Duggar Family in Niagara Falls

June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 6:51 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 6:51 PM EDT

(Niagara Falls, N.Y) They are the stars of the TLC Channel's reality show - "19 Kids and Counting"

On Friday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar brought their entire family of nineteen children to Niagara County.

They came to film an episode of the hit TV show which will air during the next season.

The Duggar's spent the day riding the Maid of the Mist, challenging the Cave of the Winds, and checking out the Jet Boat and Fort Niagara.

Everywhere the family went, crowds cheered them and asked them to pose for pictures.

A special treat for fans of the show was the appearance of the Duggar's youngest daughter 17-month old Josie.

"This is her first outing in public," said her father Jim Bob Duggar.

Josie was born in December 2009 and weighed 22 ounces. She battled through life threatening illnesses which were featured on the TV show and tugged at the heart of viewers.

Friday, the little girl showed no ill signs and joyfully followed the family through their adventures - including getting wet at the base of Niagara Falls.

For Niagara County Tourism officials, having the Duggar family film their 'reality' show in Niagara Falls was exposure "that money can't buy."

Crews working to produce the TLC show said they did not have an exact date for the Niagara County episode. However, they speculated that it could air later this fall.