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.

PRO TIP: Bring a waterproof bag to stash your shoes in while getting soaked at the Cave! We can give you sandals to wear so your shoes stay dry!

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The Cave of the Winds is open year-round!

Open daily. See schedule below.

Hours of Operation

​Please Note: The Cave of the Winds will be closed October 19-21 for annual maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

*Last ticket sold. Schedule subject to change.

Dates Times
October 11 - October 18 9:00 AM to *4:15 PM
October 22 - November 29 9:00 AM to *4:15 PM
November 30 - December 24 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
December 26 - December 31 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
January 2 - March 31 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
April 1 - May TBD 9:00 AM to *4:15 PM

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

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À La Carte Admission Rates

  • Adult: $12
  • Youth (Ages 6-12): $9
  • Child (Ages 5 and Under): Free

Beginning November 30:

  • Adult: $7
  • Youth (Ages 6-12): $5
  • Child (Ages 5 and Under): Free

Group Rates

  • $8

Beginning November 30:

  • $4


  • $7

Beginning November 30:

  • $3
All rates subject to change.

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

Photo Gallery: World Changed Here Pavilion

Check out photos from our exciting new indoor multimedia experience, the World Changed Here Pavilion.