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Published: 02/04/2014

Niagara USA is a remarkable place to visit and write about.

A Wonder of the World
Niagara USA offers a breathtaking view of one of nature's marvels and an experience to last a lifetime. With over 75,750 gallons of water flowing over the Falls each second it's no wonder Niagara Falls attracts over eight million visitors each year. Iconic views of the Falls can be seen in Niagara Falls State Park, America's oldest state park. Established in 1885, it was designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. 

Cave Decks
Each yearmillions of people don sandals and ponchos to take part in a close up view of the American and Bridal Veil Falls on the Cave of theWinds.What most people don’t know is that the very decks they stand on are torn down and re-built each and every year. Because of the frigid waters in the spring, teams of park employees work for only 20 minutes at a time re-building the famous decks. Visit Niagara USA and learn about the famous decks and those who build them.

Educational Experience
Hands on education is what you will find at many sites in Niagara USA. From the hand dug Erie Canal to a 300-year-old fortress at Old Fort Niagara, a historic site that was active during The French and Indian War, American Revolution, and the War of 1812; to Niagara Falls a 12,000-year-old wonder of the world you will encounter first hand.

The Great Outdoors
Hiking, camping, boating, and fishing are abundant in Niagara USA. Niagara Falls State Park itself has 400 acres of protected wildlife and lush landscape. A variety of hiking trails are offered throughout the Niagara Gorge and range from1 hour to 2.5 hours long and fishing in the Niagara River is sure to please any sportsman or woman.

Big Fish
Niagara USA is home to one of the most diverse and spectacular freshwater sport fisheries on the planet. The Niagara River, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, are all a reel within casting distance for salmon, trout, bass, walleye, muskellunge and so much more. You can fish for many of the species year-round. Travel up to the Lake Region and enjoy the hamlet of Olcott, NY, now deemed the Ultimate Fishing Town by the World Fishing Network. Take your fishing adventure to Niagara, you’re sure to satisfy the urge to enjoy the great outdoors.

Arts and Culture
Niagara USA offers a unique blend of history, arts, and culture. From performing arts centers and museums like the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to historic and cultural sites like the Tiany Windows in Lockport. While in the Canal Region, also be sure to stop by the Market Street Art Center, where two art galleries, 25 artist studios and one unique gift shop are all under one roof.

Native Pride
Native American history and culture comes alive in Niagara USA. Get a glimpse at internationally known carvings, read about Native American folklore, and discover myths and legends that surround the Niagara region at the Native American Museumof Art.

Underground Railroad
For many fugitive slaves, the final steps on their path to freedom ran through the Niagara region. Many courageous people, including Harriet Tubman, risked their lives to aid thousands of freedom seekers by hiding them in churches, basements and attics. The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University offers an exhibit Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara and Murphy Orchards provides a guided tour of the grounds.

The many vineyards and farms located in Niagara USA provide remarkable experiences in agriculture. Visitors can take off their shoes and stomp grapes or enjoy a 100-Mile Radius Dinner at Becker Farms, pick vegetables and fruits through out the region, or feed livestock at some of Niagara’s most beautiful farms. Niagara USA allows you to experience local and regional produce, wine, and hand-crafted gifts as you enjoy the tranquil scenery along the Niagara Wine Trail. Don't miss a Field & Fork Network Seasonal Supper, a unique dining experience where guests enjoy a delicious multi-course meal featuring the bounty of the season on a local farm.

If 3,000 tons of water flowing over the falls each second isn’t enough adventure, take a ride on the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour. Experience the lower Niagara rapids in a 65mph boat ride that will leave you absolutely drenched.

Culture, history, adventure, and beauty, Niagara USA truly does have it all. In Niagara USA there’s more to experience than just the Falls.

For information, contact:
Michelle Blackley, Communications Manager • michelle@niagara-usa.com
10 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • 1-877-FALLS-US

Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation
10 Rainbow Boulevard
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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