Niagara Falls Attractions & Tours
Every year, millions of visitors come to see the spectacular beauty of Niagara Falls. What many people are happy to discover, however, is that along with this majestic natural wonder, the Niagara Falls tours and activities that you can enjoy inside the park provide hours of added fun!
Encounter the splendor of the American Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls State Park, home to jaw-dropping natural beauty, miles of trails and fascinating historical sites just waiting to be explored.
Niagara Falls State Park is situated on 400 acres of lush terrain, where you’ll find protected wildlife and an array of exciting activities and fantastic attractions. Storied landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park, created a wonderland that surrounds Niagara Falls which includes gardens, over 15 miles of challenging hiking trails and stunning views at every turn.
Ride the Niagara Scenic Trolley for an historic overview and fun facts & tips while enjoying your stay, or stay and watch a short film by Academy Award-winning producer Keith Merrill in our Adventure Theatre, which delivers a captivating story of Niagara Falls explorers and daredevils.
Depending on where you board, there are different options available. The most important and not-to-miss places are:
Queen Victoria Park:
The park is located between the American and Canadian horseshoe falls. There is no entry free and this is accessible by everyone all through the year. It is the main attraction of the falls. This park is known for its amazing display of daffodils and roses in season.
Journey behind the falls:
Here, you directly go to the scene of action. There are elevators that take you deep down the rocks so that you can actually feel and sense the powerful sheets of water as they thunder by. Entrance is free and is available all through the year.
This is a 160 metre (520ft) tower overlooking the Canadian horseshoe and American falls. The tower is 6 stories high and houses 2 restaurants. One of them is a revolving diner restaurant which revolves once with every hour. They also house the famous Bug elevators. They can take you from the street to the top in 52 seconds. The tower also houses a number of franchise outlets and theaters. An upper observation deck is provided overlooking the falls.
Maid of the mist:
This is a boat ride that takes you through the falls. It starts off at a boarding point on the US side, it takes you through the American falls and into an area where there is dense mist created by the waters. This is called the Horseshoe Falls or the Canadian falls. The ride then gets back to it’s US point of origin. The service started off in 1846 with a double deck ferry, powered by steam to the latest diesel powered one that can haul 600 passengers. The current maid of the mist fleet is in its seventh incarnation.