Niagara Falls Observation Tower

Niagara Falls Observation Tower

Niagara Falls Observation Tower
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  • Mariusz S
    Baulkham Hills, Australia297 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come for fireworks and light show
    Come here at 9pm for fireworks and light show. Totally worth it and bring your camera for some cool shots. This place was open and free where we visited it in August and surprisingly not huge crowds, you could get a spot to take pictures easily. The fireworks, and light show work well with the falls. It is a must see when you are close by.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Jordan Morningstar
    Burnsville, Minnesota282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Vantage Point
    The observation tower is a THE perfect place to go for photos of the falls from the American side. You get a gorgeous long shot include the American Falls, the tip of Goat Island and Horseshoe Falls. The view looking up and down the river is unforgettable! There are a lot of people who like to take photos from the tower, so be patient and take turns getting in and out. If you're just enjoying the view you can step back and let people take photos. There is visual opportunity all over the observation deck.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 26, 2023
  • Haley H
    Hartford, Connecticut5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Niagara Falls is absolutely stunning, especially at night
    A beautiful and Serene experience. It gives power and leaves many in awe. The sheer force of this giant waterfall, rekindled my interest with nature. Adding the spot knows as maid of the mist solidifies this place as true marvel, which all should witness once in their life time. Don't miss out on this incredible attraction!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2024
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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
$22.25 a ticket to get on the Maid of the Mist Boat ride, this Observation Tower seems like it's an amazing tag on the top of the boat ride. I guess there is just a small $1.25 fee if you want this Observation Tower only. It's worth it. How did they build this thing?! What a drop down! What a view of the falls!
Written August 24, 2020
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Travel4Fun31
Roselle, IL366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Gives you a nice view of the falls from the American side (since Canada is closed off) . It was a plus being in the off season and later in the day when we arrived (3:00) that there was no admission fee to go up and see the falls from this view. Would be cool if they kept it open at night to see the falls from there.
Written April 11, 2021
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Thomas1900
Ohio387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This is only $1.25!!! The best 30 minutes of my life! I do not prefer heights, so I never went to the rails. But the views were still spectacular!!! We went after 9:30am a few days after Labor Day & we were almost alone. Usually it is packed!
Written September 9, 2021
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Jemlnlx
Bronx, NY5,457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Offers some amazing views of the falls. Current prices are $1.25 per person to go up (stairs or elevator) up to the deck.

Easy walk from various parking lots in the main hotel/caisno area.

Not too crowded on a Monday, but I can imagine that the deck gets crowded on the weekends or during the summer.
Written October 13, 2022
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Jen Travels
Detroit, MI6,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Well first, there's an elevator to the top.

They only allow 2 groups per elevator car for Covid reasons, I believe.

You get to the top, and the doors open to glorious views of down below, Maid of the Mist, Niagara and Canada.

There are inside bathrooms, water fountains, and covered seating mostly shaded.

It is paved except one area is pretty uneven straight ahead from the deck. Stairs are really wet so be careful.

Railings are very sturdy and most don't have gaps big enough for a small child to squeeze through. But up the stairs railings are wider.

Written August 14, 2021
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Melissa M
Sun Prairie, WI255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Best $1.25 you’ll ever spend is to view the falls from the observation deck. You can go up to the observation deck and down to the gorge. From the gorge you can take the stairs right up to the falls. The views looking up are not to be missed.
Written October 1, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visited the park at 8:30pm, so we could see the falls lit up. We didn't realize that the Canadian side does fireworks, so we stayed to see them (10:00pm).

The Observation Tower was open, so we watched the colors change from there. It was the best view on the American side. For the fireworks, we went down to the path close to the ticket building.

Parking was free and so was getting onto the Observation Tower.

Our stop was spur of the moment and was a wonderful surprise for all of us. We had no idea that the Observation Tower would be open or free or about the fireworks.
Written July 20, 2022
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Mariusz S
Baulkham Hills, Australia297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Come here at 9pm for fireworks and light show. Totally worth it and bring your camera for some cool shots.
This place was open and free where we visited it in August and surprisingly not huge crowds, you could get a spot to take pictures easily. The fireworks, and light show work well with the falls. It is a must see when you are close by.
Written October 29, 2023
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Mike R
Loganville, GA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
View the falls from the US and Canadian side it is amazing. The Cave of the Winds, Niagara City Cruise, Skylone Tower and Niagara Falls Observation Tower are great. The Zip Line is not worth the time in lines or the money.
Written July 24, 2022
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Donna M
Cleveland, OH163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Though we have been to the Falls numerous times, this was the first time we went on the Observation Tower and walkway. It extends out over the gorge just below the Falls, and gives a great view of both falls. Only $1.25 for access. Glad we went.
Written September 22, 2021
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