5 Must-Do attractions in Niagara Falls, New York

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Niagara Falls State Park

From breathtaking views to dining options to interactive exhibits, Niagara Falls State Park offers everything for an adventure-packed experience. The Observation Deck near Prospect Point provides an unobstructed view of all three waterfalls. And as you take the elevator down from the tower, the iconic Maid of the Mist boat tour awaits you. From the end of May until mid-October, you can enjoy a beautiful, free firework display at 10pm every night in the park. 

Maid of the Mist (Boat Tour)

It’d be a mistake to visit Niagara Falls and not take a ride on the Maid of the Mist. 

Originally a ferrying service, the iconic boat ride practically takes you under the biggest of the three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls. A truly incredible experience that allows you to feel the power of the Falls firsthand. It’s the best way to experience the splendor of the area while you’re in Niagara Falls, New York. We offer multiple tour packages to ensure you have a smooth experience to one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, all while taking in the richness of the area’s history.

Niagara Gorge Hiking Trails 

From nice, easy strolls, to more challenging hikes, The Niagara Gorge hosts a total of 8 gorgeous trails, some of which lead to the most breathtaking sceneries in the world. There are five main trailheads with free public parking that offer access to the hiking trails in the Niagara Gorge. Be aware parking can fill up quickly, especially during the summer tourist season.  The five trailheads are:

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center

Whirlpool Bridge 

Whirlpool State Park

Devils Hole State Park 

Art Park State Park. 

The stunning river and awe-inspiring visuals are surely going to make this the best hike of your life.

Niagara Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Jet City Cruises

You don’t want to leave Niagara Falls without experiencing the adrenaline-filled Jet Boat Tours and City Cruises. There’s nothing more thrilling than the jet-powered boats maneuvering through the Class V rapids of the Niagara River. Both Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Jet City Cruises take you through the devil’s hole rapids for more than 40 minutes. You can learn more and book your experience at Explore-Niagara.com

Cave of the Winds

Want to get as close to Niagara Falls as possible? You need to take a trip into Cave of the Winds! And, if you book a Cave of the Winds or Combo tour with us at Niagara Falls Adventures, we will even book your tickets ahead of time so you can enjoy the experience without having to wait in line all day! After your enriching 1-hour history tour with us, you’ll take an elevator that takes you all the way down next to the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Then, you can put on your complimentary poncho and walk up to what is famously known as the Hurricane Deck, thanks to its tropical storm-like conditions. You’ll leave the park feeling exhilarated after experiencing the power of Niagara Falls for yourself.

If you’re planning a trip to Niagara Falls, New York, or if you’re a local in Western New York looking to become a tourist in your own backyard, we hope this list has made it easy for you to know exactly what the must-do attractions are. If you want to learn more about what to do in the Niagara Region, check out this article , and be sure to follow us @NiagaraFallsAdventures , where we are constantly sharing the adventures to be had here!