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Creating Community Through Active Citizenship

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The Adam's Mark Hotel is located at 120 Church St, Buffalo, NY - (800) 939-8119.  Click here to view a larger map where you can search for other hotels and local attractions.

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So you think you know Buffalo? Think again!

We’ve seen it and heard it countless times. After a day spent showing a visitor around town, they’ll stop and say, “I had no idea.” This expression of surprise has happened so often we’ve given it a name: the “Who Knew?” effect. As in, “Who knew Buffalo was such a beautiful city?” or “Who knew there was so much to do here?” It’s one of the joys of showing off our city.

The new is designed to give you the insider’s perspective on our surprising city -- Buffalo, New York. You’ll find complete visitor information and travel planning resources for Buffalo and Niagara Falls, as well as everything you need to plan a great getaway, including information on Buffalo attractions, Buffalo hotels, Buffalo shopping, Buffalo events, and Buffalo dining. Come see what lies at the other end of Niagara’s rainbow.

Buffalo, known as the “City of Good Neighbors,” has been named an ALL AMERICAN CITY by the National Civic League. This award recognizes efforts of entire communities and exemplifies extensive civic involvement. In giving the award, the National Civic League said, “The spirit of community pride and unlimited possibilities in Buffalo is contagious.” What better place to host Alternatives 2008: Creating Community Through Active Citizenship. We hope you’ll find a sense of pride and unlimited possibility as we create a community together in the next few days.

  • The Adam’s Mark Hotel is located at the Waterfront in the heart of the Buffalo Downtown Business District, within walking distance of the Niagara Convention Center, theatres, major sports complexes, the Riverwalk Park, and the Erie Canal Heritage Trail. Nearby is the Elmwood Avenue Strip with a mile-long string of unique shops, boutiques, cafés, antique shops, galleries, and restaurants.
  • Niagara Falls, one of the “seven natural wonders of the world,” is a half-hour drive away. This stunning park is open year round for viewing the Falls. If you plan to visit the Canadian side of the Falls, bring a passport or a driver’s license and birth certificate.
  • Other nearby attractions include: Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, HSBC Sports Arena, Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises, Underground Railroad Tours, Open Air Bus Tours, the Buffalo Zoo, Albright Knox Art Museum, Buffalo Aquarium, the Naval and Military Museum, and nearby Anchor Lounge (home of the original “Buffalo wings”).