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Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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Address: 767 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218-1628
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+1 716-828-9444

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Exquisite Beauty!

Our Lady of Victory is an architectural masterpiece visitors of all faiths can appreciate on many levels. Steeped in history, the commanding structure gives solace to the faithful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Western New York
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Western New York
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Lady of Victory is an architectural masterpiece visitors of all faiths can appreciate on many levels. Steeped in history, the commanding structure gives solace to the faithful and a testimony of faith to the casual visitor. Highlights for this visitor were the museum honoring the history of the Venerable Nelson Baker, the Stations of the Cross, and the breathtaking... More 

Thank CariAway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a stop to see this beautiful basilica. During our visit the gift shop was closed and they were under renovations but they encourage visitors. A number of beautiful churches in the Buffalo and greater area but few have the architectural domes that this one has.

Thank CTWB
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We saw a picture of the Basilica in a book about Buffalo and decided to drive there to visit and it was well worth the trip. Who needs to go to Italy when we have this amazing and beautiful location in Western New York. As soon as we walked in we were in awe, the ornaments, details and design, everything... More 

Thank DreamingTravelers
Tonawanda, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Basilica is a beautiful religious Roman Catholic church that was built by a wonderful priest, Father Nelson Baker.

Thank Mary M
Yosemite National Park, California
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, NY is absolutely the most beautiful churches I have ever been in. Forty-six different types of marble was used in its construction. Built by the Venerable Father Nelson Baker, 'Padre of the Poor' who is in the process of canonization. Beneath the Basilica is a museum and gift shop. Absolutely amazing!

Thank ZombiezMike
Queen Creek, Arizona
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432 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This Basilica is gorgeous. We just happened upon it. We are so glad we decided to take some time and explore it. We arrived early on a Monday morning. There was a security guard outside. So we parked and walked over and asked if we could go inside. He said, "Yes, you can" - we were so excited. Just seeing... More 

Thank lifeisverygood2
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Go spend the day, visiting this magnificent basilica; go downstairs to the museum; then outside to view some of the original buildings and natural gas drilling site. After seeing this amazing tribute to Our Lady of Victory, you'll want to save your money - no need to go to Paris . . . . . or Rome, for that matter!

Thank Michael A
Syracuse, NY
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Free: there's a museum to walk through after parking in the parking lot that's actually past the basilica: look for signs! Go in the back door and there you are. Museum has displays of typical orphans' bedrooms, Father Baker's living quarters, clothing, etc. Slide show, if you want to take the time: I did. It helps to understand it all.... More 

Thank Johanna56
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stumbled upon this lovely basilica en route to the Buffalo and Erie Botanical Gardens, which are just a few blocks away. After visiting the gardens, we decided to see if the Basilica was open. The massive exterior is awesome, but did not really prepare us for the exquisite beauty of the interior. It is on a par with many... More 

Thank Nancy W
Auburn, United States
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Absolutely beautiful church. Great story behind how it was built. HUGE building. Free admission. Gift shop . Free parking . Talk to one of the volunteers to find out the history behind it

Thank Leon J

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