Just your average, everyday historic grain elevator complex that doubles as a music venue, theater backdrop, poetry site, and industrial film location in Buffalo, NY.

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.

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Buffalo River History Tour

Join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.

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Arts & Culture

From poetry readings to live music festivals to immersive theater, Silo City has you & your family covered for compelling arts programming in Buffalo, NY. Visit our 2018 events calendar to take a look at upcoming events.

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Kayaking & Boat Slip

We think the rich history of the Buffalo River is best appreciated paddling along the curves of the Buffalo River. If you’re looking for a kayak or stand-up paddle board, Silo City Paddling Company has got you covered. With close parking, no crowds and friendly help, we’ll have you on the water in no time.

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Film Locations & Private Events

Make your private event or film shoot extra special by taking advantage of the grandeur of this site and the bucolic setting. We’ve hosted countless large-scale film productions and gatherings, and we’d love to hear more about what you’re planning.

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Photography Workshop

In its six year, Mark Maio and Silo City present the Silo City Photography Workshop, October 19 – 22, 2017. Going beyond the ground and vertical tours offered at Silo City, this photography workshop offers access to all areas of the grain elevators. As a bonus, the workshop will spend an afternoon photographing at the Colonel Ward Pumping Plant.

More info about this Spring/Summer workshop.