Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1 Rotary Row, Buffalo, NY 14201, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7163623140
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, Family And Kids

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse is famous as the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! It was actually designed in the year 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, but the Boathouse could never be built until the year 2007 where it is made accompanying the Black Rock Channel shore. This is said to be one of Wright’s favorite designs, as can be seen because of his inclusion of the Boathouse in his Wasmuth Portfolio. The boathouse is now used to serve its original purpose. It is used as an active rowing facility and provides a unique opportunity to see one of Wright’s designs. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

  • Adults: $10
  • Students: $5
  • Season Pass Holders: FREE

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse Hours

  • Please note there are no regular Thursday 1 pm tours on days when All Wright All Day tours are held.

How to Reach Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

  • Nearest Bus stop: Lakeview Avenue and Porter Avenue

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse Address: 1 Rotary Row, Buffalo, NY 14201, United States
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse Contact Number: +1-7163623140
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse: 00:30 Mins
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  • 66.67% of people start their Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse visit around 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse Reviews & Ratings

  • Charming intimate atmosphere.

  • If I could give this review a -5, I would in a heartbeat. The boathouse coordinator – Martha made me regret choosing this location to host my wedding ceremony. To summarize - Martha was absolute hell to work with; she was terrible with communication- returning my calls, and texts throughout the 5 months we were in contact. She attacked me my wedding day stating I did not pay her for the event and made it seem as though I couldn’t host it. When in fact, I paid her in person the day before. I had several witnesses and a checkbook to prove it. She continued to attack me to the point I cried before walking down the aisle. My father in law spoke up stating we have money and can pay her. After the ceremony she must have found her check and told my in-laws that she found it. SHE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THE NERVE TO APOLOGIZE TO ME FOR HER ACCUSATION- NEVERTHELESS MAKING ME CRY BEFORE WALKING DONE THE AISLE. Now here is every reason why I shouldn’t have gone through with the boathouse. Before booking the location – Martha was a little odd in not meeting up with me to show the location and sign the contract. Stating she had personal matters to handle and driving out to FLWFB is more of a hassle during the winter months – despite my interest in having that done. I liked the location so I still booked it. From the beginning I told her I wanted to hold my rehearsal ceremony at the location and she told me she couldn’t give me an accurate date or time until 2 weeks before my wedding in case some other event that would give her more money wanted it but she would work with me. I told her I would give her some time and called 2 months prior- we confirmed over the phone the date and time for the rehearsal. I contacted her a week before the wedding to confirm everything was set and she had the audacity to tell me she had an event the day before my wedding and we could not do our rehearsal. She had forgotten completely over our conversation and just booked someone else and didn’t care to fix the issue in the beginning. When I had told her I was upset and unhappy she was very rude and rather attacked me. We eventually came to an agreement but I was not pleased at all with how she handled this. Another conflict was when Martha failed to give me instructions properly in getting the event insurance. She stated several times that I had to go through my home-owners and upon dealing with her insurance agent that was incorrect. I dealt with Dawn Martin who was also a witch over the phone. She was very nasty with me and very inpatient- yet I had all the wrong Information from her staff- Martha! Then came the day of the wedding - where Martha felt the need to attack me moments before I said I do- when she had my husband and both my parents that were lingering around for at least an hour before I arrived. Yet she waited to be the evil witch she is, until I arrived. Martha and her staff made me regret choosing this location. Be warned that if you plan to have your outdoor event here it can be super windy especially being so close to the water and highway.

  • Anything flw is a treat

  • It was ok but not inspiring

  • Relaxing. Just those darn geese projectiles.

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