Tourist Traps: Niagara Falls' Clifton Hill
What better way to complement one of (arguably) the world's great wonders than with celebrities carved out of wax and overpriced fajitas? While the website bills it as "fun by the Falls," many consider Clifton Hill an eyesore.
The tourist attraction winds up a narrow hill near the horseshoe falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The street is a condensed Times Square, with all the fluorescent bulbs and name brand shopping/eating. After contemplating man's mortality beside the crushing natural wonder, travelers walk uphill to patron the arcades, haunted houses, and wax museums. After working up an appetite on the golf course (the kind with wind mills), they dine between Marilyn's wig and Elvis' guitar at Hard Rock or Planet Hollywood.