July 27th, 2005, 03:32 AM
Im going to Niagara Falls/Buffalo this comming weekend. And I just wanna know if there are any other neat attractions there other than the waterfall ... I've tried just searching on google but its too damn confusing and it never gives me what im looking for ...
Thanks in Advance! :)
July 27th, 2005, 03:47 AM
If you're visiting the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, you can park for free.
There are a few marinas and waterfront walkways to the west of the park.
To the east of the park is a streetcar terminus and the HSBC Arena. Take the streetcar a few stops into downtown and walk along the main pedestrianized avenue. Public transit is free within the downtown core.
City Hall's 28th Floor free observation deck is open on work days.
July 27th, 2005, 04:47 AM
you can visit erie canal stuff in lockport (just a little ways off into the farmland; 10 or 15 minutes from tonawanda). there is also letchworth state park, where many beautiful gorges are located. that is about an hour east of buffalo.
on the canadian side of the border, marineland is the canadian version of sea world. that is located between niagara falls and chippawa. niagara-on-the-lake is one of the most beautiful towns in the world, with victorian homes and serene colors everywhere. also in niagara-on-the-lake is fort niagara, a fort used in the war of 1812, among other things. right across the river, in the us, is fort george, also used in thw war of 1812. and down in fort erie, ontario, is fort erie, yet another fort from the war of 1812. fort erie also has th ridgeway battlefield site, where a battle between the british and the fenians occurred.
if you want to venture 10 miles or so into canada from the border, there re many nice towns along the welland canal to visit. port colborne is on the southern end of the canal, and i know they have several small museums about the canal, the town, etc. at the northern end is saint catharine's, and the area called port dalhousie is very quaint and interesting. from the beach at port dalhousie, you can see toronto on the other side of lake erie on a clear day. also at port dalhousie is a carousel from the early 1900's, and it still costs only a nickel to ride.
some other things, which i don't feel like describing: anchor bar in buffalo; wineries all along the niagara peninsula in canada (especially near niagara-on-the-lake); our lady of victory basilica in lackawanna; theodore roosevelt inauguration site in buffalo.
these are just some of the things i can think of off the top of my head. my grandparents live in tonawanda and have a cottage in port colborne, so i know a decent amount on the area. someone from buffalo can tell you even more places.
July 30th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Queenston (Canadian side) is cute, make sure to check out the Brock Memorial on top of the escarpment for a bit of history (and a wicked view of Toronto).
Check out the Albright-Knox gallery in Buffalo.
Thats all I can think of at the moment.
July 30th, 2005, 07:26 PM
I was just there 2 days ago. Go on the Canadian side in my opinion....the atractions are much nicer.
July 30th, 2005, 08:49 PM
YEa, if you can go to Niagara Falls, Canada, you can go up the skylon tower or go to the casino. You can also go to the casino on the U.S. side and there is also that duty-free shop.
July 31st, 2005, 02:38 AM
that duty free shop blows. You cant take the items bought back into Canada. I wasnt allowed to purchase liquor there (even being 19) and the keychains were expensive.
Check out the big casino. Its very, very nice inside.