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Area Attractions

New York Side of The Falls

Cultural Heritage

Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Home to 70 artists, four theater groups, two dance companies, art gallery and gift shop located in a Historic Landmark Building.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Closed holidays.
Address: 1201 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone: (716) 282–7530
http://www.naccarts.net

Amusement Parks & Aquariums

Aquarium of Niagara
Dive into an ocean of discovery at Niagara's other water wonder! Highlights include California sea lion demonstrations, harbor seals, and a colony of endangered Peruvian penguins. Over 40 aquatic exhibits.
Hours: Call for hours or visit the website. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Address: 701 Whirlpool Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301–1094
Phone: (716) 285–3575 or (800) 500–4609
http://www.aquariumofniagara.org

Hot Air Balloon Rides

The Great American Balloon Company
Take a 15 minute ride over Niagara Falls in the "Flight of Angels," a helium filled balloon.
Hours: May–October
Address: 310 Rainbow Boulevard South Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 278–0824 or (716) 278–0825

Museums

Daredevil Museum
On display are the Lori Martin barrel, the Jeff Petkovich and Pete De Barnardi barrel, the Bob Overacker jet ski, and the Steve Trotter 1985 barrel that all went over the Horseshoe Falls.
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. year round including holidays.
Admission: Free
Address: 303 Rainbow Boulevard at Third Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 282–4046
http://www.niagarafallslive.com

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
Interactive exhibits and show relate the natural and local history of the Niagara gorge and Falls recession. Zoom in live on the Falls and park with the Gorge Camera, take the Gorge Elevator Experience ride, and control recession of the Falls in the Time Portal.
Hours: Call for hours of operation. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Admission: Adults $5, children (6–12) $3.
Address: Robert Moses Parkway Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 278–1070
http://www.nysparks.com

Niagara's Wax Museum of History
Forty six exhibits featuring life size wax figures that portray the dramatic history of Niagara Falls. See barrels and rubber ball used in going over the Falls. See Princess Di and Julia Roberts, our latest figures.
Hours: May – Oct., 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Oct 16 – May 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.
Admission: Adults $4.95; Children $2.95
Address: 303 Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 285–1271

Tours/Cruises/Sightseeing

Cave of the Winds
A walking tour at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls allowing you to get as close as 10 feet to the water. A tour guide brings you on a series of wooden decks. Raincoats and protective shoes provided.
Hours: Seasonal, May – Oct, Sun – Thu 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri & Sat, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Open holidays.
Admission: $6 adults, $5.50 children (ages 6–12), free for children 5 and under (42 inch height requirement enforced).
Address: Goat Island, Niagara Falls Reservation State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303–0132
Phone: (716) 278–1730

Gray Line of Buffalo & Niagara Falls
The Niagara region's leading sightseeing tour operator serving area visitors for over forty years. Offering daily, scheduled sightseeing tours of Buffalo (seasonal); Niagara Falls, NY and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Overnight packages, group tour programs, step–on guide services, and other receptive services available.
Address: 3466 Niagara Falls Boulevard North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Phone: 694–3600 or 800–695–1603
Fax (716) 692–4398
http://www.grayline-niagarafalls.com, http://www.graylinebuffalo.com or info@grayline-niagarafalls.com

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour and Observation Elevator
The trip takes passengers in front of the American Falls and into the basin of the horseshoe falls for a thirty minute tour. Souvenir rain ponchos provided. Observation elevator offers a dramatic view of the Falls. Deck extends out past the gorge for an unobstructed view of the Niagara River. Elevators descend to the Maid of the Mist boat dock.
Hours: May – Oct 24. Hours vary, call for times.
Admission: $11.50 adults, $6.75 children (ages 6–12), free for children 5 and under (U.S. dollars.) Observation Tower only $1.
Address: Prospect Point, Niagara Reservation State Park Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 284–8897
http://www.maidofthemist.com

Niagara Gorge Trail Hikes
Niagara Gorge Adventures Hikes led by park naturalist. See up close the mighty Niagara River, Whirlpool, Rapids and "Giant Rock." Learn about the geology, natural and local history of the gorge and Falls.
Hours: May – October, hours and days of operation vary with the seasons. Call during the off-season.
Admission: Varies
Address: Robert Moses Parkway Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 278–1070
http://www.nysparks.com

Rainbow Air
Rainbow Air invites you and your family to experience the splendor of the Niagara by helicopter.
Address: 454 Main Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone: (716) 284-2800
http://www.rainbowairinc.com

Casino

Seneca Niagara Casino
Located in New York, just a few blocks from the majestic falls, the new Seneca Niagara Casino offers all your favorite table games and the latest coin-operated slots, plus a fabulous buffet restaurant, a pub, and a spectacular raised lounge in the center of the gaming floor.
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Address: 310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 299–1100
http://www.snfgc.com

Shopping

Fashion Outlets Niagara
1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Hours: Monday – Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Phone: (716) 297–2022 or (800) 414–0475
http://www.fashionoutletsniagara.com/

Canadian Side of The Falls

Important Canadian Border Crossing Information

Gardens/Zoos

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens
Explore 100 acres of manicured gardens and arboretum as maintained by the School of Horticulture. Features over 2,300 plant varieties and famous rose garden.
Hours: Open year–round dawn till dusk.
Address: 2565 Niagara Parkway North Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2
Phone: (905) 371–0254 or (877) 642–7275
http://www.niagaraparks.com

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
The world's largest glass enclosed butterfly conservatory with over 2,000 free flying tropical butterflies in a rain forest setting.
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended hours in summer months. Closed Christmas.
Admission: Adults $10, children (6–12) $6, children under 6 free.
Address: 2405 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2
Phone: (905) 371–0254 or toll–free (877) 642–7275
http://www.niagaraparks.com

Queen Victoria Park
The park features a valuable collection of unique native and international plant material from around the world. The park also features a major rock garden, a Hybrid T. rose garden, and two attractive carpet–bedding displays. Every spring, 500,000 daffodils herald the arrival of this season.
Address: Niagara River Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario
Phone: (905) 371–0254 or (877) 642–7275

Skylon Tower
Indoor and outdoor observation viewing of Niagara Falls from 775 feet. Dine at the top in the world–famous Revolving Dining Room or the Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room. Specialty shops and Skyquest entertainment center at the base.
Hours: Summer: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Winter: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Open holidays.
Address: 5200 Robinson Street Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 2A3
Phone: (905) 356–2651
http://www.skylon.com

Whirlpool Aero Car
Ride the air high above the Niagara Whirlpool in an antique cable car, for a spectacular view of the Niagara rapids and great gorge.
Hours: Seasonal and weather dependent 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10, children (6–12) $6, children 5 and under free.
Address: 3850 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2
Phone: (877) 642–7275
http://www.niagaraparks.com

White Water Walk
Get a close–up view of class 6 rapids at some of the wildest white water rapids in the world.
Hours: Seasonal and weather dependent 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $7.50, children (6–12) $4.50, children 5 and under free.
Address: 4330 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T2
Phone: (877) 642–7275
http://www.niagaraparks.com

IMAX Theatre
The IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls, home of one of the most spectacular IMAX adventure of all time... Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic. In 45 minutes you will witness Niagara Falls' incredible stories that would take a lifetime experience!
Address: 6170 Fallsview Boulevard Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 7T8
Phone: (905) 358–3611
Fax: (905) 358–3613
Email: info@IMAXniagara.com
For information on show times and admissions phone: (905) 374–IMAX (905–374–4629)

Journey Behind the Falls
Visitors to Niagara Falls can enjoy the thunder of the waters from a completely different perspective by visiting The Journey Behind The Falls attraction, located in the Table Rock House Plaza beside the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The observation platform at the base of the falls is easily reached by elevators and a network of tunnels. Two other tunnels provide a close–up view of the Falls from behind. The tunnels extend only 46 metres (150 feet) behind the waterfall, so there is not a lot of walking. And you can explore it all at your leisure: the excursion is completely self–guided. Protective rain gear is included in the cost of admission For current pricing, Group Rates, contact information please visit the official Journey Behind the Falls Website.
http://www.niagaraparks.com/nfgg/behindthefalls.php
Email: npinfo@niagaraparks.com

Movieland Wax Museum – Niagara 's Home of the Stars
Walk through Movieland is like a journey through entertainment history. You'll see everything from classics like ‘Indiana Jones’ and the ‘Wizard of Oz’ to current hits. There is something for all ages – The Godfather; Snow White and the seven dwarfs; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Gone with the Wind...
Address: Movieland Wax Museum 4950 Clifton Hill Niagara Falls, Canada
Phone: (905) 358–3061
Save up to $6 Canadian off the admission price to Movieland Wax Museum in Niagara Falls, Canada:

  • $1 coupon is valid for up to 6 persons.
  • Children 50 cents off.
  • Must be presented at time of Ticket Purchase
  • Not refundable
  • Not valid with any other offers

Niagara Falls Helicopters Limited
A thrilling flight, a spectacular sight! From the sensation of lift–off to the excitement of soaring above the turbulent rapids and cascading waterfalls, your Niagara Helicopters ride is a unique and spectacular experience. Our all–scenic route gives you an incredible view of Niagara's natural and man–made wonders. Our immaculately maintained helicopters feature headsets with taped commentary in various languages. Our Special Services Include: Wheelchair access, film, high quality souvenirs, plentiful parking, charter services, snack bar, landscape grounds, picnic area, buses welcome, major credit cards accepted and gift certificates.
Address: 3731 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6V5
Phone:(905) 357–5672
Email: weflyyou@niagarahelicopters.com

Ripley's Believe it or Not!
From every corner of the globe, Robert Ripley brought home the strange, the odd and the unbelievable. View unusual customs, hobbies and artifacts from all over the world. See history of the daredevils of Niagara Falls. Visit our Arcade and Waxhands Shop.
Address: 4960 Clifton Hill Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada L2G 3N4
Phone: (905) 356–2238
Fax: (905) 374–7345
Email: elbaum@ripleys.com

Rumors Nightclub
Dance Club, Clifton Hills, Canada

Falls Tower Ride
A guided tour of the Falls. When you reach the top, enjoy a 360 degree panaromic view of the Falls and area parks. Clifton Hills, Canada

Border Crossing Requirements for Canada

  • Native–born U.S. Citizens: Copy of Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport or Voter Registration card, and a form of photo ID
  • Naturalized U.S. Citizens: Naturalization Certificate or US Passport, and a form of photo ID
  • U.S. Residents (non-citizens): Alien Registration Receipt Card (U.S. form I–151 or I–551)

Persons under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian should bring a letter from parent or guardian giving them permission to travel to Canada.

Please contact the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) for additional information about travel to Canada.