Goat Island is a small uninhabited island in the Niagara River, located in the middle of Niagara Falls between the Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. Goat Island is a popular destination for tourists visiting the falls on the U.S. side, offering some of the most spectacular views available there, in particular at Terrapin Point. It is connected to the U.S. mainland by two bridges carrying foot, car, and trackless train traffic. The island is largely wooded and is interlaced with foot trails and picnic tables. An elevator provides access down to the walk right up to the base of Niagara Falls during the Cave of the Winds tour, or let the water fall all around you during the Maid of the Mist boat ride.I recomment taking the Trolley car as it stops at all eight attractions including the Aquarium. Be sure to stop at the Three Sister Islands for a up close look at the rapids before the Falls. Allow at least a half day to see everything.
Visitors can witness the intensity of the falls from mere inches away at the Cave of the Winds tour, cruise the powerful churning waters at the base of the falls on a Maid of the Mist boat ride, learn more about the region's natural history at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, meet the legends and marvel at the myths at the Niagara Adventure Theater, enjoy jaw-dropping views from the Observation Tower, and check out the antics of the sea lions and penguins at the Niagara Aquarium.
Observation Tower – This 230-foot overlook provides the only U.S. location to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls. High-speed elevators provide access to the Gorge and boarding area for the Maid of the Mist. It cost a $1 per person.
Parking Lot 1
Cars $10. No Bus Parking
Parking Lot 2 (best lot to park in & go threw toll booths)
Parking Lot 3
Cave of the Winds Gorge Trip
$8 Child (6-12
Maid of the Mist Boat Tour - $13.50 Adult
$7.85 Children (6-12 years old)
5 and under Free
Niagara Scenic Trolley: $2 Adult
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