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Top Choice Waterfall in Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls

Niagara Falls forms a natural rift between Ontario and New York State. On the US side, Bridal Veil Falls crash onto mammoth fallen rocks. On the Canadian side, the grander, more powerful Horseshoe Falls plunge into …
Casino in Niagara Falls

Niagara Fallsview Casino

This casino never closes. The building itself is worth a look – an amazing complex of commerce and crapshoots, with a fantastical fountain in the lobby. Corny old-timers like Kenny Rogers and Donny Osmond are regula…
Zoo in Niagara Falls

Bird Kingdom

The jungly Bird Kingdom claims to be the world's largest indoor aviary, with 400 species of free-flying tropical birds from around the globe. You can also buddy-up with a boa constrictor in the Reptile Encounter Zon…
Gardens in Niagara Falls

Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory

Entry to the 40 hectares of Botanical Gardens is free, but you'll need to pay to enter the Butterfly Conservatory, with its more than 50 species of butterflies (some as big as birds) flitting around 130 species of f…
Museum in Niagara Falls

IMAX Theatre & Daredevil Exhibit

The best reason to come here is for the Daredevil Exhibit attached to IMAX Niagara (which screens blockbusters and films about the falls; combo tickets are available). Scratch your head in amazement at the battered …
Gardens in Niagara Falls

Floral Showhouse

Around 1km south of Horseshoe Falls, the Showhouse offers year-round floral displays and some warm respite on a chilly day. Opposite, lodged on rocks in the rapids, the Old Scow is a rusty steel barge that's been wa…
Museum in Niagara Falls

Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

This ivy-covered museum was where the esteemed William Lyon Mackenzie once edited the hell-raising Colonial Advocate. Enthusiastic young staff conduct tours every half-hour.
Park in Niagara Falls

Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

About 8km north of the falls is this exceptional reserve, where you can get a sense of what the area was like pre-Europeans. There are 4km of walking trails winding down into a gorge, past huge boulders, cold caves,…
Historic Site in Niagara Falls

Queenston Heights Park

In Queenston village, a snoozy historic throwback north of the falls near the Lewiston Bridge to the US, is Queenston Heights Park, a national historic site. Here, the commanding Brock Monument honors Major General …
Viewpoint in Niagara Falls

Skylon Tower

The Skylon Tower is an ugly 158m spire with yellow elevators crawling like bugs up the exterior. The views from the indoor and outdoor observation decks are eye-poppers. There's also a revolving restaurant.