Slapovi in Niagara Falls

Niagarski slapovi

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Niagarski slapovi (angleško Niagara Falls) so skupina velikih slapov na reki Niagari v vzhodni Severni Ameriki, ki razmejuje Združene države Amerike in Kanado. Trije ločeni slapovi, ki sestavljajo skupino, se imenujejo:

  • Podkvasti slapovi (Horseshoe Falls; včasih tudi Kanadski slapovi)
  • Ameriški slapovi (American Falls)
  • Slapovi nevestine tančice (Bridal Veil Falls)

Slapovi nevestine tančice so najmanjši.

Niagarski slapovi sicer niso izjemno visoki, vendar so zelo široki in predstavljajo najbolj vodnate slapove Severne Amerike.

Slapovi slovijo po svoji lepoti, obenem pa so pomemben vir hidroelektrične energije in izziv pri ohranjevanju neokrnjene narave. Kot nad stoletje priljubljena turistična točka so slapovi razdeljeni nad mesti Niagara Falls v ameriški zvezni državi New York ter Niagara Falls v kanadski provinci Ontario.

Ime Niagara izhaja iz irokeške besede, ki pomeni »grmenje voda«.

Prvo hidroelektrarno na Niagari je zgradil Nikola Tesla. To je bila prva večja elektrarna, ki je proizvajala izmenični električni tok. Na otoku Goat Island (Kozji otok) sredi reke Niagara, v bližini slapov in bivše hidroelektrarne, so Američani postavili spomenik Nikoli Tesli, ki je delo hrvaškega kiparja Frana Kršinića.

Niagarski slapovi so privlačili tudi različne pustolovce in kaskaderje. Prečkali so jih po napeti vrvi, ali pa so se po slapovih spustili v sodovih.

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The Ritz-Carlton
14. march 2013

There are endless picture-perfect photo opportunities along the walkway at Niagara Falls. For the best shot, get here at night to take in the light show and fireworks!

Shawn
6. november 2010

Feel free to turn on your cell phones as signal strength from U.S. cell towers will suffice, preventing roaming. U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!

Mary Gazze
4. july 2010

The view of both falls is better from the Canadian side. You get a good view of just rapids on the American side.

Sandip Panja
24. june 2012

Horseshoe Falls. A better view from Canada.

American Airlines
27. june 2013

Don't miss the Aquarium of Niagara, where you can watch penguin feedings, see sea lions up close and even feed seals yourself.

Graziela Coutinho
20. may 2012

Wonderful place !

ChiefHava
15. may 2013

It's a waterfall

Jacob García
19. september 2014

Legend yes go with your partner you marry, is a place that gives you peace and leaves you speechless.

Hanan A.
6. september 2013

Gorgeous place at both daytime or evening! Though daytime is much more beautiful!

Jackie Heroux
1. june 2013

If u do go here to visit, ride the Sky Wheel!! :D View is amazing!! :D

TruthorDare.us
14. may 2011

We dare you to boat on one of the amazing lakes and rivers available and fishing for a nice catch, follow that with a nice tour around Niagara Falls State Park where there are tons things to see, fini

Sinmi Folarin
6. july 2014

Picture perfect moments. Forgot it is worth the hype it gets.

AZiZ
3. july 2013

an amazing view

NiagaraFallsTourism
28. october 2012

Niagara Parkway is a spectacular visit in the Fall, just look at these colours! There are also a ton of spooky things to do if you're looking for the Halloween experience!

Nancy Fulton
3. october 2012

Bring spare socks of you're doing the maid of the mist

James Gash
15. december 2011

The rainbow lights are a little tacky. White would be just fine.

Niagara Guy
23. september 2010

I have lived here over forty years and although things change on the landscape, Great to know that the Niagara Parks Commission and other Local Enthusiasts and Organizations are keeping the area green

Alex McCoy
24. march 2013

Wear waterproof shoes!!

NiagaraFallsTourism
27. october 2012

Plan to come to Niagara Falls in the Winter! We are home to the Winter Festival of Lights, the Falls Illuminations, and the biggest New Years Eve party in Canada.

Cherd
24. july 2013

ครั้งหนึ่งในชีวิต ได้พบกับสิ่งมหัสจรรย์ ของโลก และ 1 ในที่สุดของอเมริกา เสียดายไม่ได้ไปดูน้ำตก ทางฝั่งแคนาดา เพราะมีแค่วีซ่าของอเมริกา บอกคำเดียว สุดยอดครับ ^___^

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6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G, Kanada

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Sat-Sun 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Tue Noon–4:00 PM
Wed-Thu 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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