Get a unique perspective of Niagara Falls from a variety of attractions. Walk up to the water’s edge at Terrapin Point or Goat Island. Journey to the base of the Falls with the Maid of the Mist or Cave of the Winds tours. Look down from a helicopter ride or viewing platform.
Ways to See Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds – Walk as close to the bottom of the Falls as possible. Descend the elevator to the base of the Falls. Step outdoors to explore the area and get a unique close-up look . A brief educational film on the history generating power from Niagara Falls is also part of the trip!
Maid of the Mist – You can’t get any closer to the falls than this! Experience the cashing waves and breathtaking view of the falls from up close. Prepare to get wet!
Niagara Gorge Discovery Center – Interactive displays and theater give you a hands-on adventure and learning experience about the national and local history of the Falls. Hiking trails from the Discovery Center take you into the Niagara Gorge, just north of the Falls.
Observation Tower – Extending out over the Niagara Gorge, the Niagara Falls USA Prospect Point Observation Tower affords unobstructed views of Niagara Falls and the raging whitewater below. (presently closed due to COVID-19)
Niagara Adventure Theater – Explore the Falls on film in this stadium-style theater. (presently closed due to COVID-19)
Rainbow Air Inc – Scenic helicopter tours include a view of the Rainbow Bridge, American Falls, Bridal Vail Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Goat Island, Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, Queen Victoria Park, Clifton Hill, and the American Observation Tower.
Niagara Helicopter Rides – See the Falls and local area from above with experienced and courteous pilots and staff for this aerial attraction.
Top of the Falls Restaurant – Top of the Falls Restaurant offers visitors to Niagara Falls State Park a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The only restaurant in New York overlooking Niagara Falls. Open seasonally starting in May most summers. (has not opened yet for 2020)
Attractions in and Surrounding Niagara Falls State Park
Aquarium of Niagara Falls – Education, exhibit, experiences and events featuring all of your favorite aquatic creatures. From fish to penguins to sharks, there is plenty to keep you entertained and fascinated.
Old Falls Street – A three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with most downtown hotels and attractions. The street provides exciting spaces for seasonal food vending, festivals, concerts and family-friendly activities
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center – The Heritage Center’s mission is to reveal authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and take action toward an equitable society.
The museum is located at 825 Depot Avenue West, Niagara Falls. 716-300-8477
Seneca Niagara Casino – Stay, play, eat and be entertained. The casino offers over 600 rooms and suites, a collection of restaurants from fancy to quiet and cozy. A casino with all the action you crave from keno ,to slots, to all forms of table games. Entertainment in the Bears Den Showroom or Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club feature many national and international acts.
Niagara Arts And Cultural Center (The NAAC) – A great spot to see local artist studios and art installations. Just a short drive from the falls. Learn more about The NAAC here.
Art Alley NF – Art Alley is located in the heart of downtown at 425 Third Street in Niagara Falls, New York, This public art display features nearly 20 creative murals for your viewing free-of-charge. It’s a quick visit and a great spot for a selfie.
Old Stone Chimney Commemorative Site – Dating back the 1700’s this 60-ton chimney was once part of a historic French military barrack.