Niagara Falls Observation Tower view

Niagara Falls Observation Tower

Extending out dramatically over Niagara Gorge, the architectural wonder of the Niagara Falls USA Prospect Point Observation Tower affords unobstructed views of the wild cascades of Niagara Falls, as well as the raging whitewater below.

Elevators at the Observation Tower provide access to the base of the gorge and the boarding site for the Maid of the Mist boat tour. For a multi-sensory view of the American Falls, visitors can go to the base of the gorge and climb a series of stairs to the Crow's Nest, where the views come with complimentary air conditioning and blasts of misty Niagara spray.

Niagara Falls USA Observation Tower provides the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls, including the American Falls.

Bird watching is also a popular pastime at the Niagara Falls Observation Tower. Bird enthusiasts have the opportunity to spot peregrine falcons, bald eagles and the many different gull species present in the Niagara Gorge, which has officially been designated an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA).

Hours of Operation

Please Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check our website regularly for schedule changes. Spring opening date for Maid of the Mist depends on ice conditions in the river.

*Weather conditions permitting

Dates Times
August 29 - October 3 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (Sun-Thurs)
8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Fri-Sat)
October 4 - October 31 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
November 1 - November 6 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM*
November 7 - December 23 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM*
December 24 - December 26 Closed
December 27 - December 31 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM*


The elevator and deck are open to all visitors ($1.25 fee). Boat ticket purchase is not required.