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 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.
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.
Loose yourself in the magical wonderland in the Greg Frewin Theatre. For this is the place where amazing illusions are created by Greg Frewin. And if you do not know already, Greg Ferwin is the winner of all the world magic championships. With a Las Vegas style show and seating arrangement of about 600 for all budgets, this is a show that should not be skipped at any cost. All in all, visiting this place is a great way to relax and forget your worries and tensions for the common life.
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.
The Chippawa Willoughby Memorial Arena is a seasonal, indoor ice skating rink that offers a variety of skating programs and supports a number of hockey leagues for every skill level and age group. The rink remains open from September through March each year. The rink offers a daily schedule of hockey league matches, skating lessons, public skating time and pickup hockey games. The Chippawa Willoughby Memorial Arena is also available on hire for private events and birthday parties.
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.
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.
The Skylon Tower at a height of 775 feet (236.22 meters) offers a majestic view of the mighty Niagara Falls. An elevator takes you up to the Observation Deck which includes both indoor and outdoor viewing facilities from where you can admire the scenic beauty of the Falls. You can also take in the country-side with spectacular views of the Niagara Wine District and the Great Gorge. The deck is open both during the day and night, so be sure book both magical experiences!
At the Rock Legends Wax Museum, the history of rock n roll music is brought to life with full sized wax figures. The museum is home to 60 wax figures of popular rock n roll artists both from the old days and contemporary times. Displays show the pioneering of rock music and how it came into being. The statues of legends of rock and roll are designed by local artist, Pasquale Ramunno. The museum also has a huge collection of memorabilia like tee shirts, CD’s, buckles and othet accessories.
At the Niagara Freefall and Interactive Center, you can experience the thrill of adventure sports right inside a protected indoor space. Their most popular and exciting activity is indoor skydiving with zero gravity shifters. You can also enjoy a mechanical bull ride, play a game of Lazerball, which is similar to paintball but makes use of reusable foam balls instead of paint, go rock climbing, and try out the many interactive games that both thrill-seekers and fun-lovers would be delighted to play.