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Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls

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#2 of 287 in Nature in New York State
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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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  • Cave of the Winds was great. We rode an elevator 175 feet deep into the Niagara Gorge. It gets you up-close to the falls. We were there in early April and there was ice and snow on the water. That... 
    Cave of the Winds was great. We rode an elevator 175 feet deep into the Niagara Gorge. It gets you up-close to the falls. We were there in early April and there was ice and snow on the water. That...  more »
  • wow the language is to poor to describe G-D'S wonder on earth, it's amazing, and as much powerful we think think we are next to this MAGA wonder we feel like noting at all,. 
    wow the language is to poor to describe G-D'S wonder on earth, it's amazing, and as much powerful we think think we are next to this MAGA wonder we feel like noting at all,.  more »
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  • The experience in cave of winds is simply out of the world. Parking lot 2 is closer to the cave of the winds. You can also park at parking lot 1 and take trolley (2-3 $) for moving between parking lots. We went on Saturday evening to book tickets for Sunday and booked for morning 10 AM slot. After checking the tickets, we will be entering a hall where a movie is played about cave of the winds and then we enter a hall where they will provide you sandals based on your size. The sandals are very comfortable. But, we have to carry the footwear that we are wearing. They don't provide storage or carry bags. Then we get on a escalator towards falls where you will get poncho. There is lot of stairs leading to the falls and multiple view points. Hurricane deck is the point where we are closest to the falls and the force and sound are deafening. Much to our surprise, our 5 year old really enjoyed the falls and we stayed for long time since there is no official time limit and we had great fun.
  • We've been twice, once on an insanely hot day with forever lines, once on a warm day with barely a wait. Both times was the best thing we did at Niagara Falls. So fun to be actually in the water at the edge of the falls. You feel like you're part of them. Even with a poncho if you do the entire walk, you will get drenched, so don't go on a cold day, and it was smart to wear performance wicking clothes. No lockers for any of your items, so don't bring expensive electronics, maybe get a plastic bag for your phone. You WILL want pictures. We left our shoes in the area right before we went down the elevators with no issues. Nice that they provided ponchos and sandals. Recommended, and reasonably priced.

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