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.
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.
Part of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens administered by the Niagara Parks Commission, the Butterfly Conservatory has become world-renowned in the years that it has been open. Featured in the exhibit are more than 2000 free-roaming butterflies that include 65 different species. These jewel-like creatures float through a tropical setting that visitors to the establishment are free to explore. Visitors walk along with a series of pathways filled with tropical plants that culminate at a huge waterfall. Audio tours are available in six languages for those who would like to learn a bit more about these fascinating insects.
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.
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.
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.
The wondrous splendor of Niagara Falls attracts millions of tourists world over with its enchanting view of the famed Falls. Indulge in one of the water rides, go fishing or cruising ,rediscover your childhood in the theme parks-the options are endless.The more adventurous can venture into the casinos that dot the streets. The city also enjoys a dazzling nightlife.
See Sight Tours lets you experience Niagara Falls exactly how you want to with customizable guided tours. You'll be picked up from your hotel and whisked away to an adventure. As your guide talks about the history of everything you see, you'll be provided special access to each sight so you don't have to wait in line. If you're not interested in having a personalized tour, See Sight Tours offers great standard tours, including the Niagara Helicopter Tour and the Ultimate Winter Tour.
Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel is also known as the R. Nathaniel Dett BME Church. It is located in the famous 'underground railroad' which was the escape routes to Canada and U.S.A for slaves back in the day. This church was named after Robert Nathaniel Dett, who was one of the first African-American music composers of Canada and the United States. This church is quite famous amongst the local citizens and this church is a must visit while touring this part of Ontario.
Used to accompany the spectacular Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic movie at the Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre, this exhibit features the barrels and gear used by daredevils in their attempts to tame the Falls. There are also photos, articles, and even a remarkable video taken from the inside of a barrel as it plunged over the Falls. A special section of the museum is dedicated to the Hill family of daredevils.
Apart from standing before them, there is no better way to see the Falls than through the wonder of IMAX. Presented daily, Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic is a thrilling ride into the roaring waters without leaving your seat. The film by Academy-award winner Keith Merrill takes you to the very beginnings some 12,000 years ago when the Falls were first formed. The story moves on to the daredevils who have defied its majesty. Accompanying the viewing is the Daredevil Adventure, featuring props from the stunts.