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Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls

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Cross between the United States and Canada at Rainbow Bridge. The bridge, linking the two countries over the Niagara River gorge, offers spectacular views of the falls from a slightly higher perspective. If you view the bridge from the falls, it will really live up to its name--rainbows form in the mist created by the pounding water. Don't forget your passport if you plan to cross from one country to the other. Use our Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Rainbow Bridge and other attractions in Niagara Falls.
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  • If you happened to stay on the American side, do not miss this walk to the Canadian side. The view at the center of the bridge is already wonderful. Once you crossed the bridge, head left and enjoy th...  more »
  • While there was a long line of cars, we walked across the border with no trouble. There is a nice view of both falls from the bridge and we also watched the firework displays from the bridge. Make sur...  more »
  • The line ups can be very long and the wait a number of hours on the Rainbow Bridge back into Canada. The Nexxus lines are often shut down in the late evening so there really isnt an advantage there. T...  more »
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  • Beautiful Beautiful scenery. Very overpacked and long waiting times to get on and off of the bridge. Only go here to walk and to view the scenery otherwise drive on peace bridge, Not rainbow.
  • Long lines, but a very personable attendant when we got to the guard booth. Great views. Loved seeing both Canadian and American flags hanging side by side.
  • One of the best views of the falls, and not crowded. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's kinda cool to walk between different countries. There is a $.50 toll when entering in the Canadian side.
  • Easy walk from US to Canada in Niagara. Just have some change with you since the Canadian side will charge you .50 to access the bridge to get back to the US side.
  • Everytime I use this bridge, even with fairly long lines the wait time still isn't very long. Definitely prefer it over the Queenston bridge.

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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

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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