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Pierce-Arrow Museum

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Address: 263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203-2900
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+1 716-853-0084
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11:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This unique museum focuses on Buffalo's transportation history featuring...

This unique museum focuses on Buffalo's transportation history featuring Pierce Arrow, Thomas Flyer, electric vehicles, vintage bicycles, motorcycles, muscle cars and trucks, many made in Western New York. A special feature is the full scale Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright, designed for Buffalo in 1927 but never built. Rights to build it were secured and the impressive structure with expansive copper roof and detailing is housed in the atrium of the museum.

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History Brought to life

I was looking for something interesting to do on my trip to Buffalo. After browsing TripAdvisor, I found the Pierce- Arrow Museum. What a great find it was! I spent a couple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for something interesting to do on my trip to Buffalo. After browsing TripAdvisor, I found the Pierce- Arrow Museum. What a great find it was! I spent a couple hours browsing through a very fascinating collection of automotive history and gained some new insight about Buffaloes magnificent history. The museum brought to life the history of the... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

highlight was the full scale construction of a F L Wright gas station in one of the two warehouse spaces. Lots of auto history's decorative splendors - rom vintage cars to hood ornaments. to gas pumps.

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Elma
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Perfect place to spend a few hours to see an incredible collection of cars and bikes. The Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station inside is incredible. The tour guide was very nice and very knowledgeable about everything in the museum.

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Thank Michele M
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

In addition to the wonderful vintage vehicles at the museum, there is The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed filling station in all of its copper glory. This structure was planned for a local string of gas stations but never built...until the atrium at the museum was constructed to hold it! This museum is truly a treasure.

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Thank Debra H
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

great cars to look at and auto history to absorb; frank Lloyd wright filling station was/is truly one of a kind by a master architect--what a combination--very cool.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Many unusual antique cars on exhibit. Pierce arrows were manufactured in Buffalo, originally bicycles.

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Thank Cruising2gether2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright made plans for a gas station to be built in Buffalo NY but it was never built. The museum built this gas station according to those plans. It's a must see. It was designed to have a working fireplace inside a gas station with gas stored in the roof. The old Pierce Arrow cars are beautiful to... More 

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Buffalo, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of Buffalo's hidden treasures, the Pierce-Arrow Museum has something which no other place on Earth has: Frank Lloyd Wright's Filling Station, a building designed by the architect, but never built, until recently. The museum uncovered the architectural drawings for this complex, and created the business as envisioned by Mr. Wright. This is only one of the many wonders in... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

There are lots of car museums out there, this one is of the Best small car museums around. The museum doesn't just show cars. They explain how important they were to Buffalo. Great variety and excellent artifacts.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is an incredible Museum for Motorcycle, automobile and architecture buffs, the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station that they built from his plans inside the museum is stunning and would be worth the stop if thats all they had they rest is a plus

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