Year after year, as snow begins to fall and the holiday season approaches, Niagara Falls is transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland. The magnificent waterfalls and surrounding parklands are always amazing to behold this time of year, but when winter’s cold becomes a little too much to bear, here are five indoor destinations to visit for some warmth and entertainment:
The Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls is the perfect family destination for winter with over 2,000 tropical butterflies fluttering around while you make your way along winding paths through an indoor rainforest. You are also surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery as you walk, transporting you into a natural world of exotic plants and creatures.
Adventure City Arcade
Located on Niagara’s bustling and action-packed Clifton Hill, Adventure City Arcade offers endless hours of thrills and fun for people of all ages. The arcade features more than 125 arcade games and amazing prizes, awesome interactive rides like the Tour Bus SWAT Team ride and Traffic Slam Bumper Cars, and the fun-filled glow-in-the-dark Wild Safari Mini Putt.
Embark on a tropical adventure at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary. You can hold parrots and exotic birds, and then wander through the multi-level rainforest to experience them free-flying around you. The Night Jungle lets you see night creatures like owls and bats, and your walk through the aviary will take you behind an amazing 40ft waterfall.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
With 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, giant wave pool, adult-only jacuzzis, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, and much more the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is the best place to find a full day of fun for the entire family. Splashing and swimming will take you back to the warm days of summer, and the waterpark features indoor connections to Falls Avenue Resort dining, entertainment, and accommodation destinations, so you won’t ever have to unwantedly face the cold days of winter.
Niagara Falls History Museum
Learn all about the rich and exciting history of Niagara Falls at the Niagara Falls History Museum on Lundy’s Lane. It is home to interactive and informative exhibits and is located right by the Drummond Hill Cemetery, which was a main focal point during the historic Battle of Lundy’s Lane during the War of 1812. This is an affordable and enjoyable museum experience for people of all ages where you can try on a replica War of 1812 uniform, walk a tightrope like a Niagara daredevil, hold a musket, and do so much more.