Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Niagara Falls

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Niagara Falls

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Niagara Falls

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  • sarahlansdale
    Riverdale, NY5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing in winter! Ice formations under and around the falls were really cool (and there were no crows) Even the teenager was impressed.
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • melissa bernhardt
    Torre Melissa, Italy8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always love coming to the falls. Grew up here a child and boy has it changed. They have really revamped the downtown area. This is a must see for yourself and the family!!
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Rumzzz
    Irving, TX83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowing fully well Maid of the Mist etc will be closed for the season, my family and I still planned a visit here in December, because the state park itself is open year round. It wasn’t too busy, and we found plenty of parking - $10 per vehicle, and valid for the entire day, even if you move from parking lot to parking lot.
    The gift shop was a tad bit of a let down, but we enjoyed the falls from Prospect Point. The evening illumination and 8 pm fireworks were worth the repeat visit in the evening.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Beepa1942
    DeWitt, MI73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our grandchildren enjoyed their first visit to the Falls and the State Park. The day was a warm sunny October afternoon, perfect for walking and viewing the falls.
    Written October 11, 2023
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  • SarahM49
    Columbus, OH50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrapin Point was beautiful at sunset and so worth it. Nice hiking trails. A cute gift shop closes early.
    Written November 27, 2023
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  • Jordan Morningstar
    Burnsville, MN257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The observation tower is a THE perfect place to go for photos of the falls from the American side. You get a gorgeous long shot include the American Falls, the tip of Goat Island and Horseshoe Falls. The view looking up and down the river is unforgettable!

    There are a lot of people who like to take photos from the tower, so be patient and take turns getting in and out. If you're just enjoying the view you can step back and let people take photos. There is visual opportunity all over the observation deck.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • theoljohnnyboy
    New Florence, PA1,533 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding views of the whirlpool and class 6 rapids. The park allows for enjoyment in the green spaces and on the trails. Seems like a lot of buses with tourists come through, and the visitor center is closed for renovation. The parking lot is pretty large and allows for quite a few vehicles. No entry fee is charged.
    Written September 9, 2023
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  • Becky C
    Flagstaff, AZ30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty views but nothing really to do just different views of the river. It's a quick walk over a couple small bridges.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • Isabel C
    Barrie, Canada78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing. It's no longer a outlet where you can get deals. After factoring the exchange rate, gas and meals it's cheaper to stay in Canada
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • liamsnanna2014
    Wilkes-Barre, PA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome time. Great views and a nice walk. I got lucky with great weather too. Recommend and will return.
    Written June 10, 2023
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  • TravelingBum10
    United States2,738 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to stop for information. The lady working there was very helpful. Gave us a lot of information on things to do in the area
    Written June 15, 2023
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  • alvanniekerk
    Oakville, Canada73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing day out in the first crazy hot day in 2023. The trails were clearly marked and the views? Spectacular. Small kids may find this quite difficult. The drop is 196m so climbing up and down raises the heart rate for sure. The park and picnic area are pristine and a very large space with great washroom facilities.
    Written April 14, 2023
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  • ElisaRJohnF
    Rochester, NY5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had been to this museum many years ago. My husband more or less accidentally stumbled upon its web site, and we decided to go again. It was an interesting museum to visit, even if you are not an aviation fan. There's lots of local Buffalo regional history, and our docent Walt was really interesting.
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • Tracy L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a MUST VISIT Museum! I recommend it to everyone planning a trip to Niagara Falls - whether the visit is on the US side or Canada. The history of this community is important to understanding the fight and flight to freedom from slavery in the U.S.

    The museum brings to life the important role that Niagara Falls, NY and its community of former slaves and abolitionists played in the success of the Underground Railroad. Our tour guide Jasiah was EXCEPTIONAL as she educated and engaged all in our tour group. The journey through the museum introduced me to heroic individuals whose names and courageous actions have been untold.

    I am so very pleased that my family and I made this museum a part of our Niagara Falls experience. If you are traveling to/from a visit to the Falls, I recommend you include a visit to the museum on your agenda. You will leave enlightened and inspired by the knowledge of those who came before us.

    A very special thanks to the leadership and staff of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center!
    Written August 12, 2023
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  • dagodfrey64
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed learning about the history of the area from the displays. These were some of the worst wax figures I've ever seen, however we were thoroughly entertained. Poor Abe Lincoln, with his forehead pressed against the display and a droplet of wax dripping off his nose, made us howl with laughter! If these figures are truly made of wax, one would think that a much cooler environment with proper climate control would be essential to maintain their structural integrity. It was a great place to pass the time and learn about some local history. There were several nice areas with props to take photos. The five of us gave it 10 thumbs up.
    Written August 6, 2023
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