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Niagara Falls and Western New York Sights

Historic Lewiston

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During the War of 1812, the Americans made a failed attempt to invade Canada from Lewiston, in the Battle of Queenston. The town has further historic significance as the last stateside stop on the Underground Railroad and as the birthplace of Niagara Falls; today's Niagara Gorge is the result of the falls' movement south to their current location. This community of 2,700 is a clean, quiet, small-town contrast with Niagara Falls, which is about a 10-minute drive south.

Center Street, lined with restaurants, shops, a pub, and a café, leads down to the waterfront, where the Barton Hill Hotel and Whirlpool Jet Boat launch are located. Lewiston has a virtually nonstop festival calendar in summer, with waterfront concerts almost daily.

The Historical Association of Lewiston, Inc. has information about events and attractions. 469 Plain St., Lewiston, 14092. 716/754–4214.

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Center St. between N. 9th St. and the waterfront, Niagara Falls, New York, United States


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