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American Falls

We diddnt venture over to the American Side of Niagara Falls because of Visa reasons, but everyone says that the Canadian side is the best anyway!!

The American Falls were much smaller and for me not so amazing as the Horseshoe, but I still loved them!

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Nov 04, 2004

Bridal Veil Falls

The section on the right side of the American Falls is called the Bridal Veil Falls. As you can see, you can go down a walkway to the base of the falls (we didn't, though). This walkway has been demolished by the Falls in the past and rebuilt. The Bridal Veil was once part of the rest of the American Falls, but became separated.
Keep in mind while at Niagara that this is a dynamic, ever-changing monument. The force and volume of the water causes constant changes to the shape of the falls on both the American and Canadian sides. Niagara Falls, in fact, have been and are still moving slowly upriver.

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Jan 18, 2004

The Falls

Walk down to the falls. It's so peaceful and amazing! The mist is everywhere and on a hot August day- it feels great! There's a shopping center on the walk by the falls- and there's a bunch of little snack shops there too!

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Jun 13, 2003

If you really MUST cross the border...

If you really must cross the border to see the Falls from the other side, give yourself a peptalk prior to that, get hardened for unpleasantness of the "real life" on the other side, give a nice farewell to those nice and polite Canadians, and get ready for harsh words, suspiciousness, lack of smile, invigillation, investigation...Do you still want to cross over there???
Oh, and by the way - do not cross the border too early - my company was refused entry once because it was before sunrise - "no need to go there - you won't be able to see anything anyway".

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May 12, 2003
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The 'American' Falls

The 'American' Niagara Falls, so called because it originates on the American side of the river.
Only 10% (Approx! - You measure it!) of the water actually flows over here, so the Horseshoe is far more impressive. Of course, I'm not saying that this is not worth seeing!

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Mar 16, 2003

American Falls

At 56 metres (180 ft) high, the American Falls is slightly higher than its Canadian counterpart. Its crestline is 328 metres (1075 ft) wide.

The American Falls looks spectacular at night, when it is lit with various combinations of coloured lights.

The diversion of water above the falls has slowed the forces of erosion. It is estimated that 75,000 gallons of water flow over the American Falls each second, amounting to only 10% of Niagara's total waterflow.

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Sep 17, 2002

American Falls

As their name suggests they are situated completely within the United States. My experience of them was from the Canadian side and the Maid of the Mist.

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Dec 28, 2011

American Falls

American Falls can be seen clearly on the Canadian side and is the biggest of the three waterfalls that form Niagara Falls.

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Apr 30, 2011

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American Falls.

Sheer beauty. Best viewed from the Canadian Side. All pictures are taken from the Canadian side.

Funny ... cause the American side in my opinion has a better view of the Canadian Falls.

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Sep 08, 2006

American Falls

From Table Rock you can also view the American falls. I really think the Canadians got the better end of the deal. It's just more Amazing to view the falls head on than to see them from behind.

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Mar 31, 2005

View of the American Falls

Take some time and try to ugnore the other people around you and picture yourself seeing these falls thousands of years ago...awesome.

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Sep 24, 2004

American Falls

Across the border is the American Falls. I have been on the American side before to go on a walking tour and maid of the mist, but unless you can't pass security I say you head to the Canadian side.

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Mar 24, 2004

Things To Do Near Niagara Falls

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Falls at Night

When the night comes, hundreds of people line the border of the river, waiting for the light show. As you can imagine, powerful focus of changing colors hit the falls, revealing them in a succession...
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IMAX Theatre and Daredevil Exhibit

Buy online and save 25% off your IMAX tickets and over 30% off IMAX packages including the Skylon Tower located next to the IMAX Theater Interesting Niagara Falls...
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White Water Walk

The White Water Walk is a wooden boardwalk built along the narrowest section of the Niagara River between the Niagara Falls and the Niagara Whirlpool. There are two staircases, one around the middle...
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Niagara Falls State Park, New York State

At the Maid of the Mist tour boat that goes up to the falls (an iconic ride) they will give you a yellow poncho. You will still get wet - you should dress for that, especially the shoes. And you will...
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Casino Niagara

Casino floor size: 100,000 ft² (9,000 m²) Slot machines: 1750 Slot tournament area Table games: 60 Restaurants: 3 ( Lucky's steakhouse , The Market Buffet, Perks Cafe ) Bars: Corona, Quench,...
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Maid of the Mist

Enjoyed wearing our blue poncho's to go up to the Falls. Cool, refreshing & just beautiful. The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls, New York, USA. The boat started off in a calm part of...
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