The Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre offers a number of Niagara Falls-related experiences all in one place. First of all, there is their “Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic” IMAX movie which tells the true stories of the world-renowned Niagara Falls, beginning with the native peoples and how their culture relates to the Falls to the daredevils who tightroped their way across to the adrenaline junkies who took a plunge over the falls in a barrel. You’ll not only leave the 3D film with a better understanding of Niagara Falls, you’ll feel like you took part in its history.
“Elysium: The IMAX Experience” is another IMAX film option. Opened in this location in September 2013, the futuristic movie takes place in 2154. It tells the story of the two classes of people that exist -- the wealthy who live on the beautiful Elysium space station, and the rest who live in poverty -- and the one man willing to do anything to bring equality. For those who enjoy pairing their movie with a snack, the Daredevil Cafe serves popcorn, hot dogs, snacks, sodas and more.
There’s also the Niagara Daredevil Exhibit, a physically small but hugely interesting showcase. Here you can see and touch actual artifacts from Niagara Falls’ daredevil feats like the barrels and chambers used by crazy individuals who went over the Falls and lived to tell the tale. It’s a good idea to see the film first to get a nice background of what you’re looking at in the exhibit.
Don’t leave without perusing the National Geographic Store, which is full of educational games and toys, interesting books and beautiful postcards.