I recently made a short trip to the Niagara Falls, on the US side. It was indeed a sight to behold. I think the American side of the Niagara Falls is quite impressive and serene and is much closer to the Falls than from the Canadian side of the Falls. As much fun as the Canadian side of the Falls can be I don’t think it is as serene as the American side of the Falls. However, the Canadian side seems to have a slight edge over the American side of the Niagara Falls, as regards getting a full view of the Falls. Firstly, you get to see clearly all three of the falls (the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls) from the Canadian side than you would from the American side. It is such a panorama to behold. Secondly, the rainbow lights that light up the Niagara Falls and gives it its rainbow colors at night emanate from the Canadian side of the Falls. Hence the rainbow is more visible from the Canadian side than from the American side of the Falls. Viewing the Niagara Falls Rainbow from the American side is similar to trying to see a TV screen from the side.
However, as regards the fun stuff, the American side of the Niagara Falls holds the aces. What could be more fun and breathtaking than being in the cave of winds? Standing on those wooden platforms directly underneath the gushing waters of the Falls. It’s just a hundred shades of crazy! As risky as it may seem, it is sure a fun part of the American side of the Niagara Falls to visit. A place for only the crazy-hearted.
This brings me to why I had wanted to stay overnight at the Niagara Falls even though I had had all the fun during the day. Well, I wanted to see what the Falls look like at night, in all that dazzling splendor of rainbow colors. I was told that I would have to wait until very late into the night before I could get to behold the spectacle of spectrum created by the Niagara Falls. Hence I had to make arrangements to stay overnight at Niagara Falls, and believe you me when I say it was worth the wait and vigil. It was certainly the same sight I had viewed during the day, but at night it was nothing short of pure magic; more like the magical moments created in Disney movies.
One of the events that made my night spectacular was the dance troupe performance by Native Americans, at the Smokin’ Joes Native Center. It seemed to be one of the new attractions added to the American side of the Niagara Falls, to jazz up the spirits of tourists. It was really fun watching them perform the “spirit of the mist” dance, with all hula hoops and all that kind of stuff.