Holding the distinction of being the oldest state park in the nation, this 400-acre preserve also contains what has been ... More
Niagara Falls State Park
Holding the distinction of being the oldest state park in the nation, this 400-acre preserve also contains what has been called one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; the Falls themselves. Walk along miles of trails, take in the spectacular beauty of the Three Sisters Islands, picnic on Goat Island or take part in the Cave of the Winds excursion. The visitor's center features interactive displays, a movie theater for the Niagara Wonders big screen film, a virtual reality helicopter ride above the Falls, and a gift shop.
Some people enjoy the wide open wilderness. Cut down the trees? Why not just blow up the entire park? You want food stands? Go back to the Visitors Center at the begining of the park. You want restrooms? How bout you teach your kids the valued lesson of holding it? As for the forest? I mean, what the hell is your problem man? You're at a NATURE RESERVE! How inconsiderate of you to think that people should just start tearing the place down for different views. As far as the guard rails, it would take a moron to venture past that, and even bigger of a moron to let their kids roam freely around them. You want my opinion? Get a baby sitter next time and quit whining about small details. Why not just go their to enjoy the falls? Not once did you mention the breath taking views of the cascading water and the thunderous sound of it hitting the moss covered rocks below. That is an experience I know I will NEVER forget, because Ive never seen or heard anything like it before. Not to mention the cultural excitement. You hear at least 20 different languages spoken within an hour easily, because so many people from different continents and countries, that you really cant get a taste of anywhere else. If you want prim and proper, got to Queens Garden, or England, or something of that sort. But if you want to take a look at one of the NATURAL wonders of the world, and have yourself a great experience, I recommend Niagara Falls to anyone who is interested in getting a great look at something truely wonderful. Stop being so damn pampered and expecting everything to be exactly what you want it to be and enjoy things as they actually are.
The only thing I was dissapointed in myself, being an average 23 year old male, is how expensive things are out there. Other then that, the joy everyone in the area received just from the magnificent power of the falls themselves, was widely felt, and gives you an almost giddy feeling, kinda like being a kid again.
the park it was very beautiful, the staff is very friendly, and polite, and they actually answer your information, the park is clean, and the plants you can see they take care of them, to the staff keep up the great job, I can't wait to go again!
We were very excited to eat at this resturante however once we got there it was very disappointing. The wait staff fought amongst themselves. I asked the waitress for a cup of hot water to warm babies bottle and she still didnt bring it after 45 minutes. We were seated after a 10 monute wait, after 30 minutes waitress took drink order, 20 minutes later drink arrived incorrect. Almost 2 hours later and still no appetizer. We ended up leaving without eating anything. Very disappointing :(
I live in the Western New York area and Niagara Falls has always been my favorite place. I am so fortunate that this world wonder is almost in my backyard. I go there quite often and enjoy it more and more each time. How exciting it is to be able to get right up to the Falls and next to the Rapids. The feel of the mist and the roar of the Falls is absolutely phenomenal. The park is clean and has plenty to do for all ages.
Make a day of it and see everything Niagara Falls has to offer. I chose to get the Park Pass which includes all of the sites, plus trolley fares, Maid of the Mist, and Cave of the Winds.
I was impressed with the cleanliness of the park and friendliness of the park attendants.
Even with the trolley pass, there is still a significant amount of walking, so be sure to take comfy shoes.
There are plenty of great things to do. Parking is inexpensive, also. You can ride a boat to the falls, you can walk down by the falls (the Cave of the Winds tour; costs about $8 per person), you can go to different areas on top of the falls, take a trolley ride around the park, and much more. Also, every Friday and Saturday there are fireworks over the falls. It was GREAT!!
I have been to Niagara Falls twice. My experience both times was that the view is better from the Canadian side, but this state park is really nice (and it is on the US side).
There are many things to do in this park, including walking under the falls (for $), taking one of those boat rides, dining, etc. The main part of this park is actually on a little island in between the US and Canada.
The worst part of this experience was the plethora of bugs--all kinds--near the good viewing spots. I would advise people to spray themselves with OFF or some sort of bug repellent before strolling around the park. A small price to pay for such an exquisite view.
it is excellent it is wonderful and brilliant. There is loads of things to see and it is unmissable.
I have a 12 and 15/16 and 6/7 years old son and 2 are daughters my wife and father and mother enjoyed it a lot. You should go and see this
In the business of showing off the Falls since 1950, this tour company offers individualized and group packages—with individual tours
running from mid April to the end of October and group tours year round. During peak season, tours run ...
This restaurant, located at Terrapin Point on Goat Island, offers a spectacular view of the American Falls while serving its
clientele solid bistro fare including salads, sandwiches and burgers. The restaurant features a main dining room as well as ...
Short of going over the falls in a barrel, there are fewer places closer to the action than this series
of walkways beneath Bridal Veil Falls. Located on Goat Island, this was once a cave but water erosion has ...