Maid of The Mist — Photo courtesy of Bill BlevinsEver hear "Are we there yet?" when traveling with your kids? If so, then the place you should go is Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is one of the best spots in the area that speaks to kids, no matter what crazy adventures they like to get caught up in.
If your kids are attracted to the outdoors, then head off to the Niagara Gorge. The rugged terrain and picturesque views make this one of the coolest places to check out if you and the family like to venture out on a hike for the afternoon. Not the hiking type? Explore the one and only Marineland where excitement is waiting for you and the kids. From dolphin and whale shows, animals roaming the grounds to roller-coasters and games, Marineland is a one-stop adventure for the whole family.
Once you've been kissed by a beluga whale, check out the Butterfly Conservatory and watch as your children's eyes light up as they experience true butterfly bliss. Stroll the rainforest-type grounds and listen as your kids learn a thing or two about the hundreds of thousands of butterflies roaming up above.
Marineland — Photo courtesy of Robert Dewer
The number one adventure to embark on with the kids while in Niagara Falls is The Maid of The Mist. It's one of the oldest boat rides in town and is a magical experience. The whole family will love getting sprayed with mist from the Falls as you cruise closely. Be sure to stand outside on the deck for this ride and put your classic blue rain jackets to good use.
If your kids are into experiencing Niagara Falls for all it's worth, walk up Clifton Hill. From the Ripley's Believe it Or Not! museum to climbing high to the sky on Niagara's Skywheel to all of the carnival games at the midway, there is something fun for everyone on Clifton Hill.
Worried about the possibility of rain while exploring Niagara Falls with your family? Brush those worries aside, as Niagara Falls has 2 indoor water parks that will keep your kids occupied with a whole cupful of fun. From massive water slides to a lazy wave pool, The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and The Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark are two favorites for the whole family.
Niagara Falls is one place your kids will want to go back to again and again, where memories will be made, laughs will be shared and unexpected adventures will be created. It's a place where your kids will let you be a kid again.