A view of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Attractions

There are many attractions in this beautiful area shared between New York State and Canada. The following is a short list of what is available.

Niagara Falls Attractions: New York Side of The Falls

Amusement Parks & Aquariums

Aquarium of Niagara
Dive into an ocean of discovery at Niagara‘s other water wonder! Highlights include California sea lion demonstrations, harbor seals, and a colony of endangered Peruvian penguins. Over 40 aquatic exhibits.
Contact Info:
701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
716-285-3575 or 800-500-4609
www.aquariumofniagara.org

Hours:
Call for hours or visit the website. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas.

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Hot Air Balloon Rides

The Great American Balloon Company
Take a 15-minute ride over Niagara Falls in the “Flight of Angels,” a helium-filled balloon.
Contact Info:
310 Rainbow Blvd. South
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
716-278-0824 or 716-278-0825

Hours:
Operates May-October

Museums

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
Interactive exhibits and show relate the natural and local history of the Niagara gorge and Falls recession. Zoom in live on the Falls and park with the Gorge Camera, take the Gorge Elevator Experience ride, and control recession of the Falls in the Time Portal.

Admission: Adults $5, children (6-12) $3.
Contact Info:
Robert Moses Parkway
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
716-278-1070
http://www.nysparks.com

Hours:
Call for hours of operation. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Tours/Cruises/Sightseeing

Cave of the Winds
A walking tour at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls allowing you to get as close as 10 feet to the water. A tour guide brings you on a series of wooden decks. Raincoats and protective shoes provided.

Admission: $6 adults, $5.50 children (ages 6-12), free for children 5 and under (42" height requirement enforced).
Contact Info:
Goat Island
Niagara Falls Reservation State Park
Niagara Falls, NY 14303-0132
716-278-1730

Hours:
Seasonal, May - Oct, Sun - Thu 9am-10pm; Fri & Sat, 9am -11pm. Open holidays.

Niagara Gorge Trail Hikes
Niagara Gorge Adventures Hikes led by park naturalist. See up close the mighty Niagara River, Whirlpool, Rapids and Giant Rock. Learn about the geology, natural and local history of the gorge and Falls.

Admission: Varies
Contact Info:
Robert Moses Parkway
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
716-278-1070
http://www.nysparks.com

Hours:
May - Oct., hours and days of operation vary with the seasons. Call during the off-season.


Niagara Falls Attractions: Canadian Side of The Falls

Please Be Aware of Canadian Border Crossing Requirements.

Gardens/Zoos

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens
Explore 100 acres of manicured gardens and arboretum as maintained by the School of Horticulture. Features over 2,300 plant varieties and famous rose garden.

Admission: Free.
Contact Info:
2565 Niagara Parkway North
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2
905-371-0254 or 877-642-7275
www.niagaraparks.com

Hours:
Open year-round dawn till dusk.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
The world’s largest glass enclosed butterfly conservatory with over 2,000 free flying tropical butterflies in a rain forest setting.

Admission: Adults $12.25, children (6-12) $7.95. Children 5 and under are free.
Contact Info:
2405 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2
905-371-0254 or toll-free 877-642-7275
www.niagaraparks.com

Hours:
Daily, 9am - 5pm. Extended hours in summer months. Closed Christmas.

Queen Victoria Park
The park features a valuable collection of unique native and international plant material from around the world. The park also features a major rock garden, a Hybrid T. rose garden, and two attractive carpet-bedding displays. Every spring, 500,000 daffodils herald the arrival of this season.

Admission: Free.
Contact Info:
Niagara River Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario
905-371-0254 or 877-642-7275
www.niagaraparks.com

Other Attractions

White Water Walk
Get a close-up view of class 6 rapids at some of the wildest white water rapids in the world.

Admission: Adults $7.50, children (6-12) $4.50, children 5 and under free.
Contact Info:
4330 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2
877-642-7275
www.niagaraparks.com

Hours:
Seasonal and weather dependent 10am - 5pm.

Journey Behind the Falls
Visitors to Niagara Falls can enjoy the thunder of the waters from a completely different perspective by visiting The Journey Behind The Falls attraction, located in the Table Rock House Plaza beside the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The observation platform at the base of the falls is easily reached by elevators and a network of tunnels.

Two other tunnels provide a close-up view of the Falls from behind. The tunnels extend only 46 metres (150 feet) behind the waterfall, so there is not a lot of walking. And you can explore it all at your leisure: the excursion is completely self-guided. Protective rain gear is included in the cost of admission.

Admission: For current pricing, please visit the website.
Contact Info:
6650 Niagara River Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Journey Behind the Falls website

Falls Tower Ride
A guided tour of the Falls. When you reach the top, enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the Falls and area parks.
Contact Info:
Clifton Hills, Ontario, Canada

Last updated: May 15, 2017 9:35 am EST

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