Niagara River Inn
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... yes, its GPS' fault!), all 60' of us is in a traffic nightmare...Good news, GPS is telling us the casino is off the next exit, Honey surveys the area down below while we're at a dead stop on the freeway up above..he says.."that looks like the projects down there", I say well we're not getting anywhere up here, GPS says the casino is down there (and we could actually see it), how bad can it be!! Well, let me tell you how bad, we were not in a good ...
... basically duplication of activites on the Canadian and USA side of the border (middle of the river).
We hit the tour desk in the lobby and arranged a toru the following day which took us to Journey behind the falls, the Skylon Tower raising 775 feet above the falls, the Butterfly Conservatory, The Whirpool Aero car and finally back to do the Maid of the Mist boat ride under the falls.
Post dinner at the Terrapin Grill a long walk was in order so off we ...
... br> We headed back to the campground and the kids played in the pool till dark.
Next morning we headed to Niagara Falls. We parked and decided to take the advice of some people who said to make sure you check out the falls from the Canadian side. It was quite a novelty for us all (especially Blossom) to walk in to Canada. We actually walked through our border and over the bridge which is built across the Niagara River and walked into the pedestrian part of ...
... Falls and Canada has the Horseshoe Falls which are the more recognisable falls. Even though getting over the border was an incredible pain in the ass, the views from the Canadian side are just amazing. The mist that comes from the Horseshoe falls is massive, you get sprayed hundreds of metres downstream !
What I wasn't expecting at Niagara was the crazy tourist neon lit streets, packed with amusements parlours, mini golf, ...
... Island between the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls that is part of the NY state park) and asked when they stopped seating for dinner. She told me 9pm, which meant we had only 15 minutes to make it, and I navigated Will through southern Niagara Falls, to the park and into the parking lot like I had been dining there all of my life (thanks iPad!). We got to the Top of the Falls restaurant in time and we were seated with a fantastic view of Terrapin Point and the falls ...