If you are visiting the magical Niagara Falls, then rest assured you’ve chosen a fantastic outing spot. The majesty of this wondrous destination is somehow difficult to describe, especially if it’s your first time visiting its basin. And to ensure you have a truly memorable experience, let’s give you a few fun facts about this wonder of the world.
- A popular honeymooning spot
Nobody will ever tell you this, but did you know that the Niagara Falls is a great romantic spot for newlyweds?
Well, turns out that many prefer to have their honeymoon in the resorts near the Falls. It’s a habit that started over 200 years ago and hasn’t showed any signs of stopping yet. In fact, the collapse of the Honeymoon Bridge aka the Upper Steel Arch Bridge in 1938 has never stopped lover birds from vacationing there.
- Niagara Falls isn’t the largest waterfall in the planet
Even though Horseshow Falls is the most humongous at over 170 feet, it isn’t the largest. In fact, it doesn’t appear anywhere near the top 10 waterfalls globally.
- Cave of the Wind attraction is constructed every year
After a tumultuous summer when Niagara Falls’ Prospect Point, the Observation Deck and Goat Island become a center of attraction for millions, winter presents a perfect opportunity to maintain some parts of the observatory decks. The main one is the Cave of the Winds which is pulled down and reconstructed every spring for five to six weeks.
- Niagara Falls’ three waterfalls hold multiple Guinness World Records
Yes, they do! And key among the records is its record highest flow rate of any waterfall all over the world. Millions of gallons of waters gush down the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls every second, creating beautiful rainbows, mist and thunderous sounds. You should take a ride to the basin of the 170 foot high Horseshoe Falls to enjoy the purest bit of this drama.
- Innumerable Fishes plummet down the falls and almost all of them survive
As you marvel at the grandeur of this beautiful adventure destination, don’t forget to go on a trip to the basin using The Maid of the Mist. If you don’t, trust me, you will not understand the real reason why it pulls millions of adventure lovers every year. More importantly, you will not come back with a few fishes that fall down!
- The Maid of the Mist is over 120 years old!
After making its inaugural voyage in 1846, The Maid of the Mist has never stopped making those round trips. It’s the oldest tourist attraction in North America and serves as probably the highlight of an outing at the Niagara Falls.
- Attempt to plunge down the falls, and you will be slapped with a $10,000 fine!
As much as it is dangerous to plunge down the waterfalls, many are still eager to give it a shot. Those who do it usually die, while the ones that are caught before they even attempt it are arrested and fined $10,000!
- Visit the Niagara Falls soon, or you might not see them again!
Though it’s believed to have been formed in 12,000 years ago, scientists think that it will be eroded in the next 50,000 years. So, make an effort to visit this great wonder and be among the over 30 million who tour it every year, before it’s gone forever!