Best activities to do at Niagara Falls in the United States


Visit of the Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls

One of the great attractions of a trip to the United States they are without a doubt the Niagara Falls, which I visited during my last trip to that country, in its Canadian side.

Already before the falls my friend spoke to me Salvador Samaranchwho during his coast to coast travel in the United StatesHe had the experience of visiting them, but in his United States side.

Well, indeed, the famous waterfalls can be seen so much from the shore of the United States as from Canada, since they delimit the frontier of both great nations.

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All information in detail

  • How to visit Niagara Falls in the United States
  • What to see and what activities to do in Niagara Falls
  • How to get to Niagara Falls

How to visit Niagara Falls in the United States

But, how Niagara Falls are visited on the United States side?

This great tourist attraction is part of the so-called Niagara Falls State Park, which is the United States first national park It was established in 1885.

The Niagara Falls visit It is a very common excursion from New York, and you can arrive in 30 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara airport, located next to the city closest to them on the United States side.

The falls are surrounded by a big park, which is always open for visits, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Entrance to the Maid of the Mist ship to visit Niagara Falls

Yes you travel by rental car, you have three parking lots distributed in the park, whose prices vary between 8 and 10 dollars.

He Access to the Niagara Falls park is free, so you can see them from the different viewpoints that stretch along the river bank, and stroll through the park.

What to see and what activities to do in Niagara Falls

Now, around these falls are offered various attractions, of which there are also similar activities on the shore of Canada.

Tourist pass of activities in Niagara Falls

Each of these activities has their respectiveticket prices, but if you want to enjoy your visit to the falls from the United States, you should buy the Niagara USA Discovery Pass.

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It is a pass with which you have a discount of 35 percent with respect to the price of all the attractions.

He price of Niagara USA Discovery Pass (2019) is $ 46 for adults; $ 35 for children between 6 and 12 years old; and free admission for children under 6 years.

This pass includes the visits of the following attractions, of which we give you ticket prices if you prefer to do only one of these activities during your visit.

If you visit it on the Canada side, you have the equivalent pass, specifically, the Niagara Parks Experience Pass, which you can purchase in advance of your trip.

Niagara Adventure Theather

Access to Niagara Adventure Theatherwhere can you watch the movieNiagara Adventures - legends, myths and reality, which you see with large format screen and sound surround with a duration of 30 minutes and passes every 45 minutes.

Visit of the Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls


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If you want to just watch this movie, the price of tickets is $ 12, and for children 6-12 years old, $ 9.

Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls

The Cave of the Winds (Cave of the Winds) It is an excursion that you do dressed in raincoat through wooden platforms that allow you to reach the base of the waterfallBridal Veil Falls.

If you only decide to do this activity, the price is $ 12 for adults and $ 8 for children 6-12 years.

Maid of the Mist boat tour at Niagara Falls

The boat trip Maid of the Mist It is one of the most popular activities in Niagara Falls.

Also dressed in a raincoat, the ship takes you sailing to the base of one of the two main waterfalls, known asHorseshoe Falls

Maid of the Mist ship at Niagara Falls

The price of this excursion is $ 19.25 for adults and $ 11.20 for children 6-12 years.

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center

Another of the activities included in the aforementioned tourist pass is the visit of Niagara Gorge Discovery Centerand access to hiking trails that extend in the natural environment of the Niagara Falls.

This separate visit is priced at $ 3 for adults and $ 2 for children.

Visit of the Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls

Niagara Aquarium

Did you know that next to Niagara Falls Can you visit a large aquarium?

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Indeed, in theNiagara Aquarium1,500 animals are shown ranging from California sea lions to penguins or sea horses, and during the visit you can also see various activities that are done with these animals.

The general admission price is $ 14.95 for adults and $ 10.95 for children 3-12 years.

The dates of tourist activities in Niagara Falls They are from April to October, so these activities cannot be done during the rest of the year.

Here you can check the 2019 prices of activities in Niagara Falls.

Activities at Niagara Falls on the United States side

How to get to Niagara Falls

In the face of your visit, this information about how to get to Niagara Falls if you prefer to sign up for a organized tour.

To know this spectacular natural enclave from New York, you can sign up for a plane excursion to Niagara Falls, which is carried out with the company of a Spanish guide, and where will you be between eight or nine hours.

You also have the option of 2 day tour to Niagara Falls, in which after making the bus trip with a guide in Spanish, you can see them and enjoy the most outstanding attractions of both sides, the United States and Canada.

Here you have extensive information about how to go to Niagara Falls from New York and other places like Boston or Toronto.

And if you're going to fly on your own until Niagara-Buffalo airport, you may be interested in transfer from the airport to your hotel on the Canadian side in Ontario.

Niagara Falls on the United States side

Tours to fly over Niagara Falls by helicopter or plane

Besides, outside the state park grounds, another popular tourist activity is thehelicopter tour over Niagara Falls, a very different way of seeing this impressive natural enclave.

And you also have the alternative of fly by plane over Niagara Falls, 30-minute excursion that will also take you through the course of Niagara River, in the area of lakes Ontario and Eire.