things you wish you knew about Niagara Falls

Niagara Whirlpool

The Whirlpool has a depth of 38 m or 120 ft. and the water circulates in a counterclockwise direction.

For a view from above, ride the aerocar, a cable car suspended over the Whirlpool. Conceived by J. Enoch Thompson, and built in 1913 by The Niagara Spanish Aerocar Co. Limited, according to the design of Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres y Quevedo. It officially opened on August 8, 1916.