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Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls

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#2 of 291 in Nature in New York State
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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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  • A different interesting view of the falls. Acces was orderly and the lifts personnel kind and positively focused on tourists questions. 
    A different interesting view of the falls. Acces was orderly and the lifts personnel kind and positively focused on tourists questions.  more »
  • We had a nice time on this tour but we were expecting to get to do the hurricane deck and we were not told it was closed until after we paid and were getting ready to ride the elevator down. This... 
    We had a nice time on this tour but we were expecting to get to do the hurricane deck and we were not told it was closed until after we paid and were getting ready to ride the elevator down. This...  more »
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  • You can get closer to the Falls when you descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and experience the power of the Falls from the Hurricane Deck at Cave Of The Winds. they provide you with a poncho along with the ticket. this is one of the best experiences in the world. You won't be disappointed if you ever plan a trip to the Niagara Falls. It is worth a visit just for the sheer thrill of seeing one of the world's best waterfalls that attracts over 30-million visitors from across the globe, every year.
  • Our family decided to do Cave of the Winds on a recommendation from staff at the Marriott we were staying at nearby. We're also all afraid of heights, and abandoned plans to do the Maid of the Mist after seeing the glass elevator tower you ride up and the bridge you have to walk across. Once you officially enter, your group piles into a room for a very quick history recap of the Niagara falls. Thankfully, this video is only about 5 minutes long and is entertaining so it will not bore the kids (or adults) with a history lesson. After exiting you walk through a tunnel and to an elevator, which takes you down to the base. This is all truly self-guided, you get whatever you want out of it. It can be as quick as you want it to be. We were in and out in about 20 minutes, took some great photos and videos at Hurricane Deck and got out. So glad we did this instead of the boat ride, I feel like you really got to feel the power and take in the beauty much more this way than viewing from a boat.

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