Cave of the Winds Complex
The Cave of the Winds complex is home to the New York State Park Police Station and seasonal Cave of the Winds Gift Shop, Snack Bar and Ice Cream Shoppe.
Top of the Falls Restaurant
Offering one of the best views within Niagara Falls State Park, Top of the Falls Restaurant serves American and regional culinary favorites. Located on Goat Island overlooking Terrapin Point, diners enjoy an amazing view of the Horseshoe Falls through the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the outdoor dining decks. The Top of the Falls Gift Shop sits just below the restaurant, on the first floor. Both the shop and restaurant are open seasonally.
Cave of the Winds Trip
The Cave of the Winds trip begins with an elevator ride 175ft deep into the Niagara Gorge and takes visitors closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than anywhere else. Geared-up in yellow ponchos and specially designed sandals, guests are led over a series of wooden walkways to the famous "Hurricane Deck" and can get as close as 20ft from the Bridal Veil Falls.
Luna Island is a smaller island nestled between the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and acts as another viewing point.
For more than 40 years, visitors have enjoyed the view from the Observation Tower at Prospect Point. The Tower's observation deck extends over the Niagara Gorge wall to provide spectacular panoramic views. Guests take the elevator to the top and stand 282ft above the gorge.
Maid of the Mist Tour
For more than 150 years, the Maid of the Mist boat rides have provided visitors with an unforgettable journey through the crashing waters beneath the Falls.
At the base of the Observation Tower, a path leads to a stairway that climbs to the Crows Nest, an observation deck at the edge of the American Falls.
Visitor Center Complex
The Visitor Center at Prospect Point provides information about Niagara Falls with interpretive displays, exhibits and maps. It is also home to the Niagara Legends of Adventure Theater, Prospect Point Gift Shop, Prospect Point Café and a seasonal Candy Shop, Ice Cream/Coffee Bar and outdoor Grill.
The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center is a hands-on learning experience for all ages. It includes interactive exhibits and virtual reality experiences on the geological and natural history of Niagara Falls and the gorge. The Discovery Center is also home to the Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center - the gateway to some of the best hiking and biking trails in the region.
Aquarium of Niagara
The Aquarium of Niagara sits just outside Niagara Falls State Park and has more than 1,500 aquatic animals on display.
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Goat Island is a 70 acre natural woodland that divides the Niagara River and is surrounded by fierce rapids.