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Whirlpool Aero Car

3850 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
1 877 642 7275
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Ranked #20 of 98 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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Pickering, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Make sure you pick a sunny day for this little trip high above the whirlpool...very cool !! As it goes across, then comes back, make sure you arrive at the boarding side.

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Scarborough Ontario Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This was really kool but a bit scary.lol u are going across the Niagara gorge on a wire lol but it was amazing. Great photo opportunity of the rapids below and the cliffs are so pretty.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Its a bit of a jaunt down falls view blvd but worth it. The spanish aero car crosses the whirlpool and you get amazing views of the grand niagara river. On the trip back they make you switch sides so that everyone can get the view. Takes about 15 minutes to cross and come back (or so it felt) may... More

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Pickering
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Wow, my wife and I had not done this for at least 40 years. We had returned to the Falls with friends to celebrate our 40th and decided to travel down memory lane. This included a ride on the Whirlpool Aero Car. While riding across we had a very nice talk with the staff member operating the car. It brought... More

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Vineland, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is one of my favorites anywhere in the world! The Spanish built car is suspended on steel cables and goes across the Niagara Whirlpool! It's not open in the winter but from spring to fall, this is a MUST DO! IT offers a fantastic view of the lower Niagara River and whirlpool! Keep your eyes open and you might... More

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Coram, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Great views of a different place within the Niagara Falls area. Cable car took you across and back. What was nice is after going across they had everyone rotate a complete half turn around the car so you were on one side of the car going across and the other side of the car coming back so you had views... More

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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
79 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It was empty when we went. Booked tickets and waited for the next car to arrive. Worth once. Would not go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

For the trip it was a long wait and then the car broke down so even longer wait. There are other attractions that are more value for money.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Waited for over an hour, and didnt feel it was worth it, a small distance out of town, with a very long wait, for a very quick ride...

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Journey out over the falls in a cable car. This car doesn't go too far over the falls although not good if you are afraid of heights. The view is great over what you can see but you are not out there for too long.

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