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Dedicated to the musicians of Buffalo and Western New York, this hall of fame features musical memorabilia, displays and plaques outlining the area's musical history. Situated within the Buffalo Visitors' Center in the heart of the Buffalo Theater District), the hall started out as an off-shoot of the Buffalo Music Awards and has become a tourist attraction of its own.The facility is run by a non-profit group of volunteers who ensure that Buffalo's musicians get their due—and that future stars have a place where they'll be remembered.
Taking up some 400,000 square feet, this central public library in the downtown Lafayette Square area serves as the headquarters for the entire 53-outlet Buffalo and Erie County library system. Built in 1964, the librart houses over two million books, a 324-seat auditorium for lectures and presentations and a photographic collection with more than 200,000 pictures in 600 different subject areas. Rare book aficionados can visit the Mark Twain Room, with its original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn manuscript. There is also a 600-volume collection of anti-slavery books.
This beautiful 18,025 seat facility has been the home of Buffalo Bisons baseball since 1987, and it is the Triple-A affiliate of MLB's Toronto Blue Jays. The stadium has intimate seating and there are also group facilities available, as well as Pettibone's Grille for dinner while you enjoy the game or lunch year-round. Also available whether or not there's a game is the Bison's official team shop, it features a variety of souvenir gifts, t-shirts, jerseys, etc.
This society in downtown Buffalo close to Dunn Tire Park and Erie Basin Marina is dedicated to the preservation of the area's rapidly fading maritime past. Its holdings include hundreds of thousands of documents, photos, oral histories and artifacts. The museum features a library, shop, offices, research labs, photo dark room and display area. The society has loaned its materials to local institutions including the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Their showcases change frequently as they are always acquiring new materials.
Dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring Buffalo's architectural heritage, this coalition sponsors various tours of the city as a way to defray the costs associated with their mission. In existence for two decades, the group hopes to educate both the public and government officials to better appreciate the parks, historical buildings, and neighborhoods that make Buffalo such a unique place. Past tours have included visits to historic Allentown as well as Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D Martin House.
This waterfront museum, located across from First Niagara Center, salutes all branches of the United States Armed Forces, with special emphasis on veterans from Western New York. Visitors can tour a World War II submarine, a destroyer and a guided missile cruiser. There are military artifacts such as tanks, aircraft and memorabilia, including an interesting collection from the Polish Armed Forces.
The Erie Basin Marina is all about boats and water, but the view from the air is the most interesting as the marina is built in the shape of a buffalo! The marina is a public one, so it is very popular with the entire city and it's very convenient for weekend sailors. It is also close to downtown attractions and accommodations for anyone taking the Lake Erie tour. The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park and First Niagara Center are nearby as well as many other downtown attractions. If you find yourself here in August and like wine, then don't forget about the Wine Fest!
Situated within an historic and expanding downtown synagogue, this world-famous museum houses over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating back to the 10th century. These include rare ceremonial garb, medallions, textiles, folk art and books donated by members of the congregation and friends. Of special interest are paintings by well-known artists Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn and Ludwig Wolpert. There are also Holocaust remembrances and a permanent exhibition called American Jews: A Saga of Three Centuries. Everyone is welcome.
This sports hall of fame resides on the lower level of the HSBC Arena. At the moment, there are more than 100 inductees, including players from the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, the NFL's Buffalo Bills, and baseball's Buffalo Bisons. The hall, in the atrium next to the Sabres' store, includes sports memorabilia, detailed information, interactive computer stations, and audio and video presentations.
This museum is dedicated to all things science, from cosmology and natural history to archaeology and zoology, the museum's collection surely has something to entice the visitor. One of the highlights is the ephemeral Tibetan Sand Mandala that appears and disappears in accordance with the Buddhist axiom of impermanence. The museum also has one of the largest known Kodiak bear specimens in North America and its perfect for posing pictures. If you visit at night, you can visit the Kellogg observatory and take a look into the heavens (weather permitting). The museum also promotes science in the community among citizens as well as educators and researchers, with its various programs for children, families and schools held throughout the year. Check website for completer list of exhibits and event schedule.
Built in 1989, The Demske Sports Complex caters to the need of a sports field for the Canisius College athletes. It seats 1200 patrons. This complex has been a role model for other schools in utilization of limited space. The Demske Sports Complex is located next to Koessler Athletic Center (The). This multi-purpose ground plays host to varied sports events including soccer and soft ball. Apart from that new additions are made in order to facilitate sports like baseball.
Canisius College's onsite sports complex features a lot of physical activity equipment and arenas. A state-of-the-art gymnasium with a weight room as well as racquetball and squash courts, classrooms, offices and a swimming pool are housed in this complex. The sports arena, which is also an adaptable venue for events is well-lit and complete with latest sound equipment and is the highlight of the complex. This is where volleyball and basketball matches take place. A refurbishment facilitated the addition of more seats, increasing the capacity of the arena to 2,176. The installation of scoreboards with latest technology is an added advantage making match viewing at The Koessler Athletic Center enjoyable.