The Richardson Olmsted Campus

Tucked away on a peaceful plot of land in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village neighborhood sits the historic Richardson Olmsted Campus. This National Historic Landmark was originally opened in the 1870s as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, one of the very first mental health facilities in the United States. Today, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is no longer an active medical facility but rather a cultural center and architectural gem. Marvel at the Victorian Gothic-style red brick buildings, including the stunning main administrative building designed by renowned American architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Take a guided tour to learn more about the history of mental healthcare in 19th century America and admire the tranquil, park-like grounds designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Getting to the Richardson Olmsted Campus is easy with a charter bus rental from Charter Buses Buffalo. Our professional driver will navigate the tree-lined streets of Buffalo’s Elmwood Village neighborhood and drop your group off right at the front entrance. After exploring the grounds, your charter bus will be waiting to whisk you away to the next hidden gem on your itinerary.

Richardson Olmsted Campus 450 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 882-1428

The Buffalo Religious Arts Center

For a glimpse into Buffalo’s diverse spiritual communities, make a stop at the Buffalo Religious Arts Center. This one-of-a-kind museum contains religious artwork and artifacts from over 20 different faith traditions found throughout Western New York. Wander through the exhibits to view ornate crucifixes and stained glass from historic local churches, Buddhist mandalas, Jewish menorahs, Islamic prayer rugs, and more. The center also hosts rotating exhibits on special topics related to art, culture, and religion. Make sure to save some time to stroll through the Peace Garden outside and admire additional sculptures and installations. Let Charter Buses Buffalo simplify your group’s travels to this unique museum. Our charter bus rentals can accommodate any size group and ensure everyone arrives together to explore the exhibits. Don’t worry about traffic or parking – leave the driving to us!

Buffalo Religious Arts Center 103 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 853-3304

The Colored Musicians Club

For an evening spent immersed in Buffalo’s legendary jazz scene, head to the historic Colored Musicians Club. This unassuming brick building in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood has been a hot spot for live jazz performances since 1934. Legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington have all taken the stage here over the decades. Today, the Colored Musicians Club continues to host live jazz nights every weekend, showcasing talented local musicians as well as special guest performers. Soak in the nostalgic atmosphere in this intimate, no-frills venue as you enjoy drink specials and excellent music. Planning transportation for your group? Charter Buses Buffalo offers charter bus rentals perfectly suited for nights out on the town, with professional drivers to ensure everyone arrives and returns home safely.

Colored Musicians Club 145 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 854-9508

The Buffalo Central Terminal

Step back in time with a visit to the monumental Buffalo Central Terminal. This former railroad station opened in 1929 to serve the New York Central Railroad and other companies. After train travel declined in the postwar years, the grand Art Deco terminal shuttered in 1979. Luckily, preservation efforts helped save this architectural treasure from demolition. These days, the soaring concourse and gleaming Art Deco details at the Central Terminal have been brought back to life through renovations. Visit the terminal for special events like craft fairs, concerts, and tours to admire the stunning design. Looking for easy group transportation? Charter Buses Buffalo can pick up your group anywhere in the city and deliver you right to the front entrance of the terminal.

Buffalo Central Terminal 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 810-3210

The Broadway Market

No trip to Buffalo is complete without a visit to the historic Broadway Market. This European-style food hall has been a community staple since 1888. Browse the dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal cheese, pastries, specialty foods, and more. Or grab a quick lunch from one of the market’s many eateries dishing up authentic Polish fare, Italian sandwiches, crepes, and other cuisines. Planning transportation for a large group? Charter Buses Buffalo offers charter bus rentals that can accommodate any size crowd. Leave the driving and parking to us – our professional driver will drop your group off right at the main entrance of the Broadway Market so you can start exploring and sampling all the delicious offerings.

Broadway Market 999 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 893-0705

The Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck

While Niagara Falls attracts millions of visitors each year, Buffalo has its very own impressive waterfront vista that often gets overlooked. Head to the top of Buffalo’s grand Art Deco City Hall to take in sweeping views of Lake Erie and the city skyline from the 25th floor observation deck. On a clear day, you can even see across the lake to Canada! Getting a group to this hidden gem is easy with Charter Buses Buffalo. We’ll take care of driving and parking so your group can simply enjoy the scenic views. Our charter bus rentals can accommodate any size group and ensure everyone arrives together to experience the sights.

Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 851-4949

Forest Lawn Cemetery

For a peaceful, off-the-beaten path experience, spend an afternoon wandering through Forest Lawn Cemetery. Established in 1849, this sprawling cemetery is the eternal resting place for many famous Western New Yorkers. But it’s also a tranquil oasis within the city, with over 269 acres of rolling hills, ponds, gardens, and more than a century of stunning sculpture and architecture. Bring your group to Forest Lawn via charter bus rental from Charter Buses Buffalo, where you can explore the grounds at your own pace. Our professional driver will transport your group directly into the cemetery and stick around to return you to your next destination once you’ve experienced this hidden gem.

Forest Lawn Cemetery 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 885-1600

The Roycroft Campus

Escape the bustle of downtown Buffalo by traveling south to the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora. This National Historic Landmark once served as the headquarters of Elbert Hubbard’s Roycroft Arts & Crafts community, an early 20th century movement celebrating craftsmanship and artistry. Today, the Roycroft Campus operates as a museum, showcasing original Roycroft furniture, metalwork, and printmaking. Visit Copper Shop Gallery to browse beautiful handcrafted items for sale. And don’t miss the Roycroft Chapel, featuring stained glass windows designed by noted artist Karl Kipp. A charter bus rental from Charter Buses Buffalo makes exploring beyond the city easy for your group. Our team will handle driving and parking so you can simply sit back and enjoy the scenic architecture of the Roycroft Campus.

Roycroft Campus 31 South Grove St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-0261

Griffis Sculpture Park

Just east of Buffalo in the town of East Otto lies one of the country’s largest free outdoor sculpture parks. Spanning over 425 acres, the Griffis Sculpture Park contains over 250 large-scale sculptures scattered across peaceful hiking trails, meadows, and woodlands. Spend an afternoon getting lost amongst monumental sculptures crafted from steel, stone, glass, and other materials. The artwork is constantly evolving, with new installations added each year and all pieces interacting with nature in different ways as the seasons change. Leave the driving to the professionals at Charter Buses Buffalo when visiting this expansive park. Our charter bus rentals can easily transport even the largest group directly to the Griffis Sculpture Park entrance for a day spent admiring art and nature.

Griffis Sculpture Park 6902 Mill Valley Rd, East Otto, NY 14729 (716) 667-2808

Buffalo Naval Park and USS The Sullivans

Experience Buffalo’s naval heritage with a visit to the Buffalo Naval Park along the shore of Lake Erie. Tour the USS The Sullivans, a preserved World War II naval ship named after five brothers who tragically perished when their ship sank in the war. You can also explore other vessels including a Vietnam-era swift boat and a WWII-era submarine. After touring the ships, take time to wander through the park’s exhibits detailing Buffalo’s history as a major shipbuilding port. Getting a group to the naval park is easy with charter bus rentals from Charter Buses Buffalo. We’ll handle driving and parking so your group can simply focus on experiencing the naval history and expansive lakefront views.

Buffalo Naval Park and USS The Sullivans 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-1773

Plan Your Trip With Charter Buses Buffalo

Now that you know about some of Buffalo’s best hidden gem attractions, it’s time to start planning your group trip! Charter Buses Buffalo offers personalized charter bus rentals to transport any size group to all of these amazing under-the-radar spots and more. Our professional drivers will handle navigating Buffalo’s streets and parking so you can simply relax and experience the city. Give our team a call at (716) 919-3490 when you’re ready to book high-quality transportation for your Buffalo adventure. We look forward to helping your group explore the real Buffalo beyond the typical tourist destinations!