Let’s face it, this is why you’re here: to see 3,160 tons of fresh water per second roar over the edge of Niagara Falls. It’s an awesome display of nature’s might (one that produces the world’s largest amount of hydro-electric power, by the way). Since 1963 Niagara Falls State Park has been a National Historic Landmark. It overlooks the Niagara Gorge, Cave of the Winds, the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and part of the Canadian Falls. Once inside here, you have access to Goat Island, Terrapin Point and the Maid of the Mist boat ride, as well as all the nature paths, picnic tables, recreation programs and other park amenities. A scenic trolley helps people move about the park, and there is a Discovery Pass that can be purchased at the Visitors Center for discounted access to the major park attractions. Allow at least a day to take it all in—maybe more if you want to catch the Niagara IMAX movies, the Discovery Center and the Observation Tower that has an extended walkway taking you right out over the main gorge.
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