BUFFALO WHIRLWIND TOUR
June 27th and running through Sept. 6th.
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am, meet at 983 Elmwood Ave. at Potomac, conveniently located among the restaurants and cafes of the Elmwood Avenue. Rain or shine.
Professionally guided one and a half hour long tour on the Open-Air Autobus of Buffalo by the non-for profit organization "Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture and Culture". The Buffalo Whirlwind Tour gives you all the architectural highlights of Buffalo-buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson, and Louis Sullivan, grand civic architecture, historic districts, as well as the terminus of the Erie Canal.
Call (716)854-3749 to reserve your seats, email Tours@c4gb.org or select Paypal buttons below.
Buffalo Waterfront Tour
June 27th though Sept. 6th. ( No tour on Sat. July 4).
Saturdays & Sundays 12:30pm, meet at 88 Main St. at Hanover. Rain or shine.
A one hour long tour on the Open-Air Autobus! Buffalo's grain elevators are a landscape unlike any other, reflecting a history unlike any other. You'll get neck-craning up-close views of these monsters, plus discover the people and places of Buffalo's storied waterfront, including the birthplace of the reclining chair and the coffee break(Related?Yes!), where Grover Cleveland hoisted a beer stein and launched a political carreer, and "saloon boss" of bosses Fingy Connors held sway.
*Member C4GB purchase option for individual up-to-date memberships only.
You can run the Buffalo Marathon route in just two hours!
On Saturday, May 23 at 3:00 pm, You can scout the route for the next day’s marathon aboard the fabulous Open-Air Autobus, getting landmark commentary the whole 26.2 miles. It is a great way to familiarize yourself with the city, the quirks of the route, and have fun riding around in a giant convertible!
The Open-Air Autobus, operated by the Campaign for Greater Buffalo, is going dormant to let Buffalo's winter do its thing only to emerge with a vengeance on the streets and neighborhoods of the city and beyond next May!
Our 2015 tour schedule will be posted by mid May. It will include our trusted and true standbys, such as the Buffalo Whirlwind. There will also be a few new and exciting tours for fellow Buffalonians and vistors to enjoy!
10:00 am Sunday Sept 21. Departs at Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washingotn St. @ Lafayette Square. 90 minutes for $25
Buffalo's Hide-in-Plain-Sight secret: The Central Belt Line of the 1880'a, the city's most consequential transportation project since the Erie Canal. See huge industrial plants like Pierce-Arrow, Ford Motor, Larkin Soap, and, of course, the titanic NY Central Terminal itself-powerful and innovative architecture that effects how we live today.
Sunday, Sept 7 and Sept 20. Departing at 10:00am from Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washington St.@ Lafayette Square.
The lifestyles of the rich and infamous unfold on this fascinating tour of the mansions of Buffalo's titans. Learn of their feats and foibles and evolving taste in conspicuous architectural consumption. Massive Italianate, Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, and Shingle-Style houses were a kind of urban Downton Abbey. All was not decourous, however: Mabel Dodge Luhan, who, after trailblazing and swath-cutting life on two continents, wrote a famous memoir that dished the dirt on her youthful Buffalo neighbors.
Experience this great Open-Air Autobus tour with Campaign for Greater Buffalo member and urban planner Chris Hawley on Larkinville's Market Thursdays!
Tour dates are are Thursdays, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28.
We depart at Larkin Square, Seneca & Emslie at 5:30pm the approx. 1 hr. tour.
Tours cost $10 for all and are sponsored by Larkin Development. Cash or credit card accepted upon boarding.
You may also reserve seats by calling (716)854-3749 or via Paypal button below.