Though you can see Niagara Falls from dry land, nothing quite compares with experiencing the falls from the water. Niagara City Cruises boat tours—departing from the Canadian side—offer front-row views of the mighty falls, putting passengers well within the splash zone. Here’s what you can expect.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls
4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The Odditorium at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls is a quirky and interactive museum presenting crazy and mind-boggling artifacts from around the world. Exhibits include shrunken heads, decorated skulls, and 2-headed animals. In the Moving Theater, visitors view 4D films and ride along in them. To top off the Ripley’s experience, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks allows visitors to “meet” more than 100 wax celebrities and get their photos taken with them.
Visitors to Niagara Falls, Ontario, often tour Ripley’s on day trips from Toronto. Organized tours either give visitors some free time during which they can choose to visit Ripley’s, or a visit will be built into the itinerary. It’s also easy to visit Ripley’s independently, as it’s in the heart of Niagara Falls town, just a few minutes’ walk from the waterfalls. There are many hotels in the town for visitors who want to stay longer.
Things to Know Before You Go
Tickets to the three parts of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls can be bought as a combo ticket or separately.
Visitors with young kids might want to skip certain exhibits, as kids might find some things scary.
Pictures are allowed inside, and there are many wonderful photo opportunities.
How to Get There
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls is located at 4960 Clifton Hill, the bustling street leading west from the falls that’s home to many quirky tourist attractions. The building is easy to spot as it looks like the Empire State Building on its side, with King Kong jumping up and down on it.
When to Get There
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls is open 365 days of the year. Its opening hours are 10am until 11pm Monday to Thursday, 10am until midnight on Friday, 9am until midnight on Saturday, and 9am until 11pm on Sunday.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Ripley’s fans who also visit nearby Toronto can check out Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, too. The numerous themed tanks are home to everything from creatures found in the seas around Canada to reef fish and plants. Combo tickets for the Toronto and Niagara Falls attractions can save visitors money.
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