Five don't miss
There is no shortage of organized Niagara Falls tourist attractions. Many are not worth the time or money. Most visitors will appreciate these attractions:
Note: I did not include the Cavern in the Wind tour because the somewhat similar Journey Behind the Falls tour is much more interesting.
Maid of the Mist
For a close look at the falls, take the 15-minute Maid of the Mist tour boat ride. If you look hard, you will see the boat in the photo above. Boats leave frequently from both the Canadian and American sides. You disembark where you embarked.
Journey Behind the Falls
This walking tour takes you behind the plunging Horseshoe Falls. It literally gives you an insider's perspective.
Niagara Falls on both sides of the border are lit at night. The colors change during the presentation.
Both the Canadian and American sides have tall observation towers
that provide bird's eye views of the Niagara Falls.
The IMAX theatre presents an awesome yet educational cinematic perspective of Niagara Falls on a super-sized screen.
on the Canadian side
It offers better views of the falls. And the overall ambiance is not as garish.