In the evening this tourist area called 'Clifton Hill', is all bright and cheerful with lots of light. Many of the shops are open, so lots of opportunities to buy your souvenirs! There are quite a few people walking around, even on a cold winter's day in December. I don't dare to imagine how busy this area might be during the summertime.
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.
This is the street with all the amusements on it, like The Haunted House, Guinness World of Records and Mystery Maze. Visit the House of Frankenstein, where I was scared by Frankie as a child, he chased me and I went screaming out of the place!
Even the Burger King has a monster of top of it!
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.
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.
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 was bustling even in the middle of winter with temps in the 20's. We have been there in Summer and it iis even busier. There are tons of restraunts, gift shops, upper end stores, and tourist stuff. We had a great time at Ripleys Moving Theatre, Ripleys Believe It or Not, The Hershey Store (YUM!!),and the Hard Rockl club (nightclub above the Hardrock Cafe).
It is tacky and touristy with wax museums and souvenir shops, but it is all but unavoidable.
It is a great place to people watch, as they come from all over the world.
It does have excitement in the air (or maybe just the positive ions from the Falls)...
Ok, they're all over Clifton Hill, so you'll have your pick of what museum tickles your fancy. My favorite was Ripley's Believe It or Not - probably because it was more interactive. Some of the museums are not worth the money, and only take about 10 minutes to go through. So pick wisely!!!
More than just a Hill - it's the world of exhilarating attractions, fine dining, shopping and entertainment which surrounds Clifton Hill in lovely Niagara Falls
An old fashioned carousel ride will give you a different perspective on the falls, clifton hill and Niagara Hotel District.
And if you are hungry, you don't need to worry either. Restaurants like this are open 24/7. So even if you have a 'monster' appetite, you'll don't need to worry :-))
Clifton Hill is just one block to the Falls. Make sure to discover all the fun exploring the great attractions and amusements on Clifton Hill.