Introduction to Niagara Falls, New York
Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara county, is 17 miles NW of Buffalo, New York. The city is located in the Buffalo- Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Niagara Falls has a population of 55,593.
Niagara Falls History
This area had its first European settlers sometime during the 19th century. These early settlers were mostly explorers and missionaries. The influx of new people instigated the already antagonistic natives and led to war in the contest for fur trade. The area started developing industrially, and by the end of 19th century, it was heavily industrialized. Niagara Falls was incorporated as a city in March of 1892.
Niagara Falls and nearby Attractions
- Aquarium of Niagara
- Wintergarden Botanical Garden
- Daredevil Museum
- Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
- Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
- Devil's Hole
Things To Do In Niagara Falls
The most popular attraction is the area is obviously the breathtaking Niagara Falls, which attracts people from all over the world. River cruises are also available. There are some excellent parks in the city as well, which have amenities for a variety of games and sports. The nearby museums are also great places to spend a few exciting hours.
Niagara Falls Transportation
Niagara Falls International Airport is nearby.
Niagara Falls Higher Education
Niagara County Community College, SUNY College at Buffalo, D'youville College and Canisius College provide facilities for higher education.