Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Some call Niagara Falls the "honeymoon capital of the world." There are various stories as to the origin of the Niagara Falls honeymoon tradition (some say Aaron Burr's daughter's honeymoon, others say Napolean Bonapart's brother's), but no matter which is actually true,  the reason for choosing Niagara Falls is simple:  they are one of the world's true wonders and they are spectacular! And there is no better way to see the falls than with the oldest and best known tourist attraction at Niagara Falls, the Maid of the Mist boat cruise. Named for an ancient Ongiara Indian mythical character, she has carried passengers into the whirlpools beneath the Falls since 1846.

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Geography/Environment
Niagara Falls are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border separating Ontario and New York. Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side of the border and American Falls on the US side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls is also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. More than six million cubic feet of water fall over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America, which has made it one of the most popular tourist attractions for decades.
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