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.

Hours of Operation

*Last ticket sold. Schedule subject to change.

Dates Times
May 12 - May 26 9:00 AM to *6:15 PM (Sun-Fri)
9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sat)
May 27 - May 29 9:00 AM to *9:15 PM
May 30 - June 15 9:00 AM to *6:15 PM (Sun-Fri)
9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sat)
June 16 - June 30 9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sun-Thur)
9:00 AM to *9:15 PM (Fri-Sat)
July 1 - July 3 9:00 AM to *9:15 PM
July 4 9:00 AM to *8:15 PM
July 5 - September 1 9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sun-Thur)
9:00 AM to *9:15 PM (Fri-Sat)
September 2 - September 4 9:00 AM to *9:15 PM
September 5 - October 7 9:00 AM to *6:15 PM (Sun-Fri)
9:00 AM to *8:15 PM (Sat)
October 8 - October 9 9:00 AM to *6:15 PM
October 10 - October 16 9:00 AM to *4:15 PM
November 28 - December 24 9:00 AM to *4:00 PM
December 25 Closed
December 26 - December 31 9:00 AM to *4:00 PM
January 1 Closed
January 2 - March 31 9:00 AM to *4:00 PM

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

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À La Carte Admission Rates

May 12 through October 16, 2022

  • Adult: $19
  • Youth: $16

November 28, 2022 through March 31, 2023

  • Adult: $12
  • Youth: $9

Group Rates

May 12 through October 16, 2022

  • $15 (Fri-Sun)
  • $13 (Mon-Thur)

November 28, 2022 through March 31, 2023

  • $8

Educational/Tour

May 12 through October 16, 2022

  • $11

November 28, 2022 through March 31, 2023

  • $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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