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7 Spots Around Niagara Falls That Locals Say Are Overrated Tourist Traps

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7 Spots Around Niagara Falls That Locals Say Are Overrated Tourist Traps

It's no secret that there are a lot of places for tourists to explore around Niagara Falls. From mouthwatering eats to romantic weekend getaways, it's a spot where people love to meet up for some good food, great attractions, and even better experiences.

But, some spots just aren't worth your time and are either way too expensive, tacky, or crammed with too many people.

So Narcity asked our readers on Instagram to weigh in and share the restaurants and attractions around Niagara Falls that are total tourist traps.

Here are seven places in Niagara that locals say you may want to avoid.

Dragonfly Nightclub

Address: 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON

Niagara is brimming with nightlife activities that tourists look for when they want a fun night out. But some locals weren't overly impressed with this nightclub.

On Google, Dragonfly Nightclub is boasting less than three stars, and some of the Google reviews mention some rude bouncers, too.


Clifton Hill

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON

Clifton Hill is the street in Niagara Falls where you can find everything from a giant Ferris wheel, to a wax museum of celebrities in which you can see Canadian superstar Justin Bieber up close and personal.

It's a definite tourist go-to for people looking for an adventure, though some locals say they'd much rather avoid it and the crowds.



Address: 6455 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON, and various locations

Even though they have five different locations in Niagara Falls, some locals claim this popular American breakfast chain isn't worth the money for their flapjacks and other breakfast items.


Niagara SkyWheel

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON

According to a few locals, this popular sightseeing attraction in the heart of Clifton Hill is simply overrated, and not worth your time.



Address: 5905 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON

You might be better off cooking breakfast where you're staying rather than visiting a Denny's in Niagara Falls, as some people say this all-day breakfast chain just isn't worth the trip.


Rainforest Cafe

Address: 4915 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON

Cue the booming rainforest sounds. Locals say this animal-themed café chain where families can sit for a casual dining experience in Niagara Falls isn't really a must-see.


The casinos

Niagara Falls is filled with casinos attracting tourists looking to test their luck at the slots or place bets right at the gambling table. While you can win big, you can also go home without earning a single dollar, too.

If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling, refer to these helplines across Canada. Support is available.

    Sophie Chong
    Editorial Assistant
    Sophie Chong is an editorial assistant for Narcity Media and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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