The History Of The Niagara Falls, Ontario: Museums

A list and brief discription of some of the museums in the Niagara Falls area.

Daredevil Hall of Fame

5651 River Road (by the Rainbow Bridge)

Niagara Falls, Ontario

This museum is dedicated to all those who were brave enough to risk life and limb to challenge the falls. There you'll find out about the people who rode in barrels over the falls and others. The museum contains photos, stories and memorabilia. For those who have ever thought of braving the falls, this is the place to visit.

Historic Fort Erie

250 Lakeshore Road

Fort Erie, Ontario

This Restored Military Fort offers visitors the chance to see a reenactment of a 1912 British Garrison. The fort is free to the public and is one of the more popular attractions in the Niagara Falls area.

Louis Tussaud's English Wax Museum

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls, Ontario

This is Niagara Falls' oldest wax museum. It is a fascinating museum filled with the wax likenesses of some of the most famous people and celebrities in history. Some current, some not, this museum is a must see when visiting the falls. Every year this museum adds a new wax image. For those who are brave, there is the medieval torture chamber exhibits. There you'll find some of the most gruesome scenes of realistic looking execution scenes and other exhibits.

Lundy's Lane Historical Museum

5810 Ferry Street

Niagara Falls, Ontario

A museum that has exhibits and other things of historical value that tells the history of the Battle of Lundy's Lane, July 25, 1814. You will also learn about the pioneers who settled in the Niagara Falls area

Niagara Falls Art Gallery

8058 Oakwood Dr. RR#2

Niagara Falls, Ontario

This art museum features the works of the famous Canadian artist William Kurelek. There are also temporary exhibits that change on a regular basis so it's always worth going there when in the area.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

2565 Niagara Parkway

Niagara Falls, Ontario

This conservatory has around 2000 butterflies of all different species that enables visitors to watch butterflies fluttering around and gathering nectar from the different varieties of flowers that are growing there. With around 11,000 square feet, this is one of the largest indoor collections of free flying butterflies in North America. This is one of the more relaxing yet fascinating attractions in the Niagara Falls area.

Ripley's Believe it or Not

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls, Ontario

This is one of the weirdest museums because it contains some off the oddest and most unbelievable facts and exhibits. Some are just playing tricks with the mind, while others are actually real. Most visitors are amazed by what they discover in this museum. There are exhibits about strange people, places, artifacts, and events. You'll want to take your time in this museum.

Willoughby Historical Museum

R.R.#3, 9935 Niagara Parkway

Niagara Falls, Ontario

The museum is a former one-room red brick schoolhouse where visitors can learn about the history of Willoughby Township. The exhibits cover two floors and have memorabilia from the early days of pioneer settlement, all the way up to the 1960's.

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