There’s an impressive list of V.I.P’s that have visited Niagara Falls over the years. Here’s a partial list of some of these famous people found in my book, “Niagara, Facts Figures and the Famous” and other sources. I’m sure I’ve missed a number of them. I’ve listed them as I found them so they are not necessarily from earlier years to present. It would be great if you could add to the list.

-The Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria, 1791.

-Queen Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret.

-U.S. Presidents James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, 1817 and 1843.

-Prince George of England 1884. Later he became King George V of Great Britain.

-writer Oscar Wilde, 1882.

-Thomas Edison, 1885.

-Abraham Lincoln 1857. He later became U.S. President in 1861.

-Helen Keller, 1893.

-U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt 1900.

-American writer Mark Twain, 1900.

-Prince of Wales of Great Britain,1919.

-Princess Diana and her sons William and Harry, Oct. 1991

-Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters June 1952.

-Queen Elizabeth and King George, 1939.

-Hollywood actor Jimmy Stewart, 1940.

-Winston Churchill, 1943.

-Shirley Temple, 1944.

-Jack Benny, 1960’s.

-U.S. Presidents John Kennedy and Richard Nixon, 1960.

-U.S. President, Gerald Ford, 1970.

-Ginger Rogers, 1974.

-Elvis Presley, 1975.

-Ontario Premier William Davis, 1979.

-Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, 1971, 1973. and 1980.

-Actors Christopher Reeve (superman) and Margot Kidder, 1979.

-U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, 1980.

 Stay tuned I’ll list more in an upcoming blog.

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