Frank Lloyd Wright was just a young architect when he was designing homes for the wealthy industrialists of Buffalo New York. Many of these homes are now open to the public, like the Martin House complex and the Graycliff Estate. Another benefit is the Buffalo sites are much less crowded than the Wright houses in Chicago.
The Pierce-Arrow Museum
The beautiful, legendary, and artistic Pierce-Arrow automobile was manufactured right in Buffalo New York. You can see many of these amazing vintage automobiles at the Pierce-Arrow Museum. They’re currently building a new wing from original designs Frank Lloyd Wright did for a filling station.
Open Air Museum of Architecture
In 2011 the National Trust for Historic Preservation choose Buffalo to host its annual convention. The city boasts some of the best Art Deco architecture in the world.
Top 3 Things to Do In Buffalo
Take a Hot Dog Tour of the Town
Buffalo may be known for those spicy, deep fried wings but it’s also home of chargrilled hot dogs. Most places in Buffalo cook their hot dogs over good, old fashioned charcoal. Visitors would be hard pressed to hit all the great hot dog joints in town.
Silo Rock Climbing
Yep that’s right, you can rock climb a silo in Buffalo. A large percentage of the grain from the American Midwest is actually stored in silos in Buffalo. Now one group of out of the box thinkers has come up with Silo City Rocks—rock climbing on silos.
Visit Famous Graves
Two presidents hailed from Buffalo; Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland. And guess what Rick James and Millard Fillmore are both buried in the same cemetery—Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo New York.