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“Nice starting point for a visit”
Review of Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Wear the shoes they give you... You'll need them. And only bring gear that can withstand a lot (!) of water.

Thank JoRichter
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The walkway was amazing and took you right next to the Falls! Don't miss this but bring dry clothes. It's almost impossible to stay dry.

Thank KKMeehan
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The water runs right under your feet! Standing just a few feet from the falls on the Hurricane Deck is pretty amazing. You can hear and feel the power of the water. We went down after sunset when the falls were lit up. Be prepared to get wet!

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The whole experience was fun. They give you sandals and ponchos you can take home. You take an elevator down and back up. It is a short walk up to the falls. The Hurricane Deck is awesome! Wanted to keep going back. I had a water proof camera that let me take action photos and videos. I did have some papers in a tied plastic bag under my rain poncho and they still got wet. It was well worth it. They do have some food right next door at the Top Of The Falls Restaurant that was great. If you go on Luna Island you can look right down at the hurricane deck and see other people going through the adventure.

Thank Shondelle L
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

There is great debate over which side of the falls to visit. Both sides have their advantages. I think the biggest advantage the US side has is the Cave of the Winds. Great experience, you can actually touch the falls. Bring an underwater throw away camera in order to get pictures. I brought one and everyone with iphones were wishing they thought of it. Save half your pictures in the throw away for Maid of the Mist. If possible go during the week because the weekend lines are so long. There are certain attractions that you want to hit early or on an off day, this is definitely one of them. You can get to Cave of the Winds on Goat island and save sometime because you can get close up to both sets of falls on the island. The US side has the best experiences with close encounters, the Canadian side definitely has the better views.
Goat Island has a lot to offer, visit the park and spend the day. We went to the island before crossing over the bridge into Canada, we spent the day, brought food for a picnic and went through the Cave of the Winds and Terrapin Point. Explore the island, there are bridges that take you directly over the rapids and look out points to take you directly over and next to the both sets of falls. The US owns the island so if you are not crossing over into Canada, you do not have to worry about a passport and there truly is enough to see and do on and around the island. Be prepared to pay $10 to park and $11 for the Cave of the winds, but it will be worth every penny. You will get very wet, especially your face, but you are provided special non-skid sandals (to keep) and a throw away poncho. i would suggest bringing a small back-pack to place your shoes, so you don't have to carry them in a plastic bag. This will provide hands free to enjoy.

Thank bonney c
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