We were in Niagara Falls a few days ago and it was pouring rain. What to do on a rainy day?
Well, the wax museums, haunted houses, midways, and oddity collections on and near Clifton Hill always offer a lot of (overpriced) fun.
But I was looking for something more edifying to balance the delightful kitsch overload we’d already experienced.
So I suggested Bird Kingdom. I’m not a big fan of birds, but it was close and we had a coupon so we went.
It was an amazing surprise for all of us. It turns out it is one of the largest indoor aviaries in the world. It’s also in a historic building that once housed a corset factory and the old, famous Niagara Falls Museum (they have an interesting exhibit on the history of the building).
There are a lot of beautiful birds to encounter in free-flying enclosures. They also have a fun bat and reptile exhibits. They have done an excellent job in renovating the old building into incredible garden aviary complete with a 3-story waterfall and a 19th century teak Javanese house.
But of course, the best part is there amazing postcards:
This illustrates their lorikeets. For a small fee, you can feed the lorikeets (which are the most colourful birds I’ve ever seen). My daughter enjoyed feeding them and as I was watching her several lorikeets perched on me and started inspecting me (the first time I’ve ever had a bird on me).
The back side also has one of the nicest back-designs: