Niagara Falls Attractions & More
Canadian Rainbow Tour
With this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you can experience a complete overview of the area and many great attractions nearby that are worth seeing. Your tour begins by boarding the Hornblower Cruise where you will feel the power of the water as the thousands of gallons of water fall over the crest at the top and splash below. Then, head up high above in the Skylon Tower for beautiful scenic views of the whole area including the Niagara River, Goat Island, and so much more. Many other notable locations will be along the tour including the Power Plants, Table Rock House, Queen Victoria Park, and so many more.
Maid of the Mist
The most well-known sightseeing tour, Maid of the Mist, allows you to experience the beautiful flow that spills over thousands of gallons of water each minute on the Niagara River. The tour has been taking people to the landmark since 1848 when the suspension bridge was built and opened which brought a boom in business and visitors to the natural wonder.
Home to the world’s largest indoor, free-flying aviary with birds from all over the globe. The whole family will love seeing at the different colorful and amazing species of birds as you head into the 50,000 square feet multi-level aviary to discover the birds flying through the sky, and ones tucked away from sight. This amazing experience includes over 400 birds and 80 different species in the main aviary (with many other areas featuring more birds, reptiles, and more. The main aviary includes a lush vegetation and waterfalls. Other exhibits include a small bird aviary with a tropical environment, animal encounters for reptiles, and a night jungle to see owls, bats, crickets, and more.
MarineLand Theme Park
Experience nature and fun rides at MarineLand Theme Park. The park features a variety of animals to see up-close including beluga whales, deer, elk, blac bears, bison, and so much more. The park also includes a variety of fun rides for all ages including kid rides, swings, and so much more. During the warm summer months, the new Polar Splash is the perfect place to cool off at this 2-acre water park with 150 themed sprayers, 10 kid-friendly water slides, and so much more.
Known as the oldest state park in the United States, the area features the beautiful scenery and many other great things to do and see in the area. Enjoy observation towers for picturesque views, a discovery center to see and learn about the history of the area, hiking trails to enjoy the great outdoors on goat island and the surrounding area, delicious dining options with great views of the roaring falls, visitors center for information and souvenirs, and so much more!
Cave of the Winds
At the Cave of the Winds located on Goat Island, you can suit up in souvenir sandals and ponchos to try and stay dry as you get the closest you could ever be to the waterfalls. Descend by elevator to 175-feet below where you will go out on walkways to the Hurricane Deck where you will be just mere feet away from the mighty Bridal Veil section to experience the powerful rapids of water that plunge over the crest.
Niagara Power Visitors Center
Located just four miles down the river, this visitors center includes an observation deck along the gorge as well as interactive exhibits about the hydroelectric plant and the history from many years ago about the region. The center sits along the border of the United States and Canada and provides information on how the hydroelectric plant provides energy from the river rapids to both sides of the border.
Art & Museums
Underground Railroad Heritage Center
This amazing museum is dedicated to sharing the stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers by amazing exhibits. The museum also includes temporary exhibits to see for a great look at an exhibit that could only be seen for a short time. The permanent exhibit, One More River to Cross, allows you to learn the rich and crucial stories from both the past and present to see the connections on where we have grown as a nation, and the motivation to take action today.
Wax Museum of History
This wax museum presents to you a variety of notable people to see that provide to the history of the area including Julia Roberts, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, Princess Di, and so much more. At the museum, you can also see the barrels and balls that were used by daredevils who have taken the daring plunge over the side!
Shopping, Dining, & More
The area has an abundance of every type of shopping possible within a short walking distance to many for a great tourist activity. Enjoy vintage items at many of the antique shops, homemade gifts and apparel at boutiques, local food and drinks at the farmers markets, and even name brands at many outlets including the Fashion Outlets, The Galleria Shops at Fallsview Casino, and many more.