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Interesting Facts About Niagara Waterfalls

With the Niagara Falls State Park to its credit, this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Niagara Falls is famed both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. The name of Niagara falls comes from the name of an Iroquois town called Onguiaahra, meaning "point of land cut in two".
The Niagara Falls is a collective name for the three waterfalls that lie in the state of New York in the United States and the Ontario province of Canada, namely the American Falls, Horseshoe Falls (A.K.A. the Canadian Falls), & the Bridal Veil Falls. The Niagara Falls came into existence when the Wisconsin glacier began retreating, around 10000 years ago.
Niagara Falls is definitely not the tallest waterfall in the world but its very wide. Length of brink is 323.08 meters and height is 53.6 meters. Volume of water is 567,811 Liters per second. Actual amount may varies, there are two hydroelectric plants whose intake greatly affects the volume of water flowing over the falls.
Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America. The Falls make a tremendous sound as the water goes over and lands at the bottom. Niagara Falls is an international boundary between the United States and Canada. Among 3 sections of it American falls ans small Bridal Veil Falls are on American side whereas Horseshoe falls is on Canadian side.
Niagara Falls is steeped in history and was one of the most popular and busiest New World visiting spot. Four of the five Great Lakes drain into the Niagara River, (Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie) before emptying into Lake Ontario. These five Great Lakes make up almost 20% of the world's fresh water supply.
Niagara Falls is popular for their splendid rainbows. While Niagara Falls in itself is spectacular, the presence of a fascinating colorful arch of rainbows makes the sight even more enchanting. On any bright sunny day, you are guaranteed this colorful lunar bow when you visit Niagara Falls.

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The first person to survive a daredevil stunt at the Niagara Falls was Sam Patch in 1829. The first person to go over the Falls in a barrel and survive was a 63 year old female schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor. Since Taylor's historic ride, many people have tried this stunt. Some have survived unharmed, but others have drowned or been severely injured.
The Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three falls with a height of 167 ft. Around 90 percent of the water from river Niagara flows through the Horseshoe Falls. It is also called the Canadian Falls, as two-third of it lies in the Ontario province of Canada.
Don’t miss the nightly illumination or seasonal firework displays over Niagara Falls from Prospect Point, or one of the many viewing areas throughout the park.
Though the waterfall is open all throughout the year, the best time to visit it is between May and September.
Boat Cruise Ride At Naigara:
One of the most famous and popular attraction of Niagara Falls is boat cruise ride. It is known as Maid of the Mist Boat Cruise.