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Aerial view of Niagara Falls from Ontario, Canada (PhotoDisc)

Binoculars for viewing Niagara Falls (iStockphoto/Thinsktock)

A rainbow over Niagara Falls (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

A rainbow over Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Visitors done raincoats to view Niagara Falls (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

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A double rainbows over Niagara Falls (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Niagara Falls, New York at night (AbleStock)

American side of Niagara Falls (iStockphoto)

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What to do in Niagara Falls

Millions of visitors (including Marilyn Monroe and Princess Di) have marveled at Niagara Falls from the iconic Maid of the Mist cruise, but we have an even better way to get a stellar view of the thundering falls that split the U.S.-Canada line. Soar with the birds, of course. If there’s ever a time you don’t want to forget your camera, boarding a helicopter bound for the crest of the majestic falls is one of them. National Helicopters Inc. will also take you high above the Great Lakes Canal, local vineyards and wineries, the Botanical Gardens, the Niagara River Rapids, and the fascinating whirlpool. The 20-minute flight is an experience you won’t get from a paved walkway and a plastic raincoat.

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Traveler Reviews of Niagara Falls


MrsJBolt rates Niagara Falls
Beautiful place to visit and should be on everyone's list to see once in their life. There is not a lot to do in the area so don't plan to be here more than a day or two. Definitely take the Maid of the Mist tour too!
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MomOfFour rates Niagara Falls
We visited the falls from the New York side, and found the areas outside the state park area to be really quite sketchy. Crossing the bridge into Canada was fun, as was the ride on the Maid of the Mist. But again, the immediate area around the falls was too touristy and tacky for our tastes. I'd give the natural wonder four stars, but the human development surrounding the waterfall was a turnoff for this family.
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