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2016 Destination Planner
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Niagara USA Adventure for Youth Groups

Day 1
  • Start the day by sparking your curiosity at the Niagara Power Project's Power Vista (1 hr)
  • Travel north to view an 18th century fortress and witness exciting living history demonstrations at Old Fort Niagara (2 ½ hours)
  • Visit an actual stop on the Underground Railroad at Murphy Orchards (1hr)
  • Luncheon options available at Murphy Orchards or on Old Falls Street.
  • Head back to Niagara Falls and visit the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center (45 min)
  • Visit the Gorge Trailhead Building to begin your Niagara Gorge hiking
  • Later, explore the roar of the thundering waters on the Maid of the Mist
  • Spend the evening experiencing the natural side of Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls State Park
  • Dinner at the Top of the Falls Restaurant or a short drive to the Como Restaurant
  • Be sure to view the Falls as they are bathed in a rainbow of light. Be sure to view the Fireworks over the Falls in Niagara Falls State Park at 10 PM (Schedule changes with the season)
Day 2
  • Start the day by learning about the history and folklore that makes Niagara Falls so iconic at the Niagara Adventure Theatre featuring "Niagara Legends of Adventure." (30 min; runs every 45 min)
  • Visit the Aquarium of Niagara, a small, quaint aquarium with fresh water fish
  • Head out to the Canal Region to the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum where visitors can learn about the history of the carousel horse and ride on a vintage 1916 carousel (1 hr)
  • Venture underground for a different king of boat ride at the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride (1 1/2 hours)
  • Learn about the history and importance of the Erie Canal at the Erie Canal Discovery Center (40 min)
  • Experience the Erie Canal with the Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise, a fun and relaxing 2 hour narrated cruise. Incorporate lunch or dinner for your group at their canal side banquet facility.  (2 hrs +)
  • Head down to Lewiston for a thrilling ride on the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour -you'll be sure to get a great view of the Niagara Gorge while getting soaked by its water! (1 ½ hrs). Substitute with Marble Orchards Living History Walks for the less adventurous (1 ½ hrs).
  • Venture back to Niagara Falls State Park to visit the Cave of the Winds where you'll be face-to-face with the Bridal Veil Falls (30 - 40 min)
  • Have a rockin' meal at the Hard Rock Cafe and incorporate their scavenger hunt for added enjoyment!
Other options to add:


  • 30 Mile Point Lighthouse and Golden Hill State Park
  • Artpark (seasonal productions and art camps), plus great gorge views and hiking trails
  • Olcott Beach Carousel Park
  • Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
  • Sleepover at the Aquarium of Niagara
  • Attractions in Buffalo, NY
  • Sleepover at Old Fort Niagara



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

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