Nik Wallenda & Niagara
— Photo by James P. McCoy, 2012 —
On June 12, 2012, before thousands of spectators gathered here at Terrapin Point and millions watching around the world, famed aerialist Nik Wallenda stepped onto a 2 inch thick steel cable, walked 1500 feet across Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge and entered into the record books.
The trip took 26 minutes to complete and when it was done, Wallenda was the first person to ever walk over the brink of the 176 foot high horseshoe falls and through the relentless mist and gusty currents. Earlier walkers had performed their feats further down river toward the site of the current Rainbow Bridge.
As he walked through the mist, Wallenda reminded the world: "This is what it's all about people. Pursue your dreams. Never give up."
Erected 2014 by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 4.777′ N, 79° 4.356′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Goat Island Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on Goat Island within Niagara Falls State Park at the top of the south steps
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goat Island (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Power of Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luna Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Table Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away in Canada); Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda (approx. half a kilometer away in Canada); José María Heredia (approx. half a kilometer away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on July 7, 2014 at about noon.
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Also see . . .
1. Nik Wallenda - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Niagara Falls State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Nik Wallenda Walks Over Niagara Falls On Tightrope.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 21 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week November 16, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.