Spectacular Niagara Falls is a short 28 miles away from Asa Ransom House and is a must-see for Buffalo-area visitors.
Niagara Falls in Photos
About Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls separated islands, each impressive in its own right. Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side, is the largest and most recognizable of the three. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, the smallest of the three, stand on the near side of Goat Island.
Visiting Niagara Falls
You can explore Niagara Falls in a variety of ways. Maid of the Mist boat tours are one of the most popular ways to see the falls. The tour gives you a unique perspective of the power of water as the boat glides past the bottom of the falls. A bridge above the American Falls gives cars and pedestrians access to Goat Island and its several viewpoints, and the Rainbow Bridge spans the river just downstream of the falls. Walking paths and observation towers on both sides of the river offer scenic vistas. For a colorful Niagara experience, visit the falls at night, when the falling water is illuminated by multicolored lights.
Other Attraction near Niagara Falls
The falls are not the only worthwhile attraction on the Niagara River. Here are other area attractions to round out your Niagara getaway.
- Artpark offers a range of summer events at its mainstage theater, theater terrace lounge, and outdoor ampitheater on the heights of the Niagara River Gorge. Check the schedule for Broadway musicals, celebrity performances, free concerts, and more.
- Old Fort Niagara, a New York State Park and National Historic Landmark, is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Learn how this historic fort at the entrance to the Niagara River shaped the future of the United States, Canada, and the Iroquois Six Nations people.
- Niagara Power Vista invites visitors of all ages to explore the world of hydroelectricity with interactive exhibits and spectacular Niagara River Gorge scenery.
- Niagara Wine Trail 15 wineries located between Niagara Falls and Lockport.