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New attraction at Cave of the Winds highlights larger redevelopment of Niagara Falls park

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From 88.7 WBFO:

A new attraction has opened at the Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls, offering guests a year-round facility to learn about the natural wonder’s history. It’s also the latest completed project in an overall $70 million investment to update Niagara Falls State Park.

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New attraction at Niagara Falls part of $900m NY Parks 2020 plan

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From Blooloop.com:

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.

Google auto-complete entries for Niagara Falls

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I was watching some of the WIRED’s Autocomplete Interviews and I thought it would be fun to see what some of the common searches are for Niagara Falls:

Decent questions.

I’m sure that all sorts of different attractions would love to have their names show up automatically!

I would think that Niagara Falls is considered a waterfall.

How much does it cost? You mean to buy all 3 waterfalls? I don’t think anyone could afford it! 🙂

Shuttle ferries visitors from around the world to Niagara’s attractions

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From the Buffalo News:

Outside the arched windows of the Discover Niagara Shuttle, the sights passed by – the Rainbow Bridge, the quaint shops of Lewiston, the Power Vista, a living quilt stitched together by glimpses of the green water of the Niagara River.

Inside the shuttle were people from all over the world.

They gazed at the passing scene, studied the fold-out maps that outlined each stop on the shuttle route, or watched the screen in the front of the car, which played a video loop about the attractions and business partners.

Since urban renewal ripped out the heart of downtown Niagara Falls in the 1970s, tourism experts have faced the challenge of keeping visitors for longer than the hours it takes to see the falls, ride the Maid of the Mist and maybe see the Cave of the Winds.

City’s Proximity to Canada Finally Does Us Some Good in New Poll!

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From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

Niagara Falls has done it again, coming in at Number One on another list. And this list has nothing to do with the nation’s most dangerous cities, overtaxed municipalities or unwanted teen pregnancies, either!

Last week the readers of USA Today voted the Cataract City as the “Best Kid-Friendly Destination” in the country. The newspaper’s reasoning of the choice was scant, as is typical of USA Today.

“Only a handful of votes separated our winner from the runner up, but in the end, Niagara Falls, N.Y. came out on top,” the entry read. “Families flock to this northeastern city to experience the awe-inducing grandeur of this natural wonder, whether aboard the Maid of the Mist or from the Cave of the Winds. Aside from the cascades, Niagara is packed with other family-centric attractions.”

Local attraction makes list of ‘best places to go when the leaves change’

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From Fox 32 in Chicago:

Leaf peeping is so old school. These days there’s a lot more to do than just look at the trees.

Get out and play, and afterwards, celebrate how much fun you’ve had with a local brew or spirit and delicious meal—farm to table, of course.

Here are 10 places guaranteed to please this fall:

Niagara Falls, Canada

See a natural wonder like Niagara Falls. At the Cave of the Winds, go face-to-face with Niagara Falls and get soaked on the Hurricane Deck where you are just feet from the thundering waters…

State Parks to air plans for redesign of Goat Island trails, other changes

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From the Buffalo News:

Plans to redesign Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park will be the subject of an open house hosted by state parks officials from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.

The format of the open house will allow the public to review the drawings for Stedman’s Bluff, the plaza adjacent to the Cave of the Winds complex, the gorge rim trails, Terrapin Point and the area immediately surrounding the Top of the Falls restaurant.

This Natural Wonder Is One of Many Places Your Family Will Want to See

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From The Ledger (in Lakeland, FL):

Wow!

The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We’re totally soaked, but we don’t care.

The sheer power of the water is mesmerizing. So are the rainbows over the falls. Did you know that 20 percent of the fresh drinking water in the United States goes over the falls and that Niagara Falls (www.niagara-usa.com) is the second largest power producer in the country? From the falls, the water travels to Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Atlantic Ocean.

Mist opportunities: Visitors to Falls find little reason to stay

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From the Buffalo News:

A mother and daughter from Michigan cut their trip short by a day because they couldn’t find enough to do here.

A couple from Spain visiting the United States made a stop but stayed overnight in Niagara Falls, Ont., because it had better views of the falls, and they heard that there was more to do there.

A New Jersey family came to town for a week for their son’s hockey camp. They were pessimistic they’d be able to find enough to do to fill up seven days.“There’s not much on the U.S. side,” said Rich Hall, of Sicklerville, N.J.

The falls are world-famous, among the greatest natural attractions in the entire country – but aside from getting drenched on the Maid of the Mist and maybe the Cave of the Winds, many tourists don’t see any reason to stick around.

Cave of the Winds Closed early due to Falling Rocks

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The Niagara Gazette reports that Cave of the Winds was expected to close on Wednesday, along with Maid of the Mist but a rockslide likely caused by heavy rains has caused the New York State Park Officials to close the Cave of the Winds Attraction early.

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