HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS| CASINOS| THEME PARKS| TOURS| WINERIES| SHOPPING| GOLF| WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS| EVENTS  
  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS| CASINOS| THEME PARKS| TOURS 
WINERIES| SHOPPING| GOLF| WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS| EVENTS  
  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS| WINERIES 
THEME PARKS| TOURS| CASINOS| GOLF| SHOPPING 
WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS| EVENTS  
  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS 
WINERIES| THEME PARKS| TOURS 
CASINOS| SHOPPING| GOLF| EVENTS  
WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS 

Attractions

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Oakes Garden Theatre

Formal gardens within the Oakes Garden Theatre

Directly opposite the Maid of the Mist Plaza is Oakes Garden Theatre -- a free horticultural and architectural highlight of the Niagara Parks.

Formally opened in 1937, the architectural design is that of an amphitheatre which resembles those of ancients Greeks and Romans.

Photo of the Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls

Fan-shaped, with the stage placed so that the panorama of the Falls forms a backdrop, it is built on varying levels, taking advantage of the contours of the ground and incorporating a foundation wall of the old Clifton Hotel. At the rear there is a curved pergola connecting two open pavilions, one aligned on the axis of the Horseshoe Falls, the other on that of the American Falls.

Photo of the pond area in the Oakes Garden Theatre

Sloping terraces, rock gardens, lily ponds, shrubbery and wide promenades adjoin the amphitheatre. Oakes Garden is popular with photographers especially on formal occasions such as Weddings. Recently "Live with Regis & Kathy Lee" used the garden as a setting for their show.

 

 

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