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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
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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Tierra Verde, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Rochester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My friend and I enjoyed the aerial car ride over the Niagara River and whirlpool. The guide did good job to explain a little of the history. Free parking and can get here by the city bus WeGo green line.

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You didn't see the falls AT all, just the gorge. That I was unaware of! Its a small simple ride. Im scared of heights but I was okay during it. Not something WOW I would recommend to people although kids might like it

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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a vintage cable car across the whirlpool rapids, a huge bay on the Canadian bank of the Niagara River, downstream from the falls. There are stunning views of the whirlpool, and the jet boats that take tourists up the river for a close view. This, and the boat, are the two attractions I would choose to do if... More

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South Shields
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Barely any queue so got on quick and easy. Journey there and back was quick but more than enough and good value for money. Really glad we did it and got some great pics. Anyone who is scared of heights - it didn't feel like you were suspended by cables over a Whirlpool....felt really safe. No issue (aside from people... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Well...not sure what I expected but am sure that what was delivered fell short. We were entertaining relatives and thought we would actually try some attractions that we never had. We were less than impressed for the money! The entire experience was less than 20 minutes and the tour guide sounded like someone who flunked out of radio broadcasting. Overall... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It cost about $12.00 per person to ride the aero car. It is a leisurely ride across the whirlpool but does give you some amazing views of the river and the surrounding area. If you're scared of heights at all this would terrify you. Definitely worth checking out.

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Lancaster
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is about 20 minutes on the WeGO from Table Rock north to the whirlpool, where the river bends after the previous rapids. There are good views of the whirlpool from the road, but a lot better from the Aero Car, which runs over to the other side. Passengers are asked to swap sides after the first crossing, so on... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Taking the whirlpool aero car is a great way to see the water that flows to Nigara falls. A bit scary if you are not use to the height but over all, a must do & see experience.

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