Overview Niagara Falls

Visiting Niagara Falls

There are plenty of ways to see the falls! Take an elevator to the thundering space behind the falls, or hop on the Maid of the Mist for a damp-but-delightful cruise through the churning Niagara waters. Just avoid going down in a barrel if you’re looking to have a relaxing stay.

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There are plenty of ways to see the falls! Take an elevator to the thundering space behind the falls, or hop on the Maid of the Mist for a damp-but-delightful cruise through the churning Niagara waters. Just avoid going down in a barrel if you’re looking to have a relaxing stay.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Niagara Falls. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Niagara Falls flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Niagara Falls

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Fall Facts-Did you know?

Written by Linda Kaye on 18 Jul, 2001

First and foremost, EVERYONE looks ridiculous in these blue ponchos-type plastic bags, but they are absolutely necessary is you don’t want to get completely drenched if you take a ride into the falls. The name "Niagara" is said to be a version of the Neutral Iroquoian…Read More


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The Drive From Ontario

Written by Clovery on 18 May, 2005

The minute we left Toronto, I set my thoughts on the falls. Picturing the colossal cascades, the voluminous water, and the smell of fresh air, I knew they must be great. The route we took bypassed Oakville, Burlington, and then Gardiner Expressway. I read my…Read More


Day Trip to Toronto

Written by samer_k on 15 Mar, 2005

What I really like about Canada is that--and please, Canadians out there, please take this as a compliment--Canada has a neat U.S.-meets-Europe feel. I think if you go to cities like Montreal and Toronto, you really feel that. We took a day trip to Toronto.…Read More


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Freedom Trail

Written by chaiaday on 05 Nov, 2004

Southern Ontario, Canada was part of the famed Underground Railroad system used in the 1800s by runaway slaves from America seeking freedom. From Ft. Erie along the Niagara River to Niagara Falls, over to Queenston, and continuing on to Niagara-on-the-Lake, you will find many…Read More


Attractions

Written by lynn81 on 29 Sep, 2005

While on vacation, we went to Marine Land one day, saw a dolphin, seal, and walrus show, and saw the killer whales. We also paid to have our picture with them and got to pat them and feed them as well. We also saw Beluga…Read More


The Tourist Trap

Written by James. on 18 Sep, 2002

I'm not sure why I like Niagara Falls at all - it's crowded in the summer, very crowded, and sometimes the parks near the Falls are literally thick with people. It has the kitsch of Vegas but without Vegas' sterling production values. The tourist spots…Read More


The Gorge

Written by Roving Rosario on 06 Oct, 2000

This is where the river turns into an giant vat. There is a constant whirlpool swirling almost dizzyingly. You can take a ride in a steel box on a steel cable across the gorge. But I, becoming quite the coward in my…Read More


The Falls

Written by anum on 30 Jul, 2006

Niagara Falls is an amazing site. You can take a walk around the Falls and just admire the beauty of it, or you can take a boat ride in the Falls. The boat ride isn't too costly and is a great experience. The boat ride…Read More


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City That Never Sleeps

Written by travelwhiz1799 on 06 Mar, 2006

Niagara is truly a city that never sleeps! At all hours of the day you can find something to do, and it is extremely family-friendly. My kids enjoyed the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, the Maid of the Mist, Marineland, and casting their hands…Read More


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Niagara Falls, Canada

Written by *cartgirl* on 18 Oct, 2005

Medieval Castles and Abbeys in Segovia The sights, sounds, and tackiness of Niagara Falls can only truly be appreciated in person. The Maid of the Mist and Journey Beyond the Falls should not be missed. …Read More


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