Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls

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Experience firsthand the cascading water and thunderous sounds of one of the country’s most famous natural wonders at Cave of the Winds. The behind-the-scenes tour takes you 53 m (175 ft) down into the Niagara Gorge to the “hurricane deck” at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls. Cling tight to your hood as you walk carefully along the wooden walkway, enduring the howling wind and spraying mist of the majestic waterfall. Bring a waterproof camera to capture pictures of the action and of the breathtaking scenery. Rain gear and no-slip shoes are provided on the tour free of charge. Make Cave of the Winds a part of your Niagara Falls vacation plans using our Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.
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  • It is second adventure after Maid of the Mist... amazing experience... but water will wet you despite raincoat...  more »
  • An amazing, one of a kind experience. I would suggest wearing shorts and flip flops, as you cannot enjoy this attraction without getting wet (despite the rain coat they give you while entering) Standi...  more »
  • Be sure and have warm clothes, windy but wonderful, wear comfortable shoes, cover your hair and the sites are wonderful  more »
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  • When my sister and her friend came to visit, we took them to many attraction in Niagara Falls on the American side and she said that the Cave of the Winds was the best attraction. They give you a poncho and some foot-ware before you go in. You'll be glad that you have the poncho especially when you go up to the Hurricane Deck. It's a blast being right next to the falls and getting soaked, and you'll have a happy smile on your face due to the positive ions that get generated by the water crashing down onto the rocks. You can stay down there as long as you want so just relax and take lots of selfies for your friends back home and enjoy it. It’s an excellent attraction, and my sister said its one of the best ways to experience the falls.
  • Excellent attraction. One of the best way to experience the falls. Arguably better than the Maiden of the Mist because you control your pace and location. It's pretty magical. P.S. The guys who run the elevators apparently also maintain the walkway!
  • This place is unforgettable. You get a poncho and some weird sandal things before you go in. If you're going up to the Hurricane Deck then you will be needing that poncho!! It's a blast being right next to the falls and getting soaked--you can really only smile while it's happening (and when you think back about it). We went on a very nice and sunny day so even though parts of our clothing got soaked after the Hurricane Deck we stuck around and quickly dried off in the sun. You can stay down there as long as you want so just relax and take lots of pictures and enjoy it!
  • Amazing! I think it's probably the best way to view and feel the power of the falls. If you're careful like me, you can do the tour and not get drenched. I even walked up on the Hurricane deck for about 20 seconds. However, it is very easy to get drenched on the walking tour as well, so plan accordingly. Unfortunately, you don't get to go into the caves or see them, but the close up view of the falls makes up for any of that.
  • Experience is amazing. During thanksgiving and black Friday parking is free. Other then that 7 a person for the trip to go down the waterfall. Worth the trip

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Niagara Falls is home to an array of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts within a wide price range. Many are within walking distance of the famous falls, and some even offer views from the rooms. Travelers on a budget can find reasonably priced dorm rooms at a hostel. The Deveaux neighborhood is well kept, and has a number of converted early 20th-century buildings. Accommodation near Little Italy is ideal for those on vacation who want to take advantage of Niagara Falls' dining and nightlife opportunities.
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