Itinerary One: Falls to the Fort Route
This shuttle route heads north from Niagara Falls, NY and makes stops in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Stop One: Third Street Entertainment District
Fuel up for the day with a hearty breakfast at Power City Eatery on 3rd Street, known for their delicious egg sandwiches. Their house-made breads and pastries are ideal for taking along for snacking all day on-the-go. Take a post-breakfast stroll down Art Alley NF and enjoy 19 colorful murals made by local artists. Tip: Grab lunch to-go, or even a few snacks to enjoy on the road!
Seals, stingrays, penguins, oh my! With more than 120 species of aquatic animals, tours and interaction experiences, this aquarium is not to miss. Enjoy daily sea lion shows, feedings and the M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay Touch Pool. Adventure and excitement wait for both adults and kids alike.
After the aquarium, hop back on the shuttle or take the walking trail north to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Discover the rich history of the freedom seekers and the abolitionists who bravely facilitated freedom for the oppressed, including American icons such as Harriet Tubman. Located in the 1863 U.S. Customs House, the Center should take an hour to tour, including exploring the interactive exhibits which keep alive the stories of the Underground Railroad. Check out the nearby outdoor murals for additional exploration.
Stretch your legs with a walk on one of the easier trails in spectacular Whirlpool State Park, making sure to pause on the overlook (which is wheelchair accessible) to stand 300 feet above the majestic Niagara Whirlpool. Head to the picnic area for lunch before you hop back on the Discover Niagara Shuttle.
Ever wondered how the Falls are used to generate power? Take an interactive and educational stop at the Power Vista and enjoy touch exhibits, videos, game challenges, a virtual reality ride – and free admission! Pick up a POWER PLAYER badge at check-in and receive content tailored to your age level.
Immerse yourself in American history at Old Fort Niagara, which has been standing guard in one form or another since the late 1600s (it changed hands from France to Britain to America over time!). See an original War of 1812 flag, see a historical musket firing and take a guided tour of the fort and grounds.
Stop Seven: Lewiston Waterfront
End your day with a beautiful view from the Lewiston Waterfront while enjoying delicious food and a cold pour from the extensive craft beer menu at the Griffon Brewery and Gastropub. Browse the boutique shops at nearby Center Street and grab a sweet treat at the Village Bake Shoppe or Hibbard’s Original Frozen Custard.