Things to do in Niagara Falls

When one thinks of Niagara Falls attractions, the first thing that comes to mind is Niagara Falls itself, and for good reason! It may not be an official "Wonder of the World", but it certainly would have made a lot of people's lists! If you haven't seen it, you should, at least once.  But Niagara Falls is more than just the Falls. There are a lot more attractions there, so if you plan to visit, make sure you leave yourself enough time to see everything else.

Get up Close to Niagara Falls

First of all, just because you see the Falls from land, doesn't mean you REALLY see the Falls. If you aren't getting wet in the process, you aren't really experiencing them. Luckily, there are a lot of sightseeing options, from Hornblower's Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour, to Jet Boat Tours on the  Niagara River with Class 5 white water rapids, to Niagara Parks' Journey Behind the Falls and White Water can get as wet as you want to! Or see the falls from the air on the Niagara Skywheel, or the Aero Car suspended high over the Whirlpool or go up in a helicopter to get the highest view of the whole thing.

Zoos & Animals in Niagara Falls

You don't have to get wet ALL the time though. There are a lot of other things to do in Niagara Falls too. For example, if you love animals, consider going on safari at Safari Niagara. Or visit a butterfly conservatory and let one of the 2000 free flying butterflies land on your shoulder. Bird Kingdom is another animal attraction that brings visitors to the area, as is Marineland.

Niagara Falls Entertainment

Not really into animals
? How about visiting the House of Frankenstein or taking a photo with a wax figure at Louis Tussaud's or the Rock Legends Wax Museum? Or stop in at the Ghost Blasters Dark Ride or the Great Canadian Midway or the Guinness Book of World Records. Don't forget that Niagara Falls is also the home of 2 Casinos, as well as live horseracing. Or bring the kids to one of the indoor waterparks like Fallsview or Great Wolf Lodge.

Relax in Niagara-on-the-Lake

And while they aren't traditional attractions, you can't really talk about Niagara Falls without recognizing its proximity to Niagara on the Lake, home to world renown wineries
. Take a short 30 minute drive and spend the day tasting reds, whites, rosés and even the famous ice wine that the region is known for. Stop for a meal at one of the winery restaurants and enjoy incredible food, perfectly paired with local wines.  

Many Niagara Falls attractions are located along the "Strip" and in some cases, you can buy a pass which lets you enjoy several for one low price. Visit the Falls and then spend a few days soaking up all the excitement Niagara Falls has to offer!

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