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In Niagara Falls USA you can board the Maid of the Mist at Prospect Point for that perfect photo and then walk over the pedestrian bridge to Goat Island and visit Three Sisters Islands and the world famous Cave of the Winds. Less than a five minute walk from the Rainbow Bridge is the Niagara Power Plant Ruins Site.
Within a five minute walk of the Falls you can visit the One Niagara Welcome Center, Seneca Niagara Casino and the Niagara Falls Aquarium.
All of the attractions below are within a twenty minute drive from Niagara Falls. In the USA the free Discover Niagara Shuttle stops at the New York State Power Authority, Whirlpool Jetboat Ride in Historic Lewiston and Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown New York.
DISCOUNT PASSES FOR NIAGARA FALLS USA ATTRACTIONS 2023
Niagara Falls New York’s Discovery Pass is your ticket to discounted admissions throughout Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara region. The Pass offers up to a 35% discount on all attractions including Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Discovery Center, the Observation Tower, and the Aquarium of Niagara. Includes unlimited rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley, which takes you on a three-mile guided tour of Niagara Falls State Park with stops at all attractions.
*2023 Special notice– New York State Parks is not offering the “Discovery Pass” at this time. All tickets must be purchased in person at the attractions ticket window.
Cave of the Winds: $19.00 Adults $16.00 child 6-12.
Maid of the Mist: $25.25 Adults $14.75 child 6-12.
Aquarium of Niagara: $19.95 Adults $17.95 child 6-12.
Niagara Scenic Trolley: $3.00 Adults $2.00 child 6-12.
Parking is currently $10.00 at all Niagara Falls State Park parking lots and $15.00 on weekends.
Don’t forget about money saving discounts offered for many other area attractions on our discount coupon page.
Best things to do in Niagara Falls!
We receive many inquiries regarding what “not to miss” while visiting our area so we’ve compiled this list for you.
In Niagara Falls USA you will want to visit Prospect Point & Goat Island for up close views of the American, Canadian and Bridal Veil Falls.
A boat ride in to the mist of Niagara Falls is usually at the top of everybody’s “to do” list. You can board the Maid of the Mist at Prospect Point in Niagara Falls State Park. You will have the opportunity to ride on the NY State observation tower elevator. There is also a great foot path where you can climb close to the brink of the American Falls.
Do you want to get really close to the Falls? Then visit the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island in Niagara Falls NY. While you are there walk out to the “Three Sisters Islands” for a beautiful view of the upper Niagara River.
Even though it’s a fifteen to twenty minute drive from the Falls a ride on the Whirlpool Jetboat is an amazing experience which rivals the Maid of the Mist boat ride. The views are just phenomenal and the rush of riding through the rapids will leave you grinning from ear to ear! For the not so adventurous the Whirlpool Jet offers rides on their enclosed jet boats to keep you and your gear dry.
If you want to get up close to see the Lower Niagara River Rapids you have two options. For the quick view from above a short stroll from the parking area at Whirlpool State Park gives a unique perspective of the rapids below. If you have the time we highly recommend a hike down into the Niagara Gorge to view the river and rapids from up close.
And that’s our take on the top things to do in Niagara Falls!