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The two RV Gypsies at
Niagara Falls - Ontario, Canada
garden of Ontario

welcome to Ontario sign

metric Conversion sign
double decker bus
bridge freeze sign
The two RV Gypsies and their grandson ordered lunch in the Skylon Tower restaurant. 
Karen Duquette
Lee Duquette
 view of a round building from the Skylon Tower (and from the ground) - When Alex got back to the ground he tried to see inside the building but of course, he could not.
 building from Skylon Tower
building from the ground 
overhead lighting
Hard Rock Cafe sign and balloon carrousel floating by it
overhead lighting
Hard Rock Cafe sign and balloon carosel floating by it
The Skylon Tower
The Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is an observation tower that overlooks both the American Falls, New York and the larger Horseshoe Falls, Ontario from the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
The Skylon Tower, in Niagara Falls, Ontario
The Skylon Tower, in Niagara Falls, Ontario
The Skylon Tower, in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Standing at 520 feet from street level and 775 feet from the bottom of the falls, the tower required approval from both Canadian and United States air transport authorities, due to its proximity to the international boundary.

The tower features three outside mounted "Yellow Bug" elevators. At the time of their construction they were the first such elevators in Canada. They carry passengers to the top of the tower in 52 seconds.

The tower has two restaurants at its top, the lower Revolving Dining Room and the upper Summit Suite Buffet. The Revolving Dining Room seats 276 people and revolves once every hour by resting on a circular rail that is propelled by a 3 horsepower (2.2 kW) motor. An observation deck sits at the tower's summit. The base of the tower features a number of gift shops, fast food restaurants and a large amusement arcade.

The Skylon Tower is seen in Superman II. It is also used as a police lookout in the 1979 film Search and Destroy starring Perry King and George Kennedy.

 mirror at Skylon Tower elevator 
 View of the two RV Gypsies' toad, known as MOB - Monster Out Back-  photo taken from inside the yellow bug elevator on the way to the top of the Skylon Tower.
 the toad of the two RV Gypsies 
Views of the 3 falls that make up Niagara Falls - as seen from the Skylon Tower
The American Falls - and Bridal Veil Falls
 The American Falls - and Bridal Veil Falls
 The American Falls - and Bridal Veil Falls
 The American Falls - and Bridal Veil Falls
 The American Falls - and Bridal Veil Falls
The grandson of the two RV Gypsies at Skylon Tower
 Lee at Skylon Tower
 The grandson of the two RV Gypsies at Skylon Tower
 Lee Duquette at Skylon Tower
 The Canadian Falls - Horseshoe Falls - as seen from the Skylon Tower  - (see Maid of the Mist approaching the falls)
 The Canadian Falls - Horseshoe Falls - as seen from the Skylon Tower
 The Canadian Falls - Horseshoe Falls - as seen from the Skylon Tower
 The Canadian Falls - Horseshoe Falls - as seen from the Skylon Tower
 The Canadian Falls - Horseshoe Falls - as seen from the Skylon Tower
 Looking back at The Rainbow Bridge 
 Looking back at The Rainbow Bridge 
 view of all three falls - American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe
view of all three falls - Ameriacan, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe
 Alex really wanted to eat at a Denny's in Canada, so we did. Alex liked the food - the two RV Gypsies did not. (note: Alex also ate at the western most Denny's in the world when we were in Alaska)
Denny's Diner
sign - Rainbow Bridge to USA
continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Journey Behind the Falls