Niagara Falls: Interesting Facts about the New 8th Wonder of the World

Niagara Falls: Interesting Facts about the New 8th Wonder of the World

The country of Canada has become practically synonymous with the popular destination that it withholds: the Niagara Falls. Having a history that spans over centuries, this bucket list worthy destination is often considered the new 8th wonder of the world, right up there with other breathtaking sights such as the Great Wall of China, Macchu Pichu, and the Taj Mahal.

While many people know some very basic knowledge about this national landmark, there are many cool and interesting facts that are not commonly known that may be of interest if you ever want to check out this world marvel.

1. Largest Waterfall On the Continent

Located in Canada, which is part of North America, the Niagara Falls holds the reigning title of largest waterfall in North America. The three great lakes of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Huron all navigate their way into the Falls and drain their water into it, contributing to the vast volume of water in the area.

The destination itself is so large that it spans between two countries on the same continent, Canada and the United States.

2. Home of the Oldest State Park in the Country

Aside from containing the largest waterfalls in the continent, the Niagara Fall State park also happens to be the nation’s oldest state park. IN the late 19th century, the park was confirmed to the be the first states’ park in the Unites States of America, with the park itself being declared in the state of New York when it was first established officially.

3. Niagara Falls Is Made Up of Multiple Waterfalls

Although collectively called Niagara Falls, the waterfalls themselves are made up of three separate waterfalls that come together in the same location. The three falls are called the Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls. Because of the high volume of water, the Niagara Falls contains the fastest moving body of water out of all waterfalls in the whole world.

4. Famous Film and Movie Destination

One of the reasons why the Niagara Falls is so well known amongst the mainstream population is because it is has been featured in many films and TV shows for many decades, which has led this destination to have over 30 million tourist visits each year.

The falls themselves also appeal to daredevils around the world who try to come up with grand feats to compete in this location, such as crossing the Falls on a tightrope or going down the Falls themselves

5. Tourist Can Get Up Close to the Waterfalls

Like many of the other wonders of the world, the Niagara Falls is accessible to locals and tourists alike. One popular activity includes taking a tour with Niagara Falls Tour Toronto, where you can make your way to the heart this landmark and witness firsthand the beauty and majestic sight of this natural wonder. While there are no thrilling drops or death defying feats, the sight of the water itself will take your breath away. You’ll be left in complete awe and fascination!

Although it has been around for centuries and is a staple of North America, the Niagara Falls is still considered to be a fairly new addition to the wonders of the world. Rightfully so, because it this wonder deserves to be admired by all.

From the vast size in both area and volume to the ability to take up-close tours into the heart of the waterfalls themselves, this 8th wonder has proven to be a popular tourist destination for many years to come. So now that you are equipped with many new interesting facts about this beautiful creation of the natural world, make sure to check it out for yourself and be ready to discover more than you may already know about this amazing destination. It’s unlike anyone else!

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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