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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Niagara Falls

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  • Katie T
    15 contributions
    We went in June, seemed like the perfect time. Beautiful falls, not to busy, good weather. We went on the boat ride in the day and night to experience both, I would recommend either. We also did the tour behind the falls, got a little wet but not too bad, they give you ponchos. We also got to change the color in the falls at night, which was super neat to see and do.
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • Travel_Addict_Cyprus
    Michigan1,044 contributions
    We had visited with our sons a few years ago, in the spring, and this was an AMAZING experience. Even though the lower deck is closed in the winter, we decided to go on this tour again. Well, i have to say, save this for the spring, summer or fall, when the lower deck is open. Even though it was still thrilling to see the falls from such a close angle, it's not worth the money if you can't go to the lower deck. For some reason, all the information boards in the tunnels were not there this time around..
    Written January 16, 2023
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  • Terri S
    Toronto, Canada25 contributions
    We recently visited Niagara Falls and marveled at the site of Horseshoe Falls and its beauty. In the evening the falls was illuminated by various coloured lights. Wonderful view!
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • Rhea
    6 contributions
    It was amazing place to go around. We took many pictures during our visit and had amazing bonding experience with my famiy at the amazing place.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • Terry M
    Hamilton, Canada4,307 contributions
    The site was the world's first hydroelectric megaproject, under the guidance of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, chaired by Sir Adam Beck. When built, it was the largest hydroelectric generating station in the world. The site would be renamed the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station in 1950. Adam Beck II began operations in 1954. This second site was the cause of the 1965 blackout in the northeastern part of North America, affecting 30M people. 'Big Becky', the world's largest boring machine at the time, was used for six years earlier this century to bore a replacement tunnel to supply water from the upper Niagara River over a distance of 10.2 kilometers. The tunnel itself was 14.4 meters in diameter. A 40M tour is available.
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • Terry M
    Hamilton, Canada4,307 contributions
    The story of the events of August 6, 1919 have been told many times. It was a terrifying night for the two men trapped some 766 meters from the precipice of the Falls. Moored on a rocky outcrop for a century, the 2019 remnants of tropical storm Olga led to record water flows in the Niagara River, causing the scow to move some 50 meters toward the Falls and turn on its side. The release of the ice boom in April, 2022 caused further breaking up of this valiant scow. Having beaten back the waters above the Falls for a century, what is left may soon have a watery grave at the base of the Falls. When that sad day happens, the scow will be gone but not forgotten.
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • SouthAfricadabra
    Brampton, Canada110 contributions
    The old Minolta Tower revamped into a hotel with pie-shaped rooms, each with a glass wall facing the falls! Hope you can stop marvelling over the view long enough to enjoy a little romance! Or the casino next door. Bring your own coffee/snacks as there is nothing in the room. Check the bathroom before you settle in as each room is different and the corner of the pie-shape has design challenges - awkward for the big or tall. Breakfast is cosy and affordable, dinner is excellent. Unique foyer with Marilyn Monroe era seating areas. Rooms feature different themes. We enjoyed the round bed boudoir and the view, the view, the view!
    Written February 22, 2016
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  • Timezone Travelers
    Venice, FL1,664 contributions
    This is a nice photo opportunity. We happen to stumble upon it when we were walking around. Definitely safe area. Not sure I’d go out of my way to see it but worth the view and photos
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • John K
    Greater London, UK1,130 contributions
    The whirlpool is a few miles down stream from the falls. It is where the river circulates around a bend causing a whirlpool. You can ride a cable car across the river and pre-covid times you could walk along the banks. Not a patch on the falls but if in the area worth visiting to watch the power of the river.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • Allen21096
    Chicago, IL29,714 contributions
    We couldn't help but notice the Carillon Bell Tower as we crossed Rainbow Bridge from New York State in to Canada. The Carillon Bell Tower is part of the bridge plaza on the Canadian side. The Carillon Bell Tower was completed in 1947 and is approximately 165 feet high. There are 55 bells that have a total weight of 43 tons. At one time, there was a carilloneur who played the carillon manually, but since 2001 and renovations at the carillon, the bells are now automated and play three times a day - every day. The Carillon is played daily from at: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Carillon can be seen in the movie, "Niagara" with Joseph Cotton and Marilyn Monroe in 1952.
    Written May 29, 2018
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK5,166 contributions
    Just down the road from the Rainbow bridge you can find the Whirlpool Rapids bridge we saw it flying over in a helicopter, there are two bridges one for roads users and the other trains, a stunning piece of metal frame work, worth a view either above or driving past.
    Written October 29, 2018
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