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Cave of the Winds

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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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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Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all the beauty and awesome force of nature that is Niagara Falls, this is the best part! The hurricane deck is just awesome! You’ve got to do it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stoja17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are literally right in the falls. Very cool. They give you a poncho and special sandals to wear or else you really would be soaking wet.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible to experience the power of Niagara Falls up close and personal. It is a family event for everyone five and older (in my opinion). There is nothing like this tour on a hot summer's day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mem0823gi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cave of the Winds was well organized, easy to navigate and totally fun! It was our favorite place at the falls.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissouriDaisy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see. If you are in the park you must set aside time to experience this view of Niagara Falls.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TNTtravels1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must! We went in the summer which it was quite busy but worth the wait. I suggest buying tickets ahead of time online to avoid the line at the window. The entrance is literally like a cave as you walk on down. They provide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 959tashaf
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

I want to complain about a worker you got there. I was confused when I asked about the waterfall. Video at the begining of Windy Caves said that the first time anyone saw the waterfalls there were buildings making lightbulbs on top of a cliff....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

This experience is 100% amazing. I love coming here in the summer. You truly are right next to the falls. If you don't mind getting wet I 100% recommend the hurricane. They do give you ponchos, but they don't work if you get to close...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BanditsGirl92
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

A short film about the falls is followed by an elevator ride into the waterfall itself. You are provided a poncho and a decent pair of water shoes. These items are needed as you can and probably will get soaked. You can literally touch the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank belrayy
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Don’t miss this attraction. Unbelievable! We went all the way to the top of the Hurricane Deck, standing under the waterfall was amazing, and a true “water experience”. The sheer beauty and power of this place!

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 28, 2018|
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Response from themegrose | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the rain. I would call ahead if you are expecting really bad weather. We stayed on the NY side, very quiet opposed to the Canadian side. Be careful of your camera gettting wet. We bought a waterproof... More
September 26, 2018|
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Response from ErinC2392 | Reviewed this property |
According to the online schedule, it’s only open till October 21st. Then they tear it down for the season so it doesn’t get damaged by the ice over the winter.
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
You'll be fine