[The group of waterfalls that are on the border between Ontario, Canada and New York, United States.]
Because of the location, Niagara Fall boasts a neat opportunity that allows visitors to enjoy it from two different countries.
The History Lover's Guide to Visiting the Falls...
#ProTip 1. Bring your passport.
Some people say you don't need to worry about crossing the border to see the falls from the Canadian side. Those people would be wrong. I've seen it from both sides, and you will want to as well! Don't miss out on the completely different view. (In my opinion, the best view is from Canada.) Bring your passport.
#ProTip 2. Find multiple ways to explore
Whether you hike around the falls, take a tour on the Maid of Mist into the falls, take a helicopter tour above the falls, walk through caves behind the falls or zipline to the falls....there's lots of ways to explore. Don't for one minute think this is a "look" only trip, this trip is filled with ways for you to experience and explore!
#ProTip 3. Plan to stay late
The fireworks display is incredibly unique. You don't want to miss out on the experience of seeing the powerful falls all lit up!
Did You Know...
3,160 TONS of water go over Niagara falls every second!
Over the centuries, Niagara Falls has drawn the attention of many daredevils.
These individuals were often times looking for a claim to fame and fortune.
Who was the first person to survive going over the falls in a barrel?
A. Johnny Appleseed - Man who introduced apples to many northern states
B. Harry Houdini - Stunt performer, illusionist, and escape artist
C. Annie Taylor - School teacher
Ways to EXPLORE...
Maid of the Mist
This boat tour has been running since 1846! Join the centuries of people who have taken the ride. The boat gets you as close to the base of the Falls as it you can get safely. When our family visited, we really enjoyed this experience!
Find out who some of the most famous passengers have been...
For More Information visit: http://www.maidofthemist.com/
With trails ranging from a casual stroll, to biking, to an adventurous 4 mile hike there is an option for everyone. Several of these hiking trails include opportunities for fishing as well!
Enjoy a scenic view of the powerful Falls on a quiet walk, or experience some more adventure on a 4 mile hike that requires boulder hopping...you choose how you want to #ExploreNiagara!
For More Information visit: https://www.niagarafallsusa.com/things-to-do/outdoor-adventure/hiking/
Cave of the Winds
Take this tour and see the Falls up close and personal! This tour has visitors take an elevator ride 175 ft. down into Niagara Gorge and allows visitors to get within feet of the rushing water.
In this tour, you will be on wooden observation decks outside of the falls and in the Gorge. You may get a little wet, but you will be provided with a poncho and sandals!
For More Information Visit: https://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/attractions-and-tours/cave-of-the-winds
Journey Behind the Falls
Take this tour and literally feel the power of the Falls! This tour has visitors take an elevator ride 150 ft. down into the bedrock of the Falls.
As you get out of the elevator and walk towards the sound of thunderous water you will experience Niagara Falls in an unforgettable way! You walk through tunnels behind the falls and let me just I really enjoyed the way that it let you uniquely experience the power of Niagara. It was like "behind the scenes".
This was one of my personal favorites during our visit!
For More Information Visit: https://www.niagarafallstourism.com/play/falls-experiences/journey-behind-the-falls/
MistRider Zipline to the Falls
While I have not personally done this, I am all for ziplines!
Did You know...
Nikola Tesla harnessed the power of Niagara Falls for electricity.
[Genius scientist dude who changed the world. Click the button to learn a few quick facts about Tesla]
Fireworks and Illumination
See Niagara transform nightly with colorful lights illuminating the Falls!
Check the schedule and plan to go on a day that you can also enjoy the nightly fireworks display!
For More Information Visit: https://www.niagarafallsusa.com/niagara-falls-state-park/illumination-fireworks/
Points of Interest Near Niagara Falls...
Old Fort Niagara
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