International travel with kids can be challenging, but finding the right place to visit and experience can make the visit even more enjoyable! While we were in Niagara Falls we were able to explore numerous fun spots like Ripley’s, Niagara Helicopters, Bird Kingdom, Skylon Tower and of course Niagara Falls itself. On the third day that we were there it was raining but we still wanted to see everything and we had tickets to see the Skylon Tower.
The Skylon Tower is an iconic site in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is a tower that you see from anywhere around the city. It is a 775 foot tower that gives you a 360 degree view of the city and falls. On a clear day you can see so far! Unfortunately fo my family and I, we were visiting on a rainy day, and all of the other days we were there were of a similar ilk, so we decided to go and see what we could see while we were out and close to the tower itself. While visiting the Skylon Tower was not something I would typically encourage in the rain, we were still excited to see what it would be like. If you are not a fan of heights going up on this tower might be a bit much. It takes just over 50 seconds to go up and a large portion of the time you are in a glass elevator so you can see even more. If you have this fear, unless you plan to to close your eyes for almost a minute (which J-Mom was not) you may choose to sit this out and wait at the bottom (which J-Mom did).
So the kids and I went up to the top and when you get there, while I thought you would look out from the inside, you actually go outside on a terrace of sorts that goes around the top of the tower and provides you with the 360 degree view. With this being said you get to have the opportunity to see everything around the city and beyond. The pictures I have included in the post were taken from the tower itself so you can see what we saw. The views are breath taking and I can see that on a nice day you would be able to get not only great photographs, but also great views and memories.
All of this being said, I was glad that we went up there and can tell you that we would go again, especially if it was a clear day, as I know that the view would be amazing. While I did not try the restaurant at the top, I know that this too had a great view and was revolving, so, again, on a clear day you would get to see everything and get to eat!
So next time you are in Niagara Falls, Ontario, check out the Skylon Tower for yourself and check out what sights you can see!
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