Discover the city that was born next to the natural wonder. Over the course of two hundred years, Niagara Falls has attracted leaders of nations, industrialists, immigrants, daredevils and millions of tourists. Discover the stories, the history, the heritage, and the culture that surrounds the mighty Niagara Falls.
Visit Oakwood Cemetery and discover two centuries of history within its gates. From the daredevils who are buried at Stranger’s Rest to the founders of this city, Oakwood Cemetery is a treasure trove of ordinary and extraordinary people who are tied to Niagara’s history. Visit Oakwood Cemetery at http://myoakwoodcemetery.com.
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Located in the former Niagara Falls High School, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is central to connecting the world of art and culture to the history that happened here. Home to over 75 artists, 60 artist studios and two art galleries, there is always something new to discover whether it is a class, an event or a featured artist’s work. Visit the NACC at http://www.thenacc.org.
A History of Flavor
Niagara Falls is full of delightful restaurants both old and new. Whether you are dining near Niagara Falls or at one of the authentic ethnic restaurants within the heart of the city, you are sure to taste the best our region has to offer.
Three Sisters Island
Have you visited Three Sisters Island? It is located within Niagara Falls State Park. Recently renovated, this site located within Niagara Falls State Park offers a spectacular view of the Niagara River before it descends over the falls.
Niagara Gorge Trail
Take a hike on the Niagara Gorge Trail and experience the beauty of being right next to the Niagara River as it courses through the narrow corridor leading to Lake Ontario.
Visit Griffon Park in LaSalle. Named for the ship that French explorer, Robert Cavalier de LaSalle, built to explore upper Great Lakes, this park is a great place to relax on the edge of the Niagara River.
Maid of the Mist
Local residents will be the first to tell you that it doesn’t matter how many times you have been on the Maid of the Mist, each time reminds you of how incredible Niagara Falls is.
Cave of the Winds
The Cave of the Winds can be as drenching of an experience as you desire. As you navigate the decks beneath the American Falls, water from four of the Great Lakes pours over you in a spectacular fashion.
Winter at Niagara Falls is breathtaking. Yes, it is cold. Yes, it is frosty. Yes, the mist of Niagara Falls freezes across the entire landscapes giving visitors a true Winter Wonderland. There is just nothing like it!
20% of the world’s fresh water travels over Niagara Falls. Be inspired to protect fresh water resources through recycling and grassroots programs like Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers. To learn more about local efforts, please visit the Buffalo Riverkeepers at http://bnriverkeeper.org.
Protect the Magic
The efforts and vision of Frederick Law Olmsted for Niagara Falls led to protected greenspace next to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Be inspired to visit parks, enjoy the greenspace surrounding them and protect them for future generations.
Grab a Bike
Niagara Falls by bicycle with an experienced tour guide. As their website states, Niagara Pedicab is more than an ordinary tour. It is insightful, charming and takes you to places you may not have included on your tour of Niagara Falls. Check it out today at http://www.niagarapedicab.com.
LaSalle has a history all of its own and worth exploring. Annexed by the City of Niagara Falls in 1927, its history is rich and noteworthy.
Did you know?
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.