NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Nik Wallenda returned to the place that made him a household name in western New York. A monument to the high-wire artist was unveiled at Niagara Falls State Park on Monday. Wallenda famously tight-rope walked across the falls two years ago.
A number of government officials, contractors, friends and family members gathered on Goat Island to commemorate the June 2012 walk. The monument is near the spot where Nik stepped off on his famous journey across the Niagara Falls.
The monument is made from a boulder from the Niagara River Gorge, to which is affixed a commemorative plaque, as well as a section of the actual wire Nik Wallenda traveled on during the walk.
You can catch him walking over Darien Lake this summer. His hour-long show, “Nik Wallenda: Beyond the Falls,” runs through September 1st at the park. Tim Horton’s is sponsoring the act, which will be held twice daily in the 1,800 seat Galaxy Theatre. There will be no performances on Mondays.