Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist and the Legendary Falls Thrill Guests of All Ages
For a day of excitement, education and inspiration, Niagara Falls State Park offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages. Just a few of the most popular Niagara Falls attractions include:
- Cave of the Winds. Get closer to the waters of Niagara than you ever thought possible. This one-of-a-kind experience takes guests 175 feet down into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in souvenir rain ponchos and sandals, visitors follow guides over wooden walkways to Hurricane Deck, where they’ll find themselves less than 20 feet from the torrents of Bridal Veil Falls.
- Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Showcasing the history of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center offers visitors a hands-on learning experience. Here, they can take a virtual elevator trip into the gorge, experience 12,000 years of the Niagara River in the 180-degree multi-screen theater, or climb a 26-foot rock wall that resembles the walls of the gorge.
- Maid of the Mist. For more than 150 years, the Maid of the Mist has taken visitors through the foaming waters beneath the falls. The journey begins at the bottom of the Observation Tower where visitors board the Maid of the Mist and travel to the base of the American Falls then on to the basin of Horseshoe Falls, where the boat traverses crashing waters and massive rock formations.
For guests who want to experience all of these Niagara Falls attractions and more, the park offers the Niagara USA Discovery Pass, which includes admission to Cave of the Winds, the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Maid of the Mist, Niagara: Legends of Adventure Movie and the Niagara Aquarium.
Niagara Falls State Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round. However, park attractions have their own schedules. Visitors can take advantage of all the park has to offer by purchasing the 2010 Discovery Pass, priced at $33 for adults and $26 for children ages 6 to 12. For complete information about the pass and the park, visit www.NiagaraFallsStatePark.com or call (716) 278-1796. Niagara Falls State Park is operated, in part, by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, a division of Delaware North Companies, one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone; The Gideon Putnam Resort; and the Queen Mary. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ expertise in the hospitality industry, visit www.ExperienceDNC.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
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NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation