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In this Rust Belt comeback city, impressive sites from its Gilded Age are now coming back to life in surprising ways. Buffalo's architectural heritage is massive, with works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Frederick Law Olmsted and the country's first certified female architect, Louise Bethel Bethune. The Erie Canal and the grain elevators serving it were monumental, too. Now those waterfront spaces, imposing stone buildings, and graceful old parkways have become the unexpected settings for concerts, beer gardens, paddling, AcroYoga, and other creative fun that’s definitely worth scoping out.
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