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    From Frightening to Fun, Niagara Events Have It All This Halloween

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    From a PRWeb press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    Halloween is not for the faint of heart in Niagara Falls with ghoulish Niagara events all around the popular districts of Clifton Hill, Fallsview Boulevard and Lundy’s Lane.

    Clifton Hill is the destination for family fun on Halloween with attractions such as the House of Frankenstein, Mystery Maze and the Crystal Caves. The district is also the home of Nightmares Fear Factory, the longest running haunted house in North America, built on the site of the once industrious Cataract Coffin Factory where eccentric proprietor Abraham Mortimer was killed and is said to still walk the halls seeking revenge. For over 30 years, the attraction has been scaring, thrilling and challenging guests to survive, with over 100,000 chickening out and heading for the exits.

    Crystal Caves pamphlet

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    I wasn’t looking around for this, but the other day I saw a pamphlet for the Crystal Caves attraction on Oneida Lane under the Burger King just off Clifton Hill. I hadn’t seen one before, so I picked it up and scanned it. I have uploaded it in PDF format if you would like to see it.

    Here is the text from the pamphlet:


    The Crystal Caves
    Are you
    BRAVE enough…
    CLEVER enough…
    or CRAZY enough to reach the end of this CRYSTAL LABYRINTH?


    The Crystal Caves
    The year was 1884. Hundreds of poinds of dynamite were assembeld atop Clifton Hill to pave the way for the Niagara Falls railroad station., But when the first explosions to lay the foundations web off, everyone got more than they bargained for. Workers found deep caverns next to the site cut out of crystal just beneath the surface and miles of ice tunnels so clear the men could see their reflections in the walls. COnstruction took years as each blast opened new caves and weakened the earth below. When the station was finished, every entryway was sealed and the treacherours labyrinth forgotten… or so the legend goes.

    A century later, a tragic fure burned down most of this historic railroad site. As rescuers moved through the rubble on the adjacent property they found a dark hole in the rocks – just large enough for a person to fit through. What they found inside confirmed the stories that have been passed down for generations: crystals jutting out of the walls of endless ice-lined caves and a maze of passageways, shaky wooden bridges, and crumbling ceilings. Today you can be among the first, in over a hundred years, to step foot in this MIRRORED MAZE OF CRYSTAL CAVES. But before you enter… just be sure that you have what it takes to find your way out… for you might just get lost in the infinite passageways FOREVER!


    The Crystal Caves
    A Mirror Maze Adventure

    Be among the first to step foot in this mirrored maze of crystal caves. But before you enter… just be sure that you have what it takes to find your way out… for you might just get lost in the infinite passageways FOREVER!

    Top of Clifton Hill
    Niagara Falls, Canada

    The Crystal Caves website has a short video showing the attraction and explaining the “origins”. I’d like to go in sometime to see what it is like. I’ve filled out the Contact Us form on their web site asking to do a review…

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