Famous Niagara Falls fountain still a tourist attraction 166 years later?
There is a well-loved and often-visited legacy left behind by the man many considered to the “Founder of Niagara Falls.”
Just a three minute walk from the Niagara SkyWheel at 883 Falls Ave in Queen Victoria Park is Zimmerman “Fountain Pond,” named that for its large circular shape.
At the foot of Clifton Hill, the Fountain Pond, shored up by large blocks of concrete, is surrounded by a walkway and in the warmer months, colourful flowers.
The man who had it build in 1856, Samuel Zimmerman, was one of most prominent businessmen of his time.