Built on the strong pillars of a proud history and a cohesive community, the city of Buffalo sits at the confluence of the Buffalo River and Lake Erie, reaching out to the rest of the state with its colorful culture. Having undergone a robust renaissance in the past few years that lovingly transformed several of the city's industrial districts into hubs of cultural diversity, Buffalo is full of pleasant surprises. It has architectural marvels that were once frayed with the ravages of time stand as well-preserved landmarks of the late 19th and 20th Centuries. Art Deco structures, sprawling palatial mansions and storied buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright grace the streets of historic districts like Allentown and Delaware Avenue, while more than 150-year old landscape spectacles like the Delaware and South Parks stand as unique testaments to the ingenuity of architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Buffalo sees a veritable celebration of arts, food and culture, with innumerable festivals and county fairs scheduled round the year, and historic theaters and museums regale one and all with their exhibits, shows and events. Known for its incredibly snowy winters, Buffalo is a booming cultural gem in upstate New York.