Mario Kart-Style Speedway Racing Into Niagara Falls

Millennials, set down your Nintendo controllers and step into Mario Kart IRL (in real life). The once-fictional racetrack is coming to Niagara Falls next spring and the internet is all abuzz.

Located in the amusement area known as Clifton Hill, Niagara Speedway will be “North America’s largest elevated go-kart track facility” and “the first of its kind in Canada.” The multi-level racetrack looks like it is straight out of a video game with a spiraling and wavy roadway. A track with a similar design already exists in Branson, Missouri, at The Track Family Fun Parks.

HOCO Limited president Harry Oakes describes it as “go-karts on steroids.” The checkered flag is an opportunity to introduce some friendly competition into your next event.

Here are 10 reasons why Niagara Falls is a great meeting destination, according to Niagara Falls Tourism:

1. Bucket List: Check!

Meeting goers can mix business with pleasure by checking an item off their bucket list when they visit the majestic falls.

2. Accessibility

Three international airports are nearby and Niagara Falls is only a day’s drive away from more than 55 percent of the U.S. and Canadian populations. Trains and busses can also transport guests here.

3. Wine & Dine

Niagara Falls is more than cascading water. It is also home to a bustling wine region and culinary scene featuring farm-to-table cuisine and world-class vineyards.

4. Accommodations

More than 14,000 hotel rooms dot the rolling Niagara Falls landscape. Fully half of guest rooms are allocated for meetings and conventions.

5. Locations, Locations, Locations

Niagara Falls is home to a wide array of memorable venues to hold meetings and events such as aboard a ship, in a wine cellar and overlooking the waterfall.

6. The Great Outdoors

In their spare time, guests can explore outdoor adventure activities such as zip-lining, cycling, hiking and paddle boarding or a leisurely day on the golf course.

7. Open Year-Round

Niagara Falls gets brutally cold in the winter, but the city still attracts visitors during all four seasons. In the winter, guests can look forward to the Winter Festival of Lights and Icewine harvest celebrations.

8. Rock Around the Clock

Networking doesn’t cease when the business day is over. Niagara Falls offers plenty of nighttime fun including the gambling, theater, live music, magic shows and bars.

9. World-Class Convention Center

The 288,000 square-foot Scotiabank Convention Centre is only 250 steps from Niagara Falls. Meet with a view!

10. On-Site Planners

The Business Events Niagara Falls Team is always at the ready to assist meeting professionals plan and execute events and put you in touch with local vendors.

On your mark, get set, go!

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