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Whirlpool Aero Car

3850 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
1 877 642 7275
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Ranked #26 of 111 Attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Trams
Traveler Description: A favorite attraction of visitors from around the world, the Whirlpool Aero Car was built in 1916.  Considered daring in its day, the operating... more »
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Marietta, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We have done this ride many years ago and it does not change...However, as my husband is handicapped, we asked if he could go down all the steps before the other people so he does not hold them up=. Of Course! we will get you 5 mins. before we let the others down. Did not happen and he held people... More

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Alsip, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The elevator wasn't working and it was a hard climb up and down the flights of stairs for a person with a cane. You do not dock on the American side, just feet from it and then go back. The middle section is the best to stand and you see everything. The outer ring of people change sides on the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was a sunny autumn day so that the views were at their best, bright and colourful. As one glides across one can see up and down the river and all around the Whirlpool lined with fishermen. The water streams can be seen clearly and the chaos when the two meet each other. Watching the jet-propelled launches below fight and... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We purchased tickets and the wait time was about 15 minutes to go on aero car. The actual ride over the whirlpool is about 15 minutes. It's very interesting. We didn't know the aero car was from 1918.

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East Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

this is a ride over the whirlpool at the end of the rapids downriver from the falls. The ride takes you from one side of the river to the other and back, they have you switch sides half way so you can see both sides. It was not expensive and the view was spectacular especially with the leaves all changing.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this as a little different, only a short ride but very informative and gives you a great view of the Rapids 😊

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stopped off after we had done the "White Water Walk" and toured the Butterfly Conservatory. Free parking, not too expensive (discount coupon with your Adventure Pass), and no real line. The ride is about 15 minutes in all, high above the Niagara River, with wonderful views of the whirlpool below. It's more a gentle than a thrilling experience-- so... More

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Quebec City, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Another affordable attraction, going across the Niagara River from cliff to cliff with the powerful river changing direction caught in the whirlpool. The Aerocar driver was knowledgeable and friendly, kindly suggesting that once at the other side, we all walk around the car so we can see the wonders below from the opposite side of the car. Not as scary... More

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A short 15 minutes from the falls, this is a nice combination sight to take in along with the White Water Walk. You cross over the Niagara river in a cable car as the river makes a 90 degree bend and creates a whirlpool beneath you. Great photo opportunities abound as you cross over, switch sides and cross back. The... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You don't see the waterfalls at all !!!! The aero car just go back and forth above the stream . Not too interesting and my advice is : skip it !

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