Home to one of the Wonders of the World, Niagara Falls is among the busiest tourist destinations in the world. Each year, millions of people from around the world travel to see Horseshoe Falls, which sends about a half million gallons of water crashing to the base below every second. Although Horseshoe Falls is the main attraction here, there is plenty to see and do after you have witnessed this natural wonder from one of the observation decks. Whether you’re visiting Niagara Falls through Global Connections Travel Agency or another travel service, you’ll find plenty of attractions to enjoy an active vacation.
Maid of the Mist
For 150 years, Maid of the Mist has remained one of the most popular attraction in Niagara Falls. You’ll board a steamboat that takes you through the churning waters at the base of Horseshoe falls. There are few experiences that can compare to seeing the rush of the crashing water up close. You’ll be provided rain gear to protect your clothing throughout the 30 minute tour. Keep in mind that lines for Maid of the Mist can be extremely long, particularly during the summer months – you’ll want to buy your tickets well in advance and arrive early for your tour.
The Butterfly Conservatory is an excellent place to spend a rainy afternoon in Niagara Falls. This massive indoor facility is home to more than 2,000 butterflies representing 65 species from around the world. You’ll see these colorful creatures as you navigate pathways through tropical landscapes. The added humidity, the lush foliage, and the indoor waterfall transform this attraction into a truly exotic experience. Enjoy coffee and light fare in the cafe before heading out to explore other area attractions.
Located within walking distance of the falls, Clifton Hill is the entertainment hub of Niagara Falls. There are plenty of family-friendly venues, including arcades, mini-golf courses, and Ripley’s Museum. The SkyWheel, one of the area’s biggest attractions, takes you 175 feet in the air for a truly breathtaking view of the falls. This area is also home to a variety of restaurants, from fast food joints to themed restaurants like Rainforest Cafe and Hard Rock Cafe. There is plenty of entertainment for adults, too – with three casinos and numerous nightclubs, you won’t have to worry about running out of things to do.
This theme park is a must-visit attraction if you are visiting Niagara Falls with children. Killer and beluga whales, dolphins, walruses, and sea lions are on display at this sprawling facility – be sure to catch one of the whale and dolphin shows while you’re here. There is a section where you can see elk and deer in recreated natural habitats. You can also enjoy roller coasters and other thrill rides, and there are plenty of play areas for the little ones. Be sure to visit one of the on-site restaurants for a great meal before you leave.
Fallsview Water Park
Fallsview Water Park gives you and your family the opportunity to enjoy water fun even when it’s cold or rainy outside. The 125,000 square foot indoor water park features a massive wave pool, perfect for splashing on a wintry afternoon. You’ll enjoy the thrill of water slide races and the Plunge Bowl, a centrifuge of fast-paced water fun. If you’re traveling with toddlers, you’ll love Tiny Tots Splash Park, where your little ones can play in the water in a safe environment.
Niagara Falls boasts a vast array of towering hotels, many of which overlook the falls. Global Connections Travel Agency can help you book the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing and adventure.