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A Travel Guide with Eric Dowdle: Niagara Falls

We are Rushing to Tell You All About Niagara Falls!

The following post was first published on BYUtv

Last night, we joined Eric in the North to experience the famous town that straddles the U.S.-Canada border, the one and only Niagara Falls, in Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle!

After getting properly drenched by the Falls on both the Canadian and American sides, Eric is dripping with excitement to tell you all about his trip! So we joined forces with him to create the ultimate travel guide that will lead you through Niagara Falls’ hotspots!

If you’re itching to make a stop to the world-famous Niagara Falls, this ultimate travel guide is the perfect way to start planning your excursion!

Famous Landmarks Worth Giving A Visit:

The American Side

Maid of the Mist Boat Tours (1 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303)
What better way to experience the Falls than going through them?! The Maid of the Mist Boar Tour gets you up close and personal with the rushing waters of the Falls, ensuring you get a shower in the process!

New Era Cap Co. Headquarters (160 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202)
The New Era Cap Co. is one of the original baseball cap suppliers and has been the MLB’s exclusive supplier for almost thirty years. Take a look around this historic homage to one of America’s greatest traditions!

Niagara Falls State Park (332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303)
The oldest state park in America, the Niagara Falls State Park is open 365 days a year and free to all. Those from Canada don’t even need a passport! So come experience the breathtaking scenery, hiking trails, and other attractions at this one-of-a-kind landmark!

The Canadian Side

Niagara Falls History Museum (5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1S9, Canada)
There’s nothing quite like stepping back in time to get a good look at what has shaped human history. Here’s your chance to do just that—to experience Niagara Falls as a product of real people, real events, and real emotion through a tour complete with replicas of authentic militia uniforms and interactive exhibits.

Niagara SkyWheel (4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4, Canada)
Towering 175 feet above the earth is the Niagara SkyWheel, Canada’s largest observation wheel, which runs all year long. Here you can see some of the most remarkable views of the Falls while enjoying family time in your very own gondola.

Best-Kept Secret of the Town:

Come explore the world’s largest indoor aviary! Bird Kingdom houses much more than just birds; several species of Canada’s most spectacular creatures roam the attraction for you to interact with.

Bird Kingdom (5651 River Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M7, Canada)

Eric's Favorite Places to Eat:

Eric actually kicked off his visit to Niagara with a hunt for delicious cuisine—and should that surprise us? We can always count on Eric to find all the best foods in the towns he visits, and he definitely hasn’t disappointed when it comes to selecting Niagara Fall’s most delicious eats!

Frank & Teressa’s Anchor Bar (1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209)
Better known as the Home of the Original Buffalo Wing, the Anchor Bar offers off-the-charts chicken wings with a tasty buffalo sauce. Don’t forget to try their famous (or perhaps infamous) suicide sauce!

Smoke’s Poutinerie (5869 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L6, Canada)
Canada's cuisine is certainly highlighted by a tourist favorite, Smoke's Poutine! French fries, cheese curd, and gravy all in one—what's not to love??

The "Niagara Falls" Painting

After taking in the views from all sides, Eric created a masterpiece that truly captures the spectacular sights as well as the culture of the people that make up Niagara Falls. Check it out here!

And if you love this painting, don't forget to buy the puzzle!


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