Niagara Falls Tourism

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It will cost you more money to purchase a parking space in downtown Niagara Falls this summer. The Council member sponsoring the measure says it's a means to take some of the city's budget burdens off the shoulders of taxpayers. Critics are concerned about the message it may send to out-of-town visitors.

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In its 53 years of existence, the Aquarium of Niagara has never included jellyfish among its collection of aquatic creatures. That will change in early 2019. Leaders gathered Friday morning to announce that work has officially begun on a new jellyfish display at the Niagara Falls attraction.

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A museum commemorating some of the local people and places that helped escaped African-American slaves find freedom in Canada formally opened its doors Friday. Those attending the grand opening of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center say the new cultural asset will educate people of the region's past while helping guests recognize the modern social injustices that stem from the nation's history of slavery.

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An organization that fosters public-private partnerships to enhance tourism in the City of Niagara Falls envisions the conversion of long-abandoned buildings at a high-traffic intersection into a mix of residential and business incubation space. The developer designated to rework numerous plots along Niagara Street is awaiting word whether they'll be granted tax breaks that will help the Niagara Global Tourism Institute realize its vision.

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Many tourists visiting Niagara Falls, New York discover that while they're standing on U.S. soil, their smartphone signals are bouncing off Canadian towers, subjecting them to roaming charges. By this fall, leaders on this side of the border believe they'll solve the problem.

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The unseasonably mild winter has paved the way for what cruise operators are calling the earliest-ever launch of boat excursions at Niagara Falls.

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While it may be known as the "Buffalo Billion," New York State's large cash investment in Western New York includes other parts of the region. And elected officials say you're seeing a similar economic turnaround as a result, including one in Niagara Falls.

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Tourism officials say, based on the increased number of visitors to the Niagara USA Official Visitor Center, the American side of Niagara Falls is enjoying a record turnout this summer.

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You can once again walk a historic trail in Niagara Falls State Park and soon, there may be more bikes and biking trails to go with the Green Trolley system serving tourists.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending millions more dollars on tourism and the man in charge of tourism in Niagara County says that's great news.