Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Niagara Falls

Well we arrived in Niagara Falls on the 25th of July. We took the first day to relax and enjoy all the activities of the campground. We are at another KOA and they always have lots to do.

Today we caught the bus down to all the attractions. We went on the Maid of the Mist first. It is well worth the money. AWESOME!!! It is really beyond words. After the boat ride, we walked up Clifton Hill. That is where all the roadside attractions are. It is a little Las Vegasey. There was the Guiness Museum of World Records, Haunted Houses, MGM studios, WWF Pile Drive ride, the large ferris wheel (SkyWheel), Ripley's Believe it or Not, and countless other carnival like places. We went to Wendy's and had lunch and then caught the bus to Table Rock where you can go the the Journey Behind the Falls and see the 4D show called The Fury.

The Fury was quite something. The show was 360 around us and the wind blew, it snowed, it rained, the floor shook and dropped down. There was thunder and lightning....was very good. We all enjoyed it except Nathan. He was sleeping when we first got in there, but will all the noise and movement, he woke up and was scared. Poor guy.

The Journey Behind the Falls was excellent...again really beyond words. You can look through portals behind the actual Falls and then go down to an observation deck right beside the horsehoe falls. The size and power of it is really overwhelming.

After all the excitement, we walked back up Clifton Street and had our pic taken at the Guiness Museum next to the world's tallest man and his chair (see pic below) and headed to Dairy Queen for some ice cream. When we had devoured that we caught the bus back to the campground, exhausted and full.

Tomorrow we hope to see the Whirlpool Rapids, the wax museum (happy Dad?!) and the butterfly conservatory, oh and the Falls lit up at night. We were too tired to stay that long today. We will start later tomorrow. It's supposed to be hotter tomorrow, so a later start might be better anyway.

Well, I'm exhausted so good night for now and God bless.


  1. Oh my, that DOES look like fun!!! Incredible pictures!!! So glad that you are having such a good time. It sounds like you are going to need a vacation to recover from your vacation!! :-)

  2. Wow! What a jam packed day. I'm sure you were all very appreciative of your beds when you got back to the campground for the night. I had no idea there was so much to do in Niagra Falls! Love the pictures (I think maybe I'm finally getting used to how old all the children look).