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Whirlpool Aero Car

3850 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
1 877 642 7275
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Ranked #25 of 108 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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Vancouver, BC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We found the Whirlpool Aero Car trip a bit too short, and just wasn't that impressive a platform to view the river from (it's much more interesting viewing the water and sights down low). The car takes about 4 or 5 minutes to cross to the opposite side of river, then the operator asks all of the visitors to shuffle... More

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Marshall, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was a great way to see the whirlpool, the young men was very knowledgable. I also like how they gave everyone a chance to see both side of the river.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The staff was very nice. You get to see the dynamics of the river and realize how crazy the water flows. It was interesting. If your looking for thrills it's not here. But if you are into nature and are interested into how the river flows it is the place you need to see.

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San Jose
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Do get on the outside aisles, so you can look down. Even me, who is afraid of heights, felt safe in the car. And it is the only way you can get this view of the whirlpool. Note - there are 40 steep steps down and back up. This is NOT handicapped friendly.

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are lucky enough to be on the outside of the car, I am sure the view is great, BUT, if you end up in the middle for the short ride, you see NOTHING. A small fact they don't tell you when you purchase your ticket. Would I do it again, NO!!! Worth the money??? NO!!! Spend your money... More

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Ormond Beach FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I knew from the pictures I had to take my family here. It is slightly expensive, what isn't, and short, only ten minutes, but it is very UNIQUE and for that alone it is worth it...it was summer so the cool breeze coming off the rapids was nice and the speed boats underneath are exciting...the guide had the group circle... More

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A 10min cable car over the lower rapids area. Cost approx $15. Nice views of rapids & the whirlpool. It was ok but I think unless this sounds really good to you there are better things to do

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This Areo Car gives the viewer a whole new perspective as you are above the Gorge and Rapids of the Niagara River. We rode this across and back again....what most people don't know is you are going from Ontario to Ontario, not to the US. A brief history lesson awaits you and just so you know Pierre Bertons book Niagara,... More

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went here on the nature adventure pass along with butterfly conservatory and hornblower tour. Probably could have skipped this one, but it filled some time. Emphasis on some as tour was very quick. Neat experience for the kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Aero Car is pretty cool by itself but the scenery is pretty average. All we saw was the rapids but hardly see the spiral.

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