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Niagara Falls State Park

332 Prospect Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716 278 1796
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Waterfalls, State Parks
Activities: Group tours/train, Group tours/walking tour, Hot-air ballooning
Owner description: A huge expanse of natural beauty, this oldest state park in the U.S. offers biking, fishing and cross-country skiing, and contains plenty of hiking... more » Owner description: A huge expanse of natural beauty, this oldest state park in the U.S. offers biking, fishing and cross-country skiing, and contains plenty of hiking and walking trails, including the Niagara Gorge Trail System, which affords great views of both the falls and the gorge. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One of those places to make plans to see. The park borders the river and includes Goat Island and Terrapin Point. Not the closest or best views of the falls, but don't discount the views. Different perspectives from many points are worth the visit. The grounds are well kept. Some construction and refurbishment was in progress when we visited, but... More

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Poor directions. Not clean. Broken fences. Lacked police supervision. Looked deserted and absurd. Can be improved by better signage/help booths.

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Walked across from Canada to the USA. Cost 6 dollars for documentation. The park is fairly extensive and we didn't get to see it all but the view you get of the falls is excellent. You can do cave of the winds from this side and also maid of the mist. You can do a similar thing on the Canadian... More

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Fairmount, In
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed walking around and through the park to get to the falls. Was a little dated and could use some updating but still very peaceful.

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Northren Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit and contrary to what we had been advised, liked the US view side much better. It felt like you got a fuller feel for the falls. Strongly recommend the Maid of the Mist. It actually lives up to the hype.

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Always heard that the best view is from the Canadian side. But my experience is that both sides have a lot to offer and are very different. We walked quite a bit on and around Goat Island. Well worth the time.

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Oakdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It was a very nice park I enjoyed the view of the falls and I enjoyed the walking trails. There were to falls the American falls and the Horseshoe falls they were both great to view.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

New York State has done such a nice job with this park. The gardens are well cared for, the views are showcased, and there are different ways to experience the falls within the park. Parking isn't too much of a pain, the gift shop isn't crazy, and the snacks are as expected. Watch out for the coffee stand in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is wonderful to see the waterfalls, have some fun and walk around. You can also take a trolley to any location for those that don't like to walk. You can see across to Canada and you can take a boat ride right up to the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The actual park is clean but much of it was under construction so it took away from the scenery. Great views but better views of Horseshoe falls from the Canadian side. It was great to go to Goat Island and be only feet away from the falls. It was a nice walk along the trail by Horseshoe Falls and you... More

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