6 Places to Visit in Niagara that Aren’t the Falls
When you visit the town of Niagara Falls, you’ll inevitably go to see the actual Falls. It’s no wonder. The so-called 7th Natural Wonder of the World is comprised of the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Combined, the Falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet.
But there’s so much more to this tourist area than these magical waterfalls. We chose some of our favourites:
1. Whirlpool Aero Car
The Whirlpool Aero Car, located downstream from the Falls, is a cable car that crosses the Niagara River, travelling a one-kilometre roundtrip over a natural whirlpool.
2. Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens are 99 acres filled with thousands of perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas and other flowers and vegetables, not to mention a world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. If you're feeling romantic, take a horse and carriage ride through the grounds.
3. Clifton Hill
The Niagara SkyWheel is just one of the many attractions on Clifton Hill, the most famous street in Niagara Falls. You’ll find everything from wax museums, midway rides and souvenir shops to themed restaurants and hotels along this commonly named “Street of Fun.”
4. The Niagara Bird Kingdom
Just a five-minute walk from the Falls, the Niagara Bird Kingdom is home to a vast array of birds as well as bearded dragons, snakes, tortoises and other creatures.
5. Hershey’s Chocolate World
Hershey’s Chocolate World is a chocolate lover’s paradise. Come hungry. Try the chocolate fudge or chocolate-covered strawberries and wash it all down with a thick Hershey’s chocolate shake.
6. The Upside Down House
Have your world turned upside down at this attraction. Yes, everything is upside down on the inside as well, so feel free to belt out Lionel Richie’s 80’s hit “Dancing on the Ceiling” when you visit.