Attractions and Things to Do in Niagara Falls USA

Visiting Niagara Falls USA is an exciting adventure that can take you across many of Niagara’s regions. And being so close to a natural wonder, your attendees will be able to experience the Falls up close and personal. From iconic attractions at Niagara Falls State Park to cultural and historical sites, Niagara Falls USA offers something for everyone.

Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls State Park is home to over 400 acres of lush landscape and wildlife, the beautiful Falls themselves and several iconic attractions including Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds. Open 365 days a year, 24-hours a day, this Park sees over eight million visitors annually. At this Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, the oldest state park in the nation, a natural splendor allows the park to be seen as nature intended it to be. Enjoy a leisurely stroll throughout the State Park along the walking paths, or enjoy a 3-mile ride aboard the Niagara Scenic Trolley. The Niagara Falls Discovery Pass is available during the months of May to October and offers 5 attractions at a discounted price. This  pass can be purchased online or directly at Niagara Falls State Park.

Cave of the Winds
Get closer than you can imagine at the Cave of the Winds! Go face-to-face with the pounding waters of Niagara Falls and get soaked on the Hurricane Deck where you are just feet from the thundering waters! Plan a trip at night to when the Falls are illuminated in a rainbow of color! Seasonal. Admission. 

Maid of the Mist
This world-famous scenic boat tour of the American and Horseshoe (Canadian) Falls is a spectacular 30-minute ride but the memory lasts a lifetime. Access the Maid of the Mist boat tour via the Observation Tower elevator at Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park. Waterproof rain poncho provided. Seasonal. Admission. 

Luna Island
This small island between the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls has an awe inspiring view of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls.

Aquarium of Niagara
A world of discovery with over 1,500 aquatic animals. Sharks, piranhas, sea lions, sea horses, giant Pacific octopus and a colony of Peruvian penguins. The Aquarium of Niagara is open year-round from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Free parking; just a stroll away from the Falls.

Devils Hole State Park
Part of the Niagara Gorge Trail System, recreational trail. For spectacular vistas, hike along the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail. Stairs descend to a trail along the raging river’s edge. Picnicking and fishing. Free. 

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA
Named one of the Top 10 Best Outlet Centers in the U.S., Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is conveniently located just ten minutes from the Niagara Falls State Park, casinos, international bridges and many other local attractions. It is a single level indoor outlet shopping experience featuring over 200 designer outlets offering great savings up to 75% off every day. In addition to an outstanding selection of outlet retailers, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA features a variety of quick-service food options available to shoppers at the food court. Additional amenities and shopping incentives are available such as the Green Savings Card offering exclusive discounts and incentives at your favorite participating stores and restaurants. Currency exchange and translators available.

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride
Your tour guide will take you on one of the most unique tours on the Erie Canal. You will view ruins from the industrial revolution, view stalactites, flow stone, various geological formations and artifacts left behind in the underground caves by the men who built the tunnel in the early days of the Erie Canal. Explore the Historic Engineering Marvels on the Erie Canal and experience Lockport Locks 34 & 35, which allow boats to travel “uphill” and the newly rehabilitated “Flight of Five” Erie Canal Locks 67-71, constructed in 1838. Seasonal. Admission. Daily tours from May 1 – October 13, every hour on the hour. Open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises
Experience this AAA GEM attraction featured on the History Channel. Enjoy a unique narrated 2-hour cruise on the Erie Canal, under lift bridges and being raised and lowered 50 feet in locks 34 & 35. Special pre-arranged group cruise times available. Seasonal. Admission. Located 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA and Buffalo, N.Y.

Old Falls Street, USA
Free family fun is just footsteps from Niagara Falls State Park on Old Falls Street, USA! This three-block cobblestone street connects the entrance of Niagara Falls State Park with The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and several downtown hotels, restaurants and attractions. This versatile street features free family games, weekly live music and outdoor movies, bike rentals and seasonal festivals for residents and visitors alike. Some activities are seasonal.

Niagara Adventure Theater
Witness Niagara Falls’ incredible stories and history that would otherwise take a lifetime to experience. Discover the thundering Falls from a completely new and exhilarating perspective, and plunge over them with history’s daredevils. Shows run hourly, multilingual. Seasonal. Admission.

Niagara Jet Adventures
Adventure awaits you all 4 season! Feel the rush of the Devil’s Hole Class V white water rapids, experience the magnitude of the world famous Whirlpool and learn about Niagara’s history. Minimum 40″ tall (approximately 4 years old), handicapped accessible with crew assistance. Wet or dry tours available. Open year-round, weather permitting. 

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Visitors to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute can enjoy Savor, a student run fine dining restaurant; the Wine Boutique, featuring wines from the Niagara Wine Trail, USA and NYS; La Patisserie, a European style pastry café; and a Barnes and Noble culinary-themed store. The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute offers a variety of hands-on cooking classes and special events. Open year-round. 

Niagara Wine Trail, USA
A beautiful countryside awaits visitors seeking an array of wineries and attractions rich with history. Stretching across Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties, the Niagara Wine Trail, USA is minutes from Niagara Falls and just a short trip from the Buffalo and Rochester areas. Picturesque farm vistas and the beautiful Escarpment are all within a short drive from Niagara Falls. Enjoy the many interesting towns, restaurants, historical sites, farm markets and antique shops as you travel along the wine trail. Sip in the fine wines our area has to offer as your eyes drink in the view.

NYPA Niagara Power Project – Niagara Power Vista
An inspiring day packed with electrifying moments and scientific exploration awaits you at the new Power Vista. With the latest hands-on interactive technologies, multi-sensory 4D theatre, large touch screens, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) exhibits, redesigned floor layouts and new elevator to enhance accessibility. Minutes from Niagara Falls, USA. Open daily. Free admission.

Old Fort Niagara
Old Fort Niagara offers you a chance to step back in time to an era when great empires struggled for control of North America. Visit original 18th century buildings, enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs. The Fort’s Visitor Center offers you introductory exhibits filled with original artifacts and an award-winning 16-minute orientation film. Don’t miss the Fort’s original War of 1812 Flag. Open year-round; closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Admission; ticket counter closes ½ hour prior to closing.

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
World-class gaming and entertainment resort. Featuring 4,000 slots, 100+ table games, 10 dining locations and Niagara County’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel. Open 24 hours a days, year-round. Translators available.

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has thrilled over 1.5 million passengers on the mighty Niagara River for 24 amazing seasons! 45-60 minute fully-guided tours tell the story of the Niagara River, taking you safely through the Niagara River Gorge, where you will experience Class V white water at the Devil’s Hole rapids! Specially designed 1500-horsepower jet boats plunge directly into the rapids, scooping up hundreds of gallons of water and delighting guests! Seasonal. Admission. Handicap-accessible with assistance.

Whirlpool State Park
From Whirlpool State Park you can walk run or bike the multi-use recreational trail. For spectacular vistas, hike along the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail. Stairs descend to a trail along the river’s raging edge. The park also offers nature programs, shelters, picnicking and fishing. Open spring to fall. Free.

Sample Itineraries

H20 Thrills in Niagara Falls

H20 ThrillsIt’s All About the Water!
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Fall in Niagara Falls

Harvest – FALL FOR NIAGARA USA!
Experience the beautiful colors of the fall, and explore Niagara Falls USA’s pumpkin patches, apple orchards, wineries and more!

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Patriotic – ONLY IN AMERICA
Visit with pride the places that make Niagara Falls USA truly unique!

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Shopping in Niagara Falls

Indulge – SLIPS, SLOTS AND SHOPS
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