Journey Behind the Falls
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  • Lovetotravelfamily4
    Chicago, Illinois523 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would suggest just doing the boat tour, this line isn’t worth it for what you see.
    This is a hard review to give. The line is very long and I’m not sure it is any better than the boat trip that comes up to the falls. The two tunnels that you go look at when you are down there are somewhat pointless, all you see is water? I would probably just do the boat tour.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 28, 2023
  • beachnrun
    64 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun to see the falls from a different view!
    Seeing the falls from this perspective was amazing. The people working the attraction were friendly and informative. We went over Memorial Day weekend, and the line was extremely long. We pre-purchased our tickets for a 2pm times slot. We got on the line at 1:40 pm and entered the attraction at 2:50 pm. I hope that the lengthy wait time is not the norm, and that the crowd and long line was because it was a holiday weekend in the U.S. Once in the attraction, there were more lines in order to see the lookout points from inside, prior to the end where you are out on a deck. You are permitted to skip those lookouts and go straight to the deck area. We looked at both, but if the lines are long, I recommend checking one out and skipping the other, as I think they are similar. I don't mean to dissuade anyone from doing this experience, because it was interesting, but be careful about timing reservations for dinner, or another activity following this one, especially on weekends and other busy times.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Reeni01
    Washington DC, District of Columbia171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth It!
    They provide a poncho, so don't worry. I would recommend skipping the long lines in the tunnels and go straight to the observatory. The tunnels are ... listen! You take a picture with water few feet behind you. Really? Don't waste your time. The jewel is the observation because you get the full view of the falls and its where the real fun is!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 2, 2023
  • beeskneesmom
    55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to see, bring ear plugs
    Bit short, not a ton of information but still neat! Expect to wait in a dark tank tunnel with shrieking teens who have discovered it echos and just acknowledge you’ve entered the 1st circle of hell for 30 minutes. But once you get to the falls, it’s amazing. You can hear and feel the power. Even with the noise I’d go again.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 17, 2023
  • hotelwatch127
    Newington, Connecticut58 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Caution.
    It was ok. We waited in a long line to get to what we thought was the main spot. We ended up in the tunnel, which at the end only allowed you to take a pic from inside the tunnel. Not at all worth the wait. The best place is the observation deck. Don't bother with the tunnel.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Ashtb03
    213 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a must see
    This was a little disappointing. No tour guide. You literally take an elevator down, walk through a tunnel where one view is out like a window to “see behind the falls.” Then the other view is to take a picture of the waterfalls which you can do from the side of the road. If you are on the fence of doing this tour or not I would say skip it and spend the money elsewhere.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Rene N
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Journey behind the Falls
    It was great to get that close to the falls but there were multiple tunnels and no real direction by anyone. Found lines that we had no idea where they went. Found out we could see the same thing standing in one line instead of waisting time waiting in all of them. For issues with time, go stand in one line to see the water flowing down then goto the area where it opens up. That’s where the fun really is. That’s where you get wet and enjoy what you see.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • A M
    28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was ok but nowhere near as good as cave of the winds.
    So it was a thing to do but if you have the ability to cross the border and go to cave of the winds it is much more fun and wet. Journey behind the falls is basically one long tunnel with 2 windows. You may have to wait in line to look out the windows. The best part is the platform you can walk out onto and stand in the spray from the horseshoe falls. You will get wet if you go to the right of the platform but not so much if you stay to the left. All in I took about 20 minutes. Mostly waiting for the windows or the elevator. Going to the bottom of the falls is a must but again if you have the choice, choose the cave of the winds. If you can’t cross the border do journey behind it’s still cool to be at the bottom.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 27, 2023
  • PSimms
    723 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views
    Nice visit to the bottom of the falls and a look behind the falls. Only takes about 30 minutes total. But the wait in line for the elevator down and back up took much longer. It was pretty crowded.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Stacy T
    Memphis, Tennessee9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too much wait time for too little payoff.
    Lines for entry to the experience were long, winding, and tedious. For what you get to experience, it wasn't worth our time. You get a good view from the "deck" but the trek down the "tunnels" was a waste of time. You see nothing but mist and you are restricted by a barrier 20ft a way from the water. We were underwhelmed and wished we hadn't gone through the motions.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
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Lisa T
Alpharetta, GA76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very nice experience. Easy for all levels. Is rather do this than the boat.
Good to buy the couples 2 pack price.
Photos for $45?. Come on. Maybe $10. That's crazy price for a souvenir photo. No one buys it for that. You'd get bulk at a better price point.
Written May 12, 2024
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Miguel F
San Juan, Puerto Rico52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is a nice atraction. Will recomend to do it. It will help Kids have some fun. The túnel tour is different since that one explains th history.
Written May 6, 2024
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Richeal P
Ama, LA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Husband & I enjoyed this event. They provided ponchos. In May, all of the tunnels were quite chilly as is the air close to the falls on the viewing decks.
Written May 4, 2024
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Chowjudge
Tampa, FL91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great shot behind the falls. Will most definitely get wet so bring a dry cloth for your camera lens. I wiped my lens several times but got several great photos to share.
Written May 4, 2024
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Alex C
Canberra, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
There's a LOT to do in Niagara falls, I found this definitely worth checking out. It is fairly simple - an elevator takes you down below ground and there are three different spots where you can view the falls from behind. The sound is incredible. Once you are done, the area outside is a nice place to hang out for awhile and watch the water flow before it turns into the falls.
Written May 3, 2024
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bobajob2
Morecambe, UK297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
3 of us on this trip on 3rd April. the commentary was brilliant, I wanted to bring Catherine home with me; she was born in Bristol. It was cold and wet but we loved it. Well worth the money.
Written April 23, 2024
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Explorer
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Journey Behind the Falls is a must-do activity, offering breathtaking beauty that will leave you in awe. Claustrophobic individuals should be cautious.
Written April 22, 2024
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Rachel & Andy
172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited 26/05/2023.

'Journey Under the Falls' was okay but not what we thought, they put a lot of people down there all at once. It can be very crowded. You WILL get wet, put the poncho on over your bags.
When you get down, there are two main tunnels (left and right). If you go right - there are 3 smaller tunnels to see behind the falls. There was a huge queue for one of the 3 tunnels, which we didn't realise was a hole in the wall exactly like the the two we had seen. There is definitely nothing down there worth queuing for. If you take the left main tunnel, it takes you outside for the views beneath the falls and you will get wet! Make sure you wear the ponchos!
Written April 17, 2024
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Rover500
Basingstoke, UK124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Incredible experience! You get so close to the water that you can feel the power around you. There are 2 tunnels that bring you out behind the Falls. Awesome. I would highly recommend this visit.
Written March 6, 2024
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peter r
Sheffield, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We recently did this tour and enjoyed it very much. We were lucky to go when it was very quiet and got to enjoy asgd spend as much time as we wanted. I can imagine that this would be chaotic when busy. To be able to feel and see the power of the falls, so close up was amazing. We thought this was fantastic value for money.
Written February 20, 2024
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