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“As expected” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maid of the Mist

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 16 activities in Niagara Falls
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Owner description: Ready to get soaked? Take this boat ride, operating since 1846, to the bottom of the falls where the thrill, thundering noise and Niagara waters shower will be an experience to remember.
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“As expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

You get so close to the falls that you need a poncho. What more could you want? This is definitely worth the price and everyone that goes to Niagra should experience this.

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“You've got to do it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

OK, it may be a bit cheesy, and you will look rather silly in the blue rain coat, but it is sooo worth it. Great views of the falls. Dont bother fighting the rest of the crowds to get to the front of the boat - it turns around, so enjoy some space at the back!

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“An awesome experience--a must especially if you dont make it to the canada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

This has got to the one of the best ways to experience the falls. It is quite an experience...nothing else like it. You can actually board this same boat from both the NY and Canadian sides. If you dont plan on going over to Canada to view the falls, then you most definately want to board this boat from NY and see the falls from this viewpoint. The view of the falls from land on the NY side is limited, so take advantage of this unique way of seeing the Falls. The thunderous sound of the falls and the sensation of the mist are incredible. It is almost surreal.

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“An excelent adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2007

I have been to Niagara Falls three times and each time I have gone on The Maid Of The Mist. It is awesome! You get really close to the falls and the view is beautiful. I would advise to board on the American side as each time I tried to board on the Canadian side they had 2 hour long waits so I crossed to the American side and got right on. Also, you get a much better view of the falls on the American side doing it this way. You WILL get wet. There is just no way to avoid this so be prepared. I would ride the Maid of The Mist again. Loved it!

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Springfield, Missouri
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“Riding "The Maid of the Mist"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2007

If you get the chance to ride the boat Maid Of The Mist at Niagara Falls you will find out that it is the BEST way to view the falls. Niagara Falls is spectacular from any point, but one must see it from the Maid Of The Mist. This boat will take you right down to the bottom of the falls. No you don't get that close but you do get so close that the roar of the water is so loud that you can hardly hear someone next to you talking. The captian of the boat will give you the history about the falls that is unbelievable.

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