10 Reasons to Visit Niagara Falls This Summer

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Thinking of a traveling to Niagara Falls this Summer? Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

Only a couple of years ago, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum on Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls has undertaken a huge six month renovation that increased to over 1100 exhibits and cost millions to construct. It has been totally revamped and modernized. Families will love how interactive the sets are now, whereas before many of the sets were enclosed by glass.

Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse

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Also on Clifton Hill, the original Kelsey’s Niagara has been completely transformed into a newer design. Now much larger, the restaurant has expanded in size and has been completely modernized. It also has a much larger patio space, and is one of Niagara’s largest. Enjoy the beautiful Summer weather while musicians will perform live daily from lunch time straight through until closing time.

Oakes Garden Theatre

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The Oakes Garden Theatre recently undertook a $1.1 million renovation to bring it back to its former glory with the restoration of the former pergola wall. It was dismantled in 2012 due to safety concerns and this takes it back to its original look right back to 1937 when it was first constructed. The Oakes Garden Theatre is located at the bottom of Clifton Hill next to Queen Victoria Park.

WildPlay Niagara – MistRider Zipline to the Falls

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The MistRider Zipline to the Falls soars high and fast above the gorge from the Grand View Marketplace toward the Niagara Falls. It’s a guided, human-powered Element that’s suitable to ages seven and older. It includes four high-speed, side-by-side lines that will descend a distance of 670 metres (2200 feet) from the Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge below.

Wildplay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course

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Wildplay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course is a fun and thrilling experience of suspended obstacles and ziplines in the midst of nature. Three self-paced courses include dozens of climbing, ziplining, log ladders, monkey bars, jumping, and swinging aerial games for guests aged five and older. It will be located at the north side of the Whirlpool at Thompson Point.  As the course moves on, the level of intensity gets more difficult.

Niagara Speedway

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Our most talked about and newest attraction is our Niagara Speedway elevated go-kart track! Unique to Canada, it combines the adrenaline inducing thrill of kart racing with the remarkable experience of a roller coaster ride. The course is spread out over four acres, and runs through a four-story helical spiral followed by a two tiered coaster style ramp that runs into another spiral. This ride is fun for the whole family! (height restrictions do apply)

12 Years of the Niagara SkyWheel

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Now in its 12th year, Canada’s largest observation wheel opened on June 17th, 2006 and has been one of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions ever since.

Towering 175 feet (53 metres) over the Niagara Falls horizon, the Niagara SkyWheel gives you panoramic views of the city! From this vantage point you will be treated to memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River, Niagara Parks and other landmarks. Not to worry about the outdoor elements; the Niagara SkyWheel is fully enclosed and climate controlled sitting 6-8 people per gondola. It is wheelchair accessible as well.

Niagara Falls Fireworks Shows

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Where else can you witness magnificent fireworks over one of nature’s greatest creations 7 days a week until September 3rd, 2018, including on Holidays? The Niagara Falls fireworks shows happen throughout the Summer beginning on June 18th at 10:00 pm (weather permitting).

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

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The Hornblower Niagara Cruises is now into its fifth season, and it is a thrilling way to experience Canada’s most spectacular wonder of the world.

It’s an intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge, the catamaran will journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls.

Choose from three exciting boating options: “Voyage to the Falls”, “Falls Illumination”, and the “Falls Fireworks” cruise.

We Can Accommodate More Vehicles Close to the Falls

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This Clifton Hill parking lot has been expanded to service the Niagara Falls traveler with even more parking spaces at 700+. This lot gives direct access to Clifton Hill attractions, plus it is only a short walk to the Fallsview Casino and their adjoining restaurants.

The parking lot is only a short 5-10 minute walk to view the majestic Niagara Falls.

You’re sure to get sleepy after exploring all that there is to do here, so you’re going to need a hotel! If you are bringing the family, you’ll find the best selection of accommodations in the main tourist areas. You are going to want to find a location close to Clifton Hill’s World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls, so let us assist you with the planning with our page that focuses on lists of great Niagara Falls Hotels within these three categories:

Clifton Hill Hotels, Fallsview Hotels, and Lundy’s Lane Hotels.

No matter how you plan on spending your Summer Holidays in Niagara Falls, there will surely be no shortage of things to do!

Grab a Clifton Hill Fun Pass for the BEST way and the cheapest way to explore our Clifton Hill attractions at a bundled discount!

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