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Maid of the Mist

5920 Niagara Parkway | Niagara Falls, 14304-4909, Canada | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing, Tours
  • Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.6)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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The main reason to visit Niagara Falls is to, well, see the falls, and one of the most memorable ways to do just that is to strap on a poncho and hop on a Maid of the Mist boat. These little coal-powered steamboats have been shuttling visitors to and from the base of the falls since the 1840s. Be prepared to get wet: the Maid of the Mist practically dunks you under the falls, but rain gear is provided and many say that this is one of the best ways to experience the splendor of Niagara Falls.

The Maid of the Mist docks on both the American and Canadian side, so you won't have to worry about crossing any borders. Tours cost around $13 USD ($15 CA) for adults and $8 USD ($9 CA) for children, but are included if you purchase an Adventure Pass. Schedules fluctuate depending on the season. For more information, check out the Maid of the Mist website.

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