Visit Prospect Point in Niagara Falls NY USA.
The Prospect Point is located within the Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls NY USA. Phone: 1-(716) 278-1976
2023 entry fee: There is no charge to enter Niagara Falls State Park.
The park is open 24/7 every day of the year for viewing Niagara Falls.
The Maid of the Mist boat ride & the Observation Tower are accessed from Prospect Point.
The Niagara Scenic Trolley stops at Prospect Point.
Prospect Point is part of the Niagara Falls State Park and is the main location for viewing the American Falls in the USA. The Niagara River drops 50 feet (15.2 meters) in elevation for 1/2 mile (804 meters) before reaching the brinks of the American and Bridal Veil Falls. If you choose to ride Maid of the Mist you will have to take the elevator located within the NY Observation Tower to reach the boat docks. The fee for the observation tower is $1.25 USD but the fee is waived if you purchase tickets for the Maid of the Mist.
We recommend taking the elevator down to the base of the tower for viewing the Falls if you do not have time to visit the Cave of the Winds on nearby Goat Island. The New York State Observation Tower at Prospect Point offers visitors a unique perspective for viewing Niagara Falls. The observation deck is open 8:30am to 10:30pm daily in season and is a great spot to view the nightly illumination of the Falls!
This video displays the Niagara River Rapids before cascading over the brink of Niagara Falls.