Goat Island
Goat Island
4.5
State ParksPoints of Interest & LandmarksScenic Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Goat Island sits in the middle of Niagara Falls, offering many walking trails and viewing points of the surrounding landscapes. Here, you can get a great view of Horseshoe Falls and American Falls from Terrapin Point and Luna Island, explore Cave of the Winds at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls, and cross over a historic walking bridge to the Three Sisters Islands. The Niagara Scenic Trolley is an easy and scenic way to traverse the island—though walking around the island takes just 30 minutes—there are also tours available that combine it with the Maid of the Mist boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. – Tripadvisor
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Michael Shields
    Louisville, Kentucky28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of a Combined Day Tour.
    Amazing to see the Falls from so many vantage points (see Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds). Absolutely worth seeing from as many points as possible. To see the full breadth of the Falls, I recommend the Maid of the Mist and or going into Canada, but even if not, they are spectacular.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Selena S
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of Walking
    Wow! No words can discribe the falls when you see them for the first time! Lots of walking if you want to see everything. We were there on a Saturday and it was very busy. I would have given it an excellent rating but the signage wasn't great. There are bathroom's and food here. There is a charge for parking so you might as well spend a lot of time here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
  • marta z
    Brecksville, Ohio24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    To those that “nay-say” the NY side of the falls…we loved them. Fall Fireworks. Watching the water cascade over the falls. A great hike around goat Island. We will return this winter to see the Christmas lights❤️
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Donna
    Richmond, Virginia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Goat Island a must visit!
    It was magical. My first time at Niagara Falls, it is amazing and unlike anything you have ever seen. I understand why is is one of the 7th wonders of the world. There were more activities on the Canadian side of the falls so, go across the boarder and experience the attractions.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 October 2023
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SarahM49
Columbus, OH50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Terrapin Point was beautiful at sunset and so worth it. Nice hiking trails. A cute gift shop closes early.
Written 27 November 2023
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Sydney W
New York City, NY17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Absolutely must visit if you want to see the Falls. Brings you right up to the edge for a stunning and unforgettable view, even for people who grew up in the area!
Written 26 November 2023
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Donna
Richmond, VA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
It was magical. My first time at Niagara Falls, it is amazing and unlike anything you have ever seen. I understand why is is one of the 7th wonders of the world. There were more activities on the Canadian side of the falls so, go across the boarder and experience the attractions.
Written 20 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

marta z
Brecksville, OH24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
To those that “nay-say” the NY side of the falls…we loved them.
Fall Fireworks. Watching the water cascade over the falls. A great hike around goat Island.
We will return this winter to see the Christmas lights❤️
Written 1 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Selena S
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Wow! No words can discribe the falls when you see them for the first time! Lots of walking if you want to see everything.
We were there on a Saturday and it was very busy.
I would have given it an excellent rating but the signage wasn't great.
There are bathroom's and food here.
There is a charge for parking so you might as well spend a lot of time here.
Written 27 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Goat island is in the middle of the river and it is connected to the falls. You can observe the falls from the top and also from the bottom via various tours. The other part of the island is beautiful and great for stroll.
Written 7 August 2023
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dagodfrey64
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We wanted to check out Goat Island, if we had the time. We didn't realize that we HAD to go there in order to hike the Cave of the Winds tour. What a LOVELY place!
Written 6 August 2023
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Donna
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Our tour guide explained why the owner with his goats came to the island in order to protect them. Incredible story!
Written 30 July 2023
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Michael Shields
Louisville, KY28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Amazing to see the Falls from so many vantage points (see Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds). Absolutely worth seeing from as many points as possible. To see the full breadth of the Falls, I recommend the Maid of the Mist and or going into Canada, but even if not, they are spectacular.
Written 19 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Evalyn H
hagerstown, md2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We visited Niagara Falls June 15-June 18, 2023, on our visit to Upstate New York. We stayed at the Sheraton within walking distance of the falls and other sights. The highlight of our visit was the Grayline Niagara tour with Shelly (Showtime with Shelly). Traffic was heavy and parking nonexistent but Shelly was a real pro and expertly escorted us to all the best sights, including a few not usually visited. Major kudos to Shelly for her vast knowledge of the history of this amazing area. Our tour was wonderful and fun for all ages. She made sure that my husband who uses a cane was able to enjoy all the destinations. We really appreciated her upbeat and kind demeanor and are looking to our next visit to Niagara Falls and tour with Shelly. Evalyn Henry
Written 27 June 2023
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