Niagara Falls History Museum, Niagara Falls

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Take a break from the commercial side of Niagara Falls with a stop at Niagara Falls History Museum. Aiming to create an inclusive, informative, and interactive experience, the museum displays a vast collection of items related to Niagara Falls history, and offers playful activities such as tightrope walking and practical bridge-building exercises. While here, step back into the War of 1812 and try on replica military outfits for a fun photo op. Using our international travel planner, Niagara Falls attractions like Niagara Falls History Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • WE set aside a hour or so of time to visit this museum and we enjoyed it very much. Entry was only $5 and lots to read and see. They were celebrating 150 years with a unique room of 150 stories and co...  more »
  • Our time and money spent here was very much worth it . A lot of Falls history and items plus a lot of the war history and items . Everything very well displayed and they have a gift shop .  more »
  • There are 3 galleries to explore in a self-guided tour. Helpful staff answered our questions. It is a concise and interesting look at the history of the area. There is a display on the war of 1812. Th...  more »
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  • Very kind staff. Small museum but interesting exhibits. Kid friendly with a few interactive leanring experiences. There's a movie room where films can be played.
  • Excellent history of the War of 1812 and some history of the Falls themselves. Also has a great, ever-changing program of local-oriented events (from yoga to film nights).
  • Interesting place. Very nice and small but it has very limited exhibition
  • Great place to visit, very informative, clean location
  • Great museum to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the Falls! A must see for history buffs or anyone interested in how Niagara Falls arrived at where it is now! Go check it out and be pleasantly surprised!

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The city bordering Canada's most famous attraction offers a wide range of accommodations, with competition keeping prices surprisingly low. You'll pay a premium for views of the falls, with most of the prime real estate right by the star attraction controlled by major international hotel chains. Most sit along Niagara Parkway, which fronts the river. If you're looking for something nearby but still affordable, check the options along Victoria Avenue--you won't have a view of the falls, but you'll be just minutes from the spectacular attraction.
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