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“Would definitely do this again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds
Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
716-278-1730
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$130*
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour...
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Owner description: This exciting tour outfits you in a hooded raincoat and takes you into a cave and then along a catwalk near the foot of the falls for an up-close, wet and very rewarding view of the thunderous, cascading waters.
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Trenton, Michigan
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“Would definitely do this again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The fact that the stairs and decks are taken down for the winter and re-built in time for the summer tourist rush is absolutely amazing. This extraordinary effort made us feel that much safer, though, that's for sure! The wood stairs have rubber treading on them, which helps with traction and, again, safety.

The sheer force and power of the falls surrounds you as you walk up the wooden stairs towards the final deck, where you literally let the falling water pour over you. Our family took turns standing under the rushing water. Yes, people will get in your way, trying to take pictures...getting that perfect shot. Yes,they will take way too long doing this, but if you're patient enough it's worth it. We went at the end of July and the cool water felt great!

You are given a poncho and special sandals with your ticket purchase. If you're worried about getting your hair wet or - ladies, makeup messed up, then this isn't for you. You can keep your poncho and sandals, or recycle the poncho in bins provided.

Only thing I could have done without is the cheesy photograph that you're obligated to smile for while going through the line. Photograph is available for purchase, obviously.

Other than that completely worth it and I highly recommend. Probably better suited for those who are sure-footed.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is really a once in a life time experience, but being with my kid she was really afraid and was not allowing me to spend some time there. but it was really a wonderful experience. watching the falls standing at the bottom gives a bit a thrill and fear inside :-)

Visited May 2013
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“Cave of the winds Vs Journey behind the falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I liked the Cave of the winds (American side) much better than the Journey behind the falls. You could feel the power of the falls right on top of you under the cave of the winds. I dont think Journey behind the falls worth the money. I would def try Cave of the winds again on a hot summer day. Just amazing.

Visited October 2013
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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“Wicked”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Wicked... Really good fun... be prepared to get completely soaked, so be careful of the camera... would say its a must when your at the falls....

Visited July 2013
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Miami, FL
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“Awesome view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

It was awesome to come and do this attraction. Although it was a bit cold to get soaking wet, the view and the experience of going all the way down the steps and next to the falls is a great experience. Definitely one of the must sees, if you can only do one attraction , this should be it. We went in October 2012.

Visited February 2013
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