First Niagara Center

#8 in Best Things To Do in Buffalo
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One Seymour H Knox III Plaza

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Entertainment and Nightlife, Sports Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.1

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  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Home to the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres, the First Niagara Center is also a performance venue for groups like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and singers like Justin Timberlake. The center can seat more than 19,070 for hockey games, and when the center is rearranged for concerts and other events, it can seat even more.

One TripAdvisor user is very succinct in his comments about the First Niagara Center: "Free parking within a quarter mile, easy to get to third level on escalators, nice scoreboard, average food, currently a bad hockey team." Another TripAdvisor user was a bit more complimentary, saying: "This was our first time there and we were impressed by the layout of the seating ... even the bad seats were good."

Ticket prices for hockey games and concerts vary. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on event days when the hours are extended. You'll find the First Niagara Center next to the Buffalo River, just south of downtown. For more information, visit the website.

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#1 Niagara Falls

Just about 20 miles north of Buffalo, Niagara Falls makes for a great day trip. One of the world's most awe-inspiring waterfalls, Niagara Falls straddles two countries and drops waters over the cliff-face at speeds of 20 to 68 mph. It's no wonder that visitors find the falls euphoric. To view them, you have many options, from a Maid of the Mist boat tour to a walk behind the falls. Keep in mind that many Niagara Falls attractions close in the winter months due to inclement weather.

One TripAdvisor user makes a good pitch for visiting Niagara Falls and staying in a hotel in Buffalo, saying the "Falls are unbelievable ... However, [the] town is [a] tourist trap."

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