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Niagara Falls State Park

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Address: 332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1106
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+1 716-278-1796
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A huge expanse of natural beauty, this oldest state park in the U.S. offers...

A huge expanse of natural beauty, this oldest state park in the U.S. offers biking, fishing and cross-country skiing, and contains plenty of hiking and walking trails, including the Niagara Gorge Trail System, which affords great views of both the falls and the gorge.

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Wonderful Walk to the Bridal Viel Falls and American Falls Outlook

The walk starts at the parking lot and you go through the visitor center. You walk over a bridge and walk along the river that becomes the American Falls. The water is very... read more

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Centennial, Colorado
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Centennial, Colorado
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The walk starts at the parking lot and you go through the visitor center. You walk over a bridge and walk along the river that becomes the American Falls. The water is very turbulent. The power is impressive. At the end of the trail, you get to the American Falls and can walk over the Bridal Veil falls. The view... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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We loved the views of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, but thought the view from the American side was just as impressive and we loved that it was all parkland, instead of built up tourist sites. Watching the water flow from the river down the American Falls is so impressive.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone who enjoys State Parks will absolutely love NFSP. Included is a wonderful River GreenWay. Skaters, cyclist, walkers, runners, and joggers will love breaking in new gear and shoes while enjoying nice weather and the company of others.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this place in the morning and found people from various nationalities and colours, which showed its popularity across the world. People were seen from all age groups. Few people were seen doing meditation and few were seen practicing Tai Chi.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in April and were really impressed by how beautiful and green this park is. It was clean and had pretty landscaping. The view from the top of the American falls is awesome. There's a visitors' center in the park and the overlook from the Maid of the Mist area.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our daughter was traveling with us to visit colleges and she had never been to Niagara Falls. We decided to venture out another 30 minutes to visit the park. The state park is free admission, but they do charge parking. It's $10 unless you arrive or stay past 5pm. We were there until 5:30ish so we didn't have to pay... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shear power of it wow! These falls have been flowing since the last ice age. It's a lot of water every minute of every day. Pretty cool at night too with the lights.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If ever the park and its surroundings were entertaining and attractive then that must have been in the 1980s because it doesn't look like anything is more recent then that. Of all the state parks i visited this was by far the worst looking and maintained. Such a pity because the falls are absolutely gorgeous and a sight to see.

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Binghamton, New York
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So beautiful. Takes your breath away. Beautiful park and views. Always worth the visit. So many shops, restaurants, and activities nearby.

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This place is definitely not stroller friendly and for someone who can't physically tote a 21 pound baby around it was a horrific experience. If my husband had be with me it might have been a different story but he wasn't. I was out to have a fun educational time with my oldest child. We hadn't done much since the... More 

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