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US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

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US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

I saw the Fall from the Canadian side 30 years ago, which was amazing !

Would like to take my wife to see the falls in late September , but don't have Canadian visas.

We thought of taking the train from NY to Niagara and then flying back to NY.

Do you think that it would be a worthwhile trip or a waste of money not being able to view the falls from the Canadian side ?

Would greatly appreciate your comments/suggestions.

Many thanks

Robin

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1. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

This was just discussed:

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2. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

Hi Robin;

You may wish to read these previous posts;

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Cape Town, South...
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3. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

Many thanks for the prompt response !!

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4. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

Many thanks

Much appreciated

Aubrey, Texas
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5. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

Yes. Maid of the Mist has best view of the falls imo so no need to visit other side. Also NY State Park Goat Island has great views over the top of the falls-not to be missed.

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6. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

Thanks very much !!

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You're Welcome, Robin !

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8. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

Although the view are not as good as in Canada it does give you a more scenic environment. In the USA side it is a state park in canada it is a tourist strip

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9. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

Thanks very much Arthur !!

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10. Re: US side of Niagara Falls - worth the visit ?

In recent months the consensus has been "yes." Particularly for those without young kids that would benefit from the amusements on the Canadian side.

In a nutshell:

Maid of the Mist

Cave of the Winds

Rainbow Air Helicopter Tour

Aquarium

Whirlpool Jetboat Tour (Lewiston)

Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown)

Power Vista

Seneca Niagara Casino

Gorge Trail Hiking

Many local mom-and-pop restaurants from pizza to fine dining

World-class shopping at the Fashion Outlets

Good luck and happy travels!