Known as the “Honeymoon Capital” between the 1920s and the 1950s
Niagara Falls consists of both American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, which are separated by Goat Island.
The three most popular natural attractions in the U.S. are (1) The Grand Canyon (Arizona), (2) Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), and (3) Niagara Falls (New York).
The international boundary line between the cities of Niagara Falls, New York, in the U.S. and Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Canada, splits the Niagara River, Goat Island, and American Falls in half.
Niagara Falls is an important source of hydro-electric power.
The source of the fNiagara Falls is Lake Erie, some 17 miles upstream from the present location of the falls.
Since the time they were formed 10,000 years ago, the falls at Niagara Falls have eroded about 300 feet per century (about ten miles total) back up the Niagara River to its source.
By the time the falls eats its way through the limestone base and back to its source (in about 25,000 years!), most of the lakeLake Erie will drain away — and Niagara Falls will disappear.
Did you know...
Have you ever wondered how a beaver can gnaw on wood under the water without getting water in its mouth? It can close its mouth with furry cheek flaps behind its front teeth. In fact, a beaver’s lips are so constructed that it can close its mouth completely with its teeth still sticking out.