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Welcome to Niagara USA

Located on the western border of New York, Niagara is a captivating city renowned for its breathtaking natural wonders, rich history, and world-famous attractions. Nestled on the banks of the Niagara River and near the iconic Niagara Falls, the city offers a mesmerizing experience for visitors from around the globe.

The star attraction of Niagara is undoubtedly the magnificent Niagara Falls, a collection of three awe-inspiring waterfalls that form the border between the United States and Canada. The power and beauty of the falls are simply awe-inspiring, and visitors can witness this natural wonder up close by taking a boat tour or walking along the scenic paths in Niagara Falls State Park. The observation decks provide stunning panoramic views and the chance to feel the mist on your face as the cascading water thunders into the Niagara Gorge.

Beyond the falls, Niagara offers a wealth of other attractions and activities. The Niagara Wine Trail beckons wine enthusiasts to indulge in tastings at picturesque vineyards and wineries, producing a variety of world-class wines. The charming town of Lewiston, located just north of Niagara, is known for its historic sites, quaint shops, and vibrant arts scene.

History buffs can explore Old Fort Niagara, a 17th-century fortress that played a crucial role in the region's military past. The site offers fascinating guided tours and reenactments that transport visitors back in time. The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center provides insight into the Underground Railroad and the city's significance in the abolitionist movement.

Niagara is also home to a range of entertainment options, including casinos, theaters, and live music venues. The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino offers gaming excitement, fine dining, and top-notch entertainment, while the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute showcases culinary talent and offers immersive dining experiences.

With its natural wonders, historical landmarks, and vibrant entertainment scene, Niagara offers a captivating destination for visitors of all interests. Whether you're marveling at the power of the falls, exploring the region's history, or indulging in culinary delights, Niagara promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe.

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Local's Corner: Niagara, USA Best Kept Secrets

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Niagara Falls Facts

Niagara Falls is actually made up of three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. American Falls and the much smaller Bridal Veil Falls are located on the United States side. Horseshoe Falls, the biggest of them all, skirts both the U.S. and Canada. Together they represent the highest source of hydroelectric power of any waterfall or body of water within the U.S. And not surprisingly, Horseshoe Falls ranks as the most powerful waterfall in North America; yes indeed–that would be the one with the highest flow rate of them all.

Before tourism became synonymous with Niagara Falls, man was attempting to harness the power behind the falls and the mighty Niagara River that feeds them in order to operate mills. As early as the mid 1700s, Niagara energy was tapped. With the development of electrical power, the first hydroelectric generating station was built in Niagara Falls in 1881. More hydropower plants were created, making it at one point the largest hydropower facility in the western world. Today Niagara Falls is still an electricity producer extraordinaire!

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The Almost Complete Guide to Niagara Falls

On the American side, much of the action takes place in Niagara Falls State Park. There you’ll find many great viewing points from which to take in the falls. Start out at the Discovery Center to learn more about the falls and continue to plan you day from there. You have the option of taking hikes and walks, both guided or on your own, throughout the park. Venture out to Goat Island, at the southern tip of the park, to check out the vistas and to walk through this delightful wooded area. From there, you can descend 175 feet (via an elevator) to the Cave of the Winds to feel the stormy force of the Niagara Gorge.

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The Best Places to Shop in Niagara Falls, NY

After you've experienced the surreal power of the falls and taken in the rich history of the area, it's time to hit the shops. Any shopping excursion during a vacation is unique because the items you bring home serve as remembrance time machines that can bring you back to that beautiful time and place whenever you prefer.

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The Best Places to Stay in Niagara Falls, NY

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