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Website names Niagara Falls No. 1

June 17, 2014

The dewatered American Falls, June 12, 1969.

Niagara Falls was named by an obscure internet publication called the International Business Times as "the No.1 spot in the country every American should visit."

It is not clear from the website how they conducted their "poll of readers," or how many participated. According to the website, "several hundred clicks" gave them the results of their poll.

The Grand Canyon came in at number two. Yellowstone National Park was number three on the list. The National Mall and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., came in fourth. Times Square in New York City made the list at fifth place.

"It's neither the biggest nor the tallest. It's not even the most powerful, but Niagara is certainly the world's most famous waterfall," the website states. "… This border-straddling cataract is steeped in American mythology. History books offer tales of Niagara's curious early visitors, often depicted wearing one of two things: a bridal veil or a barrel. Yet, while daredevils may have put Niagara on the map, and while canoodling couples may have kept it there for a time, a reinvigorated Niagara Falls is finally peeking out of the mist. Coming into its own, this new Niagara is a place where nature no longer plays second fiddle to the circus around it."

Say what?

Curiously, the photograph used for the article was of the Horseshoe Falls which straddles both Canadian and American land. People often consider the falls a combination of U.S. and Canadian attractions, with the emphasis decidedly on Canada.





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