The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls – Things To Do With Your Team

The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls is located, you guessed it, in the world famous Niagara Falls, New York. All around the world people know of this giant, magnificent waterfall. You and your team are fortunate enough to see it with your own eyes if you have a tournament at the convention center. The town’s attractions are heavily based around the falls. By the time you leave Niagara Falls, hopefully you’ll have experienced all activities pertaining to it. You can witness the falls from above, in the water, or from afar. All of these activities are close to the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.

Things to Do

Niagara Falls State Park

Only about two blocks away from the convention center, Niagara Falls State Park is where you’ll find a lot of the town’s attractions. The best place to start is the Discovery Center. Learn about the natural history of the falls and how they were formed. See how the town sprung up around the waterfall. There are interactive displays like a multi-screen experience and a rock wall.

After the Discovery Center, you can explore the park via one of the trails. Many of the trails are rated as easy and are more than appropriate for your team. The Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike and Upper Great Gorge Hike are two perfect trails to check out. Enjoy the picturesque views of the falls, the pristine forests, and maybe even spot some animals. Niagara Falls State Park opens up an entirely new world. You’ll forget that you’re in a town as you venture through nature. 332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Maid of the Mist

You’ll have seen the falls from a distance once you hike a trail at Niagara Falls State Park. Now’s it’s time to get drenched as you take a boat ride up close. Sail near the falls on Maid of the Mist. You won’t get too wet on this boat ride. The crew provides all guests with a poncho, so you’ll stay dry. Okay, maybe not dry, but you’ll be dryer than if you didn’t wear a one.

On the boat ride, a tour guide will educate you more on the falls as you encounter the booming noise of the water and the mist wetting your face. You won’t find better views of Niagara Falls than while you’re on the Maid of the Mist. The camera angles on the boat are stunning and make for awesome pictures. The hours for the boat tours change depending on the season. Make sure it’s running before you go. 1 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Niagara Falls Observation Tower

What do you do after you see the falls from below? The next logical step is to head to the top of course. Leave The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls behind and head to Niagara Falls Observation Tower has the best panoramic views of the falls and surrounding area. For customer convenience, the park has elevators running from the base of the gorge to the observation tower. What separates this observation tower from others, besides the fact that it’s overlooking the iconic Niagara Falls, is that the deck actually extends over the falls!

Get a bird’s eye view of the waterfall and take some memorable pictures that you will definitely want to show off to people back home. Speaking of birds, the observation tower is a popular spot for bird watching. Peregrine falcons, bald eagles, gulls, and many other types of birds are known to frequent the area. The price of admission is extremely cheap. Find out what it’s like above Niagara Falls and visit the observation tower. 332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Niagara Falls Adventure Park

Back in the day, people went over Niagara Falls in barrels. You may not be fearless enough to do that, but you can still be a daredevil when you visit Niagara Falls Adventure Park. You have the opportunity to participate in some awesome activities. Reach high speeds of 30 miles per hour on the zip line. Race a teammate down the 350 foot high dual zip line and satisfy your thrill seeking needs. Jump off and descend five stories at the Jump Off Zone.

Navigate your way on platforms, cables, bridges and other obstacles on the high ropes course. Younger kids will be happy to play in the Kid’s Zone equipped with a jungle gym, bungee, and bounce area. Can’t decide on which attraction to do? If you have eight or more people, you can purchase the standard package. It comes with three zip line rides, three jumps, one rope course entry, and use of the Kid’s Zone. 427 1st St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Cave of the Winds

Drop down into Niagara Gorge and explore the Cave of the Winds. Before doing so, stop at the World Changed Here Pavilion. This education center is close to The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. It houses exhibits on topics like how Nikola Tesla managed to harness the power of Niagara Falls. To this day, the United States and Canada depend on hydroelectric power generated from the rushing water. Images and information of Niagara Falls before the town and state park were founded are also displayed. Observe all of the drastic changes the area underwent through the decades. Once you’re finished looking at the exhibits, it’s time to put on your complimentary poncho and sandals and head out to the Cave of the Winds. Set out on a guided tour where you will get up close to Bridal Veil Falls and explore the cave. Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Niagara Adventure Theater

You and your team are going to be doing a lot of walking during this trip. Give your feet a break and head to the Niagara Adventure Theater. Relax in one of the cinema’s comfortable seats and buckle up for a 30 minute film about Niagara Falls. The movie goes beyond the history of the waterfall. You’ll also learn about myths that were created and interesting stories that occurred over the years. Discounts are offered for groups with a minimum of 20 people. 1 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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Places to Eat

Mario’s Pizza

Few foods are as popular as pizza. Both kids and adults go nuts for it. While you’re at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, pick up some yourself at Mario’s Pizza. The menu is divided into red pizzas (with tomato sauce) and white pizzas (without). You have the option to create your own pie if one of the specialty pizzas isn’t calling your name. Salads are a healthy alternative if anyone doesn’t want pizza. 307 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Nashville North

It might be a little surprising to find southern style barbeque so far north, but sure is welcomed. Nashville North grills up the best barbeque around. They serve their barbeque in sandwiches, have some St. Louis style ribs, and baby back ribs. You can get a really tasty burger if that’s what you’re in the mood for. 462 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, NY, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

The Craft Kitchen and Bar

Primarily a sandwich place, The Craft Kitchen and Bar serves tons of kid favorite foods. Chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, are sure to please your team. Sandwiches and burgers are nothing to neglect either. The Craft’s menu may not be the biggest, but you can count on the great quality of all their meals. 223 Ferry Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Gadawski’s Restaurant

Check out Gadawski’s Restaurant for some traditional Polish cuisine. You have to try one of their homemade pierogis. They have a few seafood dishes as well. Gadawski’s extends into other cuisines besides Polish. Their sandwich selection is pretty good and they even serve fried chicken. Daily specials are offered Tuesday through Friday every week. 1445 Falls St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Fully embrace one of the natural wonders of the world when you visit Niagara Falls. Don’t miss out on any of the opportunities to experience this colossal waterfall and the beauty of the surrounding nature. Venture out into the town and state park as much as possible when you get the chance. The second you’re done at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, head out on a new adventure.