Comfort Inn Lundy's Lane
7514 Lundys La.
Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1G8
Phone: (905) 354-1849
Fax: (905) 354-6619
This is the reward for all the times your parents punished you for playing in the tub. Waves is a one-of-a-kind indoor water park in the city that is full of water. A retractable roof covers the 8000 square-meter (25,000 square-foot) water park which includes body slides of all sizes, a beach entry wave pool, interactive play structures and an arcade. If you think this place is only for toddlers, think again. Waves also has a 16 person hot spa and a full service food and bar service to satiate the appetite that's bound to be worked up!
Featuring displays ranging from pioneer furniture, glass, and early tourism to the War of 1812, this museum offers an array of exhibits. It is housed in an historic cut-stone building close. Aside from battle artifacts, the museum also has a collection of toys, a Victorian parlor and traveling exhibits. One of the more interesting exhibits is the story of the development of Niagara Falls as one of the world's major tourist centers.
The lifelike figures in this museum are the closest most of us will come to meeting heroes from the past and those making headlines today. From movie stars to presidents, they've all been reproduced at this world-famous waxworks with franchises around the globe. Here, you'll find myriad figures in and photos with your hero or heroine are encouraged.
If you're into scary stuff, this is one local horror chamber you've got to visit. The "fear factory" boasts a 20-year history of scaring the daylights out of those who dare wander in, and a half-million have tried it to date. The tour takes 10-15 minutes and you can get off any time by screaming "NIGHTMARES." The locale comes by its frightful credentials legitimately as it was once the site of the Cataract Coffin Factory!
Located about seven kilometers (four miles) west of Niagara Falls, this public 18-hole par 72 course has the distinction of being the site of a famous battle during the War of 1812. The course opened in 1990 and features a hilly layout with plenty of water and slick greens. The 15th, a long and narrow dog leg par 5, is the course's signature hole. Do well there and you've made your day. There's a fully licensed clubhouse as well as pro shop and a teaching pro on-site.
Short of going over the falls in a barrel, there are fewer places closer to the action than this series of walkways beneath Bridal Veil Falls. Located on Goat Island, this was once a cave but water erosion has made it too dangerous to explore. An elevator takes visitors to the base of the American Falls where wooden stairs and pathways bring them within 25 feet of the falls. You're advised to wear the raincoat and foot coverings as splashes from the falls are frequent. There is also a walk called the Gorge Trip with an incredible view.
This little island at Niagara Falls is located right in between Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls. The small island doesn't have any residents but is very popular due to the incredible views of the falls that can be seen on the island. The island got its name from a local settler in the 18th Century who used to keep goats on the island. Throughout its history the island has remained fairly undeveloped due to its high tourism potential. The island today contains a monument to legendary inventor Nikola Tesla gifted to the United States by Yugoslavia in the 1960s.
Located north of the Rainbow Bridge in the Niagara Reservation State Park, this geological museum offers visitors a multi-screen show on the 12,000-year history of the Niagara Gorge and Falls. Built in 1971 on the site of the Schoellkopf Hydro Electric Generating Station #3, destroyed by a rockslide in 1956, the museum was designed to look like a water turbine. The museum features a 13-minute show, hands-on displays such as 400-million-year-old worm trails, and a spectacular view of the Niagara River and Gorge.
Located close to Niagara Reservation State Park and the Rainbow Center Factory Outlet, this museum features life-like wax figures of many of the Niagara frontier's early explorers. Father Hennepin and Robert Lasalle are included, as well as modern-day daredevils who have gone over the Falls in a barrel. Other displays include Indian villages, historical street scenes, how electrical power is made, and the Ice Bridge. Aside from the wax figures, the museum also has a collection of maps and other artifacts related to the Niagara Frontier. Admission: USD7 for Adults.
In the business of showing off the Falls since 1950, this tour company offers individualized and group packages—with individual tours running from mid-April to the end of October and group tours year round. During peak season, tours run three times daily using a fleet of 14-passenger air-conditioned vans. Pick-ups are available from all hotels and fees include attractions, parking and any tolls. Multilingual and licensed step-on guides are there to answer any questions and to direct passengers to the sites. Prices vary; call for details.
With daily flights leaving from the Niagara Falls downtown heliport—close to the Rainbow Bridge and Howard Johnson at the Falls—this company offers an unusual and spectacular way of viewing not only the Falls, but the entire region. Using quiet engine helicopters, passengers are taken on a "limousine trip in the sky" that leaves other tour options grounded. You can also arrange night and longer private flights by appointment.
This beautiful par three nine-hole golf course, opened in 1966, offers a challenge to every level of golfer. A perfect way to unwind, it has a full service pro shop on the grounds of Oak Hall, featuring club rentals, carts and other golfing equipment.