How to Travel Back in Time in Niagara Falls

September 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Horse drawn carriage On vacation, it’s good to get away from it all. In Niagara Falls, you can get so far away from it all that you go back to a forgotten time. If you find yourself pining for an old fashioned soda, come to Niagara to let your dreams come true.

Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

This quaint town just a short drive away from Niagara Falls proper. This little village is devoted to maintaining the spirit of Canada’s past. Touted as the most beautiful city in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is full of refurbished and preserved historical sites perfect for strolling around on a crisp autumn day. Peruse the charming storefronts in the history business district or explore old Fort George and the Historical Society Museum for a heaping dose of the past.

Walk Around the Falls

Niagara Falls has been around for centuries, so the falls themselves have more history in each individual drop than you’re likely to see in your lifetime. Many of the observation areas for the falls have been around since Niagara Falls became a vacation destination in the 19th century, so as you walk the trails and catch amazing views of the falls, you can think about all the historic personages who have walked in your same footsteps.

Famous icons like Marilyn Monroe, Jerome Bonaparte, Shirley Temple, and others have looked upon the same roaring waters — what could be more historically significant than that?

Drink an Old Fashioned Soda

If you’re staying at the Falls Avenue Resort, you can easily pay a visit to the Always Refreshing Soda Shop to sample a soda like you’d get in a 1950s diner. Sip a regular Coke or ask for a soft drink like you’d get in yesteryear. The malts and milkshakes are particularly delectable, but you can’t leave without trying an ice cream soda float or a Coke with a shot of your favorite flavor. Check out all the Coca-Cola memorabilia adorning the walls; much of it is rare collectable merchandise from Coke’s heyday not found anywhere else!

Learn More About Niagara’s History

Niagara Falls Niagara Falls has a handful of amazing museums that will transport you to days long past. You can learn important facts about the falls, like the amount of water crashing over the Escarpment every second, as well as crucial information about the founding and development of the city of Niagara Falls at the beloved Niagara Falls History Museum. Or, you can find out about all the amazing feats carried out over the falls over the centuries at the visitor-favorite Daredevil Museum. From last year’s tightrope walker to the very first woman to survive the falls in a barrel, you’ll hear stories and see artifacts from all types of Niagara-related stunts.

All these opportunities and more await you in Niagara Falls. If the bustling modern world is getting you down and you need a vacation filled with the calming glamour of the past, you can count on the attractions in Niagara to melt your stress away.