Stradding the US-Canada border, Niagara Falls has long been a kitschy tourist destination, particularly for honeymooners, thanks to Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Jerome, who brought his new bride to the falls after their wedding. American and Bridal Veil Falls are on the US side, and the much larger Horseshoe Falls can be found on the Canadian side, and there are plenty of ways to experience the incredibly powerful falls (for reference, 681,750 gallons over the edge of Horseshoe Falls every second!) Take a ride on the Maid of the Mist (prepare to get wet), experience the Cave of the Winds (prepare to get VERY wet), or see it from above on the Whirlpool Aerocar (don't worry about getting wet.) And don't even think about attempting a trip over the falls, in a barrel or otherwise; it's super duper illegal and totally dangerous.
“America's Oldest State Park”
A North American natural wonder, Niagara Falls flows with scenic might through Niagara Falls State Park. And just beyond its waterfall vistas, Niagara is filled with splendid discoveries and fantastic attractions. Pictures are great, but getting close enough to touch Niagara Falls inspires genuine awe. Millions of gallons of water rocket over Niagara Falls every minute – about 750,000 gallons each second! There’s no closer place to “feel Niagara’s flow” than from the decks, boats, vista points and trails of Niagara Falls State Park - America’s oldest state park. With sparkling scenery, thrilling attractions, family-friendly and interactive exhibits, miles of hiking trails and delectable dining options, Niagara Falls State Park gets you closer to the Falls than anywhere else. The park features classic adventures and vacation amenities to make the most of your trip, and no passport is needed to experience an unforgettable and breathtaking Niagara Falls vacation. Dine at the Top of the Falls Restaurant, stand within feet of the Falls at the Cave of the Winds Tour, meet the legends and daredevils of Niagara in the Niagara: Legends of Adventure movie, make friends with the sea life at the Aquarium of Niagara and let the water cascade around you during the Maid of the Mist® boat ride. It’s all here – start planning your Niagara Falls vacation experience today.
Everyone always says to see the falls from the Canadian side. We visited in April of '21 during COVID and going to Canada wasn't possible. Don't let these comments persuade you. Visit the falls from the American side and still be wondered by now enormous it is. There is a park you can also visit on the American side that will get you even better views if you have the time. The park is very nice and when the weather is nice you can have a fantastic visit.
The USA side of Niagara Falls is more enjoyable. Less crowds, less tourist traps. More nature walks and space to view the falls!
Pretty epic stuff. We didn't have time to go to the boat or any attractions but just walking around is well worth it.
Just something you gotta go see before you move on.
Parking is $10.
Got to take my dog all around the park Except any attractions and indoor locations.
A must see, ride maid of mist for ultimate experience!
This is the birth place of rainbows!!
Such a beautiful place, smells a little weird but you get used to it
Utterly amazing to see!
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Niagara Falls State Park
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Good for Adventurers, Backpackers, and Cultural travelers.
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