Niagara Falls Attractions & Things To Do


Niagara Falls the 7th Wonder of the World

Millions of people have visited Niagara Falls for their power and natural beauty. Honeymooners have flocked to Niagara Falls since the 19th century. Famous visitors to the Falls have included JFK, Princess Diana, Pierre Trudeau, Jimmy Carter and more. Niagara Falls was also featured in such films as “Niagara” with Marilyn Monroe and “Superman II” with Christopher Reeve.

One fifth of the worlds fresh water supplies are in the Upper Great Lakes, all of which flows over Niagara Falls. The combined flow of water over both the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls is calculated at 750,000 US gallons of water per second.

The height of the Horseshoe Falls is 177 feet and the American Falls is 176 feet, although the drop to the rocks is about 70 feet. The length at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls is 2,200 feet and the American Falls is 850 feet. The depth of the water at the base of the Falls can be as deep as 185 feet.

imax niagara fallsIMAX Niagara

Now you and your family can experience the thundering Falls as only the daredevils of years past have before. IMAX Niagara is a must see attraction that will bring you up close and personal with the awesome power of Niagara Falls. With a six storey screen and 12,000 watts of mind blowing digital surround sound, you will be holding onto your seat for dear life as the Niagara Falls Movie – ‘Legends & Daredevils’, takes you over the brink of one of the most massive sets of waterfalls in the world. This is truly the ultimate Niagara Falls Movie. Also visit the complimentary ‘Daredevil Gallery’, which showcases memorabilia of some of the daredevils who have faced the awesome Falls in the past, and taken the ultimate plunge over the brink. No visit to Niagara is complete without seeing this thrilling attraction!

niagara skywheelNiagara SkyWheel

Towering 53 meters over the Niagara Falls horizon, the “Niagara SkyWheel” delivers magnificent views of both the Horseshoe and American Falls. From this vantage point you’ll be able to see the Niagara River, Niagara parks, and other landmarks while gliding gently over a breathtaking arc.

The evening will offer dazzling views of the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline. Each fully enclosed gondola seats up to six people, and provides heating and air-conditioning for year-round enjoyment. Large UV protected, non-reflective glass reduces glare and allows for great viewing and picture taking.

Sit back and take in the sights and the thrills at this stunning new attraction on Clifton Hill.

Maid of the Mist

The Maid of the Mist has been transporting visitors to the base of Niagara Falls since 1846. This is a boat ride that you don’t want to miss as it is the only way to experience both the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls and the power of the mighty Niagara River from this vantage point.

Journey Behind the Falls

The sound is like thunder, the sight awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above!

Experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will take 30 to 45 minutes. In the spring and summer months, you’ll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls. Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water, then on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the foot of the Falls.

During the winter months, the mist of the Falls freezes in spectacular ice formations on every tree and building. Viewing the Falls in winter should not be missed!

skylon tower niagara fallsSkylon Tower

The Skylon Tower stands near famous Niagara Falls, offering visitors a stunning view of the area from its Observation deck, 775 feet above the mighty falls. Niagara’s tallest tower also features several dining options, including a revolving dining room which makes one complete rotation per hour. Exterior mounted, glass elevators carry guests to the top in just 52 seconds, as the beautiful scenery of Niagara opens up beneath them. The tower also features a Plaza level for special events and exhibitions, a Main Concourse with ticket sales, shopping, arts and crafts, and the lower concourse and Skyquest. The Lower Level & SkyQuest contains an interactive indoor entertainment center for dynamic family fun.

bird kingdom niagara falls

Bird Kingdom

Four time winner of Niagara’s “Attraction of the Year” award, Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls is the worlds largest, indoor, free flying Aviary! Located just a quick walk from the Maid of the Mist or Clifton Hill, on the scenic Niagara Parkway, Bird Kingdom hosts a diverse collection of almost 500 birds representing nearly 80 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. Bird Kingdom’s authentic walk-thru environments create an intimate, up-close interaction between you and free-flying birds! Live shows, interactive encounters, daily feedings and a “hands on” reptile zone are all part of your tropical adventure! The Main Atrium is truly a sight to behold and is a multi-level rainforest environment complete with 35 foot tall Palm Tree’s, a 40 foot tall waterfall, ponds and streams! There is nothing else like it in North America!

Waves Indoor Waterpark

Over 25,000 square feet of family fun in this state-of-the-art water park located in the Americana Hotel. Niagara’s only Retractable Roof Water Park is kept at 84 degrees year round providing perfect conditions for the beach entry wave pool, tube slides, body slides, tipping bucket and kiddy pool. Waves Water Park offers a wide variety of activities including Americana Idol, Kiddie Karaoke and Story Time.

Butterfly Conservatory

This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!

movielandMovieland Wax Museum of the Stars

Get up close and personal with your favorite stars in their most famous settings. This extraordinary attraction offers a variety of movie, television and music stars, past and present. The realism and detail of our life-size figures will amaze you. Don’t forget your camera, our stars love to pose with new friends.

At the end of your tour, be sure to visit the spine chilling “House of Horrors” for a startling experience, or stop by the Wax Hands Factory to have your own hand cast in wax.

Whirlpool Aero Car

High above the racing Niagara River, you’ll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenons – the Niagara Whirlpool. Unique in the world and always unforgettable.

Galaxy Golf (Indoor) and Dinosaur Golf (Outdoor) niagaraDinosaur Park Mini Golf

Step back to pre-historic times and play our 18-hole miniature golf course. It’s a fun-filled challenge for the entire family!

Surrounded by lush vegetation, test your putting ability against natural hazards such as water and sand traps.

White Water Park

Stroll along a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world’s wildest stretches of white water! Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough – the sight will take your breath away!

The White Water Walk features a photo gallery that reviews the stunters and daredevils from years past that tried to conquer Niagara’s dangerous white water rapids.

Great Canadian Midway

Step right up to this spectacular entertainment complex and discover over 300 interactive games, amusements and rides for all ages. Located inside is the exhilarating full motion FX Ride theatre, as well as the spooky Ghost Blasters dark ride.

Greg Frewin Las Vegas Magic Show

The “International Grand Champion of Magic” amazes audiences with his unreal, Las Vegas caliber illusions each night in Niagara Falls. Greg Frewin has appeared on some of the top stages in the world, including the Tropicana Las Vegas, the Flamingo Hilton, and Caesar’s Palace. He has been featured in over 35 television specials all around the world. This family friendly show features large cats, showgirls, and much more!

Galaxy Golf Clifton Hill

The all-new Galaxy Golf offers an exciting glow-in-the-dark space adventure, set within a comfortable climate-controlled environment.

Galaxy Golf will be open year round, 7 days a week, rain or shine. You’ll love our indoor Mini-Putt!!!

Niagara Fallsview Casino

The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is the newest casino in Niagara Falls and the largest in Canada. Inside this 2.5 million square foot facility are 150 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines, a 368 room five star hotel, meeting/conference areas, fine dining, retail outlets, a health spa, a 1,500 seat theatre, and much more.

niagara casinoCasino Niagara

Since it’s opening in 1996 Casino Niagara has been featuring high quality entertainment, exceptional restaurants, and exciting gaming floors. With over 1,700 slot and video poker machines, 70 tables of gaming excitement, three restaurants and three bars, Casino Niagara is sure to provide endless entertainment and fun. And that’s not all, the Sports Selection features 26 HD screens. Here you can experience off track betting, sports betting, and exclusive pay per view events. The Media Tree will astonish you with three levels of lights and action on more than 90 plasma screens in the heart of Casino Niagara. All this and more at Casino Niagara.


marineland niagaraEveryone loves Marineland! Only here can you feed Beluga Whales, get splashed by Killer Whales, and see amazing performances by dolphins, walruses, and many more adorable sea creatures! Marineland also features an assortment of thrilling amusement park rides like Sky Screamer, Dragon Mountain, and the Space Avenger. Marineland actually features a wide assortment of beautiful animals for visitors to admire. You will see black bears, buffalos, elk and deer – some of which you can pet and feed!

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