Buffalo Niagara Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

Located on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, Buffalo, New York is a city with abundant natural beauty and plenty of historic charm. If you and your team are headed to Buffalo for your next event, there’s a good chance that it’s being held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is centrally located in the city’s bustling downtown area. This offers attendees to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center a lot of fun things to do and great places to eat.

The Buffalo Niagara Convention cCnter features 110,000 square feet of space that make it capable of accommodating a wide variety of events. Soaring ceilings add volume to the facility’s 64,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, which can be sectioned into two separate halls.

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center also features a ballroom spanning over 12,000 square feet. Pre-function areas extend the ballroom by another 8,800 square feet. The convention center also features 21 meeting rooms totaling 46,000 square feet of space.

Although the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is located a bit too far from Niagara Falls for you and your team to visit if you’ll be exploring the area on foot, you certainly won’t feel like you’re missing out thanks to all of the other fantastic attractions that can be found right nearby.


Things to Do

The Great Escape Room

The Great Escape Room is a great place for you and your team to enjoy an hour of mind-bending, problem-solving fun indoors on a rainy day in Buffalo; or any day, for that matter!

The Great Escape Room features two escape rooms, each with a distinct theme. The less challenging escape room of the two is Sherlock Holmes’ Library. There you and your team can put your collective skills of deductive reasoning to the test and see if you all have what it takes to be an apprentice to the legendary Sherlock Holmes.

The other, more difficult room is Professor Moriarty’s Gameroom, where your help is needed to find an antidote that will save the save the world from Professor Moriarty’s nefarious scheme.

Regardless of which room you and your team choose, you’ll have to work together as you hunt for clues and solve puzzles before time runs out. You’ll have just 60 minutes to escape; do you and your team have what it takes? 300 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202


Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo City Hall is an Art Deco architectural marvel built in 1931 that towers 32 stories above the city. It’s also home to one of Buffalo’s most underrated attractions: an observation deck located on the tower’s 28th floor.

To access the City Hall’s observation deck, you and your team will take the elevator up the 25th floor. From there you’ll walk up three flights of stairs, since the narrowness of the upper part of the tower prevents the elevators from reaching beyond the 25th floor.

The observation deck of the City Hall is the only place in Buffalo where you’ll be able to stand high above the streets and enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the entire city. If you’re visiting on a very clear day you might even catch a glimpse of Niagara Falls some 20 miles away.

Before you leave, stop by the Common Council Chambers on the 13th floor of the City Hall, which features a magnificent skylight. 65 Niagara Sq, Buffalo, NY 14202


Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

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The largest inland park of its kind in the nation, the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is one of Buffalo’s most popular attractions and is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences you and your team share during your visit. All branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are represented throughout the park’s many exhibits.

While at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, you and your team will be able to tour the decks and hulls of USS Little Rock, a guided missile cruiser; USS The Sullivans, a Fletcher-class destroyer; and USS Croaker, a Gato-class submarine that served during World War II. Onboard each of these incredible vessels you’ll find uniforms, memorabilia, and other rare artifacts.

Along with the three ships, there are a variety of smaller vehicles, vessels, and aircraft on display at the park as well. The park is closed from December to March. 1 Naval Park Cv, Buffalo, NY 14202


Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum

The Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum is a unique Buffalo attraction that highlights the city’s unique transportation history.

The museum features a variety of vintage vehicles, many of which were made in western New York. These include automobiles made by Pierce-Arrow and Thomas Flyer, as well as electric vehicles, vintage bicycles, motorcycles, muscle cars, trucks, and more.

One of the museum’s most impressive features is the full-scale Buffalo Filling Station designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1927. This unique structure is housed in the atrium of the museum. 263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203


Coca-Cola Field

If your team has an opening in their schedule while you’re visiting the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, treat them to a Buffalo Bisons game at Coca-Cola Field. Although it was built in 1988, Coca-Cola Field remains one of the largest parks in Minor League Baseball and features plenty of cutting-edge amenities, like a 40-foot by 20-foot Daktronics scoreboard, an in-stadium restaurant, and an expansive tent area in centerfield.

With its many amenities and old-school ballpark charm, Coca-Cola Field is one of the best places in Buffalo to make lasting memories with your team. 1 James D Griffin Plz, Buffalo, NY 14203


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Places to Eat

Bada Bing Sports Bar & Grill

When it comes to places to eat at with your team, nothing beats the tried-and-true sports bar. Bada Bing Sports Bar & Grill, located only a five minute walk from the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, is one of the best ones in the city.

The menu at Bada Bing Sports Bar & Grill features all of the hearty fare you’d expect to find at a sports bar. There’s burgers piled high with plenty of tasty toppings, a variety of different pizzas, bite-sized appetizers that are perfect for sharing with the whole table, and of course, a bonafide Buffalo original: wings.

Also included on the menu at Bada Bing Sports Bar & Grill are classic Italian dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, eggplant parmesan, chicken Milanese, and more. 42 W Chippewa St., Buffalo, NY 14202


Berrafato’s Prima Pizza & Pasta

For some of the most crave-worthy Italian food in Buffalo, head to Berrafato’s Prima Pizza & Pasta. Opened in 1975, this family owned and operated pizzeria has been one of the most popular local establishments in Buffalo for over 40 years.

As their name suggests, Berrafato’s Prima Pizza & Pasta serves up a plentiful selection of pizzas and pasta dishes. Just a few of the specialty pizzas offered at Berrafato’s Prima Pizza & Pasta include the meat lovers pizza, the chicken and spinach pizza, and the roasted vegetable pizza.

Their menu also features hot and cold sub sandwiches, wraps, wings, calzones, stromboli, soups, salads, and more. 396 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

No, you don’t have to drive hundreds of miles outside of Buffalo to find award-winning, Southern-style pit-smoked barbecue. In fact, you can find it less than 10 minutes away from the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Housed in a former vault that once stored movies for Universal International Pictures, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has been bringing an authentic taste of the South to Upstate New York since February 2014.

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In addition to classic barbecued meats like ribs, brisket, chicken, pulled pork, they’re also serving up unique offerings like brisket hash, BBQ catfish, a BBQ Reuben sandwich, and “Pork-Sket,” a decadent sandwich consisting of BBQ brisket layered with cheese and jalapenos, topped with pulled pork and crisp coleslaw.

They also have live music every Friday and Saturday night; because the only thing better than eating good barbecue is eating good barbecue while listening to some rockin’ tunes. 301 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202


Ted’s Hot Dogs

With nine locations throughout the Buffalo area, it’s safe to say that Ted’s Hot Dogs is a staple in the region. Founded in 1927 by Greek immigrant Theodore Spiro Liaros, Ted’s Hot Dogs has been serving up some of the best hot dogs in New York for almost a century. What makes their hot dogs so unique is that they’re cooked over a glowing bed of real hardwood charcoal. This gives them a distinct smoky flavor.

Ted’s Hot Dogs is also renowned for their homemade, secret family recipe hot sauce, old-fashioned milkshakes, and hand-battered onion rings. On the menu at Ted’s Hot Dogs you’ll also find burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and more, along with plenty of sides. 124 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202


Because Niagara Falls is indisputably the most frequented attraction among those visiting Buffalo and the surrounding area, the city’s other unique attractions sometimes get overlooked. With how much fun you and your team will be having during your visit to the Buffalo Niagara Convention  Center, you’ll certainly have a hard time understanding why.