Niagara Falls Trip (need to sign up for this event during registration)
Date: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Discover the Wonder of Niagara!
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls — the Horseshoe Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls — that overlap the international borders of Canada and the United States. About 600,000 gallons of water travel down Niagara Falls every second. The waterfalls at 32 feet per second over the Falls, hitting the base of the Falls with 280 tons of force at the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 2,509 tons of force at the Horseshoe Falls.
Niagara Falls is capable of producing over 4 million kilowatts of electricity, which is shared by the United States and Canada. In November 1896, electrical power was transmitted from the Adams Power Plant in Niagara Falls, New York to Buffalo, New York. This was the first time in the world that alternating current was transmitted over a long distance.
The first person to see and describe Niagara Falls in depth was Father Louis Hennepin, a French priest who accompanied LaSalle on his expedition to the Niagara region in 1678.
Points of Interest
Top of the Falls Restaurant / Niagara Falls State Park
As the only restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls, Top of the Falls Restaurant offers visitors to Niagara Falls State Park a one-of-a-kind dining experience accompanied by spectacular waterfall views.
The venue, located on Goat Island, overlooks Terrapin Point, and panoramic views of Horseshoe Falls through floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor dining decks.
Niagara Falls State Park
Situated along the U.S./Canadian border, Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S. Established in 1885 as the Niagara Reservation, it was the first of several such reservations that eventually became the cornerstones to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Park stretches over 400 acres, with close to 140 acres of that under water. Frederick Law Olmsted, was a visionary for Niagara Falls State Park. He also designed Central Park in New York City.
Cave of the Winds
The world changed at Niagara Falls! Go beyond the brink and get closer to the Falls than you ever imagined at the Cave of the Wind which descends 175 feet into the awe-inspiring Niagara Gorge. Exit the elevator cave and find yourself on a series of wooden walkways that will bring you to unbelievable “Hurricane Deck” where you are within feet of the crashing Bridal Veil Falls and surrounded by tropical storm like conditions—even on the calmest of days! Nowhere else on earth gets you closer to Niagara Falls!
World Changed Here Pavilion
Before descending into the Niagara Gorge for your breathtaking one-of-a-kind adventure, learn how Nikola Tesla harnessed the power of the Falls to create alternating current, experience what Niagara Falls looked like before it was a park and witness why people from around the globe have been drawn to the edge of the Falls for hundreds of years as you travel.
Prospect Point Observation Tower
The New York State Observation Tower in Prospect Point Park offers visitors a unique perspective for viewing Niagara Falls. View of the rapids approaching the brink at Prospect Point Park and stand within inches of the American Falls with the Canadian “Horseshoe” Falls as a backdrop!
Maid of the Mist: America’s most amazing boat ride!
See the raging currents! Hear the deafening thunder! And feel the refreshing mist of 600,000 gallons of water falling before your eyes every second! Experience it all aboard the legendary Maid of the Mist!
It’s the one and only tour boat fleet whose captains have safely navigated the mighty waters of the Niagara Gorge for over 100 years, taking tens of millions of visitors directly into the center of the swirling mist.
The First Maid of the Mist was a side-wheel steamboat ferry with twin smokestacks. Christened in 1846, it was large enough to carry a stagecoach and horses. In 1848, construction of a suspension bridge curtailed business and the Maid of the Mist was re-branded as a sightseeing adventure that still operates to this day.
LINK FOR MORE INFO: Destination Top Sights