1. Niagara Falls
t is impossible to describe the raw beauty of Niagara Falls. Even photos cannot completely convey the power and beauty of nature at its most majestic. Standing on the banks of the Niagara River, deafened by the thunder of falling waters, it is easy to feel insignificant and humbled. Even the thousands of tourists lining the wall separating the broad walkway from the falls cannot diminish the feeling of absolute awe. Niagara Falls consist of three waterfalls between Canada and the United States: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls, with Goat and Luna islands separating them. The falls, located on the majestic Niagara River as it spills Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, have the highest rate of flow of any world waterfall: six million cubic feet of water spills over the edge every minute. The falls were formed after the glaciers of the last ice age receded and the water from the Great Lakes cut through the Niagara Escarpment on the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America, and it has developed its own industry, dominating the region.