Cave of the Winds
Cave of the Winds
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9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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Nestled on Goat Island, Cave of the Winds is an exhilarating tour that brings you very close to the falls. The tour starts with the indoor multimedia ‘World Changed Here Pavilion’ museum, where you can learn more about the falls’ history. Then, you're brought 175 feet down in an elevator, where you can get soaked at the Hurricane Deck, right next to Bridal View Falls. Plan your visit between May to October, before the onset of winter temperatures. You can also grab skip-the-line tickets as part of a tour, or even join a deluxe sightseeing tour of both the American and Canadian sides. – Tripadvisor
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  • Steve W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Worth Every Penny
    Absolutely a must do American Falls adventure.You will get wet, but change choose to also get nearly drenched if you stand directly under the spray of the falls. Plan on climbing quite a few steps, but it is very doable. At times during the climb, the water from the falls in running right over your feet! That is really cool! (no pun intended). There are places you can reach out and actually touch the falls. Bring an extra pair of shoes that can get wet, they're no longer able to provide the footwear. Pricing is reasonable and well worth it. Best to stop by in the morning and purchase your ticket for an upcoming time slot. Tickets are for a specific time. Would give 6 stars if we could.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Scubagal
    Detroit, Michigan79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great thrill for water lovers
    We loved this so much but we are water lovers! Tip: wear water shoes such as Keen’s. Then you don’t have to walk around all day in wet shoes. The amount of seagulls nesting on the rocks near the falls fascinated me. It was raining the day we went so we were already prepared with rain gear.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • John S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cave of the winds top tour guide
    The caves were amazing but i can not say enough the quality of our tour guide Katheryn! Her knowledge of the caves and passion to share her kkowledge with the group captivated the entire group which included 6 children of all age ranges. Thank you so much Katheryn for changing a tour into an amazing memory!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • dagodfrey64
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean and clear cascades
    This was a great way to cool off on a hot and humid day. Nice, not too difficult, hike right up to the falls. It was an emotional experience, looking up at the falls while they cascaded over me. We were supposed to travel there in 2017, but we lost my mom that year and I just couldn't manage it. This trip served as a catharsis for me and an important fulfillment of a promise I had made to the girls. I'm so glad we finally made it. This and the Maid of the Mist tour made it an experience of a lifetime.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, California3,530 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great winter experience
    I visited this attraction in the winter and I highly recommend it. Virtually no crowd and you get to enjoy the beautiful scene on you own. The ice over the tree makes the waterfalls more magnificent. Be sure to poncho that is given free.
    Visited December 2022
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Michigan Dad
    Grand Blanc, Michigan35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do this you won’t regret it
    Overall just very beautiful and a great way to get close to the caves, take pictures, and have an experience. Also, purchase trolley tickets. $3 and you can take this to maid of the mist and screw great spots for shopping, eating, and taking pictures. Staff were very polite and helpful.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Bill15Q
    The Cincinnati Region525 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bring dry shoes….
    Best part of our visit. Quick tip, the ponchos they give you are like hospital gowns. They give the illusion of being covered, but they don’t do much. Expect to get wet…. If you stay late, especially in August-Sept, you’ll have cold wet feet and you’ll be a special kind of miserable. Bring towels and dry shoes…
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • KristinErin
    Janesville, Wisconsin24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing. Wet. Worth it.
    Amazing! Totally worth it, but IF you want to be smart, go to the Maid of the Mist beforehand and keep their poncho and wear it to Cave of the Winds because their poncho is so flimsy. And do what others were doing and wearing both. It barely kept us dry. Water soaked through the neckline. Mine broke by my arms and I had to hold it together. Not sure if it depends on the weather and or wind, but it was so wet. Warning, wear sandals!!! We made the mistake of wearing tennis shoes and 3 days later, they are still wet. You will get so wet. However, we all loved it. What a view. What an experience. You have to climb stairs and at one point I had to stop because it was so intense with the wind and the water, but my daredevil kids and husband trekked on and I got some awesome pictures of them.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • BrucknerPacific
    Maplewood, New Jersey61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best thing to do in Niagara Falls
    I've been to Niagara Falls 4 or 5 times (mostly on the Canadian side) and my visit was the first time I had ever been to Cave of the Winds. It was exhilarating, invigorating, exciting and wonderful. If you do only one thing in Niagara Falls, do this. Standing practically under Bridal Falls is a great feeling and makes you feel so alive. My wife and our three teenage children all loved it. Would give this six stars of I could.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Yoda S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fell (in love) with this experience!
    This was easily my favorite experience from my trip to Niagara Falls, NY. The views walking even just ALONG the falls was amazing, breath-taking, but to be able to go up some stairs and stand there, side by side, with the spray of the water just cascading my direction... That was heaven on Earth. If you want an amazing drench, go to the Hurricane Deck. It's wild fun, and you're not coming out of there dry haha... I loved it at Cave of the Winds and would do this experience a million times more.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
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Jen H
Chicago, IL45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
You will get wet! It's a neat experience. Bring water shoes. I recommend going to this. Experiencing the hurricane deck is a must. A few had babies strapped to them. I did not care for that!
Written June 16, 2024
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caroline1851
Connecticut2,443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This was the best experience ever! So much fun!They create the right size groups so that it's not too crowded. Didn't feel rushed. Spent as much time as we needed. Got drenched. Super, super fun.
Written June 14, 2024
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Travelbugsforlife
WORCESTER1,094 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Such a fun adventure. You start in the waiting room where they have interactive displays and information. We were only in there for a few minutes when we were moved to the next room with the movie. In hind sight I wished we had asked to stay longer in the first room as the displays were really well done. But the movie was really informative and entertaining. Then you make your way to the elevator to go down to the Cave of the Winds walkway. There is no cave at this point, there use to be one but it collapsed in the 20's but the name remained. The nice thing is you can enjoy this activity even if you don't want to get wet, you just stay to areas of the platform that don't get much water. However if you are looking to be more adventurous you can walk around the platforms and up the stairs to the hurricane deck. Our group was joking taking the stairs up to the different platforms was like being on an elliptical machine in the shower, but we all loved it. I would suggest wearing a Teva or sandal instead of sneakers because if you want to go to the levels your feet do get wet. There is a cafe at the exit area of this attraction and we ate there as there was outdoor seating and it was a beautiful day. We were all impressed by the food here.
Written June 9, 2024
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Ric A
Turners Falls, MA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
There are many places to view Niagra Falls. None better than the Cave of the Winds experience! You WILL GET WET! The power of the falls is IMPRESSIVE and you will be right underneath them! You'll be given a poncho. That will keep part of you dry. I'd recommend wearing sandals or boat shoes as your feet will definitely get wet. I think this is a better experience than the Maid of the Mist. You'll be climbing wooden stairs. So if that's a problem be aware. This is handicapped accessible. To get down to below the falls you'll be taking an elevator. Pictures and video are a must. be careful holding your phone or camera. Again you WILL GET WET.
Written June 8, 2024
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Larry G
Memphis, TN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This place was amazing. Bring a camera that is waterproof. Even though they give you a poncho, you will get wet and you will enjoy it! We brought a backpack to put our good walking shoes in and changed before and after doing the Cave of Winds. My family thought this was the best experience for all of Niagara.
Written June 8, 2024
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Leza L
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
While the falls are amazing and the story behind the walkways is interesting, they aren’t accessible all the time so I would verify before you go. They were in the process of putting them back up which was cool to see but we could only go so far.
Written June 8, 2024
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Peggyld
Fort Worth, TX58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Pretty cool experience to see it up close and getting wet with it. It really shows how powerful those falls are! We enjoyed this with my sister & brother in law
Written June 7, 2024
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2seniorcitizens
Sayre, PA594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Don’t miss this awesome up close experience if you don’t mind getting wet. You can purchase timed tickets at the welcome center and don’t waste money buying from a tour. We also saw the gull chicks- so many seagulls! A great up close to the falls experience!
Written May 27, 2024
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Jo S
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
You will get wet, but it's worth it to stand at the base of Bridal Veil fall. A totally different view of the falls! Go early to avoid lines.
Written May 17, 2024
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Adrian A
Port Moonta, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
trip time changed and did not get refund. Still had an amazing time at Niagara falls and cna recommend just walking around but beware of cancellation policy here. 100 dollar lesson for me.
Written April 23, 2024
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