The Niagara Historical Society & Museum seeks out the details of local historical events to highlight the stories behind the history. This quest for the details began when the Historical Society’s first president and museum founder, Janet Carnochan, wrote about the history of the community and collected artifacts that represent the history of the region. The museum collection began in 1896, and grew to chronicle the battles, refugee emigrations, and recreational developments that shaped the region. Today the museum houses more than 8,000 artifacts and 40,000 documents that rotate through the permanent exhibits, including a powder horn belonging to Chief Joseph Brant, uniforms from the War of 1812, and early Canadianna furniture. The museum’s historical significance even extends to the three separate buildings that house its artifacts. The high-school building was originally constructed in 1875, and Memorial Hall was recognized as the oldest museum building in the province by the Ontario Heritage Trust.
Since hatching their first helicopter in 1985, National Helicopters Inc. has become one of Canada's biggest chopper flight and maintenance organizations. Boasting more than 45,000 hours of incident-free flying, National Helicopters' pilots ensure safe passage to wherever passengers desire, and their photo and aerial tours and helicopter golf trips go off without a hitch due to the pilots' countless hours of practice. For those interested in taking the handles, the company teaches commercial pilot instruction, along with survival training and ground school.
Lions are typically considered kings of the jungle, but at Jungle Putt, that honor goes to elephants. A massive replica of the floppy-eared mammal oversees Jungle Putt’s two 18-hole courses, whose greens twist and undulate beneath the shadow of verdant trees. Celebrate holes-in-one with post-game sundaes and cones at the on-site Freddy's Ice Cream shop. Youngster's can also explore the other jungle at Jungle Putt: an outdoor jungle gym.
Indoor playground for kids, featuring a 2 - level playground perfect for children 10 and under. Our playground includes, 5 slides, punching bag forest, trolley glide, over/under and more. We provide a safe, clean place for Kids to be Kids. Arts and Crafts, air hockey. Mini gym for hockey, basketball, and trike riding.
The Criminals Hall of Fame lures tourists and locals with more than 40 flagrant figures accompanied by eerie insight on their disturbing deeds. Craft a tender romance by treating your sweetheart to a tour of the deviant minds and mugs of North America's favourite bogeymen (a $10.93 value per admission). A wistful stroll through the museum's exhibits exposes repugnant guises from the likes of Al Capone, Clyde Barrow, and veritable vampiress Elizabeth Batheroy, providing the perfect distance for ghost-free photo ops. The gallery also boasts a number of Old West rascals, such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and the elusive Road Runner.
As a National Historic Landmark, Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Great Lakes' history with original military architecture, educational exhibits, and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and its surrounding scenery. Guests can don a favorite duster jacket and explore the fort while impersonating French invaders’ pursuit of collectable Beanie Babies. Careen through the Gate of the Five Nations built in 1756 or investigate the mysterious lore of the old powder magazine. Built in 1726, the French Castle is the oldest building at Fort Niagara and exudes protective construction as well as the celestial ambiance created by its legendary headless ghost. The history-laden can stop by the museum shop after the tour, where novelty items, apparel, and souvenirs are traded for American dollars or sugarcanes stuffed with American dollars.