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Reversing Falls

200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 34 Attractions in Saint John
Type: Waterfalls
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Saint John, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The only thing this restaurant really has going for them is location. The food was very bland, I felt like I could have made something better at home. I'm pretty sure they used canned vegetables for one dish. The restaurant is very outdated, could use a modern touch or a make over. Im sure they do well with tourists pouring... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The tide adds 50 feet of water into the Bay of Fundy causing the falls to reverse when the tide comes in. Interesting to go to Falls Park and take pictures at low tide and then come back 10 hours later and take a picture from the same location. It's amazing the difference in the height of the water when... More

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Fair Haven, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful views. You can see the falls by walking all around the area. Restaurant on site (we did not eat there, but it smelled good). I loved it. Cross the bridge and go to the overlook. Go up on the deck.

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Chester, Virginia, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took an excursion with the cruise ship we were on and it was a long ride but well worth it. We were able to go down the steps and walk on the bottom while the tide was out, it was amazing. One of the Rangers was with us and was very informative. The rock formations are beautiful. I would... More

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Lititz
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't bother going to the observation deck at the fallsview restaurant. Instead take the Time and find Fallsview Park. It is definitely worth it. You will be close to the water and can see the rapids coming down the river and up the river. Make sure you visit at low and high tide to appreciate the beauty of this place.... More

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Woodbridge, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were expecting some kind of actual "falls", but it's really just small rapids. However, it is still an interesting phenomenon and worth going to see if you are in Saint John anyways. Otherwise, not worth going out of your way for.

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Durant, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a very unusual natural phenomena. We went twice, both near high tide. Wish our schedule had been such that we could have gone at low tide also. Parking is limited and a bit confusing.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The river flow stops twice a day for 20 min when the counter flowing tide is at its peak. This allows to navigate the river by larger vessels. Interesting to see, however, the factory that dominates the surroundings is shocking in its ugliness and pollution production. People interested in geology (there is also a piece of Africa embedded in the... More

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West Babylon, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Reversing falls was a bit of a disappointment. You envision an actual falls from the name, and what you get is just a change in direction of water in the river. Unimpressive.

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Herndon, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You will get so much more out of the experience if you read about the reversing falls before you visit. The geology, tidal influence and whirlpools will be that much more amazing when you understand the how's and whys.

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