At first i just looked at all this madness...not quite believing it. It felt like i was in the middle of some carnival/amusement park. It is overcommercialized, totally touristy, totally tacky and kitschy.
You can just walk down the street and go through a million souvenir stores with Niagara Falls on any kind of clothing you can imagine (and some you probably couldn't). There are haunted houses, there are fortune tellers, there are rides of all kinds. I went late in the fall so it wasn't really even very crowded, i can just imagine what its like in summer when its packed. Even late in the season, it was busy. For kids it is probably much more entertaining,,,,It was fun anyway. A good place to lighten your wallet.
I went to Niagara falls twice already, i loved the falls they are very beautiful, i enjoyed the maid of the mist it felt so unreal i couldn't believe my eyes totally mind blowing. Clifton hill was a blast there is tons to do there, like the wax museum, the hunted houses ( all though i chickened out ) the sky wheel great view a bit scary if your not a big fan of heights. the 3d movies were awesome seats moved and everything ! i mean there's so much to do down there you cant get it all done in one day that's for sure. I also went to marine land i enjoy the dolphin shows and more, tons of rides there for kids and adults. I do have to admit i ate once on Clifton hill i find it to expensive to eat right on Clifton hill but there are a few good places to eat down there, like the fly saucer and much much more. Im actually going down there again in November 2011 Niagara falls is the most beautiful place ever. You'll have fun and trust me once your down there you'll know what to do cause there SO much to do.
I spent a couple of evenings at Clifton Hill, known as the 'world famous Street of Fun by the Falls' whilst at Niagara Falls in November 2006. It's a large entertainment complex where a large concentration of restaurants, shops, souvenirs centres, hotels, attractions, restaurants, bars and clubs.
The first evening I had a meal at The Rainforest Cafe and the second evening I rode on the Niagara Sky Wheel and had dinner afterwards at Boston Pizza.
I'm not sure what to think of Clifton Hill. I feel it's very commercialised and unecological for the Falls themselves but I enjoyed having choices for where to eat and what to do in the evenings.
I have put the said restuarants and said attraction on separate pages.
To my utter surprise I saw that there is a casino and fun-area by Niagara falls. It surprised me as this seems so out of place, on one hand these amazing waterfalls and on the other hand casinos, not exactly as I had imagined Niagara falls beore I visited.
The city of Niagara Falls is a popular resort area with something to delight every member of the family. I only wish I had more time to explore the various attractions here such as Ripley's... Believe It Or Not, in 1.5 months I've gone to 2 places which have Ripley's (the other being Genting in August) and I've yet to go inside any!
Clfton Hill is the Midway of Niagara Falls. It will keep you busy for hours, maybe days as there is a lot to see. There are museums such as Ripley's Belive It Or Not, wax museums, scarry, museums, giant ferris wheel and even a miniature golf.
The street of Fun is definitely CLIFTON HILL. Besides shops and restaurants, you will find the Niagara Sky Wheel, Movieland Wax Museum. Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf, Ghost Blasters Dark Ride, Cosmic Coaster Ride and much more. Get a fun pass and save $20.00/ Five great attractions - one low price - Adult $24.96 - Child $18.95
Like what I said in my Tourist Trap, This is A Tourist Trap for Souvenirs! but it doesn't mean that I don't like the place hence I've put this tip on things to do!
For visitors, particularly families and teenagers, it is a major amusement area and centre for night life. Known as Niagara Falls' Fun Street, this stretch of road running from Victoria Avenue to River Road is home to many of the city's amusement parks, houses of horror, and fun-style museums. Located a block from Casino Niagara and walking distance to the Falls, the strip, along with a stretch of Victoria Avenue, features such attractions as the Alien Encounter, Guinness World Of Records Museum, Adventure Dome, Louis Tussaud's Waxworks, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum with 4-D theater.
Be sure to visit the all-new Niagara Skywheel, where you can experience a birds eye view of the Falls and surrounding area, all in the comfort of a climate controlled gondola. See your favourite stars at the Movieland Wax Museum of Stars where you will marvel at the lifelike quality of the more than 75 life sized wax figures of stars like Harry Potter, Jack Nicholson and The Simpsons. Kids of all ages will love the Great Canadian Midway which offers over 70,000 square feet of games, and adventure rides.Clifton Hill is also home to Rumours Nightclub, one of the hottest nightclubs in the area. With a state-of-the-art sound, video and lighting system you can dance the night away.
Clifton Hill is comprised of a lot of tourist attractions and is also very crowded. The only attraction we went to was the wheel, which was well worth it. This was the first thing we did went we went to Niagara and was well worth the price. The ferris wheel booths are all air conditioned. They take you around 3 times for about 10.00/person.
Clifton Hill is really the place to take the children. The attractions and rides are the closest thing to Blackpool, UK that I have ever come across yet with less style somehow. The choices are plain to see and great for the family - if you can afford it!
The skywheel What a view. I had went there at night time. It was simply colorful and entertaining, but the ride is just not long enough but worth it just the same..By the way It was heated. And I think one of the guys said It was air conditioned.
Day or night the sights are very beautiful stroll down Cliftonhill to the Falls a great way to spend the day or evening..There is so much to see and do all on one Street..
The Guinness World Records Museum is one of the many museums and attractions that line Clifton Hill in the ultra touristy town of Niagara Falls.
Having visited the Falls, I was looking for something to do to kill the time while waiting for my bus back to Toronto....and this museum looked as interesting as any of the others!
I paid 12.80 CAD (February 2006) for a ticket and spent about an hour inside the museum reading about the various unbelievable feats that people have undertaken in order to claim their place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The museum is not particularly large, with the exhibitions housed on two floors. However, many of the exhibitions take the form of narrative descriptions and facts and so they don't take up much space. Consequently, there is a lot of information contained within this small museum.
The various records are split into categories within the museum. For example, you can read facts, take part in interactive activities and see video footage on records in the following categories:
Entertainment: for example, the most Oscars won for a film or an actor;
Music: for example, the most number one hits or the most albums sold by an artist;
Sport: for example, the most gold medals won or goals scored by a sportsperson;
Weather extremes: for example, the hottest, coldest, wettest and driest conditions ever recorded on Earth;
Eating feats: for example, the most hotdogs or eggs or chocolate bars consumed in a given time period;
People: for example, the world's tallest, fattest, heaviest, shortest man/woman;
Animals: for example, the world's fastest, deadliest, oldest creatures.
One of the World Record holders was the CN Tower (which I had visited a couple of days earlier) - the world's tallest free-standing tower!
You can return to the museum for a second time for the discounted price of 5 CAD within 2 days of your original ticket purchase if you so wish. Just keep your receipt and present it when you return.
Clifton Hill is an amusement park of sorts. It is jam packed with restaurant, video arcades, rides and haunted houses. There is a sweet smell of candy floss that floats throughout the air. There are plenty of souviner and speciality shops.
Clifton Hill Attractions in Niagara Falls
Is just one block to the Falls and the beautiful Queen Victoria Park.Whene you come her you can’t miss it there are restaurants, bar’s, night club’s, souvenir shops, mall’s, ride’s, ice-cream shop’s, Dinosaur Park etc etc ,many thing’s to spend money on that’s for sure. And very busy.