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Shopping in Niagara Falls Souvenirs of the falls can be found downtown on Main Street, just a few minutes from the Rainbow Bridge. Three Sisters Trading Post , 454 Main St., offers gifts, souvenirs and Native American crafts. A 1-mile strip of Pine Avenue/Niagara Falls Boulevard known as Little Italy is lined with unique shops, Italian eateries and an open-air market. Choose from such souvenirs as Hard Rock Niagara Falls polo shirts, collectible pins and jewelry at the Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St.

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For those on a budget or just looking for a good deal, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA at 1900 Military Rd. offers savings on such items as clothing, glassware, jewelry, shoes, accessories and toys; stores include Banana Republic, Bass, Kate Spade and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Visitors to the Canadian side can shop for discounted merchandise at the Niagara Duty Free Shop , 5726 Falls Ave. Duty Free Americas , a tax and duty free store, is located in the Rainbow Bridge Plaza; phone (716) 284-9736.

Note: Visitors to Niagara Falls, Ontario, should be aware that currency exchange rates vary by merchant and are sometimes lower than the official rate offered by banks. U.S. Customs regulations limit or prohibit the importation of certain goods (such as sealskin products) from Canada; further information is available at customs offices or in the Border Regulations section of the Canadian TourBooks.

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Travel Information

City Population

50,193

Elevation

571 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Niagara Falls is 8 percent. An additional 8 percent is levied for hotel/motel rooms, and 14.75 percent is added for rental cars.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(716) 286-4547

Hospitals

Mount St. Mary's, in Lewiston, (716) 297-4800; Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, (716) 278-4000.

Visitor Information

10 Rainbow Blvd. Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Phone:(716)282-8992 or (877)325-5787

Air Travel

The nearest airport offering major domestic flight service is Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), at Genesee Street and Cayuga Road in Cheektowaga, just outside Buffalo; take I-190S exit 16 to I-290E exit 51 heading east, then straight on Axis Street. Shuttle buses run between the airport and major hotels; phone (800) 551-9369. Taxi service is available with fares averaging $90. Short- and long-term parking is available at The Parking Spot at 4099 Genesee St.; phone (716) 633-6040.

Rental Cars

Hertz, (716) 297-1800 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Passenger rail service is available at the Amtrak station at 27th Street and Lockport Road; phone (716) 285-4224.

Buses

Connections by bus may be made at Portage and Ashland roads; phone (716) 285-9319. A Greyhound bus station is at 240 First St.; phone (800) 231-2222.

Taxis

Cab companies include Airport Taxi, (716) 633-8294, AA Taxi and Blue United Taxi, (716) 285-3333. Rates are $2.50 for the first half-mile, then 50c for each additional sixth of a mile.

Public Transportation

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (Metro) offers bus service within the city and outlying areas, including connections to Lockport and Buffalo. Service is generally from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fares are $2; $1 (ages 5-11, ages 65+ and the physically impaired); phone (716) 855-7300.

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