Niagara Falls Attractions

Niagara Falls, USA gives its visitors a unique, natural, up-close experience to one of the natural wonders of the world.

No matter when you visit, there are always plenty of things to do in Niagara Falls. Summertime in Niagara is packed with free outdoor concerts, festivals, and events to keep you entertained.

Bring the whole family to the greatest fun spot in Ontario. From the exotic to the fantastic - families love all the exciting things to do in Niagara.

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Niagara continues to grow "family fun" activities - every year, there is something new and exciting for families to do. That's why families return to Niagara year after year - just because there is so much to do and explore.

If it's thrills and chills you're after, then Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls is where you want to go. Action and excitement are the order of the day. Ripley's Believe it or Not, Nightmares Fear Factory or the 53 metre high Niagara Skywheel, all located on Clifton Hill are only three of the many attractions, all geared for family fun

If your family is more into natural thrills, then maybe a ride in a helicopter, as it swoops down into the curve of the Falls or plunge into the Devil's Hole Rapids aboard the Whirlpool Jet Boats.

At the end of a long day of play, take the family for a leisurely stroll through the pathways alongside the Niagara River and the Falls. Let the kids see the Falls in all their splendour, illuminated and majestic in the darkness. Fireworks over the Falls occur all summer long as a special treat for visitors. There really is no place like the Falls for family fun.



Get up close and personal with the Niagara Falls by taking a short walk to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls to feel the mist during the Cave of the Winds tour. Or take a Niagara Falls tour of a different sort with the Maid of the MistŪ boat ride, which takes you right down to the base of the falls.

The whole family will love the Niagara USA experience that offers historical and exciting adventures and tours.

Niagara Falls Webcam


Cave of the Winds Up close and personal : A windy, wet, wild experience!

Cave of the Winds was best attraction on the American side. Being at the base of the falls is definitely awesome - wet and very rewarding view of the thunderous, cascading waters. Expect to get your feet wet. It's nice that they provide sandals and a rain poncho.

The Cave of the Winds tour takes you right down next to the waterfall. It is neat to be able to stand so close and be battered by the wind and water. It gives you a great perspective on the enormity of the falls.

When you buy your tickets, you are given a plastic bag, a poncho and a pair of strap on sandals.

Parking lot in Niagara Falls State Park is the closest lot. Good for stashing your stuff in the car and returning for dry clothes.

Maid of the Mist
5920 River Rd, Niagara Falls
Board the Maid of the Mist on the American side, at Prospect Point in the Niagara Reservation State Park. Although the ride is the same from either side, the American launch of the Maid of the Mist concludes with a self-guided climb along the Crow's Nest staircase - flush to the Falls, and so close to it that, on sunny days with a light wind, the mist from the base of the Falls envelopes the staircase to create one of the most amazing sights you will ever see: a circular rainbow! Under these favorable conditions (best time: late morning to early afternoon), visitors to the Crow's Nest literally climb "over the rainbow" and ascend into the mists of the Falls!

Tips: Don't take your camera unless you already have a waterproof housing.

You'll also be issued a pair of non-slip rubber sandals. You'll be carrying your own shoes in a plastic bag, so don't bring anything heavy.

Grab a quart-zized ziplock bag at the grocery and put your wallet, passport or any other important papers inside. Same goes for any wet activities in or around the falls.

Get One of the Best Views of Niagara Falls from the Skylon Tower
The Skylon Tower features two restaurants, a Starbucks, and has a walkway to the Niagara Fallsview Casino.



Crossing the International Border
The main border crossing between Niagara Falls New York and Niagara Falls Ontario is via the Rainbow Bridge that spans the Niagara River Gorge just a few hundred meters below the falls. Unfortunately, this bridge can become quite congested especially on weekends during the summer vacation season and traffic may back up several kilometers forcing you to wait an hour or more to cross. With a bit of foresight, you can avoid the annoying delays.

You can cross the Niagara River into Canada on the Peace Bridge in Buffalo New York approximately 25 miles south of the falls. Once you reach the Canadian side of the border, you can either take a quick trip along the Queen Elizabeth Highway to Niagara Falls, or you can take the scenic drive along the Niagara River Parkway. As an alternate, you can cross the river and enter Canada at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge about 5 miles north of the falls, then take the spectacularly scenic Niagara River Parkway along the Niagara Gorge to the falls.

Niagara Falls State Park
A huge expanse of natural beauty, this oldest state park in the U.S. offers biking, fishing and cross-country skiing, and contains plenty of hiking and walking trails, including the Niagara Gorge Trail System, which affords great views of both the falls and the gorge.

Niagara Falls Green Tours
Niagara Falls goes green! Take an eco-friendly tour and reduce your carbon footprint with a guided tour and enjoy Niagara Falls the way it was meant to be. Our historical tours will take you to all the major sites and attractions and you'll have use of the trolley for the rest of your day. Free for Children ages 12 and younger. Plus with our exclusive Wooden Nickel Program you'll save even more with discounts and special buys from local merchants so you can save green by going green! Everyone can enjoy this family friendly fun tour.

Niagara Science Museum
Niagra Science Museum is the founder's lifelong love affair. You can still smell the fresh paint and feel the shoe string budget but, probably, this is how best things are built.

Seneca Niagara Casino
Gambling complex features an 82,000-square-foot casino with more than 2,595 slots machines and 91 gaming tables, plus a 400-seat buffet-style restaurant and sports pub.



Daredevil Museum of Niagara Falls
Step into the barrels and floatation contraptions of Niagara Falls most famous and infamous stunt attempts at the Daredevil Museum of Niagara Falls on the New York side of the border. This exciting museum chronicles the sometimes deadly, sometimes heroic feats that have been attempted at Niagara Falls and includes some incredible artifacts. Visitors to this free museum will see the inner tubed-wrapped barrel used by Steven Trotter in 1985, as well as the contraption used by Peter De Bernardi and Jeffery James Petkovich in the first successful duo descent in 1989.

Aquarium of Niagara
The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian penguin.

Niagara Wedding Chapel
The Falls Wedding Chapel has been performing weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Niagara Falls, USA since 1995

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has over 150 designer stores such as: Coach, Off Fifth Saks 5th Ave, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren and more

Snow Park Niagara Falls
Snow Park Niagara Falls is a premier outdoor winter sports park located in downtown Niagara Falls. The Park is comprised of a fifty-foot high, five-lane Snow Tubing Hill, Terrain Park with features for Snowboarding and Skiing, a Snowzone snow play area, and a rollerblading rink. Enjoy winter in any weather with the latest technology in snow making. Bring your warm clothes and snow boots for an experience you won't forget!

There are many tourist attractions in the immediate area around the falls including a gambling casino, several museums, a Marineland, an I-Max theater, amusement arcades and various other entertainment facilities.

Nearby Niagara Falls New York Attractions
Whirlpool Aero Car
White Water Walk
Botanical Gardens
Brocks Monument
Floral Clock
Butterfly Exhibit
Jetboat
Niagara-on-the Lake
Helicopter Tours
Niagara Falls Golf
Safari Niagara


Nearby Niagara Falls Canada Attractions
Hydro Plant
Helicopter Tours
Whirlpool Jetboat
Aquarium
Whirlpool Park
Daredevil Museum
Artpark
Hiking Trails
Historic Lewiston
Fort Niagara


The Canadian side offers the best views of Niagara Falls and has a very different character than its counterpart in the USA. Niagara Falls, Ontario is much more commercialized and tourist oriented than Niagara Falls, New York. On the Canadian-side, the escarpment overlooking the falls has a beautiful park with well-manicured gardens, but just behind that, the hill is covered with high-rise hotels, casinos and numerous tourist attractions. The adjacent streets are filled with museums, souvenir shops, gaming arcades, restaurants, clubs and tourist attractions of all kinds. If you don't mind all of the commercialism, Niagara Falls Ontario offers more to see and more to do than Niagara Falls, New York.

Official Visitor Information for Niagara Falls - Niagara USA
Official Tourist Information site for Niagara Falls USA. You will find everything you need to know about visiting and touring Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Discount Coupons
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