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Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls

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A meal with a view awaits at Skylon Tower, featuring an observation deck and a revolving restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls. Located on the Canadian side of the falls, the 160 m (520 ft) tower features three external elevators that can whisk you to the top in just under a minute. The views from the outdoor and indoor decks alone merit a visit, though most tourists also choose to round-off their experience with a hearty meal at the onsite restaurant. The base of the tower contains several gift shops and an amusement arcade, making this attraction a good shopping/entertainment spot for families with kids. Plan your Skylon Tower visit and explore what else you can see and do in Niagara Falls using our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning website.
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  • Awesome views. We didn’t eat dinner, but did sit at the bar with a glass of wine and appetizers. The staff in the restaurant were fantastic, the views from the tower were great 
    Awesome views. We didn’t eat dinner, but did sit at the bar with a glass of wine and appetizers. The staff in the restaurant were fantastic, the views from the tower were great  more »
  • You will have a fantastic view of the falls, like from a chopper. It's recommended to go early in the morning to avoid the queue and have more room on top for pictures. 
    You will have a fantastic view of the falls, like from a chopper. It's recommended to go early in the morning to avoid the queue and have more room on top for pictures.  more »
  • Very nice arrangements, the lift was very quick and there was a nice view of entire city all around to watch the falls, other territory from the top 
    Very nice arrangements, the lift was very quick and there was a nice view of entire city all around to watch the falls, other territory from the top  more »
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  • This rating encompasses the entire experience - the staff at the restaurant was great, lively, and entertaining, and was able to cater to requests fairly quickly. Very glad to have that throughout the visit. Expect to go through touristy things to get upstairs to eat, but it doesn't change the mood much. The view was excellent as the perspective over the falls is high enough to have it feel differently than below; the observation deck is the best spot to head after dinner as well. The difficulty I had with the restaurant was the quality of the meal. For the price ($$$), I expected significantly better quality than received. For instance, reviewing the steak, it was not tender or seasoned well, in fact a large portion of my "aged certified Angus" was lined with a vein of inedible gristle. The sauces were basic and the overall presentation wasn't on par with the price. The experience was still positive and fun and the atmosphere was great inside the restaurant (hence the 3 stars), but the price and food quality took it down for me. Good experience, great staff, wish the meal was better.
  • The ride to the top is breathtaking for sure. The tower restaurant is wheelchair accessible. The views are superb and you get different views the whole time you're eating. It rotates one time around an hour. The menu is small but for good reason. I had the steak and lobster and it was delicious. The steak was thick and cooked perfectly. It melted in my mouth and it tasted so good. I would recommend going if you visit the falls.
  • This was an experience that has been on my bucket list for a very long time. It was well worth the wait. The view was spectacular, service was incredible and the food was beyond phenomenal. The tower rotates about once every hour and I had a hard time making dinner last long enough to get the complete 360 view as I mentioned it was delicious and also the staff are very efficient. Now I can't wait to get back.
  • Darlene and Alex where absolutely an awesome team for our severs. As for our food not a single component was bad, my wife lived her prime rib, and I thoroughly enjoyed my sea bass. Dessert was fanatic. A definite must do if your in the Canada Niagara falls area. As for the views , we'll what more can one ask for spectacular views.
  • Starting with the positives the view is great going up the elevator and seeing the falls from the top especially when lit up at night. As far as the dining just be aware that there is a minimum of $45 dollars per person for the dining room. It’s our fault for not reading more carefully. Food was good but in my opinion not worth the price. Unless you want to spend an arm and a leg on dinner I’d just stick with the trip up.

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