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Maid of the Mist

Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
716 284 8897
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Ranked #1 of 15 activities in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Activities: Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description: MAID OF THE MISS ONLY OPERATES IN THE USA. IT IS NOT ACCESSABLE IN CANADA.     Advice from a local: board the Maid of the Mist on the American side... more »
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Niagara Falls, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

When you go on the Maid always go from the American side, it is not well known but it is a little cheaper there. Also once you have finished the ride you get to go up on the observation deck which gives an amazing view of both falls. The boat ride gives you a view of the falls you can... More

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niagara falls usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Living here in the Falls I admit I don't often take advantage of the available attractions, but the Maid of the Mist is a unique opportunity t get up close to one of the Wonders of the World!!! You are given a ponco to wear and believe me you need it as it is a WET ride. .It is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Probably one of the more amazing attractions I have seen from a purely eye popping perspective. The size of the falls and the amount of water rushing over them is purely amazing. Couple that with riding a boat underneath the falls and you have a pretty awesome experience. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Fremont, California
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605 helpful votes 605 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Maid of he Mist boat trip is one of those things everyone should have on their personal :"bucket list", First, the amazing Niagara Falls; secondly a boat ride to get you so near the water and the roar of the falls. We were there October 2014 when it was pretty much "low season", We parked nearby and walked -... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If there is absolutely one thing you want to do here.. then take this ferry... The best part is people of all ages can enjoy the mystic Niagara up and close- so its more popular than the other rides.. Its almost like a signature activity at Niagara Falls... The views are magnificent..Don't get bothered with the crowd and the eager... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Got on the maid of the mist on the American side and got a blue poncho, which I think adds to the experience. The boat ride only lasts about 30-45minutes, passing the American falls first and then finally getting as close to the famous horseshoe falls as possible so you can feel the spray and hear the noise it makes.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

You can't go to Niagara falls and not do this! It's always a fun time....makes for some great photo ops.... Bring your rain coat ;)

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Pascoag, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

What an experience. Other than feeling a little bit like cattle being prodded onto a boat, it was spectacular. I spent the whole time laughing..

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Hong Kong, China
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been on this ride about 5 times and I am never disappointed. Every single time, in all weather of the seasons they run it, I've been and have always enjoyed myself. Definitely go on this if you have a chance, the wait is well worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I went to Niagara Falls just to ride the Maid of the Mist. It was a dream of mine to wear the poncho and get soaked with water from the power of the Falls - this is how you know you are ALIVE - and it was amazing!! I was smiling and laughing out loud the entire time while the... More

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