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Niagara Falls:  Come for the Falls, Stay for the Adventure!

Thundering waterfalls take center stage at New York’s Niagara Falls State Park, but at the nation’s oldest state park, that's just the beginning!This leading New York attraction is located just 30 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and is home to jaw-dropping natural beauty, miles of trails and fascinating historical sites just waiting to be explored.  It's the perfect destination for your family vacation or nature retreat!

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 and includes gardens, over 15 miles of challenging hiking trails and stunning views at every turn.

Hike the Niagara Gorge trail system to explore the park’s scenic terrain, or ride the Niagara Scenic Trolley for an historic overview and fun facts & tips while enjoying your stay. Along with the park's year-round natural attractions, you'll find a wide range of seasonal events, prime New York shopping and a tantalizing selection of dining options. There's so much to do at Niagara Falls State Park - one day just won't be enough to see it all!

Come experience all the excitement Niagara Falls State Park has to offer and check out highlights like:

  • Cave of the Winds Tour
  • Maid of the Mist ®
  • Niagara Scenic Trolley
  • Discovery Center
  • Hiking in the Niagara Gorge
  • NEW! Discover Niagara Shuttle*

Plan your visit to Niagara Falls today! Maximize your experience with the Niagara USA Discovery Pass, which features admission to popular park attractions and more! Buy your ticket online and visit for convenient, one-click planning and great deals on your trip to Niagara Falls!

*Park your car and experience Niagara’s iconic landscape, rich history and the thriving culture and communities along the scenic Niagara River with the ease and convenience of a hop-on/hop-off shuttle. Enjoy a day of discovery as you connect to over 12 destination sites along the 14-mile route from the “Falls to the Fort.” Visit for more information and get the Shuttle App.



Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds

A thrilling walk on Niagara Falls’ wild side, the spectacular Cave of the Winds Tour takes visitors into a stormy mist zone, where “soaking up the experience” takes on new meaning! 

The journey begins with an elevator ride 175 feet down into the Niagara Gorge. Geared-up in a souvenir rain poncho and specially designed sandals, guests follow wooden walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck, just a few breathtaking feet from the torrents of Niagara Falls. Here, rushing Bridal Veil Falls creates tropical storm-like conditions.  Talk about a rush! Nowhere else on Earth gets you closer to the Falls!

Each spring, special-edition Cave of the Winds Tours are offered so visitors can experience a seasonal version of the attraction and see the decks being built for the upcoming season. Skilled workers rebuild the wooden boardwalks that will allow summer visitors to reach the Hurricane Deck – the walkways and decks are removed every November and reassembled each spring to protect them from the extreme winter weather conditions that prevail in the Niagara Gorge.

Once the main season winds down, be sure to embark on The Cave of the Winds Gorge Trip, an abbreviated trip that allows you to view the Falls from observation platforms, allowing you to stay dryer!

Cave of the Winds Tour tickets are available separately, and as part of the value-added Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass.

Please call (716) 278-1762 for more information.

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