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Splendor of Niagara Falls

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An April 2004 trip to Niagara Falls by Muchmor

Embassy Suites Niagara Falls - Fallsview Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario More Photos
Quote: Whilst we were planning our trip to Ontario, we decided to stay in Niagara for a couple of nights. We were not disappointed -- it is truly spectacular and a definite wonder of the world!

Embassy Suites Niagara Falls - Fallsview

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Hotel | "Embassy Suites Hotel"

Embassy Suites Niagara Falls - Fallsview Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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We stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel on our recent visit to Niagara Falls, I am so glad we did. They have many different types of suites available, from the cheapest city view, to presidential suites. We booked a junior presidential suite and were not disappointed. The process of checking in went smoothly and we were given not only room keycard, but vouchers for the inclusive breakfast and the shuttle pass to and from the casino area. Our suite was located on the 28th floor and upon entering we were left speechless. The first thing you see is the living area, with sofa, coffee table, TV, etc., and a great view of the Canadian falls directly under our room from the dining area. The room is...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2004

Embassy Suites Niagara Falls - Fallsview
6700 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G3W6
(905) 356-3600

Applebees

Restaurant | "Applebee's"

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Next to our Embassy Suites hotel in Niagara was Applebee’s restaurant. We had dinner here on our first day as it was raining and we didn’t want to walk far. We found the restaurant to be almost empty, possibly to do with the fact it was April and raining! The waitress seated us and took our drinks order. My husband decided to have buffalo wings for starters, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I didn’t have a starter. For the main course, my hubby had a Bourbon Steak, which arrived sizzling on a platter and smelled lovely. I have it on good authority that it tasted just as good too. I had chicken fingers with fries. The chicken was very succulent and tasty and the fries were good too. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 22, 2004

Applebees
6546 Buchanan Ave
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Outback Steakhouse

Restaurant

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Another restaurant near our hotel was the Outback Restaurant. We decided to try here on our second evening, but perhaps wish we hadn’t. The restaurant is clean and looks reasonably new and is done with an Australian theme. We were greeted at the door and let to our seats. The waitress came to take our drinks order, but returned with one of them incorrect, so had to go back and get the correct drink. Whilst we were looking at the menu trying to decide what we wanted to eat the waitress continually interrupted us insisted on going through every option on the menu and explaining the obvious. Although we are not American or Canadian but in fact English, this didn’t mean that we could not u...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 22, 2004

Outback Steakhouse
6700 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario
(905) 356-3600

Niagara Falls Aviary

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Attraction | "Niagara Aviary"

Niagara Falls Aviary Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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The Aviary at Niagara is location in the Capital Hill area of the main town, near to Rainbow Bridge. After buying your tickets, you go up an escalator to the first area. You are greeted at the entrance and given a large colour sheet with pictures of all the birds, so you can identify them as you go. This area has a large caged area with lots of birds, both in the trees and on the ground. The mesh is quite a distraction, especially when trying to take photos, but the birds are quite beautiful. When we were there, there were lots of birds nesting, so lots of twig collecting going on, you could see lots of nests stuck in strangest of places. As you leave this area you enter the nocturnal area where t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 28, 2004

Niagara Falls Aviary
5651 River Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario
(905) 356-8888

Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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After visiting the aviary at Capital Hill we decided to walk along the river towards the falls and take in the scenery. After walking under Rainbow Bridge the first thing you see are the American Falls. Although these are smaller than the Canadian Falls, they are none the less, spectacular. The American Falls sit between Prospect Point and Luna Island and stretches over 1000 feet. The sight is quite tremendous and the noise from the 150,000 gallons per second falling over it is something else. There are a lot of huge rocks and boulders directly under the falls, which create lots of spray as the water hits from 170 feet above. When we were there in April, there was still evidence of ice/snow on ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2004

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls

Attraction | "Niagara Falls Illuminations"

Niagara Falls Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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If you are in the Niagara area, you need to keep your eyes on the falls after dark. Every night, they light up both the American and Canadian falls which give quite a spectacular show. The colours change every few minutes and they look beautiful.

These pictures were taken from our hotel window at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2004

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Journey Behind the Falls

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Journey Behind the Falls Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Journey behind the falls is literally what it says and you get to this via Table Rock. When we were there the main viewing platform still had ice on it so we were not allowed to go there, but it meant that we only paid a couple of dollars each. You get in an elevator to travel down to below falls level. When you exit you can either go straight to the viewing area or go down the tunnel and look through the windows directly behind the falls. The tunnel is quite long and there are several viewing windows. The view is rather unimpressive as you are literally looking from directly behind the falls and really cannot see anything other than a hole with water pouring past it, but it is the noise that r...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 4, 2004

Journey Behind the Falls
6650 Niagara River Parkway Located In The Table Rock Complex
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Capital Hill Hotel & Suites

Attraction | "Capital Hill"

Capital Hill Hotel & Suites Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Capital Hill in Niagara was not what I was expecting. I realise that apart from being an area of natural beauty it is also a tourist area, but Capital Hill was more Vegas than Niagara Falls. We were staying at the opposite end of Niagara Falls, opposite the Canadian Falls in the Embassy Suites Hotel, so was not aware of the Capital Hill area until we took the shuttle bus into town. The area is full of hotels, attractions and the like. It was like walking into Vegas and was horrendous. I’m sure that many people will love this area and I’m sure if you have kids it is great as there are lots of attractions such as haunted castles, wax museums, Ripley’s Believe it or Not etc. I just felt that it com...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 22, 2004

Capital Hill Hotel & Suites
88 Albert St
Niagara Falls, Ontario
(613) 235-1413