Niagara Falls, made of collectively the Bridal Veil, American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, straddles the Canadian and United States border between Ontario and New York. It is truly one of the Wonders of the World, regardless of whether or not it is considered one of the seven natural wonders. They are definitely a Wonder of the Americas being the most powerful falls in North America, with about a million gallons of water falling EVERY SECOND!
I have visited this magnificent sight many times throughout my life including in 1969 when the falls were turned off and the water stopped flowing to allow for an inspection, but I never fail to be in awe of its greatness. Tens of millions of tourists from all around the world visit Niagara Falls each year; and it was obvious while I was there since it seemed like no one spoke English. We tried to get someone to take a picture of us and we had to find someone that understood English!
Being a tourist spot there a hundreds of fun activities for all ages to do on both the American and Canadian sides (no passport needed if you do not cross the border) including the most famous, the thrilling Maid of the Mist boat ride to the foot of the falls.
We didn’t participate in any of the many exciting tourist attractions like Ripley’s Believe It or Not, IMAX Theater, Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Cave of the Winds Tour, the Aero Car just to name a few since we have visited so many times in the past. We didn’t even stop at the new (since our last visit) Sky Wheel or Bird Kingdom. We did stop to try our luck at the Fallsview Casino though before making a quick stop at the Duty Free shop and crossing back into the United States via the closer Rainbow Bridge.
It was a short trip but a great weekend get-away. If you have never visited Niagara Falls you are missing out on a “Must See Sight” so much to see and do; and visit often, its beauty changes with the seasons.