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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 110 Attractions in Niagara Falls
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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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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went for a gondola ride. In the lineup we were advised that it was down. It could be up in 10 minutes or tomorrow. We were invited to visit the gift shop. I asked when it had stopped and was told 3 days ago. I noticed that no one was working on it and it was a Sunday. Disappointed... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite things to do in the Niagara area. It doesn't cost too much and isn't too long, but you get fantastic views of the Niagara whirlpools.

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a fun attaction. You enter an open cable car where you stand around the edges and they take you across to the other side and back. The views are spectacular of the whirlpool and the beautiful greenish blue water that is decending toward the falls. It is high up but I do not like heights and I did... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Absolutely wonderful view. First, we showed during the day with about an hour wait, so we turned back and came back at night and took the last ride across..., much less busy and the view is the same. The tour guide was a ready nice kid.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This aero car will not disappoint for a great view of the whirpool. Staff was friendly and gave information while passing over the river. Spend the few bucks, its worth it! If you're afraid of heights, maybe not so much. On the way back you switch sides so you get a good view from both sides of the river.

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West Babylon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

aerial car across a huge whirlpool. you cross over the USA/Canada border four times on a 15 minute ride.interesting information from the staff. don't even think about it if you're afraid of heights. like most of the falls-related activities here this one was also awesome.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's exactly as described. Short queue, not bad admission price, ride across and back approximately 12-minutes. Excellent view...

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Kennerdell
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a really cool way to see the river and whirlpool. Had an extended ride as the car broke down for about 10 minutes with us just hanging over the river. I didn't mind this at all but some of the other passengers were less thrilled. I thought It was a nice add-on to the adventure pass and I... More

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Hanover, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Added this attraction on when we purchased our Adventure Pass. It was a great ride and was narrated great by the driver. The ride was short but had a great view of the whirlpools. As someone who is deathly afraid of heights, I was nervous about this but the ride was slow and gentile so it was really great. It... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The lines were not long, we got right on within 10 minutes, the cable car looks safe, well secured, well maintained, did not make me feel motion sick (I don't like heights and this didn't bother me... maybe if it was really windy that might have been harder for to handle). You just go over and come back. You don't... More

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