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Niagara Falls, USA: Made in America Tour & Maid of the Mist

1. Niagara Falls, USA: Made in America Tour & Maid of the Mist

Get up close to the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls, New York, on this half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Your tour begins with hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario aboard a climate-controlled bus. The first stop is Niagara Falls State Park. Descend 250 feet to the base of the American Falls to board the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat. Sail up to the Horseshoe Falls, to feel the refreshing spray and hear the roar of water rushing over its cliffs. Get up close and personal to the Falls at the Cave of the Winds. Descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and then get kitted out in a poncho and specialized footwear. Hike a series of wooden walkways up to the famous "Hurricane Deck." Enjoy views of the Falls from various lookout spots, like Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Walk around Whirlpool State Park for panoramic viewing of the Niagara Rapids and Whirlpool from atop the Niagara Gorge Trail.

Niagara Falls, USA: All American Small Group Van Tour

2. Niagara Falls, USA: All American Small Group Van Tour

Experience the beauty of the Niagara Falls on this guided van tour. Have time to capture photos of the falls from multiple viewpoints. Get up close to the falls on the brand new 100% electric Maid of the Mist boat. Visit the Three Sisters Island and see a whirlpool.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Niagara Falls, USA. Sit back and relax on the van ride to the various attractions Niagara Falls has to offer. Feel the mist from the falls on your face with this up-close encounter. Venture to the Cave of the Winds which descends 200 feet to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls. Walk on the the Hurricane Deck and feel the rush of the raging Niagara upon you, or go down for a view without getting as wet. Continue to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower which is the only location on the American side where you can view all three Falls at once. Go up to the crows nest walkway that goes right up to the crest of the American Falls. Drive to the Three Sisters Island and see as the raging rapids as they briskly move toward the Falls where over 700,000 gallons of fresh water per second moves toward the Falls. View a whirlpool where the Falls changed directions 6000 years ago. Learn the history of Niagara Falls with your guide and hear how the Falls have eroded 7 miles over 12,000 years to its current location. Capture pictures at Terrapin Point, Luna Island, Stedmen Point, Prospect Point overlook. Stop to see the Tesla Statue. Return to your accommodation in Niagara Falls, USA at the end of your tour.

Niagara Falls, USA: Cave of the Winds Winter Wonderland Tour

3. Niagara Falls, USA: Cave of the Winds Winter Wonderland Tour

Experience the majestic Niagara Falls as few ever get the opportunity to do. Follow your guide through the icicle-filled landscape as you hear stories of the history, mystery, daredevils, and rescues of Niagara. See the best viewing areas in the Niagara Falls State Park, and Whirlpool State Park, enjoy the "World Changed Here" movie and exhibit, and Tour the Niagara Power Vista. Begin with a local Niagara Falls pick-up and head to the Niagara Falls State Park for a view at Terrapin Point to view the Horseshoe Falls. Next, take a short walk through the Majestic Icicle-laden path to view the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Hear stories from your expert guide as you head to the “World Changed Here” Movie and exhibit that features the History of the forming of the New York State Park, a view into the life of Nikola Tesla, and the impact that his life and accomplishments have on us today. Go to the whirlpool state park to take in the scenery and learn about the erosion of the falls. From a seat-gripping virtual reality ride to hands-on experiments, discover the energy of New York at the Niagara Power Vista. Finish the day with a picturesque view from the Niagara Falls Observation Deck and Prospect Point to see all three waterfalls that make up the Majestic Niagara Falls.

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What people are saying about Whirlpool State Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

The tour man David was so nice let us have our own private time to look things He explain alot of things,Well worth the price,The van was a little warm,But overall they would be the first I would recommend to others.

Shelly was an absolute gem of a tour guide! She was super pleasant picking us up for our guided tour. Shelly was very informative during our tour and even took us to the most amazing little bakery for lunch!

We felt we saw and did everything we wanted on the American side of Niagara Falls with this tour. Efficiently run and very informative. Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist were both amazing!

Tour was great, our tour guide did an excellent job.

Good information from guide and timing was perfect.