Niagara Falls State Park
Established in 1885, Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the country. It is located on the eastern shore of the Niagara River. The park offers visitors several attractions and activities to learn about and view the falls. These include the visitor center, a 30-minute trolley ride, the Cave of the Winds tour (which takes visitors behind the falls wearing ponchos), the Maid of the Mist boat tour, the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, and an observation tower. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as is also a National Historic Landmark.
Backstory and Context
"Niagara Falls State Park." New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Accessed October 21, 2015. http://parks.ny.gov/parks/46/details.aspx http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/66000555.pdf