- By Kevin
- On May 31, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
The first time you are in Niagara Falls? Check out some of these lesser-known attractions - you won't be disappointed! What You Need To Know About The Niagara Falls Tours? Here're the Tips.
Niagara Falls History Museum
My family loves visiting museums so I have no idea why we had never visited the Niagara Falls History Museum until last summer. The recently-renovated museum has two permanent exhibits and one temporary exhibit space which provide a great introduction to the history of the area and many opportunities for interactive hands-on learning experiences. Kids will love trying on a replica uniform while exploring the Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery which houses a collection of important artifacts relating to the war. The Community Gallery on the 2nd floor highlights various aspects of the community of Niagara Falls and also offers several fun interactive exhibits. During our visit, we had a great time exploring the museum's temporary exhibit "No Vacancy" which looked at motel culture and how it affected the development of Niagara Falls. A new exhibit "Sharing an Icon" opening on May 14, 2015 and running through September 6, 2015 will look at how iconic images of Niagara Falls have been shared around the world even before the days of social media.
Niagara's Fury is another family-friendly attraction that I never would have considered visiting if we hadn't been using a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. The attraction is described as a multi-sensory 4-D experience but I had no idea what that really meant. When we were handed ponchos on the way in I assumed there might be a bit of misting water. We were indoors so how wet could it really get? The experience starts with a cute animated character named Chip the Beaver who is working on a project about how Niagara Falls was formed during the Ice Age. When this pre-show is over the audience moves into a specially-designed 360 degree theatre with drains in the floor where the multi-sensory aspect of the experience becomes clear. The temperature drops, the floor moves and the drenching begins - a few minutes later you will feel like you have gone over Niagara Falls!
IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls located at 6170 Fallsview Blvd. is open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas day). Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic plays daily every hour on the hour (times of first and last showing depend on day and season). Some screenings are available in French, Japanese, and Korean. Tickets are available in combo packages which include The Daredevil Exhibit and/or the Skylon Tower observation deck. Discounts are available when purchasing tickets online in advance. Check website for details.