National Parks / Natural World
Niagara Falls State Park Niagara Falls
Where is it at?
Niagara Falls State Park
Tel: 716 278-1796
There are four parking lots within the park.
Where are we going today?
Can you hear that loud thundering coming from all that mist? It can only mean one thing - Niagara Falls - which is actually part of Niagara Falls State Park.
One of the most incredible natural wonders in the world, this amazing feat of nature is an amazing sight for kids to experience! Forming part of the borderline between Canada and the USA, you can see Niagara Falls in New York State - which is what millions of people do every year!
Did you know that Niagara Falls State Park is America's oldest state park? That's pretty impressive! It's a natural treasure that showcases the local, as well as regional history, which is great for kids to expand their knowledge of the area.
The visitor center is a great place to start your visit, as there are exhibits and interpretive displays. There is also Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, where you can explore the many amazing miles of hiking trails. There is even a 180 degree multi-screen theater, and a very cool rock climbing wall!
Feel like heading out to an aquarium? You don't even need to leave Niagara State Park! The Aquarium of Niagara is where the entire family can get up close with marine animals, particularly during the shark and penguin feedings.
That's not all the fun! Of course the whole family can enjoy that iconic Maids of the Mist tour, but there are also signature activities like the Cave of the Winds Tour and the Hurricane Decks.
So get the kids down to one of the most incredible sights they might ever see - and right on your doorstep! Niagara Falls State Park is a must see for all families!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree to enter the park, but tours are extra. $17 Maids of the Mist Tour.
- ChildrenFree to enter the park, but tours are extra. Maids of the Mist $9.90 (ages 6 - 12)
- Free Under: 5 years old
When can we go?
Times vary depending on the attractions. Visitor Center opens 8am all season.
May to October.
Of course there are educational programs! They are happy to help arrange a trip for students - it's a great way for them to learn all about American history, and this amazing feat of nature. .
Not only are there plenty of things to see and do at Niagara Falls, but also plenty of things to eat! From ice creams, to fish and chips, and world class dining, there will be something for everyone! .
You won't be short of healthy options with the range of places to eat at Niagara Falls State Park. .
Any Top Tips?
It's actually FREE to enter the park and enjoy the views, hikes, and picnic areas. But there are fees for attractions and experiences. .
Need a little extra help?
Wheelchairs are available upon request from the Visitor Center, as well as the police station on Goat Island. There are a limited number, so if you have one it's best to bring it along. Most of the footpaths are suitable for wheelchairs. .
Strollers are no available within the park..
Can I get one of those?
Of course you can commemorate your experience at Niagara Falls with something special from Shop Niagara Falls. Books to learn more, art to remind you of the occasion - find something special! .
If you get the Discovery Pass ticket, which is great value, then you also get unlimited rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley!.
What people are saying?
by Olivia Hyson
Pretty awsome for a night view.. and my first trip.. loved it.. most awmazing thing ive ever seen.. glad I got to see it a week before my birthday.. great adventure for everyone to see..
by Aman U Khan
As a Middle Eastern male, I too was very disappointed that there were no goats.
by Darius Peczek
Best time to visit in May or June and autumn months.
by David Selhorst
Very disappointing - I didn't see any goats :(
by Rhomzaar Estiler