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Maid of the Mist

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Address: Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: +1 716-284-8897
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: Maid of the Mist-America's Most Monumental Experience Since 1846. Trips...
Maid of the Mist-America's Most Monumental Experience Since 1846. Trips depart every 15 minutes from Prospect Point, Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls New York. Take a ride to the base of Niagara Falls for an experience to remember. Souvenir rain ponchos are provided. Opening date depends on ice conditions. Trips run until October 31st.
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AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

My boyfriend and I stopped by the falls and walked around the park. The landscaping was nice and the falls were amazing! HOWEVER, YOU MUST RIDE THE MAID OF THE MIST! This is one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Rachel M
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I stopped by the falls and walked around the park. The landscaping was nice and the falls were amazing! HOWEVER, YOU MUST RIDE THE MAID OF THE MIST! This is one of the most amazing experiences in my life! I feel really sorry for the people who visit the falls and don't take the boat tour. Again,... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed the ride. the views were great. it was hard to hear what was being said over the announcements with the roar of the falls and all the talking people.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After we arrived and got on the observation deck, we took the Maid of the Mist to the Falls. It was spectacular! Thank goodness for the ponchos they hand out. The sound and the view of the Falls so close up was unreal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When visiting the Falls the Maid of the Mist is a must do for the experience of getting up close and personal with the falls. It's quick and does get pretty close to the heart of the falls but it's hard to see with all the water...as expected! You will get wet and it's definitely worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Its been around for such a long time but it was so amazing!!! We got so close to the Horseshoe Falls it was unbelievable!! Id do it again!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The tour was everything we had hoped for. We went relatively close to the falls (glad they provided ponchos), and we were amazed at the power they create. The boat was a little crowded, but we felt we had room to see and take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved our ride on the Maid of the Mist. We got up close and personal with the Falls. Our guide recommended we not sit on the top deck and he was right. There was so much mist up top it wasn't nearly as good for picture taking.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After growing up in the area... and now living away for many years, I finally took the 'Maid of the Mist' tour. It was something fun to experience once in your life. Gives you a much different perspective of the falls from the water below. It is windy and you will get pelted with water, but that is part of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Buying tickets was tricky - we were directed to the wrong spot 3 times before finally finding the ticket window. But worth the effort, and worth every penny. The views were spectacular. My 14 year old niece and I both agreed it was the best boat ride ever. We chose to get soaked - and the pictures were definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I would recommended this experience to anyone visiting the Falls from the USA side. Because the Falls are apparently not as impressive on the USA side, as it is on the Canada side, the Maid of the Mist experience is memorable. The boat takes you right up against the Falls - you will try and steady yourself on the boat,... More 

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Address: Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: +1 716-284-8897
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls

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