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Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Falls

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Admire Niagara Falls from a different vantage point with a visit to Journey Behind the Falls. Hidden behind the powerful waterfall, the tunnel offers several viewing platforms that give visitors a fresh perspective on the thunderous cascade. Be sure to wear a poncho or waterproof jacket on your visit, as you'll almost certainly get doused by heavy sprays of water. Reserve your tickets in advance, as the popular attraction can sell out. For Journey Behind the Falls and beyond, use our Niagara Falls trip builder to get the most from your Niagara Falls vacation.
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  • My wife and I took the tour behind the Horseshoe Falls. Standing at the base of the falls was breathtaking. The tour behind the falls was not quite what we expected but was interesting nevertheless.  more »
  • This activity is extremely overrated and definitely not worth the money and especially not worth the 45-60 minutes waiting time for a 5-10 minutes minimalistic tunnel system (had we been alone the tun...  more »
  • I was here in the 80's and the attraction hasn't changed or been updated to anything more exciting. Was a very long wait even with a timed entry. Very long lines to get in and even longer once you're ...  more »
  • At roughly $16 US/person, this attraction is definitely a must see and do! Price is slightly higher than my girlfriend and I feel it should be but nonetheless, had a great time. Forced to stand in a square on the way to the tunnels in order to have your picture taken and then hit up to buy the picture at the end was an annoyance. Then, issued rain jackets, get on the elevator, then we were in the tunnels. All employees we met along the way were very friendly and we were told that we could take as long as we wanted while in the tunnels and out on the observation platform. Went to the platform first and talk about a mist! Everyone seemed to enjoy it, even though it was a pretty cool and overcast day, it was truly amazing to be standing THAT CLOSE to the edge of the falling water!! After many pictures, we headed to the other tunnel that let to the 2 openings behind the falls. Both were gated back from the water a good distance but water still came splashing it from time to time. It was quite noisy but very exciting. On the way, there are big signs with pictures and much information about the history and erosion of that area of the falls. This was something I had wanted to do for over 30 years, since my first time visiting the falls and I was glad I finally got to do it!
  • This is a great attraction at Niagara Falls especially in the summertime when you're able to go out further and really be in an area behind the falls. I went in the winter time so they barricaded off the front area because it was frozen and you could've gotten hurt but nonetheless we were still able to see the area behind the falls and the fury of the falls. It was a nice experience to go in the tunnels and really experience the magnitude and feeling of the water rushing down on top of you. They don't give you any jackets because you're not going further out but I would think you may get wet here.
  • This place is cool but still ehh. So many better things to see at Niagara Falls. If you're here, why not go though. The tunnels are small and there tends to be a lot of people. You go to 2 opening with water flushing down. Kind of a bore. The part where you actually get wet is straight down the main hall and down the steps. The views there are spectacular!
  • To be behind de stream of Great Niagara Fall is an unforgettable experience. The water fall is so powerful that it shakes all the concrete construction of the tunnel making it vibrate and you feel it with all your body. Niagara is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. I wish I could return one day.
  • Nice experience of the falls ,in a view that you will get nowhere else in Niagara. Elevator takes you behind the falls, you walk some tunnels which run under the falls and then exit to outposts below the falls. You will see people near the bottom of the falls on wooden stairwells, this is the Journey Behind the Falls and where you will be if you do the experience. Pretty neat for one time.

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