Plan Your Visit

“Too many visitors err greatly in their calculation in regard to the time which they ought to spend here. They come hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to view the Falls, and they hurry away before they have had time to get any full or distinct impression of the scene. Visitors should spend at least a week.” --1829 Guidebook to Niagara Falls

Whether you are visiting Niagara Falls for the first time or have traveled here before, the National Heritage Area invites you to experience it differently. Hike the Niagara Gorge Trail and become enthralled with the amazing Niagara River and its stunning geological formations. Step into the amazing history of the Niagara River area, and understand the important role this international boundary played in Native American culture, the French and English colonial struggle to control North American, the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Underground Railroad. Discover the science behind hydroelectric power that transformed the world. Experience the courage of Harriet Tubman as she guided freedomseekers from slavery to freedom. What begins with you witnessing one of the world’s magnificent natural wonders will lead to a journey of discovery.

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Plan Your Trip

We've created a list of everything you need to see in our area with maps, directions, and contact information.


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Family Vacation

The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area has plenty to discover for the whole family.


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Discover History

Gaze through the lens of history as you discover our story.


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Art & Culture

Our area is immersed in art and culture.


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Outdoor Recreation

There is plenty to keep you busy around here! From hiking to fishing, there is something for everyone!




Check out all of the fun, historical, and fascinating places in the area.


Junior Ranger Adventure Program

The Junior Ranger Adventure Program is designed for kids, families and youth organizations to “Discover Niagara” by completing a series of activities at over a dozen sites within the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.


Where To Start

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In a region with so much to offer, it's often difficult to determine where to begin your Niagara USA adventure. Located in the heart of the Downtown Niagara Falls Tourist District, the Niagara USA Official Visitor Center offers an array of services and information for visitors to Niagara Falls and the Niagara USA region.

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Did you know?

The Niagara River, as is the entire Great Lakes Basin of which the river is an integral part, is a legacy of the last Ice Age. 18,000 years ago southern Ontario was covered by ice sheets 2-3 kilometers thick.

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