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Whirlpool State Park

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Address: Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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Off season visit

We visited this park during the off season. The facilities weren't open. We still walked the rim trail. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was "gorge"ous! Nice flat trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie01501
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Auburn, Massachusetts
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Auburn, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this park during the off season. The facilities weren't open. We still walked the rim trail. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was "gorge"ous! Nice flat trail overlooking the whirlpool.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the area, take the Scenic Niagara Parkway to Whirlpool State Park. The Whirlpool view is unparalleled, and the perspective from the other side of Rainbow Bridge is quite spectacular. Beware - restrooms are only open for the season. The park is free.

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Thank JNetteDC
Niagara Falls, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whirlpool State Park is a beautiful park, great for picnics, relaxing, hiking, picture taking. You can see some great views of the Niagara Gorge and it has plenty of spece to have gatherings, picnics etc.

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Thank Carl B
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful here and some good picture points, worth a visit if you can get here so do try if you can get a lift.

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Thank Neetsnewts
Niagara Falls, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whirlpool State Park is just 5 min. away from the city. It is a wonderful park to go to just to get away from home for a few minutes or the whole day. Just bringing your lunch or having a picnic for the day is great. While you are there you can let your children play in the park or... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place to view the Niagara River Rapids and the Whirlpool. It also serves as a trail head for a walk along the top of the Gorge and down into the Gorge. Great place for a picnic and relaxing too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Travelling to Whirlpool State Park is breathtaking and the views are awesome! However, do not go during the late fall to early spring time period. You cannot utilize the restrooms or water during these times. While understandable during the cold winter months, a view such as this needs to be accessible and useable for all people throughout the year.

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Thank Christopher H
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Whirlpool was fascinating. It's like an optical illusion you could look at for hours. If you are visiting you should see it, it's something you will remember and it's a great photo opportunity. As for the State Park, it's really clean and well kept and there are restrooms also.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

wont call it a must visit place. We were at Niagara Falls, had time to kill and so too an organised tour of the place and saw this. If you have time, you can visit else you wont miss much if you skip it.

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warren, OH
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Very nice view of the rapids and whirlpool in the gorge below the falls. Abundant parking and newly paved sidewalks to the viewing area.

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