Niagara Falls Journals

Trip To Niagara Falls

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An August 2004 trip to Niagara Falls by Vinay

Falls View Photo, Niagara Falls, New York More Photos
Quote: My wife and I drove to Niagara Falls on one of the most memorable trips of our lives. For most part of the trip we said only one word, WOW!!! The Niagara Falls are truly a natural wonder, and we strongly recommend people to visit this site when they get a chance.

Trip To Niagara Falls

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Falls View Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
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Niagara Falls was truly an awe-inspiring sight, the memories of which are going to be with us for the rest of our lives. We had a first hand experience of "Forces of Nature" in a true sense. Getting on the world renowned "Maid of the Mist" boat and viewing the falls in its full flow from such a close proximity was the highlight of our trip. We visited the falls from the American side. The five must do things, we believe, in the Niagara Falls region are: 1) Maid of the Mist Boat ride 2) Cave of the Winds tour 3) Falls Illumination 4) Niagara Scenic Trolley 5) Tour of Goat Island I have explained more about each of them in various articles in the journal.Quick...Read More

American Falls

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Attraction

American Falls Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
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Some stats on the Falls: Niagara Falls consists of two waterfalls, side by side. The Canadian or Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Niagara River is 2592 feet wide and 161 feet high. The American Falls on the US side is 1001 feet wide and 167 feet high. The two waterfalls are separated by Goat Island which lies in the American side. The Canadian Falls carry about nine times as much water as the American Falls. Over 5 billion gallons of water rushes over the Niagara Falls EVERY HOUR!!! The sight of the water gushing down is unequaled. I have never seen such power and furiousness. If you are anywhere in the American continent do not miss visiting the falls. Goat Is...Read More

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American Falls
Downtown /Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls, New York

Maid of the Mist

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Maid of the Mist Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
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The world famousMaid of the Mist cruises right to the base of the American Falls, then to the basin of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. The boat almost stops at the base of Horseshoe falls for a few minutes and gives us time to admire the mighty falls plunging down with full power. It's a fantastic journey through crashing waters, surrounded by massive rock formations that have tamed the raging rapids for millions of years. 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. A guide accompanies the tour describing the falls a...Read More

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Maid of the Mist
Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point
Niagara Falls, New York 14303
(716) 284-8897

Cave of the Winds Tour

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Attraction | "Cave of the Winds"

Cave of the Winds Tour Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
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The Cave of the Winds trip takes you closer to the waters of American Falls than you might think is possible. You ride an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a bright yellow raincoat 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 t...Read More

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Cave of the Winds Tour
Base of the American Falls
Niagara Falls, New York 14303
(716) 278-1730

Niagara Scenic Trolley Tour Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
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Get onto the Niagara Scenic Trolley and you will see it all and still have a chance to relax. The Trolley is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer months. The Trolley provides forward priority seating for handicap. A knowledgeable guide shares the history of the park as the scenic trolley follows a three-mile route through Niagara Falls State Park. The Trolley stops at six locations near major park attractions, giving a chance to explore Niagara Falls State Park at our own pace. One can board at a parking lot and stay on for the entire route to take in the scope of the park in half an hour. Or, one can get on and off at different stops as they wish and re-board at your convenien...Read More

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Niagara Scenic Trolley Tour
Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls, New York

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If you plan on doing several of the Falls attractions, I strongly recommend you consider buying the Passport to the Falls pass. On the American side, the Niagra Falls State Park Service's Passport to the Falls (tel. 716/278-1796), will gain admission to Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, the trolley, the Aquarium, Discovery Center, etc along with tons of discounts. You will almost save 30% on all the above attractions when you buy the pass. The pass can be purchased at the Visitors center. If you purchase the ticket on Saturday it is valid on Sunday too. The Passport to the Falls also offers discounted admissions at nearby attractions such as Artpark, Old Fort Niagara, and the Historica...Read More