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Welcome to Niagara Falls

Straddling the international border between the American state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario, Niagara Falls is arguably one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. The section of the falls accessible from the American side (the aptly named American Falls) is separated from its northern neighbor by the uninhabited Goat Island, itself accessible by two bridges carrying foot, car, and train traffic. There are almost countless things to do in the area, but the main spectacle is the falls itself and the best use of one’s time is found in taking advantage of the various methods of observing this extraordinary natural phenomenon.

Top 9 attractions in Niagara Falls

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Niagara Adventure Theater

Niagara Adventure Theater

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This 314-seat theater offers a larger-than-life experience to travelers visiting Niagara Falls. Its 45-foot-tall screen brings the thundering waters of this epic destination inside and creates the sense of being surrounded by the falls (in climate-controlled comfort).More than 14 million people have watched this 30-minute film, which showcases the beauty of the falls and describes its history—including the men and women who’ve attempted to cross it or go over it throughout the years. Gain a deeper understanding of what makes this international destination so unique before heading out into the open and getting an up close look in real life.More
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Devil's Hole State Park

Devil's Hole State Park

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Devil’s Hole State Park is a peaceful place to relax after visiting thunderous Niagara Falls or when exploring the Niagara Gorge. The 42-acre (17-hectare) park has picnic areas, hiking trails, and fishing spots. Just north of Niagara Falls, New York, it overlooks the Devil’s Hole Rapids on the Niagara River and has views across to Canada.More
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Three Sisters Islands

Three Sisters Islands

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In Niagara Falls State Park, three footbridges link Goat Island to the Three Sisters Islands. From there, you can see impressive views of the rapids of the Niagara River racing toward the falls. It’s a peaceful place to take a walk amid the highly popular park and town of Niagara Falls, New York.More
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Maid of the Mist Steamboat

Maid of the Mist Steamboat

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You can't get any closer to the thundering cascades of Niagara Falls than on a Maid of the Mist boat tour. The little steamboats have been chugging away into the falls' misty sprays since 1846, making this one of the area’s oldest tourist attractions. Be prepared to get up close and personal with the highest-flow-rate waterfall in the world—and to get wet, which is all part of the unforgettable Maid of the Mist experience.More
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Whirlpool State Park

Whirlpool State Park

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Whirlpool State Park proves that the Niagara region’s natural beauty doesn’t end with Niagara Falls. With hiking trails, picnic tables, Niagara River views, and an impressive whirlpool, this park is a great place to spend a few hours. Thanks to the highly oxygenated water, there’s good salmon and trout fishing here, too.More
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Aquarium of Niagara

Aquarium of Niagara

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Established in 1965 by scientists, the Aquarium of Niagara has grown to become a charming and educational place to spend some time in Niagara Falls, New York. More than just a museum, the aquarium is a rescue center for injured sea animals and is home to seals, Humboldt penguins, and all kinds of fish.More
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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

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The smallest of the three waterfalls that comprise world-famous Niagara Falls, Bridal Veil Falls is anything but small. Located on the US side of the falls, the 56-foot-wide (17-meter-wide) waterfall thunders over a 78-foot (24-meter) drop. Its frothy white cascade is reminiscent of a bride’s veil, hence the falls’ name.More
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Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds

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At the Cave of the Winds observation decks, thrill-seeking visitors can get within 20 feet (6 meters) of the thundering Niagara Falls for an experience that feels like the inside of a tropical storm with torrents of water cascading down and winds up to 68 mph (109 kph). Safe to say, you’ll probably get wet.More
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Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls

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Since 1996 Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls has been a destination for travelers who want to relax, unwind and let loose after a day exploring the incredible landscapes of this true travelers paradise. Located just minutes from the falls, this iconic restaurant offers up a classic menu of American fare in a setting that’s a real nod to pop culture. Enjoy burgers, milkshakes and fries surrounded by music memorabilia, including instruments, clothing, gold records and other items from top entertainment icons.Hard Rock Café is more than just a popular eatery—traveler can catch performances of local and national stars on the restaurant’s stage many nights of the week. Just check their calendar for a listing of events and get ready to enjoy an evening of live entertainment after a day outside.More

Top activities in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls

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Todd_B, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We enjoyed the whole experience of Niagara Falls.
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Awesome Trip
Monica_T, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
The tour enabled you to experience Niagara Falls in all its majesty, up close and personal.
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Great
Cory, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour
Gives us some tips on the essentials of visiting Niagara Falls.
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Excellent
Dee, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls USA and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour
We enjoyed visiting the McClew farm and hope it’s still around when we return to visit the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
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Great tour of Niagara Falls
Wayne_B, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour
This was an excellent tour which provided visits to most important areas of Niagara Falls on the US side.
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Best tour ever
Denise_K, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls All American Illumination Tour
He was very knowledgable on area and the history about the Falls.
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The bomb.com!
Ketta_W, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls, New York Day & Night Tour plus Dinner
We experienced Niagara Falls in full effect.
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Good experience
MARTIN_Forero, Jul 2021
Maid of the Mist Boat and Adventure Walking tour
David was very helpful during our trip I recommend this site to buy the tickets for the Niagara Falls
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Wonderfull Experience
Kim_A, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Classic All American Tour with Boat and Cave
Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds are a must do for Niagara Falls visitors.
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Lots of fun!
Andy_S, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Yes, you can arrange it yourself for a little cheaper but this tour gives you a shortcut through to the best parts of Niagara Falls.
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Fun and will recommend
Mehmood_C, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls USA Open Jet Boat Tour
Definitely one of the things to do when you’re in the Niagara Falls area
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Awesome!
Heather_F, Jul 2021
All-Inclusive Niagara Falls USA Tour with Boat Ride
If we come to Niagara Falls again we will definitely do this again!
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Best experience ever!
Ileana, Jul 2021
Cave of the Winds Express Pass and Adventure Tour
Feeling the power of Niagara Falls in action.
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Exciting, very memorable and beautiful.
Jack_H, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Best way to see Niagara Falls.
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Edrick_H, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls All American Illumination Tour
The mist and the cave and the knowledge about the Niagara Falls and the amount of water that the Niagara Falls displays and has
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Romantic gateway
Isha-p, Jul 2021
All-Inclusive Niagara Falls USA Tour with Boat Ride
He makes us laugh and he was very good by explaning niagara falls story.
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I would make these same arrangements all over again
Renee_S, Jun 2021
Maid of the Mist Boat and Adventure Walking tour
Loved the park and, of course, the beautiful Niagara Falls.
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A Wonderful Day
Joseph_S, Jun 2021
Niagara Falls Classic All American Tour with Boat and Cave
Our 5+ hour Niagara Falls Classic Tour with Bedore Tours was perfect for us.
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An Amazing Experience!
Randy_T, May 2021
Best of Niagara Falls, USA Tour + Helicopter Ride and Lunch
I came to Niagara Falls, NY during a busy holiday weekend..
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You have to try this!
Joan_J, May 2021
Niagara Falls USA Open Jet Boat Tour
Next time I'm in Niagara Falls again I will definitely go on another trip

All about Niagara Falls

When to visit

While Niagara Falls cascades year-round, summer is the ideal time to view attractions such as Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds under sunny skies. Just be prepared to share the view with crowds and book hotels well in advance. Fall offers more elbow room plus harvest season events including the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival and Oktoberfest.

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