Historic Grain Elevator Tours
These walking tours are hosted by Explore Buffalo and you will experience all of the history and mechanics of the grain elevator, as well as the malt production process in the Perot malthouse. A look at some of the regenerative projects ongoing at Silo City is included.
Don’t just take our word for it…
“Silo City, once at the heart of the commerce that made the region wealthy, now developing an international reputation for its re-invention as a canvas for artists, musicians, theater and film producers—for anyone, in fact, with innovative ideas.”
“The space reminded me, with its rusted elevators and shafts, that one can find familiarity, even comfort, in making something new, with others, out of what was once discarded — which is art at its most indispensable.”
“I couldn’t believe how many people crossed the overgrown railroad tracks to stream into the belly of the silo for an evening where poetry, music, and installation art came together to make something else entirely. Every city should be so lucky as Buffalo.”
“The Silo City Reading Series is magical. It drops the artists & audience into a nexus of history, commerce, nature’s reclamations, & the radical work of imagination. It demonstrates how the imagination can transform ruins into a cathedral echoing the ghostly sublime, &, by extension, how the imagination can, if we trust it, transform each one of us.”
“Reading poems in a grain elevator while rain fell outside was one of the most magical poetry experiences I’ve ever had. The audience was all-in, ready to share the experience. Buffalo has something truly special–enviable–in the Silo City Reading Series.”