From the Buffalo News:
Nik Wallenda is returning to Western New York, but it’s happening 50 miles from the brink of Niagara Falls, the place that helped propel him to worldwide fame.
Darien Lake is getting first crack at the international daredevil with a 10-week stint starting in June, Wallenda and park officials announced Wednesday.
We were looking for a winter trip that would feel like a touristy getaway without having to fly. We had visited Niagara Falls in the summer five years ago and enjoyed its quirky allure, a fun-spirited mix combining nature’s grandeur, blocks of tourism kitsch and legions of lovestruck couples and happy families from the world over.
We heard it was especially beautiful in winter, with the falls’ mist blanketing all in a sheath of icy whiteness, and a less-crowded time at a spot that draws close to 25 million visitors a year. Only 90 minutes from Toronto, we decided to try it out again with our boys, age 8 and 10.
I recently received the following press release from the Niagara Falls Museum:
February 10, 2014
For Immediate Release
Family Day @ the Museum
Niagara Falls Museums is pleased to offer a great event with Family Day @ the Museum on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls.
Don’t miss out on the FREE Family Fun!
Admission to the museum is free. Inside, families can explore the galleries, enjoy entertainment and demonstrations, and take part in the activities related to the current exhibition in the OPG Temporary Gallery titled “Space”, which features a moon rock and a portable planetarium StarLab.
Starlab shows run every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour and will be first come first serve. Entertainment will include musicians and a magician. There will be a constellation craft that younger visitors can create and families can get their portrait taken “on the moon”.
All the Museums galleries will be open during the day and there will be scavenger hunts and quizzes to fill out. Walk the tightrope, build a bridge or dress up in War of 1812 uniforms.
A detailed agenda including map will be available when you check in at the Museum and there is lots of free parking in the Sylvia Place parking lot.
For further information, please visit www.niagarafallsmuseums.ca or you may contact:
Niagara Falls Museums
Come for the Falls – Fall for the History
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