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“Amazing 5-senses Falls experience!” 5 of 5 stars
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Maid of the Mist
Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
+1 716-284-8897
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Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Owner description: Maid of the Mist-America's Most Monumental Experience Since 1846. Trips depart every 15 minutes from Prospect Point, Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls New York. Take a ride to the base of Niagara Falls for an experience to remember. Souvenir rain ponchos are provided. Opening date depends on ice conditions. Trips run until October 31st.
Castle Hill, Australia
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“Amazing 5-senses Falls experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

See, hear, taste, smell, touch Niagara Falls! What better way to experience the beauty than to get up close & personal. Awesome experience. Amazing to feel the mist close in, the spray splashing against your oh-so-fashionable ponchos, the breath-taking power of nature. Agree wholeheartedly with those who recommended a waterproof camera. I ziplocked mine, which kept it dry but gave my photos a blurry wash. But I doubt even the bet photos would do it justice, better to buy some postcards and enjoy the real-life version :o) Truly a 'do not miss' attraction!

Visited June 2012
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“The Ride of Your Life!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

You will never experience such a powerful wonder of nature so close. The boat gives you a unique and exhilarating view of this marvelous feat of nature. I'm sorry I waited so long to go on this trip and I want to do it again. You have to see to to believe it.

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“Better than expected - a great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Maid of the Mist is a fantastic journey to the bottom of the falls. It was amazing to see and hear all that water crashing around the boat. The mist in the air is amazing in iteself. I knew this was a must-see attraction at the falls but it was better than I expected; possibly the most memorable event of the trip. Do not miss it, you won't be disappointed.

Visited July 2012
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“Great Experience! Awesome Views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had a great time on the Maid of the Mist! Just to be able to see the falls from the bottom is amazing. Breathtaking views. I would recommend bringing a waterproof camera although with the boat rocking in the rapids they might not turn out too well – just be prepared for that. One person in our party gets motion sick pretty easy but she was okay on this ride. I think the excitement of the whole thing just keeps that away. A must on your Niagara trip “to do” list!

Visited July 2012
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“Why go to see Niagara without going right up to it?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great experience. $15 on the U.S. side and you see both falls. Save money from what the people pay on the Canadian side to see the same thing. The U.S. side also had a bridge with a high-up view, something you don't get from the Canadian Maid of the Mist entry.

As you leave the U.S. port for the boat ride, I'd suggest staying on the left side of the boat. That gives you views of the first falls. Next, head to the right side as people go to the left of the boat to see the falls you just saw and took good pictures of. Then, you'll see the right side cleared out, just in time for great views of the second falls.

We had an infant in the stroller and had to stay on the first floor of the bat. Still had great pictures. If you have a panorama camera or a smartphone app that takes thouse shots, I'd highly recommend the pictures you'll get. We went in October and it wasn't too chilly. Standing next to falls, right after the ride, definitely was too windy and wet. Wouldn't recommend it with a child, but only did it to say I did.

Great experience.

Visited October 2012
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