Niagara Falls is a small town in the middle of nowhere next to the famous Niagara Falls. The main area is completely dedicated to tourism and is composed mainly of hotels, casinos and amusement parks. Personally, I wasn't really impressed. The only thing worth seeing are the waterfalls, which you can see in half a day. Niagara Falls has two major waterfalls on the Niagara River, separating the USA and Canada (one on the U.S. side, and the biggest and most famous on the Canadian side) and more smaller ones next to the big ones. These falls have a drop of more than fifty meters and it's impressive to see how quickly the water runs and with such a force. One of the attractions that's not to be missed is the small boat that runs along the base of the falls for a close up view.
In Niagara Falls we had the possibility to take a boat and approach the base to view it from below. About 100 meters of the falls, there are lockers where you can buy tickets, go down stairs,get a raincoat and climb on-board. The trip takes about 30 minutes but is well worth it, it is one of those things for tourists to do, you can not go without jumping! I recommend you go with the first ship, which if I remember correct was at 9.30am.
If what you want is a hassle for tourists in the town of Niagara Falls you will find it. Less than 200 yards from Niagara Falls there are rows of casinos, amusement parks and other local attractions. Personally I recommend that you do not enter, the falls must be seen because they are impressive, both day and night but when it comes to casinos and fairs, it is best to ignore it. Go to sleep early, get up early and continue on your way to any of the cities that you can find on the shore of the Niagra river, which is much more worth it.
When you hear about the Niagara Falls, you know that there are the American and the Canadian side. How about taking a walk across the border via the bridge connecting the two sides? Here, you get splendid views of the falls at the boundary line. Get your passport ready for the two customs at the both ends of the bridge. Personally I love the whole experience of looking at the falls from all angles, and I like the view from the Canadian side the most.
Bird Kingdom is an attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario that is home to over 400 exotic birds among a tropical rainforest setting - indoors! It is the world's largest free-flying indoor aviary. As you start at the top, you will notice a 40 foot waterfall on one side, and a path that slowly winds down through many levels. Birds that are native to different areas around the world are flying throughout this giant warehouse-sized room. Don't forget to bring your camera (just don't turn the flash on!).
In exploring the aviary, you are able to get up really close to the birds or look for them in the trees. Bird Kingdom's Main Aviary also features a 125-year old Javanese Hut where you can enjoy a snack or some beverages. There are other places inside Bird Kingdom such as the Small Bird Aviary (in a separate room), a room with lizards and snakes, sections with frogs and bats, and much more! Give yourself 1-2 hours to fully explore the building.
What to do in Niagara Falls is a fairly simple question to answer! Of all the things to do in Niagara Falls, the most popular are the falls themselves! Niagara Falls dominate the entire city and rightly so; it is indeed one of the most impressive natural spectacles in North America.
Many of the top Niagara Falls activities also revolve around the falls themselves. From the stunning views to a trip on the historic Maid of the Mist to the fireworks displays... travelers could spend days just exploring the falls.
When it comes to stuff to do in Niagara Falls, the waterfalls themselves are not the only star. In fact, there are plenty of interesting things to see in Niagara Falls city like the 160-meter tall Skylon Tower, from which you can enjoy beautiful views of the city.
Another of the top Niagara Falls attractions is Queen Street, a bustling area of shops, bars and restaurants. One of the most surprising Niagara Falls activities is actually gambling...yes, Niagara Falls is a popular casino town with many American travelers crossing the border for a fun weekend at the card tables. To find out more about the top attractions in Niagara Falls, have a look at the recommendations from real minube travelers and find all the best places to see, eat, and stay.