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Floral Showhouse

For over 60 years the Niagara Floral Showhouse has been displaying paradise to millions of visitors in the form of a remarkable collection of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plants. Throughout the year, different plants are in bloom and reflect the changing seasons. We wander…


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Flatiron Building

The Flatiron building at 175 5th Avenue in Manhattan is considered to be one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and upon it’s completion in 1902, was one of the tallest buildings in the city. The building sits on a triangular lot formed by 5th…


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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is an art deco 103 story skyscraper in the heart of midtown Manhattan. It was the world’s tallest building for 40 years until the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in late 1970. It’s been designated one of the seven…


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Ellis Island

Opened in 1892, Ellis Island has seen over 12 million immigrants to the United States until it’s closure in 1954, making it the busiest port of entry in the country at that time. The island was named after the last private owner of the island,…


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Coney Island

Coney Island is another icon of New York – the famous seaside resort and amusement park on the shores of the Atlantic entertains hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Coney Island is the westernmost part of the barrier islands of Long Island and is…


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Cloisters

The Cloisters museum and gardens was the primary brainchild of John D Rockefeller, Jr. who was a major benefactor of the Met. The Cloisters is located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan and was completed in 1938. It was named after the five medieval…


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Circle Island Cruise

We hop on board the Circle Island Tours cruise boat to take a leisurely trip around Manhattan Island to get great views of over 100 landmarks and famous sites. We see the Octagon, Randall’s Island, the High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, the South…


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Wall Street

We’re at the economic center of New York. Wall street and the New York Stock Exchange, also known as the Big Board, is where about 169 million dollars worth of companies and commodities are traded every weekday. NYSE is by far the world’s largest stock…


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Central Park

Central Park is New York’s iconic 843 acre urban park in the heart of Manhattan. It was constructed from 1857 to 1873 and is a unique masterpiece of landscape architecture and is considered one of the most important works of American art from the 19th…


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Butterfly Conservatory

The Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Botanical Gardens about 10 minutes north of the falls and features over 2000 butterflies of 45 different species. Beautiful tropical butterflies float freely around a lush rainforest setting with ponds and waterfalls all protected…


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