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Five Fun Facts about the Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls are majestic waterfalls that can be seen both from Canada and from the United States because they are located right on the border of the state of New York and Ontario, Canada. Millions of tourists from around the world flock to this place every single day in order to take in the beauty of these massive falls, to feel their power, and even to take a ride on a boat that brings them right to the bottom of the waterfalls for a truly unforgettable experience.
But there are a few interesting facts about Niagara Falls that a lot of people are not aware of. If you are interested in learning a bit more about this great place, continue reading. Below are five fun facts about the history of Niagara Falls and more. 

Tens of Thousands of Years Old-The Niagara Falls are much older than you think. In fact, they were formed as a result of glacial activity during the last Ice Age. Their existence dates back to around 10,000 years ago, so when you visit them today, it is like going back in time to see the results of nature and its power over the land and the water.
Three Separate Waterfalls-The Niagara Falls actually consists of three separate waterfalls, not just one. These are the American Falls, the Bride Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls. Together, they produce the highest flow rate when compared to every other waterfall on the planet. The Horseshoe Falls, in particular, are the most well known and famous because they are the largest of the three waterfalls. The Bridal Veil Falls, on the other hand, are the smallest.

Hydropower-Because the Niagara Falls are so powerful, it is no surprise that people have thought of using them to produce electricity. However, because the summer season is also the biggest tourist season of the year, the hydroelectric stations that are found throughout the area will divert a smaller amount of water so that the flow of the Falls will be at its best.
The Oldest State Park-Niagara Falls State Park is visited by millions of people from around the world every year to see the beauty and feel the power of the Niagara Falls up close. But it should also be noted that it is actually the oldest state park in the United States because it was founded in 1885. It is over 400 acres in size, and about 140 of those acres are actually underwater. 

Tesla Monument-A special monument that was constructed in memory of the esteemed inventor, Nikola Tesla, who many people around the world still admire today for the incredible advancements he made in the field of science, can be found right in the middle of the Niagara Falls. It sits on Goat Island, which can be seen between the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. Make sure to try to see it while you are staying at the Niagara Falls Hampton Inn or any other nearby hotel. 
David White is a freelance writer who has visited the Niagara Falls on both the Canadian and the American sides.


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