If there’s one thing you can count on in Niagara Falls it’s that you’re going to get wet at some point. Whether it’s on a boat ride under the falls or at one of the area’s many water parks, it’s a simple fact that you’ll get wet at least once.
But what do visitors do when it rains?
Weather is always fickle and it’s hard to tell if your visit will include a rainy day, but there are plenty of indoor activities to chase away the rainy day blues during a trip to Niagara Falls, and these are just a few of them.
This local treasure is the largest free-flying aviary in the world and is the perfect way to while away a few hours during a rainy day. Kids and adults alike will love the many colorful bird species that call Bird Kingdom home, and the Lorikeet Landing is especially popular as these little beauties seem to love posing for photos on the arms of visitors.
In addition to the birds several varieties of reptile live here, and there are various special habitats to explore. Bird Kingdom also offers a cafe and gift shop.
Another great way to forget about gray skies is to visit the wonderfully colorful Butterfly Conservatory. Over 2,000 butterflies live here amongst their native, tropical plants and flowers. The greenhouse-like atmosphere will transport you to the equatorial jungle as you walk through the paths surrounded by butterflies.
The Butterfly Conservatory lies within the confines of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
What better way to spend a rainy day than at the movie theater? But this is not your everyday, average movie theater. IMAX Niagara offers visitors a unique perspective on the mighty falls and some of the history and lore surrounding the area.
IMAX Niagara is currently showing “Niagara: Miracles, Myths, and Magic” and you can also visit the Daredevil Exhibit which houses the barrels, boats, and other vessels in which 16 people attempted to go over the falls. Even if it’s a bright, sunny day this is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss.
For those adult visitors who might wonder what to do on a rainy day, why not visit one of the casinos? Even if you’re not a gambler casinos are vibrant, lively, fun places to be and a rainy day spent here will not be a day wasted.
The Seneca Niagara Casino offers great evening entertainment, or you could try the Casino Niagara or Fallsview Casino which are both open 24 hours a day for all of your entertainment needs. Shopping, dining, gaming, and more are available at any of the area casinos and are sure to provide you a fun respite from inclement weather.
It’s never ideal when rain or other types of bad weather occur during your vacation, but rest assured that your Niagara Falls vacation won’t suffer. Choose one or more of these activities if you wake up to a rainy day, and everyone can have some fun.