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White Water Walk, Niagara Falls

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Marvel at the trillions of gallons of water powering their way along one of the widest stretches of white water in the world at White Water Walk. Travel down 70 m (229 ft) in an elevator, to a short tunnel leading to the water's edge. A 305 m (1/4 mi) boardwalk arm's length away from the natural phenomenon takes you to two observation points, both with views of the Class 6 whirlpool rapids, which rage ferociously at 48 km/h (30 mph). From here you will learn first-hand how the 410-million-year-old rock layers of the Niagara Gorge were slowly forged thanks to the sheer force of the water. Plan to visit White Water Walk and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Niagara Falls attractions using our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.
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  • Overall the white water walk was beautiful and worth the time. But the slow lines due 1 small elevator can become difficult with 2 children under 5. Once down below though you will enjoy your time. Th...  more »
  • Type 6 rapids ( the roughest there are). Over quarter mile of walking. Did take a elevator down to the river. It was nice to see, but that was it.  more »
  • Visited the White Water Walk before going to Table Rock itself to see the falls, and felt like being able to experience the ferocity of the rapids allowed for a better appreciation of the falls after....  more »
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  • The river walk was interesting in that you are able to walk alongside such a powerful and might rapids area. We visited because this was part of the Adventure pass. If you are in the northern area anyway to do the zip car or whatever it is worth a stop but don't come just for this if you are staying near the falls.
  • This place has impressive views of the Niagara river and its rapids. This rapids are classified as category 6, which mean they are almost not drivable in a water raft. The experience was rwally nice and the contact with nature was very close.
  • I liked this a lot! Amazing to walk that close to that much water moving so fast! Breathtaking!
  • This is a really good walk. It takes you up close with the white water and allows you to understand how powerful and large it is. There is lots of info along the river to read which is good.
  • Seems nice but after checking website and walking there from the falls we were told pets are not allowed, service dogs only.

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