Top Niagara Falls attractions for thrill-seekers

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Whether you’re dropping in for a daytrip or you’re checking in to the Marriott on the Falls for a couple of weeks, the sheer number of things to do in the Niagara Falls area can be overwhelming. If you’re an adrenalin junkie that wants to know the best places for an adventure, here are our top picks…

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 1. Take a Journey Behind the Falls

Most people will take the gentle Hornblower Cruise to see the Falls, but how about taking an elevator into the depths of the rock-face to experience this enormous curtain of water from behind? The sound may be deafening, but it will be worth the trip.

2. Trek through Devil’s Hole State Park

Stunning scenery and the rugged beauty of the perfectly preserved Niagara Falls parkland awaits you on the hiking trails and mountain biking routes of Devil’s Hole. Don’t forget your camera, as it’s packed with wildlife.

3. Adventure Escape Rooms

If you love a puzzle then the escape adventure room is the attraction for you – it will be a mental thrill-ride as well as physical, with locked-room conundrums ranging from castles to bank vaults that will entertain every member of the family.

4. Learn how to Flyboard

For anyone who wants to learn a new and exciting water sport, look no further than the Niagara Flyboarding team. Using water skiing techniques and water jet propulsion, you’ll leap up to 40ft in the air and be a pro in a matter of minutes.

5. Join a helicopter tour

Take to the skies in style and get a birds-eye view of the Niagara Falls region with a helicopter tour. These tours have been running since 1961, and like millions of other people, you’ll be captivated by the untamed, natural beauty of the landscape.

6. Niagara Freefall

If you don’t feel queasy from heights, why not try the unique feeling of freefall? You don’t have to worry about skydiving for real though – the team at the Niagara Freefall and Interactive Centre use wind tunnels to create a truly realistic experience.

7. MistRider Zipline

If freefall wasn’t enough of a thrill for you, try one of the newest attractions in the area. The MistRider Zipline opened only last year, and allows you to see the Niagara Falls, River and Gorge 220ft above the ground, sailing through the air at 70kmph.

8. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

Turn things up a notch from the Hornblower Cruise, and take a custom-made jet boat out into the rapids for a wet and wild ride like no other. You’ll be thrown from side to side in this crazy tour, but rest assured the safety and reliability are a top priority.

9. White Water Walk

Take in a different view of the rapids by strolling down the boardwalks of the White Water Walk. You’ll be able to get up close and personal with some of the most fearsome rapids in the world, and even get a close-up shot of the famous Niagara Whirlpool.

Don’t forget to leave a comment with your favourite Niagara Falls attraction below…

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