There are a number of things to do in Niagara Falls for fun and entertainment. Here are 10 wonderful ways to spend an afternoon in Niagara Falls.
10 Niagara Falls Afternoon Ideas
- Niagara Falls
- Niagara Parkway
- Butterfly Conservatory
- Bird Kingdom
- Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
- Clifton Hill
- Fallsview Casino
- IMAX Theatre
To enjoy this spectacular wonder of nature, journey aboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises for a close encounter with the Falls or head to the Queen Victoria Park for a wonderful view. The Journey Behind the Falls attraction at the Table Rock Welcome Centre is another incredible way to experience the falls.
In the words of Sir Winston Churchill former British Prime Minister, the 55 km stretch of the Niagara Parkway along the Niagara River is the
“the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world.”
Multiple attractions both natural and historical, scenic views, wineries, restaurants and more, make for an amazing drive.
The glass-enclosed conservatory has a rainforest setting that houses over 2000 butterflies belonging to 45 different species. Tropical plants with lovely flowers are an ideal setting for butterflies such as the Common Mormon, Small Postman, Monarch, Owl Butterfly and Banded Orange.
Visit the Butterfly Conservatory as part of a Magnificent Tours of Niagara Scenic Tour
One of the largest indoor free flying aviaries in the world, at 50,000 square feet, Bird Kingdom has 400 birds belonging to 80 different species including rare and endangered ones. You can also see night birds like bats and owls during the day-time in a specially created environment.
On particularly hot afternoons, you can cool off at this water park. It has a full-sized wave pool, waterslides, a humongous 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, an outdoor play pool, a children’s play area. It's also a great place to warm up in the winter, with heated pools and two adults-only Jacuzzis.
Clifton Hill has a wide range of attractions besides shops, video arcades and restaurants. From miniature golf at Dinosaur Adventure Golf and spectacular views from the Niagara Skywheel to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, this place has it all.
Head for a leisurely afternoon lunch at the Terrapin Grille, Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa to gorge on appetizers, salads, steaks, pastas, seafood and more. Or try out Milestones Grill & Bar at the Marriott Gateway for a lovely lunch accompanied by a great view of the Horseshoe Falls.
At 200,000 square feet, this casino has one of the largest gaming floors in the world. You can try your luck and win big at one of the 3000 slot machines, play popular table games at one of the 100 tables or head to one of the 17 tables in the poker lounge.
Relax in the comfort of the theatre and watch the film Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic on the 60 foot high screen. This visual treat brings to life the human history of Niagara Falls. Later, head to the Niagara Falls Daredevil Exhibit room to see the actual contraptions used by daredevils on the Niagara Falls.
Experience a relaxing afternoon at Niagara-on-the-Lake with its lovely wineries and award-winning VQA wines. Enjoy tours and tasting sessions in this scenic town, a short distance from Niagara Falls.
Enjoy morning, afternoon and night at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa, the #1 Rated Fallsview Hotel according to TripAdvisor. View our award winning: Niagara Falls Hotel Packages