Posted by: RasmaSandra | October 15, 2018

Amazing Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is a well-known and amazing waterfall and one of the most impressive and best-known waterfalls in the world. Niagara Falls is located in the extreme north-west of New York State forming the U.S. – Canadian border. Masses of water from Lake Erie come tumbling down creating an almost 200-foot drop which then flows into Lake Ontario.

niagara bridal

There are three waterfalls – Bridal Veil Falls,

niagara american

American Falls and

niagara horseshoe

the widest, Horseshoe Falls. Visitors can view the falls from dry land or take a boat trip which puts them right into the spray of the falls.

Once you have visited and viewed Niagara Falls there is plenty to see and do in the lovely upstate town.

niagara park

Niagara Falls State Park is New York’s oldest state park. It opened in 1885 and is home to the three impressive waterfalls and five islands on the Niagara River. The park offers nature and bike trails, picnic facilities and enjoyable scenery.

niagara observation-tower

The park’s main attraction is the Observation Tower from which you can get panoramic views of all three waterfalls.

niagara maid of the mist

Sightseeing tours are available on the Maid of the Mist. The visitor center has historical exhibits, a gift shop, many restaurants, and the Adventure Theater. At night the falls are lit up and there are fireworks lighting the sky.

niagara goat

On Goat Island

From Prospect Point there is a path that crosses a bridge on to little Green Island. This is in the middle of the rapids just above the American Falls. Then over another bridge to Goat Island, between the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. On Goat Island at the foot of the American Falls, you’ll find the entrance to the Cave of the Winds from where boardwalks lead to just under the falls.

niagara cave of winds

Before descending the 175-feet into the gorge visitors are given ponchos and souvenir sandals. It was named the “hurricane deck” due to constantly being in stormy conditions. The wooden platform stands only 20 feet from the tumbling waters of Bridal Veil Falls. Visitors can also get access to Luna Island by gangway from the northern tip of Goat Island and various walkways.

niagara whirlpool

When the river changes course three miles below the American Falls a whirlpool forms and these rapids are some of the world’s most dangerous as 100,000 cubic feet of water move through the narrow Whirlpool Gorge each second.

niagara whirlpool bridge

From the New York side, visitors can hike down a series of paths and stairs to an observation point. Whirlpool Rapids Bridge is a popular way to view the falls from above. It spans the Niagara River between the U.S. and Canada.

niagara aquarium

The Aquarium of Niagara has over 200 species of aquatic animals and 30-educational exhibits. Here you can see a sea lion show, harbor seal presentations, and penguin feeding.

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Visitors can have an animal encounter with a behind-the-scenes look at the care, training and social lives of seals and Humboldt penguins. The aquarium is also an animal rescue center for injured wildlife.

niagara castellani

The Castellani Art Museum was founded by the Castellani Family in 1976. The permanent collection includes over 5,600 works in a wide range of media dating back to the 1850s to the present. The collection consists of paintings, drawings, photos, and sculpture.

niagara university

A large part of the collection is focused on artwork created since the 1970s and features contemporary artists. The museum is located on the Niagara University campus.

niagara fort House of Peace

French Castle

Old Fort Niagara is one of the most important forts of the 18th century. It was prominent for protection and to maintain control of access to the Great Lakes during colonial wars. The restored original buildings include exhibits and artifacts. During the summer, living history interpreters demonstrate what daily life was like. Guided tours are available and the fort also hosts special events.

 

 

https://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/niagara-falls-us-ny-nf.htm

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Responses

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    I WAS THERE AND SAW SOME OF THIS—ONCE!

    • Thank you very much for the reblog Jonathan.

  2. Stunning views, I hope to visit this in person someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you enjoy it.

    • It is worth a visit Aletha. You’re welcome. You have a great blog.


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