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Cave of the Winds OR State Park

Dublin, Ireland
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Cave of the Winds OR State Park

We are travelling to Niagara Falls soon.

Although we will be based on the Canadian side we plan to travel to the USA side to experience the falls in their entirety.

I am wondering if the Cave of the Winds offers equal or better views of the falls compared to Prospect Point at Niagara State Park.

Also I would appreciate any feedback regarding the comparability and superiority of Cave of the Winds Vs Journey Behind the Falls (Canada side).

Thank you

Niagara Falls, ON
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1. Re: Cave of the Winds OR State Park

Cave of the Winds is a series of boardwalks at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls, as close to the Falls as you can get. It's not what most would consider a viewing point. Prospect Point is at the edge of the American Falls, offering a side view of the Falls, with part of the Horseshoe Falls in the distance.

Journey Behind the Falls is a tunnel behind the Horseshoe Falls, with portals allowing views of the backside of the falling water. It also has an observation deck at the base of the Falls. Both it and COTW start with an elevator ride down to the river level. Since the 2 attractions are quite different, it's hard to say one is better. I would say it's like comparing a roller coaster to a drop ride, different but equally enjoyable to many people.

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2. Re: Cave of the Winds OR State Park

And just to make sure you are clear, the Cave of The Winds is part of and inside the state park. No need to choose between the two, you can do both the COTW and Prospect Point. Also don't forget Terrapin Point, which offers another nice vantage point to see the Falls.

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