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    Wallenda’s feat is given monumental recognition

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The tethered steps that Nik Wallenda took on a mist-drenched, 2-inch steel cable across Niagara Falls more than two years ago gave the former honeymoon capital of the world a chance to reclaim a moment in the spotlight.

    But that 26-minute walk before a television audience of more than 10 million also catapulted the daredevil to global fame.

    Last year, he got the chance to walk untethered across a gorge near the Grand Canyon. Later this year, he plans to stride across the top of the Chicago skyline.

    Wallenda’s June 15, 2012, walk from the U.S. to the Canadian side of the falls was remembered Monday with the official unveiling of a monument on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park.

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    Wallenda practicing for his walk

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    Nik Wallenda will be practicing for his big walk in an area by the Seneca Niagara Casino. He has already had one session, and many outlets have reported on it:

    Getaway Guy: Nightmares Getaway

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    The Getaway Guy from YNN channel 9 out of Rochester has a report about Nightmares Fear Factory (including a video):

    You’ll walk down pitch black hallways following a series of red lights making your way through a labrynth of scares and surprises. You are not alone in there! If you need to leave and can’t take it, yell ‘Nightmares’ and you will be escorted to the safety of the lobby. Don’t’ feel bad. You’ll simply be added to the long list of those that have ‘chickened out’.

    Daytripper: Niagara Falls, Ontario

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    From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

    From Rochester: About 90 miles.

    Attraction: The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario, running through Jan. 4, features holiday light displays, live concerts, fireworks and special events. The outdoor displays are lighted from 5 p.m. to midnight, including an “Enchantment of Disney” display.

    Getaway Guy: Skylon Tower Getaway

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    From News 10 Now in Rochester (it includes a good video):

    This getaway is fun for everyone and brings you a view of Niagara Falls like you won’t believe! This is the Skylon Tower, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Standing tall since 1965, it holds a great outdoor observation deck 775 feet above the falls and it’s open 365 days a year! Skylon also has a revolving restaurant at the top with one complete revolution each hour.

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