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Niagara—Six Ways to Enjoy the Falls

Experience the Falls from high above or up close. —By Viviane Kertész

Get a bird's eye view of the Skylon Tower.

Get a bird's eye view of the Skylon Tower.

Little wonder that the panorama from Skylon Tower, the tallest lookout point from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, draws millions of visitors annually. This landmark 800 feet above it all entrances kids with a 52-second ride to the top, plus Legends of Niagara Falls, a way-cool 3-D/4-D movie. Waive the elevation fee by eating at the Revolving Dining Room that rotates 360 degrees every hour.

Don your (supplied) souvenir raingear and dodge the spray as the 80-foot-long Maid of the Mist boats you into the basin of the Falls. Operating since 1846, it’s North America’s oldest tourist attraction.