Niagara SkyWheel#9 in Best Things To Do in Niagara Falls
For yet another view of the falls, head to Clifton Hill, a tourist district on the Ontario, Canada, side of the falls filled with family-friendly attractions. This is where you'll find the Niagara SkyWheel. Billed as Canada's largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel offers climate-controlled gondolas that rotate 175 feet above the falls. From the SkyWheel, you'll be afforded views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River and other local landmarks. Rides last between 8 and 12 minutes.
Most recent visitors loved their experience on the Niagara SkyWheel and recommended taking a ride at night to enjoy the illuminated falls. Many travelers described the view as "spectacular," and said it was worth the ticket price.
You'll find the Niagara SkyWheel in Clifton Hill, on the Ontario side of the falls. The attraction welcomes visitors year-round, though hours vary seasonally. Tickets cost CA$11.99 (about $9.50) for adults and CA$6.99 (around $5.50) for kids 12 and younger. For more information, visit the Clifton Hill website.
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#1 Maid of the Mist
The main reason to visit Niagara Falls is to see the falls and one of the most memorable ways to do just that is to sport a poncho and hop on a Maid of the Mist boat. These boats 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. In fact, it's one of the region's best guided tours.
Recent visitors said you can't leave Niagara Falls without taking a ride on the Maid of the Mist. Aside from the incredible views, reviewers were also pleased with the tour length (20 minutes) and the modest ticket price. Though you are provided with a poncho, you should plan to wear waterproof shoes and gear, according to travelers. To beat the crowds, some visitors suggest getting to the attraction first thing in the morning (trips begin at 9 a.m.).
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