Niagara Falls Observation Tower
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
|January 2 - April 28||10:00 AM to 4:30 PM*|
|April 29 - May 22||8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (weekdays)
8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (weekends)
|May 23 - May 27||8:30 AM to 7:00 PM|
|May 28 - May 29||8:30 AM to 10:30 PM|
|May 30||8:30 AM to 7:00 PM|
|May 31 - June 17||8:30 AM to 11:00 PM (Sun-Fri)
8:30 AM to 9:00 PM (Sat)
|June 18 - September 4||8:30 AM to 11:00 PM|
|September 5 - 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.