Google maps now allows you to view satellite images of an area. The link takes you to a satellite image of Niagara Falls. You can click and drag the map to view other areas in an around Niagara Falls.
Montanas Cookhouse on Victoria Avenue
Star Dragon Restaurant on Victoria Avenue
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
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
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 Fallsview Casino & Resort
Niagara Parks Police building
Note the flag is at half staff for the Pope’s funeral
Spring is here in Niagara Falls!”
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
see original post about Movieland Wax Museum of Stars
Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks
see original post about Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks
Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum
see original post about Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum
(I’ve heard that is what is going in here on Victoria Avenue)
see original post about Brick City
On Clifton Hill, in the building that was formerly the Adventure Dome, a new attraction is now open:
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.
Check out pictures from inside Brick City at the AccessNiagara.com Gallery.
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 Ã¯Â¿Â½Louis Tussaud’s WaxworksÃ¯Â¿Â½ 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.
There is a new museum opening up soon. It is the http://classiciron.ca/“>Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum:
“Welcome to the Classic Iron Motorcyle Museum Inc. web site. Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum will offer a World class collection of vintage and custom motorcycles from 1916 to the present. Look for the launch of our new site in the Spring of ’05.”
The museum will be at:
5743 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2G 3L6
For more information please contact:
On our daily walk this afternoon, Graham and I walked through Queen Victoria Park. I noticed that the flowers have started to bloom. At first I thought they may be the Tulips the Niagara Parks Commission plants each fall, but a coworker believes they may be the flowers of the Crocus Plant.
If you’ve been to Niagara Falls before, and been up/down Clifton Hill, then you passed and probably went into Movieland Wax Museum of Stars. Well, Movieland was closed all winter as it moved down the hill. It re-opened Friday, March 25, 2005. It is larger, brighter, less boxy, and generally is worth the $9.99 for admission.
There is a bunch of road work being done around the main tourist areas in Niagara Falls. When you first get into the Falls via Stanley Avenue, there are 2 different sections of the road where they are replacing the water mains or something. On the weekends this messes up the traffic.
There is also work underway on the Niagara Parkway, right in front of the falls. This looks like it’s almost done.
You can get road construction updates from the City of Niagara Falls at
and road construction updates from the Region of Niagara at