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Culture of Niagara Falls. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Niagara Falls The main spot of tourist interest in the city is the Niagara Fall being a unique natural landmark which is currently well known in every nook of the globe. The suburbs of the water fall are equipped with observation platforms and terraces open for tourists to enjoy the sight of the grand natural water creation. The most famous observation platform is considered to be the Table Rock. A few centuries ago there was a huge flat stone considered to be a sacred place by the Indians where they held different rituals.
The main symbol of the city of Niagara is definitely a grand waterfall of the same name. Unique natural landmark is far not the one and only spot of tourist interest in the area. The city … Open
In the course of time the natural platform got destroyed. A few years ago the last stone was moved away to avoid rock-fall. On the place of the former natural platform a new artificial platform was created which by its look fully resembles the initial one, however it is safe and sound for visitors. Another symbol of the city is the so called Rainbow Bridge. The bridge is constructed over the water fall and joins the American and Canadian parts of the city.
Apart from world renowned natural landmarks and sights of the city, Niagara is rich in cultural objects and spots as well. The Mackenzie Heritage Printery Museum is a must visit destination for tourists. The museum keeps an original collection of private things of the politician. A part of the museum is taken by the library and the exposition of antique furniture. The city also offers the tourists to visit ancient architectural landmarks and sights among which one will find the Fort George and the Fort Erie. Copyright
Apart from breath taking vibrant panoramas of grand water fall the city of Niagara offers its guests a vast selection of original entertainments. The city has justly got its nickname of … Open
These massive constructions will stun the visitors with scale and grandness. Both forts are perfectly preserved till nowadays despite their age. An important landmark of the city is the Botanical Garden of Niagara which was established in 1936. The garden is located not far from the water fall and presents to its visitor a huge collection of exotic plants. The territory of the garden is more than a hundred acres in size. It hosts the world largest floral clock. The Butterfly Conservatory is located on the premises of the Botanical Garden as well. The collection of the conservatory accumulates more than two thousands of species of insects.
Niagara Falls Natural attractions admirers will love to visit a park named after the Queen Victoria. The park boasts a rich collection of eastern adornment plants. The visitors of the Niagara Glen nature reserve can observe a huge variety of unique geological formations apart from rich plant collection. The remains of primitive animals were discovered on the territory of the park.
1. Besides the waterfalls, the city has many other interesting places to visit. Fans of unusual entertainments should pay attention to top-notch cinemas featuring advanced equipment located … Open
In the North American city, you can find wonderful religious sites like St. Mary of the Cataract R.C. Parish built in the middle of the 19th century. This one features an original architecture, which attracts many tourists. However, its interior decoration is no less remarkable and certainly worth appreciating. The church’s spire was erected in such a way as to be equal in height to Niagara Falls. Magnificent fountains and statues can be seen in front of the shrine. Another outstanding church is the First Presbyterian Church built in 1849 and expanded in subsequent years (1879, 1904, and 1921). Architects inspired by the Gothic Revival wanted to create a wonderful jewel of this style - and they succeeded.
Niagara Falls - A peculiar attraction is the Schoellkopf Power Station built in 1853 and later expanded two times - in 1898 and 1924. In 1956, a disaster happened - two stations (3c and 3b) collapsed into the Niagara River, thus destroying two-thirds of the station and six generators. Only 3A station was used until 1962 (at partial capacity) and eventually demolished in the same year. Today you can see the remains of the former greatness of the engineering structure. Fans of industrial photography consider this spot to be their favorite in Niagara.
The 3rd Street is known for wonderful graffiti deserving the attention of every passer-by. In total, the so-called Art Alley has 19 paintings by local street artists who created their works in 2016. It is also worth taking a walk through Old Falls Street framed by shops and restaurants and famous for its peaceful atmosphere. At the same time, it changes for holidays and festivals - this is where the bulk of the events in Niagara take place. It'd also be interesting to stroll through the small Little Italy quarter.
Sunset at Niagara Falls Well, not only beautiful streets and parks are worthy of being explored - Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation is a great alternative to them in Niagara Falls. This is a quiet and peaceful place with beautiful small chapels, tombstones, and crypts - real works of sculptural art. The cemetery is historic - many figures who have made a significant contribution to the development of the city are buried here. Walking along Ontario Ave, one cannot but pay attention to a small colorful house - Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House. Interestingly, here you can find symbols of various religions - from Christianity to Hinduism.
Few tourists visit Niagara for the sole purpose of shopping. This city is famous for its unique natural and historical sights. Nevertheless, there are still conditions for good shopping … Open
Among other things, Niagara Falls offers interesting museums. Thus, in the Niagara Wax Museum of History, you can learn more about the development of the city and life of the local residents' ancestors in different eras. If you'd rather get acquainted with the natural history of Niagara Falls, go to the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center whose building is located in the already mentioned Schoellkopf Power Station. Another cultural institution, the Niagara Aerospace Museum, introduces visitors to the military history of Niagara, while the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center demonstrates the history of the struggle for equality and the abolition of the slave trade in the United States.
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Public palaces near Niagara Falls
♥   Palace 'Queen’s Tower' , 67.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Niagara Falls and around
♥   Art museum 'Albright-Knox Art Gallery' Buffalo, 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Niagara Falls
♥   St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo, 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of St. Adalbert, Buffalo, 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, Lackawanna, 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto, 67.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, Toronto, 67.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Toronto, 67.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Josaphat’s Cathedral, Toronto, 70.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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