Those who want the best vantage point to look over Niagara Falls, whilst being able to dine and enjoy events, should definitely take a trip to Skylon Tower. One of the most popular attractions in Niagara Falls, this tower will give you a completely unparalleled view of the Falls, with plenty to see and do as well.
Situated just feet away from the Canadian Falls, Skylon Tower sits at a huge 775 feet above the falls; giving you a view that money really cannot buy. The indoor and outdoor observation decks takes just 52 seconds to get to, thanks to their popular Yellow Bug elevators, giving you no time to worry about heights. The elevators even have a glass exterior, so you can witness the Falls on your way up. Once you’re at the top, you will be able to see all around Niagara; including the wine district, the city of Ontario and even the skylines of Buffalo and Toronto. It’s too difficult to explain how beautiful it is from the top of the Skylon Tower, you have to witness it to really understand.
Skylon Tower isn’t just an observation deck, you can also dine at the top as well. The revolving dining room is famed the world over, for having stunning 360 views of Niagara. This restaurant doesn’t just rely on the views however, as the food is also world class. Plus, if you eat there then you can visit the observation decks and the Ride-to-the-Top elevators for free. If revolving isn’t quite your thing then there is also the Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room, which serves lunch and dinner all year round.
Once you have enjoyed your food, drink and views, there are plenty of other things to do at Skylon Tower. Another of their main attractions is the 3D/4D Falls Movie “Legends of Niagara Falls”. This entertaining experience will teach people, old and young, about the Falls, along with the Native Indian legend of ‘Maid of the Mist’. The 3D/4D special effects are a great way to add some excitement to this historical adventure. There are also many special events happening at Skylon Tower throughout the year, so make sure you check out their website for a full calendar of what is going on.
You can find Skylon Tower on Robinson Street, right next to Queen Victoria Park in Ontario. Each attraction has it’s own price and opening hours, so it’s worth checking the website before setting off. Summer hours for the observation decks are from 8am until midnight, so there’s plenty of time to squeeze in this incredible attraction. You can also experience the observation decks for free if you dine in one of the tower’s restaurants, so take advantage of the offers! Observation deck and Ride-to-the-Top tickets start from $10.79 if you buy online.
If you want to see the very best of Niagara Falls then you really must take a trip to the Skylon Tower. With so much to see and do, you should definitely expect a whole day to be filled whilst visiting this attraction.
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