Like motorcyclists, walking-tour participants are known for their durable shoes and ability to spend hours staring at concrete. Witness cement's powers to transfix with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for a walking tour for two (a $20 value)
- $20 for a walking tour for four (a $40 value)
- $25 for a Family Membership to Preservation Buffalo Niagara (a $50 value)
In addition to wrangling a slew of discounts on walking tours, family memberships help to keep Buffalo–area historic landmarks, such as the Hull House, in peak condition.
Founded by the architectural adepts of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Tours educates residents and visitors alike on the architectural heritage of the city and simultaneously raises funds for ongoing preservation efforts. More than 20 available walking tours, which vary seasonally, highlight such treasures as Buffalo’s most hallowed restaurants. The Parkside Neighborhood tour grants glimpses of an angular abode designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who often used 1:16 models of his old projects as straight edges when designing his new ones. A historical Crime & Scandal tour explores Prohibition-era haunts and old presidential philandery. Boat, bus, and bike tours, alternatively, give hooves a break while their owners cruise down the Buffalo River, visiting War of 1812 battlefields or four of Buffalo’s museums.
Tours operate year-round, exploring city hall and downtown by winter and other locales daily from May to October. Members gain access to members-only events, often at a discounted rate, as well as a regular newsletter, which bestows information about the area's history, updates from the organization, and detailed landscaping horoscopes.