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Spectacular fails to capture the majesty and wonder we experienced surrounded the swirling mist and rolling rumble of Niagara Falls. Having the opportunity to "hear the roar" of The Falls is breathtaking. Barely prepared to gaze upon one of America's most phenomenal destinations to visit, we were beyond thrilled by nature's stunning glory, 
Niagara Falls. Located within the oldest United States State Park, Niagara Falls can be viewed from both the US and Canada. Quenching our thirst for adventure, geography, and history, experiencing Niagara Falls kept us entertained and informed with facts, figures, and fun times. Here's a fun fact-  Niagara  Falls State Park does not have an actual physical address, use Niagara Falls GPS Coordinates- Latitude 43.081528 Longitude -79.064240. We're excited to share details you need to know about this impressive travel destination, as you prepare to explore Niagara Falls, New York.

Travel Destination | Explore Niagara Falls New York


Niagara Falls State Park

Plan your visit or vacation during any season, Niagara Falls State Park is open to visitors 365 days a year. Established in 1885, Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the United States. Expanding over 400 acres, almost 140 acres of the park are under water. Tourists and locals are attracted to the landmark's scenic, family-friendly features including interactive exhibits, hiking trails, and one-of-a-kind dining options. 

Niagara Falls


Four of the five Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie) contribute into the Niagara River before flowing into Lake Ontario. These five Great Lakes make up almost one-fifth of the world's fresh water supply. An astonishing 3,160 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second, splashing 75,750 gallons of water per second over the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and 681,750 gallons per second over the Horseshoe Falls. The water cascades down at 32 feet per second over the Falls, dashing down toward the base of the Falls with 280 tons of rushing force at the American and Bridal Veil Falls and an unbelievable 2,509 tons of force at the Horseshoe Falls.

Prospect Point

Located on Prospect Point, Niagara Falls USA Observation Tower provides the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls, including the American Falls.

Visitor Center
Observation Tower
Maid of the Mist
Niagara Adventure Theater
American Falls Viewing Area
Illuminated American Rapids Viewing

Discovery Center | Aquarium

The Discovery Center provides visitors with information on the natural and local history of the Niagara Gorge, with Niagara Gorge hiking trails beginning at the Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center. The Aquarium of Niagara showcases more than 120 aquatic animal species, daily penguin and seal feedings, sea lion shows, and expert talks.

Discovery Center
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Gorge Trail
Schoelkopf Power Plant Ruins
Niagara Region Park Police

Goat Island

Did you know before Goat Island became part of Niagara Falls State Park, Mr. Vanderbilt planned to use the island as a pleasure ground for people riding his trains to the falls and P.T. Barnum wanted to turn Goat Island into circus grounds?

Three Sisters Islands

Three Sisters Islands were named after the daughters of Parkhurst Whitney, a hotel man and prominent local citizen. The daughters names were Asenath, Angeline and Celinda Eliza.

Canadian Rapids Viewing Area

Cave of the Winds

Spoiler alert, there is no cave at Cave of the Winds. In the 1800's there was a cave-like rock overhang allowing visitors to stand under the Falls. Unfortunately, The Cave collapsed in the early 1900's, however the name remains today.

Gorge Walk | World Changed Here Pavilion
Bridal Veil | American Falls Viewing Access

Luna Island

Standing as an iconic landmark, the first person to see and describe Niagara Falls in depth was Father Louis Hennepin, a French priest who accompanied LaSalle on his expedition to the Niagara region in 1678.

Bridal Veil | American Falls Viewing Areas

Terrapin Point

Terrapin Point is located at the western tip of Goal Island near the brink of Horseshoe Falls.

Horseshoe Falls Viewing Area
Top of the Falls Restaurant

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