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See our Maid of the Mist Visitors Guide for more information.
Located on a stunningly landscaped eight-hectare property, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort overlooks one of the most famous views in the world – Niagara Falls.
The Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls is an indoor attraction that allows visitors to wander amongst recreated tropical conditions in which more than 2,000 butterflies fly freely. Wear bright colored clothing and be prepared for the butterflies to land right on you.
4. The Skylon Tower
Though Marineland is one of the most popular attractions, its popularity has waned because of allegations of animal abuse. An extensive investigation by a major Toronto newspaper that included interviews with Marineland staff revealed poor conditions and animal suffering. The owner John Holer has a longstanding reputation for shady dealings.
The 2012 exposé really confirmed what I had suspected after visiting for my first and only time in 2010. Walking through that park I felt like shielding my kids eyes as I would at a car accident. Bears stood in shallow water begging for corn puffs that people were buying and throwing to them. It was a completely false, contrived version of wildlife that offered no dignity to these animals.
8. Bird Kingdom
Most people, given the choice, would rather do the Maid of the Mist boat tour, but if you just can't get enough of the Falls, the Journey Behind the Falls may well be worth it.