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HIGGS: Niagara Falls hotels through the ages

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From the Niagara Gazette:

Never let it be said that you could not get a room when visiting Niagara Falls during its early years before it was a city. There were 70 hotels and saloons listed in the Town of Niagara alone. This was before Niagara Falls was a city. Names we probably never heard of, such as the American Hotel at Niagara and Fourth streets, which was razed in 1929. The American Hotel in Suspension Bridge Village was removed May 18, 1887 and another American Hotel during 1878 was in Lewiston, built in the 1830s and burned in 1893 and rebuilt as Cornell House in 1894. I am not listing them all – only the ones I was able to find some items of interest on them.

Editorial: Niagara Falls has to seize the moment

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From the Buffalo News:

Lockport’s good news is a reminder of what Niagara Falls should be doing and isn’t. At least, not enough of it. It’s crazy that both Lockport and Niagara Falls, Ont., are able to move ahead on tourism development, but that on this bank of the international river, things can’t seem to happen very quickly.

Courtyard Marriott Opens in Niagara Falls

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From Buffalo Rising:

BF Patel and family have opened Niagara Falls’ newest and most unique hotel in recent years. Originally built as a Chocolate Factory for the Niagara Chocolate Company in 1912, the building later became home to the northeast headquarters for Moore Business Forms employing thousands of Niagara Falls residents for decades. After Moore closed its operations in Niagara Falls in the late 2000s, the building sat vacant for a few years before being purchased by the Patel’s in 2010.

After partnering with Marriott, Waterbourne Construction Advisors, Carmina Wood Morris, and Mussachio Architects and investing approximately $12.8 million into the project, the iconic and beloved building has been reinvigorated with new life as a Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

Niagara Falls travelblog: Viewing the Falls from different spots

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From NewsOK.com:

My radio colleague, Jim Traber, made a great point with me the other day on The Sports Animal. Traber said Niagara Falls is a lot like the Grand Canyon. He is awed by Niagara Falls. He thinks it’s glorious. But when he gets there, he sees it, he’s impressed and he’s ready to go. Either to the casino or to the highway.

And it’s a valid question. After you’ve seen Niagara Falls, what then? Do you keep looking at it? How do you experience Niagara Falls for more than just 15 minutes?

Well, the Dish and I tried to answer that question Tuesday. And I think we did.

* We viewed Niagara Falls from various points at the top of the falls.

100 Plus Things: Embrace the thrills of Clifton Hill

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From the Buffalo News:

The Canadian side of Niagara Falls is famous for its view. And rightly so. The roar, the colored lights, the wide-eyed tourists from all over the world — where do you find words for it?

How do you describe Clifton Hill?

On this famed tourist promenade, people from all over the world gather to goof off. Arcade games abound. Carnival barkers bawl from the funhouses. “There is no turning back! It will make your blood curdle!”

Passing the 70,000-square-foot Dinosaur Adventure Golf, the largest miniature golf course in Canada, you can’t help but be enthralled by the elaborate, lifelike figures — a ferocious T-Rex, a big, dumb brontosaurus.

Zombie Mud Run this weekend in Falls

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

About 500 people will try and survive a 21-obstacle course in Niagara Falls this weekend.

Survive, because they will hunted down by at least 50 zombies.

The fourth annual Zombie Mud Run returns to Campark Resorts on Lundy’s Lane Saturday.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., participants will navigate a five-kilometre muddy obstacle course, all the while trying to avoid a horde of walkers trying to take away their lifelines.

New Horror Event this November!

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A couple of weeks ago I received an email about the Frightmare in the Falls event taking place in November at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

End of summer brings protesters back to Marineland

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

No sooner does Brenda Manning start talking about the scorn she’s endured as a Marineland protester over the years than a woman exits her vehicle, glares at her and proceeds to tell her she should “fight for human lives” instead.

Manning offers a smirk, then points out the woman left a child alone in the car.

For Manning, who has been protesting Marineland since the early ’90s, another day in front of the Niagara Falls theme park means another day of insults from random strangers.

“It kind of makes you lose faith in humanity when people throw things at you,” said the St. Catharines activist. “They’ve thrown packs of ketchup, I’ve been hit by a tomato … it just makes me stronger. I feel sorry for those people.”

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