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    Experiencing natural wonder and quintessential kitsch in Niagara Falls

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    From the Toronto Star:

    I tried to do it all — the mazes and minigolf and midway and magic. I rode on a zip line, a ferris wheel, a cable car and a helicopter. I lunched at a rotating restaurant, looking down at tumbling tumultuous water, then out at the distant towers of downtown Toronto. I pet a parrot. I played “Hercules,” the world’s largest pinball machine. I stared into the waxy eyes of Hollywood heroes and my own long face in funhouse mirrors. I lost five dollars to a one-cent slot machine called “Treasure Tempest.” I even ate a beavertail. I saw illuminations and fireworks. I got soaked on the Hornblower, and I soaked in my retro hotel room’s heart-shaped Jacuzzi. For a very fleeting moment, I was actually spooked in a haunted house. Then, on a hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, I felt awe.

    Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ont. — the most Instagrammed place in Canada, home of the most voluminous waterfall in North America and (still unofficially) the Honeymoon Capital of the World.

    Aero Car honoured

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The engineering feat of building a cable car over the Niagara River whirlpool was recognized Thursday when the Whirlpool Aero Car was designated an International Historic Civil Engineering Work… The ride was built between 1914 and 1916 and was originally known as the Spanish Aero Car, paying tribute to the nationality of its designer.

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