Niagara Falls is known for its picturesque scenery and as a tourist attraction, in 2014 it was reported that 30 million people visit Niagara Falls every year and by now that number has certainly risen. Many of us that haven’t even been to see the falls have heard about it or more likely seen it in a movie. Given the beautiful view and god-like power of the falls, these types of characteristics make for a challenging and unique viewing experience. You could spend hours if not days watching all the movies set in Niagara Falls or the surrounding area.
If you have been to this beautiful part of Canada then you know that entertainment along with one of the greatest tourist attractions is not lacking. With restaurants, hotels and casinos all within your reach in the region, it’s difficult to get bored when visiting. There is even a movie that can be seen in vivid detail at the IMAX theatre that tells the 12,000-year-old story and all those who have tried performing stunts and acts of survival in the great river and over the falls.
Niagara Falls – The Movie Mecca
More than 100 movies have been shot on location in the past few decades. Those on record going back to the 1800s and has only gained more popularity since then. When it comes to the movies we have seen shot on location, the raging power of the falls has always been in the background beating any special effects anyone could dream of. Niagara Falls has seen the likes of Marylyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Christopher Reeve, Bruce Willis and Melissa McCarthy to name a few. With many more having the pleasure to feature alongside the 13-story waterfall. Movies such as Superman, The Recruit, Canadian Bacon and even scenes with people running to finish challenges in the Amazing Race.
Niagara Falls and its Memorable Movie Scenes
You might remember the time when pirates needed to get to Davey Jane’s Locker in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, the ship needed to fall into the abyss Niagara Falls made for the perfect shot. You have also seen the 1980’s Superman racing to catch a falling kid from the drop toward the raging waters below, if you haven’t it’s a classic you should surely check out. One particular scene in front of the falls comes to mind for many movie enthusiasts, that is the scene when Bruce, from Bruce Almighty, has a meltdown live on camera when he gets the news that the news anchor position he wanted was filled by the one person he hates most, soaking wet and with a crazy look in his eyes, with the shot of the falls in clear view. There is certainly no amount of special effects that can make up for the sheer beauty and power of the falls in any movie.
Adventure and Entertainment at Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is not only home to some of the best movie scenes out there, but also a place where you can find entertainment and waterfall adventures in many ways. You could choose to go on a cruise that allows you to experience the power of the falls up close and personal. Another way to get close is to explore the tunnels behind the waterfall and hear the thunder-like sounds as the water crashes at the end of the waterfall.
If getting up close and personal is not your speed, you can view the beauty from a distance. An experience like no other can be found at the Niagara Fallsview Casino. The casino was built on a cliff that overlooks one of the falls called the Horseshoe Falls and it is a sight to behold. The casino floor comes fully equipped with more than 100 table games, classic casino games and 3,000 slot games for you to choose from. The gaming experience may be so thrilling that you decide to become a member of the Players Advantage Club, giving to VIP amenities that come with a lot more excitement. Once you are all pitted out from the adventure and games, why not stay the night in one of the 374 rooms at the casino’s hotel. There is room service 24/7 so you never have to miss a meal regardless of your sleeping pattern. Niagara Falls and all it has to offer is an experience that you want to take advantage of at least once, but remember that once you do, you may never want to leave.