Niagara Falls State Park is America’s oldest state park and is a must-see for anyone living nearby or visiting New York State. There is so much to do and see from camping in nearby state park grounds to experiencing a full day of activities by purchasing a USA Discovery Pass. Here is everything you will be able to see and do so you can prepare for your trip!
1. See The Waterfalls: Walk around the various pathways and across the bridge to get great views of all three falls. You can see the Horseshoe Falls, The American Falls, and Bridal Veil falls from the Prospect Point Park observation tower! Come back at night to see the falls lit up with beautiful colors!
2. Visit the Aquarium: Kids and adults alike will enjoy the aquarium at Niagara Falls. There are shuttle buses for every area of the park or drive just down the road yourself. The aquarium features many fish, sea lions, and penguins with about 40 exhibits in all. The best part is the sea lion show where the playful animals will wow you with their tricks!
3. Cave of The Winds: After suiting up in special sandals and a poncho provided by the park you will ride the elevator down 175 feet into the beautiful Niagara Gorge where you will follow the walkways through where the old caves used to be which collapsed many years ago. Follow the path all the way to the Hurricane Deck to experience the force of Niagara Falls. The Hurricane Deck at Bridal Veil Falls produces hurricane-like conditions all around you. Prepare to get wet!
4. Maid of The Mist: One of the most popular things to do is to take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist. Suit up again in a poncho and sandals and this boat will take you into the heart of Horseshoe Falls. Experience the beauty and power of a roaring waterfall right before your eyes!
5. Niagara Adventure Theater: Ready to explore this 40 minute production on the myth, history, and magic surrounding Niagara Falls since the times of it’s first inhabitants.
6. Niagara Gorge Discovery Center: Learn more about the area’s natural history of the greater Niagara Falls area and enjoy exploring many hands on activities, the 180 degree theater, and rock climbing wall!
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