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Whirlpool State Park

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Address: Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: (716) 284-4691
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A Park for Everyone

A great choice for a picnic, a hike, photography, or a short walk. There is something for everyone here. Plenty of convenient parking. The park includes a wooded picnic area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Briefly stopped here on a coach trip to the falls, and was a little underwhelmed. Its cool, but only worth a 10 minute look. If you're driving past on the way to the fort (as we were) then definitely stop. But I wouldn't go out of your way to go here.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great choice for a picnic, a hike, photography, or a short walk. There is something for everyone here. Plenty of convenient parking. The park includes a wooded picnic area with grills, tables, swings and bathrooms. There is a learning center with dioramas of the entire Niagara escarpment, historical artifacts and photos. Staffed by knowledgeable volunteer to answer your questions... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a name with Whirlpool i was expecting more. We were underwhelmed. We stopped for about 10 mins. on our way to Old Fort Niagara.

Thank Alisha T
Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the free parking lots to see the whirlpool from above. A wonder of nature. You can see the river take a side cut dead end too. Interesting to view from above

Thank davechardon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This truly is one of the wonders of the world. You can get fairly close to the rushing roaring water (safely) and experience the awesome power of Niagara.

Thank chrisxross1
Rawtenstall, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This view from the top of the gorge really gives an appreciation of the force of the water coming down the valley. As it was a visit in October, the trees were in the colours of the fall - magnificent! For those with an appetite for adventure, there is the option to take a trip across the gorge in a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Whirlpool State Park is FREE and a nice place to stop and enjoy different views of the Niagara River, sit and enjoy the view in a quieter setting and have a picnic. The water is a beautiful color and where the channel narrows and turns you can see the whirlpool undulate and spin. No, it's NOT the falls, but... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The fall colors were spectacular. It was also very accessible if someone in your party is disabled. Doesn't take very long to see, but worth the stop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A huge whirlpool created downstream from the falls which is quite a distance away, the beautiful blue and clear water is breathtaking and beautiful from the TOP of the hill at the park.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This small park gives a nice view of the whirlpool and eddie formed by the widening and bend in the Niagara River. It was a shame that there was construction going on when we visited. We were also warned about Poison Ivy there. Worth a look for the swirling turbulence in the river.

Thank zzrbell

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