Thursday, April 12, 2007
Niagra Falls - The Natural Wonder
Niagara Falls is known as one of the natural wonders of
the world and is renowned for its beauty. Located on the border between Canada and the United States, Niagra Falls consists of three separate waterfalls: the Horseshoe Falls (Canadian Falls), the American Falls, and the smaller, adjacent Bridal Veil Falls.
The best time to visit Niagra Falls is the summertime. During this time the Falls are both a daytime and evening attraction. From the Canadian side, floodlights illuminate both sides of the Falls for several hous after dark (until midnight), offering a magnificent light show.
The oldest and best known tourist attraction at Niagara Falls is
the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, who carries its' passengers into
the whirlpools beneath the Falls. Cruise boats operate from boat
docks on both the United States and Canadian sides of the falls.
The Niagara Scenic Trolley offers guided trips along the American
Falls. Panoramic and aerial views of the falls can also be viewed
from the Flight of Angels hot air balloon ride, or by helicopter.
Niagara's most famous landmark is the Skylon Tower. The tower
has two restaurants at its top, the lower Revolving Dining Room
and the upper Summit Suite Buffet. The amazing Revolving Dining
Room seats 276 people and revolves once every hour by resting
on a circular rail that is propelled by a motor. An observation deck
sits at the tower's summit. The base of the tower features gift shops,
fast food restaurants and a large amusement arcade. This is where
you can get the best view of both the American Falls and Canadian
Horseshoe Falls as your 520 feet up from street level.
Visiting Niagra Falls is an experience you'll never forget. It's still a
favorite place for honeymoon vacations, too.