Buffalo History Tours


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In a Nutshell

During the family-friendly scavenger hunt, teams race around Canalside solving riddles and finding clues with help from a smartphone app

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Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2015. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Scavenger hunt requires the team captain to down load an app onto his or her phone. More details available in your confirmation e-mail upon registration. Available every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for an Afternoon Canalside Scavenger Hunt for one team ($20 value)
  • $23 for an Afternoon Canalside Scavenger Hunt for two teams ($40 value)
  • $34 for an Afternoon Canalside Scavenger Hunt for three teams ($60 value)

The 90-minute scavenger hunt takes place Saturdays at 2 p.m. Teams of 2–10 people use a smartphone app to guide them around Canalside, solving riddles, finding clues, and learning about the area’s history along the way. The friendly competition culminates in an award ceremony with prizes.

Buffalo History Tours

Buffalo History Tours has built a business around bringing history to life with a mix of humor and strong scholarship. Today, founder Joel Dombrowski escorts first-timers through Niagara Falls State Park as a popular tour guide. He draws upon his training in journalism, experience as a standup comedian, and a lifetime obsession with history to share the story of the park with wit and elegance. For more than 10 years, his approach⎯merging stray historical facts with compelling anecdotes and comical accounts of waterfall lore⎯has made experiencing the Niagara landscape doubly memorable for his tour companions.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely lovely night walk thru the park that ended with fantastic view of the fireworks.. Literally steps from water flowing over the crest🙋🏼❤️ Tour guide was knowledge, personable and LOUD... Ideal.. S We are so happy we took the tour😄
Laurie C. · August 20, 2016
Awesome tour & Joel does a great job keeping the tour full of facts & fun! It is a must do when visiting the falls! #supportlocalbusinesses
Sam R. · August 16, 2016
Had a really good time!! Tour guide was super funny, and very knowledgable. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Falls. Fireworks were awesome, too.
Kellie S. · July 25, 2016
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    Marine Drive near Lloyd Street,

    Buffalo, NY 14202


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