Buffalo Cultural Walk, Buffalo (Self Guided)

Buffalo’s cultural life is bursting with activities held in museums, galleries and theatres of the city. Popular cultural venues such as Theatre of Youth, Karpeles Manuscript Library and The Benjaman Gallery offer a fascinating insight into the world of art, history and performing acts. Take this self-guided walking tour to check out the city’s most prominent cultural places.
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Buffalo Cultural Walk Map

Guide Name: Buffalo Cultural Walk
Guide Location: USA » Buffalo (See other walking tours in Buffalo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: sabrina
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The Benjaman Gallery

1) The Benjaman Gallery

The Benjaman Gallery was founded in 1970 and over the years gained huge popularity for its fine artwork and art related services. It is settled in a magnificent Victorian castle-like mansion, the interior of which is beautifully decorated with wooden carvings and stained glass windows, adding a special welcoming touch to the exhibitions presented here. The gallery is known to have provided a range of services including custom framing, consignments, research and design consultations. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
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Nina Freudenheim Gallery

2) Nina Freudenheim Gallery

Nestled inside the walls of the Lenox Hotel, Nina Freudenheim Gallery is an exciting private art gallery with astonishing visual presence. Artist representative and gallery keeper for more than 25 years, Nina Freudenheim is well known for organizing impressive shows and thrilling exhibitions. The gallery consists of two graceful rooms with old-fashioned windows, ceilings and other attractive decorations. Visitors can enjoy artworks made by national and regional artists. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. Saturdays and Mondays are by appointment.
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Art Dialogue Gallery

3) Art Dialogue Gallery

Situated close to the historic Allentown, Art Dialogue Gallery holds ten exhibitions per year presenting exciting visual artworks made by regional and international artists. The gallery was owned by master framer and art lover Donald Siuta for more than 15 years. Here visitors can enjoy sophisticated watercolor paintings, drawings, photography as well as sculptures and antique prints. The gallery also hosts a Thursday night Words and Music Concert Series and houses an art workshop. Framing services are also offered here.

Operation Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 11 am- 5 pm; Friday 11 am- 4 pm and Saturday 11 am- 2 pm.
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Theatre of Youth

4) Theatre of Youth

Established in 1972, Theatre of Youth is a lively theatre in the city, popular among locals and tourists. All the great plays and fabulous shows here are performed by local professional actors, both adults and young performers. The performances include drama, comedy, dance and many other thrilling shows. Theatre of Youth is a perfect place to enjoy an outstanding theatrical experience.
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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Porter Hall

5) Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Porter Hall

Situated in a stunning Medieval building of the former Plymouth Methodist Church that was built in 1911, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Porter Hall is a museum that attracts visitors with its collection (the largest in the world) of original documents and manuscripts. The museum also amazes visitors with all the attractive decorations, artwork on the walls and old furniture items. Handwritten letters of famous people can also be found here. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm except Wednesday 9 am- 5 pm.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Buffalo for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Buffalo has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Buffalo, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.