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Whirlpool State Park

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Address: Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: (716) 284-4691
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A lake that Spins--Amazing

This is a very interesting site in that the small lake that forms is an entrapment off the river that has a clock wise or counter clock wise movement depending on time of day and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tony M
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting site in that the small lake that forms is an entrapment off the river that has a clock wise or counter clock wise movement depending on time of day and water falls flow. Incredible what nature can do.

Thank Tony M
Southampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

maid of the mist is recommended so you see all the different falls but be prepared to get wet. great for touring.

Thank sandyhH2645CF
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved that place. Great hiking. Spectacular views. Clean area. Restrooms available. We will be back.

Thank Oksana P
Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently we toured this park and enjoyed the tour guides telling about the history of the falls and the whirlpool park. Be sure to check this out. It is worth it.

Thank Barney F
chester, nh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a stop during our bus tour, but we didn't get much out of it. I was expecting to see a good size whirlpool, but I didn't notice much action.

Thank PattiandBob
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by and had a nice picnic lunch....hiked some and the ranger at the station was very nice and informative.

Thank 5Mom293
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park for free. Bathrooms and water fountain and great info stations. Walk straight out from the building and slightly left for an amazing view of the whirlpool. We hiked .6 miles our further to the left and really enjoyed it. Mostly shady, well worn path but fantastic viewing of the rapids and lovely hike with 10 and 14 year old.

Thank Joanna W
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here at the recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. At first glance, it looks like just a regular small park overlooking the river but upon discovering the stairs leading down to the water, it opened up an entire new experience. First let me tell you that, make sure you're up to the... More 

Thank Andy M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So cool to see the whirlpool effect of the water. Beautiful park and the water is crystal clear. Perfect photo opportunity.

Thank Jola O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few minutes down the road from Niagara Falls State Park. There is plenty of parking the park is free. There is a trail along the gorge with great views of the river. At one overlook, it looks like the river just ends in a cul de sac formation. You can't really see where it goes. This is worth... More 

Thank Lynn W

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