- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Once you've seen the falls from below and behind, consider seeing them from above at the Skylon Tower. Dominating the Ontario skyline, this 775-foot high tower offers particularly breathtaking views of the Horseshoe Falls. You can enjoy the view from either the indoor or the outdoor observation deck and -- if you don't mind shelling out a small fortune -- you can also revel in the landscape from the tower's revolving restaurant. Many recent visitors recommend going at night to catch a bird's-eye glimpse when they're illuminated.
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, the Skylon Tower observation decks are open year-round, although hours change depending on the season. A ride to the top costs about $13 USD for adults and $7 USD for children. Some recent visitors say that the climb is not worth the money, although it is significantly cheaper than a helicopter tour -- you can be the judge. Also, be prepared to bump elbows with dozens of other visitors also hoping to enjoy the scenery from above. For more information or to make online reservations, visit the Skylon Tower website.