There are various places all around the world to explore and visit. While, the Niagara falls has its own beauty and attraction for the visitors. Frederick Law Olmsted designed the Niagara Falls State Park. It is the oldest state park in America and every second over 3,160 tons of water flows through the Niagara Falls.
Many of you might visit this place and its view might bring some curiosity in your mind about this wonderful place. Moreover, several people among you want to visit the Niagara Falls and need some information. Therefore, we have collected the most important and fascinating facts about these falls here for you. Hence, read these Niagara Falls facts for kids and plan your trip to the place accordingly. You will definitely want the revisit the place in future as well.
Niagara Falls Facts for Kids
1. Niagara Falls is the oldest state park in America.
2. Frederick Law Olmsted designed the Niagara Falls State Park.
3. Every second over 3,160 tons of water flows through the Niagara Falls.
4. The park was established in 1885 as the Niagara Reservation.
5. There are three waterfalls in the Niagara Falls including the Horseshoe Falls or the Canadian Falls which is the largest one, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls.
6. A small piece of land called Luna Island separates the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.
7. The height of the American Falls ranges from 21 to 34 meters.
8. The Niagara Rivers connects the two Great Lakes, Ontario and Erie.
9. Niagara Falls is not the tallest waterfall in America, its height is 176 feet.
10. In 1885, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse the world’s first hydroelectric power plant in Niagara Falls.
11. Now, the Falls are able to generate 4 million kilowatts of electricity.
12. Annually, around 8 million visitors come to explore the Niagara Falls State Park.
13. The water color of the Niagara Falls is green
14. The population of both Canada and the United States uses the water of Niagara river for multiple purposes such as for drinking, fishing, recreational activities etc.
15. Annie Edson Taylor – a 63 years-old school teacher – was the first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Niagara Falls Facts
16. The total area drained by the Niagara Falls is approximately 684,000 square kilometers.
17. The U.S Army Corps turned off the Bridal Veil and American Falls in 1969.
18. Niagara Falls does not freeze in the winter.
19. Fishes can survive and travel over the Falls.
20. The word Niagara comes from an Iroquois word ‘Onguiaahr’ which means ‘The Starit’.
21. The Niagara Falls moved back 7 miles in last 12,000 years.
22. There is a fine of $10,000 if somebody attempts to go over the falls.
23. In 1848, the Niagara Falls stopped for the only time.
24. More than 6 million cubic feet of water flows over the Horseshoe Falls.
25. The Crest Line of the Horseshoe Falls is 2,200 feet wide.
26. The Queen Victoria Park is adjacent to the Canadian Fall.
27. The man-made attractions at the Niagara Falls include the Table Rock Scenic Tunnels, Maid of the Mist, Spanish Aero Car, and Casino Niagara etc.
28. Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada is also famous as the Honeymoon Capital of the World.
29. The Niagara Falls were the symbol of America and the New World before the creation of the Statue of Liberty.
30. In 1952 a movie called ‘Niagara’ was filmed in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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