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Reversing Falls

200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 29 attractions in Saint John
Type: Waterfalls
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Greenland, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A bit overhyped, this is an interesting feature to view the water racing inland from the Atlantic due to some quirk in the river; there are a number of walkways and a bridge so you may get as many views of these "falls" as possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to two places to see them. First we went to the visitor center and got the explanation. You should go see them at high and low tide so you can compare. They are every 6 hours more of less, so when we were there the high tide that we saw was at 9:33am and the low was at... More

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Middle Island, NY
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Reversing Falls-nothing else like it on Earth. Visit at high tide, low tide and particularly slack tide, when the water flow actually slows to a stop and reverses direction. Free parking. Excellent views from atop the Falls Restaurant observation deck (free access), from a riverside deck, from a floating dock, and from a park a short walk across the bridge... More

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64 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't go thinking you are going to see falls. There is talk they want to change the name to rapids which might be more apt. Make sure you check the tides before you go. It is just and unusual phenomenon. There are a couple of restaurants nearby and a gift shop. There's a walkway which I didn't try but looks... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Awesome! A must see. Very cool to watch. An experience like no other. Only downside was all the stairs down to the look off part, and the sewage smell once you got down there.

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Evansville, Indiana
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited the reversing falls at the suggestion of a girl working at the Saint John visitor center and thought it sounded interesting. We just happened to be arriving at a time when she said the tide level would give us an enjoyable show. Though it's certainly an interesting phenomenon from a scientific point of view, it wasn't really very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were in the area at a time when the falls were supposed to reverse so we figured why not? Well, no falls as I am used to seeing, but I did observe the river reversal and the water running in the opposite direction. I would classify this in the same category as Magnetic Hill in Moncton...a great PR promotion,... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

First, as several other reviewers have noted, this is not actually a "falls"; its a "rapids". (The area seems to be in the process of changing it promotional materials to give a more accurate description.) Second, to appreciate what is going on here, you have to go both near low tide (where you'll see water churning down through the rocks)... More

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Petaluma, California
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46 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

So I see the water swirling around the rocks and I understand that it changes directions when the tides flow in and again when they flow out. But is this a waterfall? Fortunately, it is downtown, free, and not a big investment of time. There is a good information center overlooking the 'falls' with a better explanation and pictures of... More

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Wilton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came to New Brunswick to get a feel of the Bay of Fundy. Our first stop was Saint John. There is no bay action to speak of. We found more tidal action in Moncton and Alma is evidentially the place to experience the best of the lows and highs. Still, we went to the reversing falls about four times.... More

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