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Niagara Falls

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Nearly 600,000 gallons of water spill over the Horseshoe Falls per second -- enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Experience the phenomenon from the comfort of a hotel room overlooking the Falls. Hotel deals bundled with dining and attraction perks are especially good for midweek travel.

Feel the rush up close.

Hear and feel the Falls from below with a pulse-pounding whirlpool jet boat ride, or aboard the iconic Maid of the Mist boat tour. Book a helicopter tour or ride the Niagara SkyWheel to marvel from above.

Kid-friendly venues.

After watching the little ones witness the Falls for the first time, treat them to another popular water-themed activity in Niagara Falls: the water park. Niagara Falls boasts several. Other kid-friendly attractions include Butterfly Conservatory and Bird Kingdom, the largest free-flying indoor aviary in the world.

See war reenactments.

Escape the thunderous Falls for a bit of Canadian culture, circa 1812. At Old Fort Erie and Fort George, ongoing reenactments, complete with red coats and muskets, are part of the regular military, musket and artillery demonstrations. The forts continue to commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial with special events through February.

Under the stars.

The raw power of Mother Nature gets a colorful facelift at night. Enhance your Falls experience with firework displays and concerts in Queen Victoria Park (Fridays and Sundays through Sept. 1), plus nightly illuminations. At dusk, fireworks light up the gushing cascades of water -- a phenomenon best experienced in person.

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