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Niagara Falls

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Honeymoon Capital of the World
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States. The city is a perfect base for sightseeing at the magnificent falls, and it also offers a number of cultural attractions, including museums and galleries, for those on vacation. A number of properties in town are on the National Register of Historic Places, many within the three historical districts. Though the city's past is dotted with periods of corruption and organized crime, great efforts have been made to rejuvenate this scenic city. The downtown area provides a close-up view of the American, Horseshoe, and Bridal Veil Falls, while Little Italy, historically home to a large Italian-American population, is a great spot for restaurants and bakeries. Add Niagara Falls and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States trip itinerary builder website, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave
Cave of the Winds
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Casino
Seneca Niagara Casino
3.2
Duration: 4 hours
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium
Aquarium of Niagara
2.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Observation Deck
Niagara Falls Observation Tower
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Niagara Falls

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Architectural Building
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Buffalo
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Duration: 2 hours
Letchworth State Park ©
State Park
Letchworth State Park Castile
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Outdoor Activity
Niagara Jet Adventures Youngstown
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Duration: 1h 30 min
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Children’s Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play Rochester
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Niagara Falls

Bridal Veil Falls
Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Whirlpool State Park ©
State Park
Whirlpool State Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Three Sisters Island ©
Island
Three Sisters Island
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Grass Island
Island
Grass Island
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Niagara Falls

Goat Island ©
Scenic Walking Area
Goat Island
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Duration: 4 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Duration: 3h 30 min
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Niagara Gorge Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Devil's Hole State Park ©
State Park
Devil's Hole State Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center ©
History Museum
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University ©
Art Museum
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Niagara Science Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Niagara Science Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Niagara Falls Discovery Center ©
Specialty Museum
Niagara Falls Discovery Center
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Niagara Falls

Niagara Aerospace Museum ©
Science Museum
Niagara Aerospace Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Niagara Wax Museum of History ©
Specialty Museum
Niagara Wax Museum of History
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is home to an array of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts within a wide price range. Many are within walking distance of the famous falls, and some even offer views from the rooms. Travelers on a budget can find reasonably priced dorm rooms at a hostel. The Deveaux neighborhood is well kept, and has a number of converted early 20th-century buildings. Accommodation near Little Italy is ideal for those on vacation who want to take advantage of Niagara Falls' dining and nightlife opportunities.
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