Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls

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Experience firsthand the cascading water and thunderous sounds of one of the country’s most famous natural wonders at Cave of the Winds. The behind-the-scenes tour takes you 53 m (175 ft) down into the Niagara Gorge to the “hurricane deck” at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls. Cling tight to your hood as you walk carefully along the wooden walkway, enduring the howling wind and spraying mist of the majestic waterfall. Bring a waterproof camera to capture pictures of the action and of the breathtaking scenery. Rain gear and no-slip shoes are provided on the tour free of charge. Make Cave of the Winds a part of your Niagara Falls vacation plans using our Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.
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  • This was the best thing we did as kids enjoyed cave of the wind and hurricane point. They loved the speed of water, hurricane winds and water force. Up close and personal with the fall. Wow. Must do a...  more »
  • This is the closest you can get to the falls. It's an amazing experience, especially on the aptly named "hurricane deck" where you can feel a hint of how powerful the falls really are. Loved every min...  more »
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  • New York State parks have redone the Cave of the Winds, since I was last there. They’ve improved access with waiting lines flowing effortlessly. The guests are shown a short, safety/informational video of the history at that exact site...a truly monumental, environmental accomplishment of gigantic proportions. Although they have the same elevator, the lines seem to flow quite quickly. The poncho and the flip-flops, are your newest souvenirs, keeping you mostly dry, even if standing under the falls. Walk slow and deliberately and you’ll enjoy the best experience in Niagara Falls.
  • This was a pretty fun and informative experience, perfect for a hot and humid day in the middle of summer. The whole experience takes about an hour, from the time you walk in to the gates to the time you walk out. They start you off in a room featuring the history of industry and electricity in Niagara Falls owed by a video presentation on the same subject matter. The room and presentation seem very new and recently installed. The displays are very well done and many are interactive. After this part of the tour you head to get your sandals (which you keep) and they give you plastic bags to keep your shoes and valuables dry. You then wait in line to take the elevator down. Once at the bottom they hand you a very large poncho that does well to cover almost your entire body. As a tall man the poncho was big enough to cover all the way past my knees. There are then several decks to walk on culminating in the hurricane deck which is appropriately named. Even the larger poncho wasn't able to keep me fully dry as the force of the water and wind allowed some water to sneak in to my poncho. However it was a welcome torrent that left me feeling refreshed. The wait in the tunnel to get back up was the longest part of the experience. Overall I'd say it was worth the cost and time. We had a great experience.
  • When I visited Niagara in 2017, I missed the cave of winds. Later on after reading reviews and videos, came to know this is definitely an interesting place to visit. So bough the Niagara discovery pass in my 2018 visit which included ticket for cave of winds. Right from the time we got into the elevator which took us down to the bottom of falls and reaching the falls, the journey was amazing. You will be given slippers which is very useful to walk through the wooden trail. A must visit spot in Niagara
  • It is the best experience one can have in US part of Niagara. If it is your first visit, wear something similar to beach wear and sandals. It is also better if you bring one additional set of clothing. The entry fee includes one time use plastic rain coat and reusable sandals. Don't miss the group photo opportunity which is part of the fee. The hard copy will be available for pickup on your exit. Bags are allowed. Make sure the bags are water proof. Water proof phones are an advantage but not a must if used carefully. There's no time limit within the closing hour so one can enjoy the falls as much as possible. Lot of photo spots. The force of water of the fall needs to be experienced. Beyond words.
  • Cave of the winds tour is a MUST if you visit the Niagara Falls. You get to admire the amazing beauty and feel the force of the falls on this tour. They also give you free poncho and sandals so you can go to the falls and experience the exhilarating power of it. Make sure you book into the tour ahead of time as the spots gets filled up soon. Rest have Fun!

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