Buffalo is a city on the shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York. It became a major industrial center in the early 20th century. It was the western terminus of the Erie Canal and became a center for grain milling plus auto and steel production. It fell on hard times starting in 1950, but after 2010 it started to come back and now has become a center for advanced manufacturing, healthcare and education. The population has increased and there are signs everywhere of the economic comeback.
It is a great city to visit and see its parks and fine neoclassical, beaux arts and art deco architecture. Its landmarks include the 398-ft art deco City Hall, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Darwin D. Martin House and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a Greek Revival museum with works by Picasso and Warhol. I highly recommend that you take time to go and see it for yourself.
There are a number of tours available of the historic sites and architecture, the waterfront and neighborhoods as well as food tours through Explorebuffalo.com.