Here is another neat map that I took a picture of a while ago. I love seeing these old maps so you can see how things have changed. The copyright on the map is from 1973, so it was from before I was born!
You see references to the Niagara Aerocar, Marineland and Game Farm, the old Movieland location, the old Falls Tower Ride, the old Fallsway Motel (became the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill), the marine aquarium, waltzing waters, the daredevil gallery (where did that used to be?), the Niagara Falls Museum (now Bird Kingdom), the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame (now Ripley’s Moving Theatre, the old Tussaud’s location, the old Oneida Tower (now showing a Casino Niagara sign), Wonderful World of Fantasy (never heard of it), the Royal Tower (was also the Minolta Tower, and now is the Tower Hotel) and more.
From a PRWeb press release (via Yahoo! News):
The most thrilling Niagara Falls attractions have a home on Fallsview Boulevard, a bustling area with Fallsview hotels, nightclubs and more just 500 yards from the Mighty Falls. This summer, Skylon Tower, the IMAX Niagara, and Niagara Freefall have been joined by yet another gripping Fallsview attraction – the new Daredevil Gallery located within the IMAX Niagara.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
In a city full of museums, it’s one that’s often overlooked.
But you’ll be hard pressed to find one more fascinating.
This weekend, the Daredevil Gallery inside the Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre gets a long overdue makeover. For weeks, Toronto company BaAM Productions has been souping up the historic collection, adding more video, more stories and more pizzazz.
General Manager Gil Perez feels it will shed new light on one of the city’s claims to fame.
“We’ve got the world’s largest collection of barrels that have actually gone over the falls, (but) we were displaying them in a low key way throughout the lobby,” he says.
“We’ve decided to take these barrels, put them in their own separate space, and really do some good interpretive research to provide a much better experience to people visiting our theatre.”
I had no idea they were doing this. I will definitely go next week and take some pictures!