People walking the decks of the cave of the winds attraction
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Fun Fact

The name "Cave of the Winds" is a bit deceiving. In the 1800's there was a rock overhang --or a cave like structure-- that allowed people to stand under the Falls. The Cave collapsed in the early 1900's but the name stuck.

Cave of the Winds

PLEASE NOTE: Cave of the Winds tickets must be purchased at the Cave of the Winds Plaza on Goat Island.

As the Cave of the Winds is a timed ticketed attraction, plan to make it your first stop of the day to make your reservation!

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The Cave of the Winds is open year-round!

Open daily. See schedule below.

As we work to ensure that we are doing our part to care for the Earth, we have phased out distribution of the famous Cave of the Winds sandals. Please bring footwear that can get wet.


10 Goat Island Loop Road

Hours of Operation

*Last ticket sold. Schedule subject to change.

Dates Times
June 13 - July 3 9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sun-Thur)
9:00 AM to *9:15 PM (Fri-Sat)
July 4 - July 7
(Independence Day Weekend)
9:00 AM to *9:15 PM (Thurs-Sat)
9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sun)
July 8 - August 29 9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sun-Thur)
9:00 AM to *9:15 PM (Fri-Sat)
August 30 - September 2
(Labor Day Weekend)
9:00 AM to *9:15 PM (Fri-Sun)
9:00 AM to *6:15 PM (Mon)
September 3 - October 11 9:00 AM to *6:15 PM (Sun-Fri)
9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sat)
October 12 - October 14
(Indigenous Day Weekend)
9:00 AM to *6:15 PM (Sat-Sun)
9:00 AM to *4:15 PM (Mon)
October 15 - October 20 9:00 AM to *4:15 PM
October 21 - November 27 9:00 AM to *4:00 PM
November 28
(Thanksgiving Day)
November 29 - December 24 9:00 AM to *4:00 PM
December 25
(Christmas Day)
December 26 - December 31 9:00 AM to *4:00 PM
January 1
(New Years Day)

  • Thanksgiving (November 28): Closed
  • Christmas Day (December 25): Closed
  • New Year's Day (January 1): Closed

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À La Carte Admission Rates

Now through October 20, 2024

  • Adult: $21
  • Youth: $17

Beginning October 21, 2024

  • Adult: $14
  • Youth: $10

Group Rates

Now through October 20, 2024

  • Friday-Sunday: $17
  • Monday-Thursday: $15

Beginning October 21, 2024

  • $8

Group Rate Ticket Policies for Groups without Park Direct Billing Privileges

  • A group is defined as 20 or more people
  • One person must pay for the entire group with the entire group present at the time of purchase using one form of payment
  • The group must all purchase tickets for the same attraction and tour time to qualify for discount
  • Tour companies who wish to set up direct billing with us should contact our operations office at
  • Group rates may not be offered during special events


Now through October 20, 2024

  • $13

Beginning October 21, 2024

  • $7
All rates subject to change.

Cave of the Winds à la carte tickets are available at the attraction. Tickets are NOT available online.

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