Niagara Falls is a very popular tourist destination in Canada and the United States. It is right by the border. There is the Canadian side and the American side of it. The most popular, scenic and beautiful side is the Canadian. Tourists always end up on our side of the border to explore the beautiful falls, they dine at very delicious restaurants, tourists and visitors also enjoy their time mini-golfing, walking at Clifton Hill, enjoying the many places such as Guinness World Records, the Harley Davidson store, haunted house, riding on the SkyWheel, Ripley’s Believe it or not, heading to the Hershey Factory near Clifton Hill. Seeing an upside down house, heading to Casino Niagara or to the New Fallsview Casino, shopping at Fallsview and so much more. You can even see a guy wearing all gold trying to be Elvis, giving out beaded necklaces if you pay him, he will put them on you by the SkyWheel, Tim Horton’s and Boston Pizza area of Clifton Hill. Only in summer months though.
The Canadian side has it all, and you can see all of the Niagara Falls. You know when you enter the American side. All they have is the Seneca Casino, Hotel and that is about it, and an outlet mall about 10-15 minutes into the states, which is not really outlet mall prices. When you drive around the streets, you see abandoned boarded up houses, very worn down cars and people are still seen driving them and hardly anybody is seen walking outside, Downtown Buffalo is like a Ghost town and you don’t see many people, they don’t have extravagant hotels like the Canadian side. It is really depressing there in the American side. They don’t have attractions to offer to visitors. They have their famous buzzy’s restaurant nearby.
The US side of Niagara Falls, definitely needs a reboot, and they need to up their game in the tourist side of things. When people think of Niagara Falls, they think it is only in Canada, they don’t even acknowledge that there is a US side. They need to get some tourism and money generated in that town and they should get some funding of some sort from the US Government or something. Something has to be done. I feel like every time I go there, the place is getting worse and I feel like there is no growth. People look depressed there. Time for an overhaul.