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Cave of the Winds

Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
+1 716-278-1730
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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 via mobile

I’ve lived in WNY my entire life but I’ve never done the touristy thing in the falls. This past year my best friend and I made it to Cave of the Winds and I wasn’t disappointed! It was breathtakingly beautiful! The sheer power! Get there...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun experience! My 17 year-old daughter and I did this and it was fun. You can choose not to go up to the hurricane deck, which was in the falls and had lots of water dumping on you. It does get warm wearing...More

1  Thank Dina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not open in the winter months, this is a neat part of the Niagara Falls attraction complex. The experience on the Canadian side is, frankly, better. But don't miss the Cave of the Winds if you visit the American side.

1  Thank BE_Travelin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute must do in Niagara Falls. If you do nothing else, do this. It is incredible to stand at the foot of this magnificent waterfall

1  Thank andyspecial
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit with kids of all ages. Extra activities more appropriate for older kids/teenagers/adults.

1  Thank Janet6844
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is second adventure after Maid of the Mist... amazing experience... but water will wet you despite raincoat...

1  Thank Gaurav K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

An amazing, one of a kind experience. I would suggest wearing shorts and flip flops, as you cannot enjoy this attraction without getting wet (despite the rain coat they give you while entering) Standing under, while the water pounds on your back is an awesome...More

1  Thank KaranPais
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Be sure and have warm clothes, windy but wonderful, wear comfortable shoes, cover your hair and the sites are wonderful

1  Thank Dr Debbie H
Reviewed 31 December 2017

this is not the adventure for some one who doesnt appreciate nature and its power. To me it was the experience of what some may feel as the first time seeing the ocean up front and in true reality. We visited after a funeral of...More

1  Thank wecacnna
Reviewed 28 December 2017

After Maid of the mist this is the second attraction worth visit in the US Niagara state park, open late than the boat, you get a chance to see it up to 8:30 pm. Very watery experience, you need more than one rain coat and...More

3  Thank Lora B
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Ahok S
19 February 2018|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
No from what I have heard you would not be able to go until sometime in May.
29 January 2018|
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Response from KGSL100 | Reviewed this property |
You can reach up to the wooden platform structure that eventually takes you within a few feet from the American falls. But the structure is not wheelchair accessible. How ever, you can still get some sense of what the... More
6 October 2017|
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Response from 1358rebecca | Reviewed this property |
as long as you want it to last. you are in control of how much time you spend. Plan on at least 30-45 minutes to really experience it and get your pictures. take something to make your camera waterproof as it will get... More