Free & Cheap Things to Do in Buffalo, NY

  • The list below includes 112 free or cheap things to do in or near Buffalo, New York, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Architectural Buildings, History Museums and Historic Sites.
  • From Delaware Park to Allentown, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Buffalo and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, East Aurora and Lockport.
  • The list below includes 112 free or cheap things to do in or near Buffalo, New York, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Architectural Buildings, History Museums and Historic Sites.
  • From Delaware Park to Allentown, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Buffalo and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, East Aurora and Lockport.
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Enigma Escape Rooms 18 East Tupper St., Buffalo, NY MoreLess Info
Players use logic and critical thinking skills to escape a room within a set time limit
3.4 Miles
96% 132 votes
Parks Parkside and Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214 MoreLess Info
Fans of the plays of the most famous playwright in English language history will enjoy Shakespeare in Delaware Park. The location's performances, which occur during the summer at Delaware Park, have included Henry V and The Comedy of Errors.
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89% 84 votes
Neighborhoods Allen St, Buffalo, NY MoreLess Info
At the Allentown Historic District, guests will be able to experience the results of Buffalo's urban renewal efforts. The location also hosts events like the Allen West Festival, the Spring Dinner, and First Fridays Allentown.
3.2 Miles
75% 16 votes
Colleges & Universities 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 MoreLess Info
Buffalo State College is a SUNY school that offers both undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities. The Buffalo State Bengals athletic department includes a football team, both men's and women's ice hockey, and women's lacrosse.
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97% 862 votes
Architectural Buildings 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214 MoreLess Info
A National Historic Landmark, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex was built between 1903 and 1905 and is widely considered one of the architect's most important projects. The complex contains 2 houses, the gardener's cottage, the conservatory, and the pergola.
1.1 Miles
93% 544 votes
Historic Sites 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 MoreLess Info
Located in the home where Theodore Roosevelt took his oath as president, Wilcox Mansion - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site offers visitors a historic look at the life and presidency with official documents and photographs.
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93% 253 votes
Architectural Buildings 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202 MoreLess Info
Completed in 1931 and with a height of 398 feet, the Buffalo City Hall is one of the largest and tallest city halls in the country. It was designed in the art deco architectural style and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
4.8 Miles
85% 291 votes
Botanical Gardens 2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218 MoreLess Info
Housed in an 1890 Victorian glass dome, the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens has 12 houses, including in here the Palm Dome and the Orchid House. Besides these, there are 4 outdoor gardens too, including a children's garden.
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100% 42 votes
Architectural Buildings 28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202 MoreLess Info
A remarkable architectural achievement, the Guaranty / Prudential Building combines steel frame construction with delicate terra cotta work. Built in 1895, it is the creation of Louis H. Sullivan, who is often lauded as a father of modern architecture.
5.4 Miles
81% 37 votes
Historic Sites One Rotary Row, Buffalo, NY 14201 MoreLess Info
Designed by the famed and influential architect, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse sits on the Buffalo waterfront. It is open for guided tours, and can be rented out for special events.
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There are 3 ships displayed at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, 2 of them having served in WWII. The exhibits displayed date back to the First World War, and include Ex-POW memorabilia, Marine Corps memorabilia, and Western New York Medal of Honor Recipients.
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