Niagara Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natrual wonders is known for its breath-taking beauty and for the host of attractions in the area. The name "Niagara" is thought to be derived from "Onguiaahra", an India word meaning "Thunder of Water". The waters of the Niagara River rush over the falls at Niagara to form two major falls. The Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. Every night of the year. The Falls are illuminated, creating a wonderful display.