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Clifton Hill District

The Clifton Hill District is a sharp contrast to the majestic Niagara Falls. Lined with souvenir shops, eateries and museums, it would seem that vendors have always had to compete with the falls for attention, so the louder and brighter, the better. Yet the Clifton Hill District is also a part of the history of Niagara Falls.

Originally the area was known as the Village of Clifton, and consisted of no more than a few farms and a schoolhouse. Eventually the town would grow, due to the fact that it was located practically at the brink of the falls.

The Clifton House Hotel, situated at the corner of Clifton Hill and the Niagara Parkway was the largest hotel in the area and would set a new standard for luxury accommodations.

The Village of Clinton was almalgamated into the City of Niagara Falls and many of the farms were expropriated to make room for Queen Victoria Park.

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