Cave of the Winds
Then it is time to prepare for the power of the Falls! You will be outfitted in souvenir sandals and ponchos that will do their best to keep you dry before descending 175 feet into the awe-inspiring Niagara Gorge. Exit the elevator cave and find yourself on a series of wooden walkways that will bring you to unbelievable “Hurricane Deck” where you are within feet of the crashing Bridal Veil Falls and surrounded by tropical storm like conditions—even on the calmest of days! Nowhere else on earth gets you closer to Niagara Falls!
The Cave of the Winds and Pavilion is a timed ticketed attraction, and à la carte tickets are available for purchase in the park, or as part of the value-added Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass, which is available seasonally. Even though summer is over, you can embrace the beauty of Niagara Falls State Park and see the Falls 365 days a year. We're open year-round!
Timed tickets for the Cave of the Winds are only available on the same day, in person at the park. Plan to arrive early to book your time!
Call (716) 285-0705 for more information about Cave of the Winds.
World Changed Here Pavilion
Once the Gorge Trip concludes for the season, you can still experience the wonder of Niagara Falls by visiting the World Changed Here Pavilion. It's open year-round!
Hours of Operation* Indicates when last ticket will be sold and last entry to attraction will be allowed.
World Changed Here Pavilion (No Gorge Trip or Cave of the Winds access)
- 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Daily)
Cave of the Winds Winter Experience (Available weather permitting)
After enjoying the World Changed Here Pavilion, take the elevator down to the frozen Gorge to admire the beauty of the Niagara River!
- 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.* (Daily)
Our full Cave of the Winds experience (including the Gorge Trip) is closed for the 2018 season. Thank you for a great season! We look forward to seeing you in spring 2019. Check back for more information.
À La Carte Admission RatesCave of the Winds Winter Experience - Winter-Spring 2019
Includes Cave of the Winds Winter Experience and World Changed Here Pavilion access
- Adults: $5
- Children (Ages 6-12): $3
- Children (Ages 5 and Under): Free
World Changed Here Pavilion - Free
Includes World Changed Here Pavilion access
All rates subject to change.
Cave of the Winds à la carte timed tickets are not available online. You may purchase them on the same day in person at the attraction in the park.
Group PoliciesPlease refer to this page for details regarding new group policies for Cave of the Winds.
Photo Gallery: World Changed Here Pavilion
Check out photos from our exciting new indoor multimedia experience, the World Changed Here Pavilion.