Whirlpool State Park
Whirlpool State Park
4.5
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  • mrscla75
    Cortland, Ohio18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    This is a must see when visiting Niagara Falls! The water is a stunning blue and the whirlpool rapids are mesmerizing. Beautiful trails to hike, but beware if you take the steps down to the water, you must walk the steps back up. Free parking.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • theoljohnnyboy
    New Florence, Pennsylvania1,506 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    WSP
    Outstanding views of the whirlpool and class 6 rapids. The park allows for enjoyment in the green spaces and on the trails. Seems like a lot of buses with tourists come through, and the visitor center is closed for renovation. The parking lot is pretty large and allows for quite a few vehicles. No entry fee is charged.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 9, 2023
  • BatchFam
    Yukon, Oklahoma1,139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See
    Great stop on the way back from Ft Niagara. It’s right off the road. Walk behind the building and wow! The views are incredible! You can see the cable car, speed boats and whirl pools!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2024
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Stacy G
Jacksonville, FL266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
FREE parking!! Watched the aerocar from the CA side and walked a part of the trail. Had I not already exceeded my steps for the day....I will definitely return. Unreal this is separates two countries.
Written June 4, 2024
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BatchFam
Yukon, OK1,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great stop on the way back from Ft Niagara. It’s right off the road. Walk behind the building and wow! The views are incredible! You can see the cable car, speed boats and whirl pools!
Written June 2, 2024
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theoljohnnyboy
New Florence, PA1,506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Outstanding views of the whirlpool and class 6 rapids. The park allows for enjoyment in the green spaces and on the trails. Seems like a lot of buses with tourists come through, and the visitor center is closed for renovation. The parking lot is pretty large and allows for quite a few vehicles. No entry fee is charged.
Written September 9, 2023
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Blake H
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Cool view and all but don’t really understand the whole whirlpool thing. It’s kinda to big for the whirlpool concept.
Written July 28, 2023
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madmax1965
Carmel, IN266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
the park is free, and you need to walk a bit to get to the viewing area of the whirlpool.very scenic, nice views ,worth visiting
Written July 16, 2023
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mrscla75
Cortland, OH18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a must see when visiting Niagara Falls! The water is a stunning blue and the whirlpool rapids are mesmerizing. Beautiful trails to hike, but beware if you take the steps down to the water, you must walk the steps back up. Free parking.
Written July 4, 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Something of a disappointment. The river takes a hard right turn and apparently this causes a large whirlpool that you can take a ride over. There was no evidence of a whirlpool when we were there, so declined to go on the gondola over it
Written May 12, 2023
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Mary W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We got to see the whirlpools from above on the trail. It was very interesting, and worthwhile. The area of the whirlpools is very deep.
Written September 23, 2022
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The turbulent water flow of a river with a lot of curves creates a lot of whirls which you can see here the the very interesting parts you will see when you reach the falls themseles.
Written August 31, 2022
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Kathy B
Crestview, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Beautiful! Great view of the Whirlpools below. But for the best you need to take the Whirlpool jet boat ride and see them up close!
Written August 26, 2022
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