Niagara Falls

With a storied past featuring newlyweds, daredevils, and gambling, Niagara Falls attracts approximately 12 million people per year and routinely ranks among the world’s top tourist destinations. Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls collectively are the iconic Niagara Falls. They mark where the Niagara River flows over the Niagara Escarpment, approximately halfway along its 56 kilometer length between the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario. The Niagara River serves as the riverine border between Canada and the United States. The most spectacular of the three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls, is located primarily in Canada. The other two falls are situated entirely in the United States. With a vertical drop of about 50 meters, Horseshoe Falls is not particularly high. However, its flow rate is the ...

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