The sign says that Clifton Hill is the street of fun at Niagara Falls to which I add a caveat… if you’re a kid. Most adults will probably find it to be a cheesy drain on their wallets. Everything may be overpriced but I still had fun photographing the over-the-topness of it all. I was here when I was 9 and you know what, almost nothing has changed. There are still the same haunted houses, wax museums, arcades and gift shops. One thing that I do love about Clifton Hill is how colourful every thing is. Here, see what I mean:
Clifton Hill dubs itself the Street of Fun at the Falls. I say it’s more the street over overpriced hokey attractions…but that can be fun.
At the Rainforest Cafe you can eat burgers and listen to simulated rain storms and watch animatronic animals comes to life every now and then.
If you’re looking for something tacky as a souvenir, Clifton Hill has you covered. Including, um, wax hands?
I really should have gone inside to see if they had skeeball. My mom and I used to play that when the midway would come to town. We never won any cool prizes but we always had a good time.
Bit of bowling followed by a ride on the SkyWheel? Don’t mind if I do.
Times must be tough in Geneva, Frankenstein is shilling for Burger King now. By comparison the Wendy’s across the street was disappointingly bland.
Animatronics outside the Ripley’s museum. Many of the attractions will have open entrances with some sort of exhibit designed to lure you in.
Movieland on Clifton Hill – this is the wax museum that scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid. Wax museums have always creeped me out.
Because regular wax figures weren’t creepy enough, there’s a whole museum dedicated to infamous criminals.
Another wax museum. I tell you, there’s no shortage of them. Well, at least three.
The Upside Down House, where you could literally dance on the ceiling.
The facade of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum is always fun to look at.
No shortage of arcade games on Clifton Hill.
The hill is one attraction after another. If I’d had more time I might’ve looked into the 4D since those are always fun. The MGM theatre at the bottom of the hill is also 4D.
I find it really interesting to see the juxtaposition of the natural beauty of Niagara Falls at one of the street with the colourful fakeness of Clifton Hill at the other. Have you been to Niagara Falls? What did you think?
Disclaimer: I was in Niagara Falls as a guest of King Tours
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