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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 17 Activities in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description: MAID OF THE MIST 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, at... more »
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Toronto
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

My wife said that I giggled like a girl through the whole trip. What a blast. You have to go on this trip. The wind was howling and the rainbows were all around us as the spray from the American Falls and then the Horseshoe Falls covered us all. We could not believe just how close the captain took us... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is a truly fun and "wet" ride on a boat that takes you right into the mouth of where the falls hit!!!! Alot of fun and surprisingly not that rough, I was amazed at how smooth the boat ride actually was. And the spray and mist actually feels refreshing when it hits you in the face!!!! They supply you... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take advantage of the cheap parking from the guys waving the placards and then walk down to the info center in the park. Inside and down the stairs outside then straight ahead to the Maid of the mist. Friendly and not complicated, simply follow the path through, take your pics and then head down the elevator to... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The falls are very impressive from any distance but from up close, they're really amazing. The boat takes you very close to the falls and you can get as wet as you want. You do get a poncho and you can stand of the bow for more water or on the stern for less. It was fun and the power... More

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Munich, Germany
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Feel...mother natures power. A definate different feeling than by looking over from the top. The roaring sound of the falls. Awesome!

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I love the sightsee, great pics, great everything lol enjoying the sound of the water hitting the rocks the mist covering ur face, just loving the power of Mother Nature

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Mountain View, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Maid of the Myst is a ~20 minute boat ride that goes up close to the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara, stays there for ~5 minutes, and then comes back. After getting your tickets, you go down an elevator from essentially the top of the falls to its bottom, where you board a Maid of the Myst... More

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you go to the falls, this is a must. Worth every penny. I think we got lucky on timing as we got on very quickly. the view is spectacular and it is an amazing inexpensive way to experience the falls.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

this is the 5th time I have been on the maid of the mist and it never ceases to amaze me the power of the falls and how the boat can stay there against such power. the Maid of the Mist boats now only run on the USA side of the river.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went the week after Labor Day. No lines, we got on the first boat to leave after we arrived. We had plenty of room to walk around during the trip. They give you a plastic poncho and you will need it. There is a substantial amount of spray but that is what you should expect this close to a... More

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