-Niagara Adventure Theater- a 30 minute movie telling the history of Niagara Falls
-Aquarium of Niagara- self-explanatory
- Cave of the Winds Trip- Starting with a 175 foot descent into Niagara Gorge, visitors can travel up a wooden path (and stairs) to Hurricane Deck, which is just a few feet away from the falls.
-Niagara Gorge Discovery Center-
|" The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center showcases the natural and local history of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge. You can learn about the ancient rock layers, local minerals and fossils, the history of the Great Gorge Route trolley line, and much more! Interactive displays, a virtual elevator trip and a 180° multi-screen theater presentation will show you how the mighty Niagara River carved the gorge and the falls over the course of more than 12,000 years --a process that continues today!"|
Highlights of the ride to New York- Watching the boys completing the packets I made to keep them entertained for the ride,
-trying sugarplums for the first time. We bought them at a famer's market at a rest stop
- Beautiful white, puffy clouds and clean, fresh air
Thinking back, perhaps our plan of going to all of these attractions was a little ambitious. We got there a bit later than we had hoped- 5 pm. When we checked in, the woman at the information desk basically told us that 1) the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds both had over an hour and a half wait and 2) tours ended at 7. We quickly realized that we would have to decide what was most important to us. We decided to ride the Maid of the Mist. You may not know this about me, but I'm a little fearful about water in a lot of situations so I was fairly proud of myself for being brave enough to ride.
These were some pictures Matt took from the top of the falls. I may sound unappreciative, but when I first saw the falls I was expecting something more. It is only when you get to the bottom of the falls (at least for me) that I could really appreciate the scale and power of these falls.
Mr. Adventure. Tim was having a great time, right up on the bow of the boat. He couldn't wait to venture further into the falls.
Next stop- Wisconsin