Niagara Falls Facts

How much do you know about the biggest waterfall in the USA? Before you take your Maid of the Mist boat tour, be sure to brush up on your knowledge with these Niagara Falls facts.

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    600,000 GALLONS

    Approximately 600,000 gallons of water travel down Niagara Falls each second.

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    170 FEET

    The average depth of the water below Niagara Falls is 170 feet. It’s as deep as the gorge is high!

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    Niagara Falls is actually the collective name for three waterfalls—the Horseshoe Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls.

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    The waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls overlap the international border between the U.S. and Canada.

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    Fish actually travel over Niagara Falls—and around 90% of them survive the plunge.

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    The water that flows over Niagara Falls comes from four of the five Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior.

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    Maid of the Mist is located on the American side of Niagara Falls. If you’re planning on crossing the border as part of your journey, be sure to read this first.

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