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27 Things You Need To Know About Buffalo Before You Move There

We all have our own checklist when it comes to telling people about our city’s highlights, and I’m sure that list varies significantly depending on who you ask. Of course there are some attractions that would make most lists, such as wings, The Falls and The Bills (everyone knows about those), and then there are the second tier phenomenons, and third tier, and even some relatively obscure ‘things’ that we should be known for, such as our urban farming. has come up with its own list of 27 ‘things’ that they feel represents the best of Buffalo (see the list here). I was happy to see Joe Cascio’s photo of the World’s Largest Ice Maze touting our winters. Our clean streets made the list, as did our ability to effortlessly escape from natural disasters. Our food truck scene made the list too. And so did Silo City Rocks.

Altogether it’s a fairly solid list, although there are so many other spotlights that could have been added. Obviously a list of 100 ‘things’ would have made a heck of a lot more people happy, but 27 should suffice.

I’m just curious as to how the house that Millard Fillmore grew up in made the list over, say, The Garden Walk?

Still, a good round up of attractions for anyone to know about, whether you live in Buffalo or are considering moving here.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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