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Since its formation more than 12,000 years ago, Niagara Falls has been a destination for world explorers, honeymooners and daredevils alike. Today, visitors flock to the region along the U.S.-Canadian border to be awed by the beauty and power of the iconic waterfall.

Nearly 2.8 million liters of water flow over the falls each second, so it’s no wonder it attracts over 8 million visitors from around the world to western New York state every year. Iconic views of the falls can be seen in Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the USA. Or, for a closer look at the cascading Niagara River, hop aboard the Maid of the Mist boat tour, which takes you right up to the base of the waterfall. As the mist from the waterfall blankets the boat, you’ll be happy for that poncho handed out at the beginning of the tour!

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