While it’s true what Jimmy Fallon said-- Canada side, that’s the place to do it. It’s amazing. , there are still a number of fun and interesting things to do on the American side of Niagara Falls. Here are some of our favourite activities on the south side of the border.
Top Experiences in Niagara Falls New York
Cave of the Winds
Cave of the Winds is a unique activity that really shines in the summer time. Visitors are taken down via an escalator and ultimately end up on a large patio/deck that allows them to get right up next to the Falls.
Prospect Point is a large vantage point that extends out from the edge of Niagara Falls State Park, hovering over a portion of the Niagara River, adjacent to the American Falls. Getting a prime spot can be difficult during peak weekends and the summer, but the wait is worth it. It’s a great location for sunrise, sunset and Niagara Falls fireworks.
Maid of the Mist
The classic Niagara Riverboat has moved from the Canadian side of the border to the American. The fleet is still older and smaller than Canada’s Hornblower Cruises, however the Maid of the Mist is steeped in history, context and lore. The Mist travels along the Niagara River, right up to the base of the Falls. All guests will wear rain ponchos as they get a ground/water level view of the Falls. An experience that can’t be replicated on TV, YouTube or an App, and is something worth going out of your way to see on The Maid of the Mist or Canada’s Hornblower Cruises.
Niagara Falls State Park
A large park that currently has portions under construction, Niagara Falls State Park offers a unique park experience right up against, and in some instances, over Niagara Falls. Sections of the park contain pedestrian bridges that extend over the Niagara River, right over top of water that is just about to forcefully go down the Horseshoe Falls.
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