun : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon : Closed

I absolutely love the Albright Knox, it's my favorite place in Buffalo. So much information and inspiration to gain from a single visit. I like how the permanent collection seems to be rotating more often. I loved volunteering on First Friday of the month because you really see the community take an opportunity to see great works of art for free. Also on First Fridays they have a lot of activities for young kids and adults all day. I highly recommend walking around the grounds.
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2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218

Since 1868

Botanical Garden, Exhibits, Events, Renovations, Wegmans Family Garden, Arcangel Gallery, Gift Shop, Guided Tours, Adult Programs, Kids Programs, Great Plant Sale, Schools, Special Needs, Outreach, Offsite Programs, Scout Programs, Private Workshops, Weddings, Photography, Private, Corporate Events & Kids Birthday Parties

Members, Children 2 and Under: Free Admission - Free wheelchairs available on a first come first served basis - Over 100,000 people visit annually to enjoy the amazing architecture and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries

Price: $11 Adults, $10 Seniors (62+), $9 Students (13+ with ID) & $6 Kids 3-12

Mon - Sun : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

I love this place! It is my favorite attraction in the Buffalo area. I've been a few times in the past year and every time is just as exciting as the last. I just went last week and the place was filled with orchids. It smelled amazing under the dome. The succulent/cacti room is very impressive. Make sure to check out the Baseball plant! I also really love the carnivorous plants display, made complete by the Nepanthes sp. hanging right in front.
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