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A Day in Niagara Falls, ONT

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Niagara Falls History Museum

Featuring displays ranging from pioneer furniture, glass, and early tourism to the War of 1812, the Niagara Falls History Museum offers an array of exhibits. It is housed in a historic cut-stone building which, in itself is a sight to behold. Aside from battle artifacts, the museum also has a collection of toys, a Victorian parlor and traveling exhibits. One of the more interesting exhibits is the story of the development of Niagara Falls as one of the world's major tourist centers. So, if you are a history buff, this is where you need to be.

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Skylon Tower

Towering 236 meters (775 feet) above Niagara Falls, this landmark is so tall and close to the border, its construction team needed special permission from both Canadian and US authorities to build it. The tower has three glass-encased elevators that yield to a top-floor observation deck, two restaurants—the internationally famous Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Dining Room—a shopping center, and a large amusement arcade. Since 1964, this impressive structure has delighted visitors to Ontario, so be sure to be one of them on your next tour of Niagara Falls.

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum

Now you can put a face and a place to all those Believe It or Not cartoon figures when you visit this gallery of the unusual. Located a block from Casino Niagara and a walk away from the Falls, this is one of two Believe It or Not museums in Canada and of 28 worldwide. It features exhibits and interactive displays inspired by the work of Robert Ripley, who worked as a cartoonist for The New York Globe in the early 1900s.

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Niagara SkyWheel

Sightseeing just got a new dimension with the creation of the Niagara SkyWheel. At 175 feet (53 meters) tall, the SkyWheel affords spectacular views of the American & Horseshoe Falls. The ride in the completely enclosed gondola lasts a maximum of 12 minutes and is most magical at night when the city lights glitter against the skyline.

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Louis Tussaud's Waxworks

Spread across 16 spacious galleries, each displaying life-like figurines of well known characters and people, Louis Tussaud's Waxworks is one of the most remarkable wax museums one can visit. From music legends like John Lennon to political big-wigs like Bill and Hilary Clinton, Louis Tussaud's Waxworks has it all. You can also take photographs with the statues of your favorite celebrities. When in Niagra Falls, this wax statuary situated in an elegant Elizabethan-style castle is definitely worth a visit.

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Clifton Hill

Known as Niagara Falls' Fun Street, this stretch of road running from Victoria Avenue to River Road is home to many of the city's amusement parks, houses of horror, and fun-style museums. Located a block from Casino Niagara and walking distance to the Falls, the strip, along with a stretch of Victoria Avenue, features such attractions as the Alien Encounter, Guinness World Of Records Museum, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.

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Niagara Brewing Company

Located pretty close to the Niagara Falls, Niagara Brewing Company is a small brewery. The most popular brews include the Hennepin Stout, Niagara Icewine Beer and the Beerdevil IPA. There is food as well in the form of artisan cheese, sliders and Homemade Meatball. Live music events are held here.

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Guinness World Of Records Museum

Using video, interactive games, computers, life-sized models and props, this museum brings to life the wildly popular Guinness Book of World Records to create an attraction that draws thousands each year. Located just a block from Casino Niagara and a walk to the Falls, the museum offers you the opportunity to be photographed next to the World's Fattest Man. Or to stand next to a model of the World's Tallest Man.

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Battle Ground Hotel Museum

The Battle Ground Hotel Museum located on the famous Lundy’s Lane right where the battle took place during the 1912 war, is known for its detailed, descriptive displays of the war. The museum was once privately owned by a Ruth Redmond and after her death, it was gifted to the Niagara Falls region. Once a taverna, the museum has become a highly popular cultural hot spot for historians and war history buffs. Tourists are welcome here and guided tours of the museum are offered.

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Table Rock Welcome Centre

Located within the Niagara Parks, on the western shore of Canada's Niagara Falls city, Table Rock Welcome Centre is a complex that is a wonderful attraction as well as a shopping haven. It is located on the periphery of the Horseshoe Falls. Table Rock Welcome Centre is an observation center, from where the gushing water can be heard and witnessed. The four-dimensional film 'Journey Behind the Falls' is screened here, giving visitors an experience of being behind the curtain of the falls. Various retail outlets and dining options are available at the Table Rock Welcome Centre.

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Bird Kingdom

The Bird Kingdom is an indoor free-flying aviary and is the world's largest of this kind. The environment created is akin to the birds' natural habitat, which helps in creating and maintaining the up-close and personal interactions that visitors look forward to. Not to mention the little cups of nectar on sale that kids always enjoy. The 500 odd birds of 80 different species are all free-flying and the rain forest of tall trees and waterfall complete the Amazonian experience.

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Horseshoe Falls

From its distinctively shaped recess on the border between Ontario and New York, the Horseshoe Falls tumble down to meet the Niagara River with a fierce intensity. Together with the Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls form the collective attraction of Niagara Falls, set on the mighty river. Also known as the Canadian Falls, this colossal cascade began its descent 11 kilometers (6.83 miles) downstream from where it is today several millennia ago, arriving at its current spot as a result of rigorous erosion. Today, studies show that erosion has greatly reduced, and Horseshoe Falls are deemed to be one of the primary sources of hydraulic power in the region.

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