10 Best Things To Do in and Around Niagara Falls, New York

6: Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower

After seeing Niagara falls from its most intimate locations up-close, head over to the 775 foot tall Skylon Observation Deck. This full-service tower has the best view of the Niagara area, multiple restaurants, and plenty of fun entertainment. Those who have a fear of heights should not be deterred, this sky view does not need to be enjoyed on the edge of the glass, it is quite literally a room with a view.

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7: Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls State Park
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The Falls provide a flourishing and vibrant life to all of its surroundings. The Niagara Falls State Park is the showcasing of all the nearby plants, animals, and trails to be explored by anyone who is in love with nature. It includes a large section of land found on the main land, plus the islands on the river itself, providing plenty of places to hike, bike, and learn all about the surrounding wildlife.

8: Aquarium of Niagara

Aquarium of Niagara

A great place to take the whole family, the Niagara Falls aquarium brings both local and international wildlife together under one room; everything, from penguins, sharks, pelicans, and giant grouper. Watch live animal shows with sea lions and penguins to bring out the inner-child in everyone.

9: The Castellani Art Museum

The Castellani Art Museum

This museum houses both old and new, contemporary and classic, prominent and newly discovered talents. It’s a great place to visit for both art enthusiasts and those new to art museums. You get a wide range of styles, mediums, and eras, which allows for a greater appreciation of fine art, as a whole.

10: Niagara's Wax Museum of History

Niagara's Wax Museum of History

Don’t judge a book by its cover, which should be the motto of this museum. Look beyond the waxy veneer, the often attributed creepiness, and consider a great opportunity to learn history from a more personal perspective. While the wax figures will always look slightly ‘off’ from a normal human point of view, the history the compliments it makes for a very rich experience.

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