|We have combined our forever favorite Niagara Falls, New York with a visit to Jamestown, New York … the hometown of Lucy. A tour everyone is sure to love! |
HIGHLIGHT CITY: Jamestown, NY • Niagara Falls, NY
FEATURES: The National Comedy Center - The United States’ official cultural institution and museum dedicated to presenting the vital story of comedy and preserving its heritage for future generations. Recently named "Best New Museum" in the country by USA Today, one of the "World's Greatest Places" by TIME magazine, "One of the best museums in the county" by Conde Nast Traveler, and one of "100 Reasons to Love America" by People, the National Comedy Center offers an unprecedented visitor experience using state-of-the-art technology, interactivity and personalization to create the first true 21st Century museum environment. Based on the vision of Jamestown, NY native Lucille Ball for her hometown to become a destination for comedy, the National Comedy Center showcases comedy’s great minds and unique voices in ways that engage, inspire, educate and entertain. Over 50 immersive exhibits within the 37,000-square-foot facility enable visitors to take a laugh-filled journey through comedy history, from early vaudeville to the latest viral memes. • Chautauqua Belle - Prepare to embark on a steamship adventure on the Chautauqua Belle. Taking you back more than 100 years ago when steam powered a rising country! Enjoy yourself on the largest vessel on Chautauqua Lake! Our lunch cruise will include a narration explaining the amazing story behind how Chautauqua Lake played a huge and amazing role in the development of our country. • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Museum - Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of “The First Couple of Comedy” with the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. The museum attraction features replica sets, Lucille Ball’s Emmy awards, costumes, rare memorabilia from I Love Lucy and other shows, and much more. • Niagara Falls State Park - America's oldest state park, brings you closer than you ever thought possible to the grandeur of the Falls. Home to over 400 acres of lush landscape and wildlife, the beautiful Falls themselves, and many famous attractions. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and showcases the natural splendor of this protected area. • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour - Operating since 1846, the Maid of the Mist is the one and only tour boat fleet whose captains have safely navigated the mighty waters of the Niagara Gorge for over 100 years. This iconic boat ride operates only on the U.S. side of the Falls and has officially launched two new all-electric, emission-free passenger vessels. Guests from around the world will now enjoy a smoother, quieter and greener ride when visiting the nation's oldest state park. Access the Maid of the Mist via the Observation Tower and journey along the Niagara River to the base of the American and Horseshoe Falls and witness the thundering roar of 600,000 gallons of water. This spectacular ride lasts a half hour and creates a lifetime of memories with each voyage. Blue rain poncho provided. • Cave of the Winds - Before descending into the Niagara Gorge for your breathtaking one-of-a-kind adventure, learn how Nikola Tesla harnessed the power of the Falls to create alternating current, experience what Niagara Falls looked like before it was a park and witness why people from around the globe have been drawn to the edge of the Falls for hundreds of years as you travel through The World Changed Here Pavilion. Then it is time to prepare for the power of the Falls! You will be outfitted in souvenir sandals and ponchos that will do their best to keep you dry before descending 175 feet into the awe-inspiring Niagara Gorge. Exit the elevator cave and find yourself on a series of wooden walkways that will bring you to unbelievable "Hurricane Deck" where you are within feet of the crashing Bridal Veil Falls and surrounded by tropical storm like conditions-even on the calmest of days.