Located in Buffalo's rejuvenated downtown area with the Theater District to the north and the Main Place Mall to the ... More
Located in Buffalo's rejuvenated downtown area with the Theater District to the north and the Main Place Mall to the south, this plaza makes an enticing and comfortable gathering place—especially during warm summer days when you can eat your lunch on one of the benches or simply watch the passing parade.The plaza features a reflecting pool, which turns into a skating rink come winter, and is surrounded by the imposing facade of the Key Center buildings, a twin-tower complex housing numerous businesses and professionals.
Oh, this plaza is the best plaza I have ever been to. Let me tell you, all year round this plaza is full of activity, beautiful surroundings, great atmosphere, and spectacular views. Being located in the heart of downtown Buffalo near Shea's Performing arts center and next to the metro rail that runs right near it, as well as beautiful light buildings such as the Electric Tower which is seen in the distance, and beautiful, modern glass buildings that surround it, as well as resturants right near it and water falls and a wating pool in the summer with the wonderful outdoor skating rink in the winter. Near Christmas time, They put up a large tree fully lit with many decorations, and they have christmas music in the backround and the ice rink, and sooo much more. This is the closest thing to Rockefeller Center in NYC. Now, in the summer, this place is wonderful for eating your lunch outside, or just sitting there and looking at everything you see around you. Fountain Plaza with its trees, flags, pool, rink, fountain, buildings, surroundings, and location as a great place to have a gathering, party, or fun time as a hang out place, is truly the best plaza I have ever been to. You should go to!
The skating aspect is my favorite reason to go there, especially for holidays like New Years Eve when they extend their operations and have their Christmas effects (decorated tree, etc). Most of the time music is piped outside while you skate (the rink is free and skate rental is available).
Otherwise in summer it's equally a pleasant place to rest for lunch or just take a load of your feet while the rest of Main street passes by (pedestrians and the rail). Near the core downtown, right around Buffalo's prime nightlife strip, theater district and several restaurants.
What a beautiful area. My fiance and I while walking down Main St. enjoying the architecture stopped to watch the people ice skating outside in fountain plaza on a nice winter afternoon. Maybe on our next visit we will join them, but having been our first time in Buffalo, we had too many things to see and do.
Also known as the Marine Midland Arena and located on the waterfront in downtown Buffalo, this is where Sabres hockey,
Bandits lacrosse, Blizzard indoor soccer, and Destroyers arena football is played. The 20,000 seat state of the art entertainment ...
Part of a network of yoga schools across North America, this institute offers a combination of structured weekend workshops and
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The umbrella organization for art activities in Buffalo and Erie County, this council is responsible for the vibrant artistic community
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