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Daredevil Museum of Niagara Falls BIT - OU0509

 Free attraction featured on Roadside America.com

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 43° 05.010' W 79° 03.541' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Time: b.d.   Distance to Travel: 0.10 mi
 Date Hidden: 27 July 2012
 Date Created: 27 July 2012
 Last Modified: 04 June 2013
 Waypoint: OU0509

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
1938 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

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This is my second cache exclusive to Opencaching North America at a location featured on the website RoadsideAmerica.com, which specializes in "offbeat" attractions. A daredevil museum is offbeat enough, but what makes this one really offbeat is that it's located inside a mini-mart/souvenir shop. Pick up some beer, cigarettes, and a souvenir Niagara Falls T-Shirt while you're there! This is a BIT cache, there is no container to find.

The museum has on display artifacts (barrels and a Jet Ski) used only in the modern era of Niagara Falls stunting, dating back to 1984. However, there are photographs, and information on all the Niagara Falls Daredevils, dating back to Annie Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, in 1901. 

Her barrel, and two others from later stunts are housed at the Niagara Falls, Ontario IMAX theatre. I believe all the contraptions used by daredevils prior to 1984 were housed at the Niagara Falls Museum (Ontario), but it closed in 1999, and it's collection sold to a private investor. The IMAX has obviously acquired 3 of the items.

If you should find this museum in Niagara Falls, N.Y. closed, the BIT cache is outside the museum in the public right of way, and is available 24/7/365. It is on the small side, as far as BIT caches go, measuring about 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches. The Mini Mart/Museum is open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM year round. There is free parking out back of the building for Mini Mart/Museum visitors. Hint is a dead give away, should you need it.


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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

9 10 April 2013 Mr.Yuck Cache archived

I see SF7 didn't post it here, but he actually sent me a pic of the downed sign this BITcache was located on. A car must have taken it out. Just a coincedence to coincide with the mini-mart/museum going under. By my estimation, it was there about 10 years. I can find nothing in a Google news search indicating where the displays might have gone. So I guess it's archival for this one.

1 30 March 2013 Sabrefan7 Found it

Well unfortunately this store has meet the same fate as so many others in the city  of Niagara Falls. As I was approaching from across the street it looked closed. Sure enough out of business Frown  Even the sign were the bit sticker is attached was laying on the ground. Some one must have taken it out on an icy day. 

The store shelves still had a few items that I could see peering in the dirty windows, but the Dare Devil items looked long gone. I wanted to get a look at the Jet Ski to satisfy my own morbid curiosity. Im sure the pieces will turn up some were else in the next  tourist mini mart museum. Thanks Mr. Yuk for the diversion from the Casino. I scored a bunch of Munzees today also.

1 12 August 2012 Rayman Found it

Hey it's another FTF! LOLz. Parked nearby and made the very short walk over to make the discovery. And of course I was in view of someone in their car in the parking lot, but I still proceeded to look foolish by examining the object the BIT was attached to. After that I got out of there. Did not check out the museum, or convenience store, but I may come back at a future date. Thanks for another.