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Buffalo State’s urban campus and central location in Buffalo’s gallery district provides access to lush parks, local eateries, and shopping all within walking distance.

The many museums and other cultural attractions of Western New York and Southern Ontario, especially those of Rochester and Toronto, are located within short driving distances as well.

Directions to Buffalo State via car, plane, or train.


Buffalo, the “Queen City,” was once one of the richest cities in the world. A stroll down Delaware Avenue, “Millionaire’s Row” as it was once known, takes one past some of the beautiful remnants of Buffalo’s bygone heyday. As a trans-shipping port, Buffalo was unparalleled. The deep-water port of Lake Erie, the Erie Canal, and access to several railroads put Buffalo at the crossroads of 19th-century east-west transport. Merchant barons made fortunes shipping steel and grain. The light bulb was invented in nearby Corning. Niagara Falls brought electricity, and Buffalo was indeed, the place to be. 

Buffalo is the second-largest city New York state and has much to offer anyone who chooses to call it home. The people are laid back, hard-working, and friendly. The housing is reasonable and architecturally beautiful. Recently named one of the top cities in America for art, Buffalo is home to numerous small art galleries and summer art festivals, as well as the world-renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The city has transformed over the past ten years with a redeveloped waterfront, revitalized historic neighborhoods, and a lively music, restaurant, and bar scene. Summers offer a chance to shake off the lake-effect blues with free outdoor concerts downtown. For sports fans, take in a game at Ralph Wilson Stadium and root for the Bills. All in all, Buffalo has a little something to offer everyone. 

Here are a few videos about Buffalo and it's many charms:
Buffalo: America's Best Designed City (Paget Films)
Buffalo Stories - Films by the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Bureau highlighting the city

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Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Rockwell Hall 230 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5025 •  Fax: (716) 878-5039