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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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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

My nieces enjoyed the experience. A car on a tightrope. A beautiful view. Popular attraction.great stop on the WEGO bus line. My sister and I shopped at a small shop next to this ride found incredible buys

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Brantford, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Great way to see the Niagara River but don't go if you are scared of heights. The staff were great and very knowledgeable.

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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187 reviews 187 reviews
27 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We finally did it… we live only two hours from Niagara Falls so we have been there many time but we have never been on the Whirlpool Car. It was a cold day with little sunshine but we still enjoyed our ride. The scenery with the fall colours was great and the information from our tour guide was wonderful. We... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We did this trip on a very quiet day when there were only a few other people sharing the car, the view when out in the middle is really quite special and just a little bit scary for a person who is a little scared of heights! My wife thought that it was most amusing. A most worthwhile trip watching... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Top Contributor
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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