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Welcome to Thunder Alley, a comprehensive web site about Niagara Falls.

dedicated to education, history & tourism

a history & pictorial

The Niagara Frontier has a remarkably rich heritage of International and natural history that has forever shaped our lives and future in peace and harmony.

Experience and learn about the best of the sights, sounds, attractions and accommodations that Niagara Falls has to offer.   

Did you ever wonder how old is Niagara Falls? How big is Niagara Falls? or how tall is Niagara Falls?

View the beautiful sights of nature's own masterpiece carved into the landscape by wind, ice and water over 12,000 years along the 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Niagara River Gorge.

Hear the incessant roaring Thunder of Niagara and experience the awesome sights and feelings as 100,000 cubic feet of water per second rush over the edge of the Falls as waters from the Upper Great Lakes Basin empties over the 170 foot high precipice.

Visit Ontario's Niagara Parks and New York State's Reservation Park at Niagara Falls. See the Horseshoe Falls , the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Walk amongst one of the finest and oldest parks in the world. Enjoy the balance of nature which has been preserved, protected and maintained by Canadians and Americans peacefully sharing the beauty and grandeur of the Falls of Niagara with International flavour. It is truly one of the most beautiful parklands in North America.

Niagara Falls is a treasure of natural and man made jewels that must be seen. Visit the many exciting and daring sites and attractions which highlight & compliment the very best Niagara Falls has to offer. These amazing sights and sounds can only be fully appreciated in person.

Aside from the natural wonder of the Falls themselves - the twin Cities of Niagara Falls boasts a large array of attractions for all ages.  Visitors can enjoy the many museums, amusement parks, gardens and parklands.  As well as learn about the various daredevils that have braved the challenge.  Or, for those that feel lucky - Niagara Falls is home to three Casinos.


Thunder Alley provides up-to-date information on  directions, parking, attractions, bridges and hydroelectric power.


For International visitors, learn about the Customs Regulations that visitors should know about entering or exiting the Canadian/USA border.

Whether planning a vacation, a honeymoon, or interested in learning about the history & facts of the Falls of Niagara, find all this information here at your finger tips.

All this and much more is just a click away.

Begin your journey now by clicking on any of the subjects listed in the navigator above and/or the attractions highlighted below.

If you can not find the information you are seeking or require additional information,  Email inquiries are encouraged. (see below)

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Remembering the Workmen - Queenston - Chippawa Power Project



Breaking Ice - A History of Ice Breaking on the Niagara River



Crash & Burn - The Ed Methot Story





The Illumination of Niagara Falls




Yesterday at Niagara Falls - Stories from the past
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A New Discovery at Niagara Falls - September 26th 1874


The Niagara Falls Gazette tells of explorations that have been made behind the American Fall, entering from below Prospect Park. All descriptions represent the trip behind the great Fall to be unrivalled for weirdness of scene and novelty of experience. Fascinating as is the cave under the Luna Island Fall, the unexplored mysteries of the wild and tumultuous recess behind the American Fall shadow the interest in the wonders of the old cave. Since the organization of the Prospect Park Company it has been contemplating setting approaches to this new cave, and building such mechanical helps as may be found practical to facilitate pleasure trips behind the sheet.

Last season Conroy and Mumford, the well-known guides made a thorough examination of the entrance, extending their trip around the first bend in the precipice. The floor was found perfectly smooth with a sheet of comparatively still water some 3 feet deep overlaying it.

Since this trip last season the cave has not been entered until on Monday of last week when Conroy and Mumford volunteered to guide a stranger through the explored portion of the place. The stranger, Mr. George B. Johnson, of New Orleans, thus has won the distinction of being the first visitor to Niagara who has ever been behind the American Fall. The party pressed their investigation over 200 feet behind the sheet.

Conway expressed his conviction that a passageway extends through to Goat Island - a path which can be treaded with safety, and which he intends at some future day to explore. Mr. Johnson was lavish in his expressions of delight with the trip, which he pronounced on equalled for strangeness on the face of the earth.


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