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What are some good places to visit in Windsor, Ontario, Canada?

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Places to visit in Windsor, Ontario, include Caesars Windsor, Coventry Gardens and Jackson Park. History buffs might want to take the Rum Runners Tour and see how some of Canada's whiskey stocked illegal pubs and speakeasies during the U.S. Prohibition.

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Caesars Windsor is a gaming complex, hotel and adult entertainment center on the shores of the Detroit River. The posh hotel offers 758 guestrooms in two towers that overlook the river and the Detroit skyline, just a few miles away.

Coventry Gardens also fronts the Detroit River. It's home to the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain, which shoots water 70 feet into the air and delivers a light show after dark. Since it sits in the river, it's considered an international fountain, shared with the United States. The fountain is floated out into the river each May and brought back in after Canadian Thanksgiving, which is in early October.

Home to the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens, Jackson Park is one of Windsor's most visited attractions. In addition to some 10,000 plants, the park has fountains, walking paths, picnic areas and several sports venues. Memorials honor Robert Burns, the South African War and various Canadian armed services.

History lovers with a sense of fun might enjoy the Rum Runners Tour. Actors in Roaring Twenties dress tell the story of Windsor's role in supplying alcohol to American gangsters during Prohibition. The tour includes lunch at a one-time speakeasy.

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