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Cave of the Winds

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:15
Open today: 09:00 - 16:15
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This exciting tour outfits you in a hooded raincoat and takes you into a cave and then along a catwalk near the foot of the falls for an up-close, wet and very rewarding view of the thunderous, cascading waters.
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Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
+1 716-278-1730
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Long wait, but amazed by the power of the waterfall and enjoyed the fun experience at Hurricane Deck. Recommend to wear shorts and t-shirts. Complimentary raincoat and shoes.

Thank ldzllenali
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is beautiful and I would have rated Excellent if the employees were all on the same page with directions. More then 3 different times we were given wrong directions to getting the clothing gear and where the elevator was and to a short...More

Thank Kate49002
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the shorten Cave of the Winds tour on November 10th; it was $12. There was plenty of information including a couple of films and then the elevator down to base of falls. Good views to be had on two platforms. The majority of...More

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The feeling of walking up the wooden bridge and getting hit by the cold powerful gush of water is once in a lifetime experience. wearing the cute slip given by the staff and the raincoat and taking snaps under the water fall was really great....More

Thank Jagnam
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience! If you miss this, you miss what is the power and essence of the American Falls. They do a good job of trying to keep you from getting soaking wet (unless you choose to stand on the Hurricane Deck!!). Here's a hint:...More

Thank Showme_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend for anyone who likes just about anything even remotely fun. Great scenery, great feel on your skin, face body, exhilarating, inspiring, pure, natural and a cherished experience to take with you. You feel blessed to be able to be inside the falls, literally...More

Thank Melech M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This NY state park is an excellent way to start a visit to Niagara Falls. First, there are two informative stops before the actual walk "under the falls". The first is hands-on and interactive and all up to date and fun for all ages. The...More

Thank frugaltravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the falls on September. My wife has problem climbing steps, but we decided to try it anyway.Though there are man steps to climb they are easy and there is no rush to be done with the attraction one can take their time. If...More

Thank deeshyntp
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a bit of a line to get our tickets but after that we moved through quickly. The attraction now offers timed tickets so not as much waiting on busy summer days. The entry to the attraction has been redone nicely with a nice...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people miss this attraction and directly go to Maid of the Mist. But this my favorite attraction in Niagara. You watch a documentary movie about Niagara, and then proceed to meet the fall face to face. Just loved it.

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Jose C
29 October 2018|
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Response from themegrose | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the rain. I would call ahead if you are expecting really bad weather. We stayed on the NY side, very quiet opposed to the Canadian side. Be careful of your camera gettting wet. We bought a waterproof... More
Jose C
26 September 2018|
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Response from ErinC2392 | Reviewed this property |
According to the online schedule, it’s only open till October 21st. Then they tear it down for the season so it doesn’t get damaged by the ice over the winter.
Jill R
14 September 2018|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
You'll be fine