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- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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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. To reach the top, you'll board a glass-enclosed elevator that takes just 52 seconds to reach the top of the tower. 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 and hours vary by season. In the summer, the tower is open from 8 a.m. to midnight and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the winter. If tickets are purchased on-site, a ride to the top costs CA$15.02 (about $12) for adults and CA$9.22 (about $7.50) for kids 6 to 12. You can save a few dollars by purchasing your tickets in advance online. 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.
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