Niagara Falls offers many natural and man made wonders that continue to attract visitors from all around the world.
Attractions like the many
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and of course the mighty Falls themselves amaze and entertain people of all walks of life.
As Niagara Falls is an amazing place to experience and anyone could easily spend days visiting and touring the many historical and natural sites that the city has to offer, there are other places in the region that may be of interest for visitors to the region.
One attraction that interests many travelers actually spans several cities and connects two great lakes. The Welland Canal is considered to be one of the worlds most impressive canal systems and is only minutes away from Niagara Falls.
And as no trip can truly be complete without taking in all that one can while visiting the Niagara Region, we have included these along with other popular and interesting places to see during your trip below.
Some sites you may want to check out
An amazing historic site like Fort George for example, can be found in the wonderful old town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, while a century old carousal that visitors can still enjoy a ride on for only a nickel can be found in an historic sailing port in the city of St. Catharines.
Attractions Near Niagara Falls
The Welland Canal: Built to allow shipping traffic to bypass the Falls the Welland Canal connects the waters of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
Fort George: Playing a pivotal role in the war of 1812, For George is still a popular place to visit by thousands of people each year.
Laura Secord Homestead
:See the home of the woman who put her life on the line and is considered to have helped change the war of 1812 to favour the Canadian fighters.
The Brock Monument
: Located in beautiful Queenston Heights, the 56 meter tall monument to one of the greatest Generals in the war of 1812, Major-General Isaac Brock, Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Upper Canada has been standing since 1840.
: See the exotic animals from all around the world at Niagara's most amazing zoo. Spend the day exploring more than 100 acres of landscaped grounds, learning about the different animals, fishing, paddle boating or just relaxing at one of the live shows. Zoozs Safari Niagara has it all.
Happy Rolphs Bird Sanctuary and Petting Zoo: Located just a short drive from pretty Niagara on the Lake, Happy Rolphs is a great little petting zoo that allows visitors to get right up to a whole assortment of farm animals including sheep, horses, cows, goats and many more. Great for young children.
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