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Niagara Falls State Park 

Niagara Falls was formed during the last ice age period. It started as a glacier runoff that eventually turned into the Niagara River. The river flows from Lake Ontario in Canada down north to Lake Erie. Niagara Falls is famous for the sheer size of the falls, which towers at over 176 feet tall.

Every second, twenty-eight million liters of water travel down the falls; this is because the falls are a grouping of 3 waterfalls. Located in both Canada and New York, the falls gained popularity due to the early "Niagara Falls Daredevils" - people who were crazy enough to go down the falls in a barrel. One of the more recent daredevils crossed the falls on a tightrope.

On certain dates and holidays, the falls have an astonishing firework show. Every night the falls are illuminated in different colors by lights. You can take the 'Maid of the Mist' and witness the falls from a new view; on a boat. The boat brings visitors close to the falls so they can enjoy the view and get drenched in the mist. If you don't want to take a boat but still want to get close to the falls, try exploring the Cave of the Winds. The Cave of the Winds is a series of wooden walkways that take you right up to the falls. They also provide you with a poncho and sandals to help keep you dry.

The park has an operating trolley that guides passengers around the park. Niagara falls has an aquarium that displays many marine creatures, including penguins. Along with all these attractions, there is also a gift shop; perfect for making your friends at home jealous.

The falls are open 365 days a year, so come visit and explore the amazing sight like no other.