Niagara Falls is more than one of the world’s natural wonders. It’s one of a kind. It’s the culmination of nature’s shear power and pure beauty coming together unlike anywhere else in the world. You’ve seen the image of rushing water spilling 175 feet into a sea of mist. But pictures can’t do it justice. The thunderous roar of the Falls, the shaking of the earth under your feet, the hazy mist brimming to the sky – it’s something you can only truly appreciate when you feel it for yourself.
Nova days, with the Niagara USA Discovery Pass, you can immerse yourself into the natural wonder of every aspect of the Falls. From learning about the flora and fauna of the Falls at Niagara Gorge Discovery Center to sailing into the mighty Horseshoe Falls on the world-famous Maid of the Mist® boat ride to a walk under the Falls at the Cave of the Winds, there is nowhere else on earth that can get you closer to Niagara Falls.
For generations, Niagara Falls has captivated the imaginations of people around the world – and for good reason. People have been flocking to the nation’s oldest state park from all over the world as far back as the early 18th century. But it wasn’t until the late 1800s when Niagara’s story started to reach legendary proportions.
Thrill-seekers, daredevils and stunt performers from all over the globe began to challenge the Falls’ power with an array of stunts. From going over the brink with only a barrel as protection to walking a tightrope strung over the edge of the Falls, the area has become the spot to test human valiance against nature’s raw power. In fact, in 2012, daredevil Nik Wallenda walked across the Falls from Niagara Falls State Park to Canada in just 26 minutes!
Today, there is something for everyone. For the thrill-seekers, adventure awaits at every turn. For foodies, there’s dining at the Top of the Falls Restaurant, and, for those looking to explore the natural beauty of a Frederick Law Olmsted–inspired park, they need only visit Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara USA Discovery Pass
No matter how you like your adventure, the Niagara USA Discovery Pass is the best way to experience it all! For one low individual ticket, you can enjoy the following attractions:
- The Maid of the Mist® Boat Tour
- The Cave of the Winds
- Niagara Adventure Theater
- Aquarium of Niagara
- Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
- One day of unlimited travel on the Niagara Scenic Trolley
You can start your adventure by meeting the daredevils and legends that make Niagara Falls so cool when you view the Niagara: Legends of Adventure movie. This 30-minute movie will introduce you to characters like Annie Taylor and the original Maid of the Mist! Then set sail on the Maid of the Mist® Tour, which has been sailing in the Niagara River for almost 150 years! We dare you to stay dry, even with the poncho we provide!
Next, take a stroll to Goat Island where you will find the awe-inspiring Cave of the Winds! Descend by elevator 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and walk the decks under the Falls. When you make it to the Hurricane Deck, you will be within feet of the thundering base of the Bridal Veil Falls! There is NOWHERE else to get closer to this amazing place. And the poncho we give you here? It’s not too helpful!
Dry off while you enjoy lunch at the Top of the Falls or the Cave of the Winds snack bar, and take a walk to Terrapin Point where you can overlook the Horseshoe Falls, scene of Nik Wallenda’s historic walk.
Then it’s time to jump on the Niagara Scenic Trolley for a ride to the Discovery Center where you can have a hands-on experience with the nature that inhabits the Falls and learn about how the Falls were born. The last stop is at the Aquarium of Niagara where the creatures from the sea await your visit. Meet friendly penguins, sea lions and even an octopus!
If you have extra time, hiking on the miles of trails along the Niagara Gorge will provide views that you will never forget, or catch the Falls at night when they are bathed in beautiful color. On some nights, fireworks explode over your head and bring the Falls to life with a bang!