Open Attractions In and Around Niagara Falls NY

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Last Updated: 7/29/2020

Open Attractions listing. Updated regularly.

Some locations require reservations in advance, so plan accordingly. Social distancing guidelines are in place in all locations.

Major Open Attractions at the Falls

The Cave of the Winds  and the Maid of the Mist, two iconic ways to see Niagara Falls up close and personal are open.

The Aquarium of Niagara is open to the general public.

New York State Parks Remain Open.

Niagara Falls State Park is where the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Goat Island, Luna Island and Prospect Point are located.

Devils Hole State Park,Whirlpool State Park and DeVeaux Woods State Park all offer great access to the Niagara River Gorge Trails.

Buckhorn State Park on Grand Island is a great nature preserve.

Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island offers public beaches, a golf course, marina and more.

Artpark State Park offers hiking trails, art, events and more. Events are running a reduced schedule this year but include drive in movie nights.

Fort Niagara and Four Mile Creek State Parks in Youngstown are open.

Golden Hill State Park in Barker, Reservoir State Park in Niagara Falls, Wilson-Tuscarora State Park in Wilson, and Joseph Davis State Park in Lewiston are all open.

For more information on New York State Parks, see the state website here.

Scenic Transportation

The Scenic Trolley through Niagara Falls State Park is open 10:00 am – 8:30 PM.

The Discover Niagara Shuttle will begin operations on August 7.

Outdoor Adventure

Whirlpool Jet Boats and Niagara Jet Adventure are open for thrilling rides in the lower Niagara River.

Many fishing charters are open. Call ahead for reservations.

Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours are Open

Lockport Caves is open for Underground Walking Tours

Sunflowers of Sanborn opens August 1st.

History & Museums

Old Fort Niagara is open

Herschell Carousel Museum is now open

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is open. Purchasing tickets in advance online is recommended.

Wine, Brewery & Distillery Tastings

Some locations are open. Reservations are generally required. Call ahead.

Find locations to explore wine, beer and more here.


Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino is open.

Movies – see Artpark under State Parks