Niagara Falls Travel & Accomodations Search

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I don’t know how long it has been around for, but Yahoo! has a section of their site that allows you to look up “dozens of sites for cheap airfaires, hotels, and rental cars.”
I just found Yahoo! Farechase today, and I tested it out by searching for hotel rates in Niagara Falls. The results page shows you a map of the area and the location of the hotels it has found. As it searches you can see the various sites it is searching (travel sites, specific franchise sites, etc.). I don’t know how this compares to other travel sites, but it looks like it would be worth a look when you want to go out of town.

Maid of the Mist Burned in 1955

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MAID OF THE MIST BURNED IN 1955

Maid of the Mist Burned in 1955
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The Maid of the Mist was a 21.67-metre-long steamer that carried hundreds of thousands of travellers to Niagara Falls.

This Friday, Aprill 22, marks the 50th anniversary of a fire that destroyed the popular passenger ships MAID OF THE MIST and MAID OF THE MIST NO. 2. The former was the oldest of the duo and had been built in 1885. The 21.67-metre-long steamer carried hundreds of thousands of travelers to the base of the Niagara cataract for a close-up look view of the thundering waters. The two ships were ashore at winter quarters when the blaze destroyed their wooden superstructures. The remains were scrapped and new vessels were built to continue the popular tradition.
Various books by Skip Gillham, including his new Canadian Liberties On The Lakes, are available at the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3.

This came out of the St. Catharines Niagara News

Fun House on Clifton Hill

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Fun House on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls

Today at lunch Chris and I went through the Fun House on Clifton Hill. I can’t believe there are companies that charge people for such garbage. It took us about 5-10 minutes to walk through the place. Everything looked kind of grungy and many moving parts squeaked. I was severely underimpressed.
Admission is $7.99 for adults or $6.99 for children.

You can see pictures at the AccessNiagara.com Gallery.

New Restaurants in Clifton Hill and Fallsview Tourist Areas

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There are several new restaurants opening in the Clifton Hill and Fallsview tourist areas of Niagara Falls. Here are some photos and links to some of them:

Montanas Cookhouse on Victoria Avenue

Montanas Cookhouse on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls

I’ve posted about this one before. Visit the City of Niagara Falls web site for more information and photos.

Star Dragon Restaurant on Victoria Avenue

Star Dragon Restaurant on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls

This used to be Brandino’s Italian Ristorante & Cafe. It will reopen as the Star Dragon Restaurant (presumably serving Chinese food).

Cafe Tu Tu Tango and Wolfgang Puck Restaurants on Murray Street

Cafe Tu Tu Tango on Murray Hill in Niagara Falls

Wolfgang Puck Restaurant on Murray Hill in Niagara Falls

Beside the Holiday Inn and across from the Fallsview Casino & Resort is a new two-storey building. Wolfgang Puck Restaurant will be on the 1st floor Cafe Tu Tu Tango on the 2nd Floor.

Spicy Olive Bar & Grille on Centre Street

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Spicy Olive Bar & Grille on Centre Street in Niagara Falls

What used to be Horror Manor is being changed to the Spicy Olive Bar & Grille. It is just at the top of Clifton Hill, through the traffic lights, on the left.

Niagara Falls Locations Under Construction or Newly Opened

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During our walk today at lunch, I took some pictures of some of the places that are new or under construction. I’ve also updated previous blog postings with some of the new pictures.

The new Movieland Wax Museum of Stars

Movieland Wax Museum of Stars in Niagara Falls

Movieland Wax Museum of Stars in Niagara Falls

see original post about Movieland Wax Museum of Stars

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in Niagara Falls

see original post about Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks

Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum

Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum in Niagara Falls

see original post about Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum

Montana’s Restaurant?

(I’ve heard that is what is going in here on Victoria Avenue)

Montana's Restaurant on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls

Brick City

Brick City on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls

see original post about Brick City

New Attraction – Brick City

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Brick City on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls

On Clifton Hill, in the building that was formerly the Adventure Dome, a new attraction is now open:

Brick City
Created with LEGO bricks
Explore a city built entirely with LEGO bricks

We stopped in today and spoke to the cashier. She said that the “city” is built from over half a million LEGO bricks. There are 16 trains and over 1,000 little LEGO people. The Taj Mahal is in the city along with the CN Tower (10 ft tall).
It costs $7.99 for adults to get in. And you are allowed to take pictures. It looks nice. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to go inside.

Brick City on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls

Check out pictures from inside Brick City at the AccessNiagara.com Gallery.

Niagara Falls Attractions Update – Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks

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Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks is re-opening Spring 2005 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It will be located at 5907 Victoria Avenue, just feet away from famous Clifton Hill and yards away from the majestic Niagara Falls.

Well known artists from around the world are creating over 100 new Wax Figures of the famous and infamous. Well known celebrities from Sports to Religious figures, Movie Stars to Politicians and Heros to Villians will be on display in open settings. You can interact with the famous as every wax figure will be accessible for photo opportunities.

The Wax Figures will be housed in a brand new two story English Tudor style building with over 16,200 sq. ft. Construction on the new building started in June. The project has a $6 million price tag.

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks first opened in 1949 on Clifton Hill, the first wax museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It closed it’s doors in September 2000 when it’s lease was finished and could not be renewed. Ripley’s Entertainment, who owns the name �Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks� have been diligently looking for a new location ever since.

More information about Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks can be found by calling 905 374 6601 ext 233.

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in Niagara Falls

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