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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. For Cave of the Winds and beyond, use our Niagara Falls trip builder to get the most from your Niagara Falls vacation.
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  • Absolutely loved it. We went in October so it was a bit chilly but to be expected. It was by far the best view of the falls! 
  • We were not sure about going to the Cave of the winds as the criteria was to get wet! But we are glad we experienced it. Naigara falls is an ideal place in August - September as its pleasant and nice....  more »
  • We were there with family and kids in summers. If watching Niagra falls is not awe inspiring enough, you must go for Cave of the Winds. Its part fun, part adventurous and part scary (a bit). Be ready ...  more »
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  • It was a very crowded long weekend with 3 hour wait to the elevators, but its really worth waiting for. The view is nice and excellent.You get to take a complete shower at the falls if you want. The water is cold and refreshing. Carry extra set of clothes,since you may need to change to since you will get wet no matter what.
  • It is a must-see attraction place when you visit the Niagara Falls from the US side, although it cost me an iPhone battery because of the unbelievable wetness :). It is once-in-a-life time opportunity so you should not miss it. It is an absolutely breath-taking amusement to get wet under the lovely mist and sometimes water of the Cave of the Winds part of the Falls. You feel the relaxing negative ions of the mist. It is just awesome, awesome, and awesome! PS: Do not forget to have ice cream, particularly strawberry and Niagara Falls, when you exit the Cave. It is just on your way, you cannot miss it. Some of the best ice creams I have ever had in the US.
  • My mom and I came here to do a cave tour and did not know what to expect. Dakota was our tour guide and he was amazing! He kept us entertained while educating us on certain features of the cave. After the tour, we bought a USB drive for $15 with a picture of us in the cave on it and other professional pictures of the caves and mountains on it as well. Then we went and did the bat-a-pault, which I would definitely recommend to anyone to do! The employee who was running it let us go 3 times in a row since he had nothing else to do! Then he convinced my mom to go do the ropes course they had, she didn't think she could do it because of her knees. Needless to say, she loved the ropes course. I did not catch the employees name but he was very encouraging. My mom and I both did one of the hardest courses and loved it. I can not wait to go back!! It was sooo much fun and every employee we dealt with was super nice and helpful! Wish I could give it more then 5 stars!
  • Loved it! Prepare to be soaked if you don't tie your poncho wright! But then you get to dry while walking the beautiful Park! One unique experience! You really get to feels the power of the falls!!! Do bring an waterproof camera! Would've ruin my iphone if I would've used it for sure!!! (And it brings back the nostalgia of using a film camera! The anticipation of getting the pictures!!!). Not a long walk but you can take your time and stay as long as you want. Really great experience! Would recommend this to everyone!!!
  • This is an adventure - you will get soaked! But it does not matter, I've kept my cape and sandals as souvenirs. I'm really glad I added this place on my multi-buy ticket. I even enjoyed the bus ride to get there via Goat Island. It really was great fun.