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).

Observation Tower Deck Hours of Operation

  • November 27 - January 31, 2018: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Daily, weather permitting)

The Observation Tower is open year-round, weather permitting. Check back soon for additional hours of operation!

2017 Rates

There will be no Observation Tower admission fee for the winter season, effective November 27, 2017.