Niagara Falls Observation Tower view

Niagara Falls Observation Tower

Due to construction to repair the deck on the Observation Tower and the ADA elevator, the Observation Tower is currently closed. We anticipate a late March re-opening.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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).

2023 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
Beginning November 6 Closed (Re-opening TBD)


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