One of the largest Carillons in North America is found in Niagara Falls. The Rainbow Carillon Tower is located at the Canadian end of the international Rainbow Bridge near the falls. The 50.3 metre (165 feet) was built in 1947. The Carillon Tower has 55 cast bronze bells weighting 43 tons that hang from inside the tower. The tower is maintained and operated by The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
Since the early 2000’s, the bells have been automated. However, they can still be played by a guest carilloner on special occasions.
The carillon can be seen and the bells heard in the 1952 thrill movie “Niagara” starring Marilyn Monroe Inside the tower is where she was strangled by her co-star Joseph Cotton.