New attraction at Niagara Falls part of $900m NY Parks 2020 plan
A new $7m pre-show at Cave of the Winds is one of a series of new public and privately funded attractions coming to Niagara Falls.
The pre-show facility has a number of displays and a film screen room where a video highlights the history of Niagara Falls, a valuable source of hydroelectric power.
The ceremonial opening of the centre on 30 October drew attention to the scenic location’s importance – from its early beginnings to the day when architect Frederick Law Olmstead voiced concerns over the river’s waning flow, and founded the Free Niagara movement.
The movement believed that the natural beauty of the Falls needed protection from commercial interests and exploitation, and remain free to the public.