Niagara Falls Journals

Niagara Falls - You HAVE to see it to believe it!

An August 2005 trip to Niagara Falls by not2creative

Cave of the Winds Tour Photo, Niagara Falls, New York More Photos
Quote: Everyone has heard about them and seen the photos, but it doesn’t prepare you for the sheer force of the water and just how close you can get to them. The towns, Niagara Falls, NY, and Niagara Falls, Ontario, are as different as night and day.

Hampton Inn Niagara Falls

Hotel | "Hampton Inn"

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I stayed here using points, so my accommodations were free. At the last minute my plans changed, so I requested 1 king-size bed instead of the two double beds I had reserved. I was no problem; I was readily accommodated.The room was clean and held a king-size bed, two night stands, a desk, a dresser, and an armorie. There was no fridge, but it did have a coffeemaker.The serve breakfast in the lobby in the morning and give you the morning paper. The breakfast options were cereal, bagels, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk, and coffee. In fact, they have coffee available 24/7. It is about a 1-mile walk to the Falls down an uncrowded road.The hotel also has an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 17, 2005

Hampton Inn Niagara Falls
501 Rainbow Blvd
Niagara Falls, New York 14303
(716) 285-6666

Timber Lodge Steakhouse

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Restaurant

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We found this place simply by accident. It is a few miles (about 6) from the Falls but worth the drive. The prices were so reasonable! When you walk inside it is decorated like a log cabin; they even have antler chandeliers. The entire restaurant is nonsmoking. So you want to know about the food?? How does this sound? Appetizers like a Paul Bunyan onion, mozzarella sticks, shrimp (fried or grilled), “Bear Paws” (mushrooms), and “potato canoes,” or wings (hey, you are close to Buffalo). Most appetizers were in the range of $5.99 to $7.99.The entrees come with a choice of soup or salad and potato or vegetable, and they serve a basket of honey-baked bread with your soup or salad. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2005

Timber Lodge Steakhouse
6560 Niagara Falls (Near Factory Outlet Blvd)
Niagara Falls, New York 14304
(716) 283-2548

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 name is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, there is no cave at all. This was by far my favorite adventure of the trip.After you purchase your ticket, you are directed to an area to pick up a raincoat and free sandals, which are required to be worn during the trip to the falls. Be sure to know your shoe size because there are signs all over that say "NO EXCHANGES." After donning your new foul-weather gear, you stand in line waiting for the elevator that takes you 175 feet down to the bottom of the falls. From here you are guided along a wooden walkway, which is torn down and rebuilt every year. (This is an amazing feat in itself, as the wind and water are constantl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 17, 2005

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

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It is dubbed the FUN Street. This street is right off of Niagara Parkway. The street climbs up a steep hill, and you can see the falls from it. Both sides of the street have attractions. If you have kids and don’t want to spend a fortune, steer clear of this street. It is lined with gimmicky tourist traps, one after another after another. You will find several wax museums, Dino Island 3D The Ride, Mystery Maze, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, a haunted house, a midway, and even Dinosaur Park Indoor Miniature Golf! If you are desperate to entertain the tykes, this just might be the place for you. You could easily spend a day on this street alone. Did I mention that the...Read More