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    Watch those brave birds flying above Falls

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 17, 2007

    I had a great delight to watch birds flying above the Falls. Although I thought that they have some suicidal feelings, since falling water seemed to be too dangerous to me with its splashes and roars, I, frankly speaking, envied those birds a little. They could see the beauty of Niagara Falls from different angles and have fun from watching crowds of people.

    If you look at the picture very carefully, you will see a small dot almost in the middle of the picture. This is one of those birds.

    The dangerous flight
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    Walk up the Niagara River

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 17, 2007

    Many people enjoy Niagara Falls but never walk up the river to see the quietness of the waters before they fall roaring and splashing.

    During my morning walk I decided to see how the river looks like before it reaches an abrupt steep and I was pleasantly surprised with calmness of waters, with their serenity, but also with their coldness. If I didn't see the Falls water mist behind me, I would never believed that this calm water will have an anormous energy while it falls down.

    The river bench has some places where you can walk close to water, sit under trees and watch the river.

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    Bird Aviary

    by davesut Updated May 8, 2007

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    Spent a pleasant two hours or so in this aviary. The entrance was one of the freebies that were included in our acommodation deal.

    There were some very pretty birds and you work your way around until you reach the area with a small waterfall. We had not seen such a spectacular waterfall for ages!! This area includes a pleasant Java style cafe which served non alcoholic cocktails.

    There are a number of photo opportunities that staff take and you will see them on your exit so you can spend some more money!

    Who's have thought, a waterfall in niagara Behind teh falls! A 'hunched' photo, cheaper than the one on sale What is all the fuss about?

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    Wow, this is a big Hershey's Kisses!!!

    by OlenaKyiv Written Apr 26, 2007

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    If you like chocolate, chocolate cakes, and chocolate candies, you should go to Hershey's store. I never saw ONLY HERSHEY'S store, so it was a pleasant surprise. Tell you the truth I am not a big fan of Hershey's brand chocolate, but it was a great opportunity to take a picture near this HUGE Hershey's Kisses (look at the picture of this tip). Children will love it.

    The interior of the store is interestingly looking, in the way of chocolate factory.

    Beside chocolate you may buy all kinds of souvenirs, like hershey's cups, T-shirts, and different dolls. Frankly speaking, I think prices are too high. We bought to try a chocolate cake and were not much satisfied with its taste. I guess it was a matter of our taste :-)))

    My dance with Hershey's Kiss Inside of Niagara Falls Hershey's store
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    DONT PASS THIS BY

    by BerniShand Written Oct 25, 2006

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    You get great savings if you buy an Adventure Pass, this gives you vouchers for admission to the main attractions and well discounted coupons for entrance to several others, it also includes a coupon for a day pass on the People Mover buses and the funicular Railway, while the attractions coupons are good for all the season you will have to buy a new transport pass every day if you wiosh to use the buses

    there is a different pass for the winter months as several of the outdoor attractions are closed, the Winter Magic Pass is valiad from November to April, check the website for dates and attractions covered by the pass
    Passes are available from Information Booths, Ticket booths and Niagara Parks gift shops

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    Cave of the Winds

    by TropicGirl77 Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    We travelled to Goat Island, with our very own private tour guide, Albert. Cost: Adults $8.00 Children $7.00 With your admission, you are provided with a flimsy (yet adequate) yellow raincoat, as well as a pair of water sandals (KNOW your size) Whisked away in an elevator nearly 175 feet to the foot of the falls, you then walk a little ways back up on a wooden walkway. This walkway is newly constructed each year (brrrrrrrrrr) SUGGESTION: Tie your raincoat loosely in a knot between your legs to keep it from flying above your shoulders! You will get wet. Protect your camera. Hey, pictures don't come out TOO bad from under the yellow raincoat! For the ultimate experience, walk on the HURRICANE deck ... truly awesome experience!

    Getting wet, it's all the rage!
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    Journey Behind the Falls

    by malianrob Written Oct 11, 2006

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    This tour was alright but you dont get to see too much. You go through this long hallway behind the falls and you will see two or three opennings where you can see the water falling but you really dont get to see much. It was too much to go on this tour but it still wasnt worth it. I got some good pictures of my and my sister messing around but that was it.

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    Get up at morning and go to engoy the Falls

    by OlenaKyiv Updated Sep 8, 2006

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    What to do in Niagara Falls? Get up at morning and go to the Falls. This is what I did the next day of our trip, despite a kind of the tiredness after long night dances in one of the Niagara Falls night clubs.

    Not so many people like to get up at morning, so I enjoyed peopleless sidewalks and view areas. I could spend a lot of time with my tripod and camera on the good spot without feeling that somebody is impatient and waiting when I leave to take my place. Moreover, I don't know why, but parking places were empty and I parked right away near the Falls for free.

    Unfortunately I came to Falls not so early, around 8 am, so sun already hit the camera and photos were too light. However, I loved the fresh look of Falls and colorful rainbow that covered them.

    Morning of Niagara Falls The deepness of the Falls Water crushing the stones
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    Niagara Falls State Park

    by musbars Written Aug 30, 2006

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    Located on US part of falls. The newly remodeled Visitor Center at Prospect Park is the perfect place to start and end your adventure at Niagara Falls State Park. Here you can buy your package and take a ride on a Niagara Scenic Trolley and feel as though you've stepped into the past. The Trolley is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer months for your comfort. The Trolley stops at several locations throughout the park, giving you a chance to explore Niagara Falls State Park at your own pace.

    The world famous Maid of the Mist cruises right to the base of the American Falls, then to the basin of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. It's a fantastic journey through crashing waters, surrounded by massive rock formations that have tamed the raging rapids for millions of years. Get ready to be wet.

    An elevator ride to the bottom of the Observation Tower takes you to the Maid of the Mist dock, where you will be provided with a souvenir rain poncho. You will then board the boat for an unforgettable 30-minute tour.

    The Cave of the Winds trip takes you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible. You ride an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a bright yellow poncho and wearing the special footwear provided, you follow a tour guide over a series of wooden walkways to the famous "Hurricane Deck". As you stand at the railing, you are a mere 20 feet (6 meters) from the billowing torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. The rushing waters loom above you, dousing you with a generous spray as you face the thundering Falls head-on. Rainbows are usually visible day and night. Everyone can experience the sights of Niagara Falls. A deck has been built 150 feet from the base of the Falls especially designed for handicapped and adults with children in arms.

    You can also visit the Aquarium of Niagara, Festival Theatre, Discovery Center, and just walk on your own. Enjoy!

    Maid of the Mist View from the Maid of the Mist On the Maid of the Mist On the Observation Tower The Cave of the Winds

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    Ity bity Chapel of Love

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 30, 2006

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    The Living Water Wayside chapel.

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    Local News - Many local people don’t know it by name, but they are quite familiar with the small, white chapel along the Niagara River Parkway halfway between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    It’s called the Living Water Wayside Chapel. It has a white picket fence out front and there’s a small parking lot for a few cars at the side of the building.

    A small sign inside the chapel states it was built in 1969 by the Niagara Falls Christian Reformed Church where service is held at 10 a.m., Sunday, at 4878 Jepson St., in Niagara Falls.

    The chapel contains only two pews and at the back there’s a locked donation box and a spiral ringed notebook for visitors to sign and leave their comments.

    There have been countless visitors over the years. This past month comments were left from people across Ontario and Canada and foreign countries that include Korea, Germany, Poland and China.

    Rev. Gary Sweetman, of Niagara Falls, who operates Niagara Weddings Canada, is often called upon to perform traditional or personalized ceremonies.

    Over the years, Sweetman has married a cross section of people from all walks of life, including a judge from London, England, and a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

    The chapel wasn’t initially intended for weddings. It was a place for people to stop and rest for few minutes while walking along the parkway. They might wish to say a small prayer or meditate for a few minutes before continuing on their way. Visitors can also pick up a small booklet and leave a donation.

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    Cham Shan Temple - Buddist Temple

    by JennysTravels Updated Jul 13, 2006

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    Ten Thousand Buddha Temple of Peace
    Also known as the Cham Shan Temple, this Buddhist temple seems out of place with some of Niagara's brash attractions. And while visitors are welcome, it is a temple as opposed to a tourist attraction. For those interested in architecture or Buddhism, the Ten Thousand Buddha temple should not be missed. Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Services at 5am, 11:30am and 4pm.

    Chan Shan Temple
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    Niagara's Newest Attraction

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 6, 2006

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    Towering 175 feet above the city, The SkyWheel offers brilliant views of Niagara Falls. Each fully enclosed gondola is climate controlled all year round. 42 Gondolas with a maxiumum of 6 passengers per gondola. This is Canada's largest observation wheel. Ride duration is 10 minutes. Wheelchair accessible.

    $9.99 Adult and $5.99 Child

    SkyWheel SkyWheel SkyWheel Me with Canadian Falls & Skylon Tower. In ShyWheel The Gondola
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    Drink a local Ale

    by manuelEB Updated Jul 5, 2006

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    Going to Niagara and not thinking of Marilyn Monroe and her perfectly balancing "nalgas" (to avoid censure) is just an impossible task for someone that love good and stiff "nalgas". I guess that inspirated in MM the locals are producingg this ale which is not bad. At least, it is zillion times better than those light waters that north-americans (mexicans included) call beers.

    Gentlemen prefer cold (1953)
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    Brock's Monument

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 3, 2006

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    In 1824, the first monument memorializing British Major General Isaac Brock was erected at Queenston Heights. The white limestone tower was 65 feet (19.8m) tall. Inside this tower was a circular staircase inside the viewing area at the top of the tower. The bodies of Major General Brock and his aide de camp Lieutenant Colonel Macdonell were entombed at the base of this tower. The monument was dedicated on October 13th 1824.

    On April 17th 1838, Benjamin Lett, an Irish Canadian rebel sympathetic to the Mackenzie Rebellion and a group of saboteurs set off an explosive blast at the base of Brock's Monument causing irreparable structural damage.

    The bodies of Brock and Macdonell were disinterred from the vault and reburied in the Hamilton family cemetery in Queenston.

    On October 13th 1853, construction of the new Brock's Monument was begun. It was designed by Toronto architect, William Thomas. It was completed in the autumn of 1856. The tower is 184 feet (56m) tall and inside has a 235 step circular stairway to a small twelve foot diameter observation deck/pod at the top. It was paid for from public donations.

    At the beginning of the construction of the new monument, the remains of Brock and Macdonell were disinterred from the Hamilton cemetery and reburied in a vault underneath the monument.

    On April 5th 1929, during a heavy gale, the outstretched arm of the statue of General Brock broke off and fell to the ground below. It broke into three large pieces weighing one thousand pounds. The arm and the entire upper portion of the statue needed replacement. Scaffolding was build around the tower to the very top to allow workers to reconstruct the statue of General Brock.

    Brock's Monument continues to stand as a sentinel atop the Niagara Escarpment at Queenston overlooking the beautiful lower Niagara River area. Access to the top observation pod is allowed.

    Brock's Monument Brock's Monument
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    Take a Bike or a Hike

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 3, 2006

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    There are plenty of paved and unpaved hiking/biking trails throughout Niagara Region. Every sunday I take to the road and bike the hour to Niagara-On-The-Lake to visit my family. I love the ride, plenty of sunshine, trees and beautiful highlights along the way. There are always plenty of other people doing the same thing. Rollerblading, biking, walking, hiking in the gorge or having a picnic under a tree.

    Queenston Heights Brown's Point.  Niagara-On-The-Lake
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