Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist attraction, located on the international border between America and Canada. The Majestic Niagara waterfalls consists of three different waterfalls, the horseshoe waterfalls, the Bridal veil waterfalls and the American waterfalls. Tourists from around the world visit this geological wonder to marvel at its power and beauty.
Apart from wondering at the scenic beauty of the falls from the sidelines of both the countries, visitors can take Niagara falls ferry ride on the popular Hornblower cruises and enjoy close-up views of the gigantic Horseshoe waterfalls. There is no dearth of entertainment with a number of water parks, theme parks, shopping destinations, theatres, wine yards and breweries in close vicinity to the Niagara Falls. If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls, here are the top attractions in and around the park.
The Butterfly conservatory
The Butterfly conservatory is a beautiful tropical garden located inside the Niagara Park. The conservatory has a vast collection of butterflies from forty five different species. Tourists can explore the conservatory by taking a self-guided tour. The conservatory is open all around the year.
White water walk
Enjoy a breath-taking view of the whirlpool rapids by visiting the white water walk. The attraction was formerly known as the ‘great gorge adventure’. This attraction is located at the whirlpool International Bridge, just two miles north of the Niagara waterfalls. Visitors can see huge waves and the class 6 rapids. This attraction is open according to the season.
Cave of the winds
This attraction is located on the Goat Island. Visitors travel through wooden decks and stairs to reach the Niagara Gorge. This tour takes the visitors within fifteen feet of the Bridal Veil Waterfalls. Visitors can experience the sheer power of nature as the winds and water from the cataracts combine with great force.
The Niagara falls ferry ride on a Hornblower cruise is a must-visit attraction in Niagara Falls. The twenty minute cruise will take the visitors to the heart of the Horseshoe Falls by traversing the American falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Owing to the tourist rush, it is advisable to book the cruise well in advance.