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Below are two dozen very different experiences in the area you can enjoy throughout the year depending on your planned stay.  Don't forget a Discovery Pass, Clifton Hill Fun Pass, or Niagara Falls Adventure Pass Classic if it fits with your plans.
Maid of the Mist Boat Tours
Maid of the Mist Boat Tours
Nothing gets you closer to the American and Horseshoe Falls as the world renowned Maid of the Mist boat tours. Ridden by dignitaries and celebrities such as Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbechev and Brad Pitt, a visit to the base of the Falls is a priority for all who visit the region.
Horn Blower
Horn Blower
The Canadian side also has a Maid of the Mist with the Horn Blower. Both make similar runs under the Falls, but each a little different at the boat landings in regards of things to see and do. For a thrilling thirty minutes you’ll experience the magnitude and magnificence of the Falls thundering down from the water below.
Cave of the Winds
Cave of the Winds
This one of a kind experience will create memories to last a lifetime. The Cave of the Winds is not just for summertime anymore and also open in winter! Experience the thrills, and chills, of this amazing place and get up close and personal to Niagara Falls from one of the two open observation decks!
Journey Behind the Falls
Journey Behind the Falls
This journey descends 125' through tunnels in the bedrock. You’ll feel the thunderous vibrations of the Horseshoe Falls long before you see them. The observation deck will leave you breathless, and viewing portals unique cut straight through the rock offering a once-in-a-lifetime view of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down in front of you.
Niagara Skywheel
Niagara Skywheel
Enjoy a once in a lifetime view of Niagara Falls from the top of the Niagara Skywheel. The Skywheel rises 175 above the Falls in glass gondolas.
Zipline Niagara Falls
Zipline Niagara Falls
For both the thrill seekers and the hesitant, the Zipline to the Falls represents a hands-free, worry-free, and fully-guided experience like no other in the world. Zipline past the American Falls and toward the Canadian Horseshoe Falls!
Niagara Speedway Go Carts
Niagara Speedway Go Carts
The Speedway is a world-class attraction that combines the adrenaline inducing thrill of kart racing with the remarkable experience of a roller coaster ride. The course is spread out over four acres with over 2000 linear feet of concrete racing surface, running through a four-story helical spiral followed by a two tiered coaster style ramp that runs into another spiral.
Dinosaur Adventure Golf
Dinosaur Adventure Golf
Dinosaur Adventure Golf is the well maintained mini-putt adventure located across the Rainbow Bridge! Play through this prehistoric world of enormous dinosaurs and lush vegetation for an exciting and unforgettable mini-putting experience.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Take the exciting ride either uncovered and get soaked, or covered to stay dry. Great views, great ride! The location to board is on the waterfront boardwalk in the historic village of Lewiston, NY. Jet boating check-in at the River Shop located on the lower level of the Water Street Landing restaurant.
Whirlpool Aero Cart
Whirlpool Aero Cart
Designed by renowned Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the Whirlpool Aero Car has been soaring the Niagara Gorge since 1916. The antique cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers spectacular views of the swirling Niagara Whirlpool and the Class 6 whitewater rapids of the Niagara River.
Niagara Gorge Trail
Niagara Gorge Trail
The geographic area where the Niagara River traverses north from the falls for 6.8 miles is known as the Niagara Gorge. The Niagara Gorge trails are a hidden gem of the area where you can view the geologic beauty, and most visitors don’t even know these trails exist. Not only are they scenic, but even on the busiest days of the tourist season you will be lucky to encounter more than a just few people.
Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails.
Artpark
Artpark
Artpark programming attracts over 150,000 audiences over the course of its' summer season and serves a population of approximately 1.2 million Western New Yorkers and over 1 million Canadian residents. Over the course of it 40-year history, over 2.5 million persons have attended musical and theater performances at Artpark.
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Take in a show! Housing 625 seats and offering Broadway productions and plays produced by local and international theatre companies, it is considered a "thrust stage", where the stage projects into the auditorium and audiences can sit on three sides.
Transit Drive-In Theater
Transit Drive-In Theater
A great date night idea and only 20 miles from the house in Lockport, NY. There are only about 400 left of the gems across America, and a truly Americana experience.
Erie Canal Lockport Locks
Erie Canal Lockport Locks
Lockport’s famous Flight of Five locks are perhaps one of the most iconic features and engineering feats of the entire Erie Canal. City planners, working with citizen's groups and canal champions developed a bold plan to restore the historic Flight of Five and make the locks a showpiece of a larger economic development plan. The Lockport Locks District is today the culmination of many years economic investment, historic preservation, and community revitalization centered around Lockport's iconic locks.
Old Fort Nigara
Old Fort Nigara
Fort Niagara is the oldest continuously occupied military site in North America, and in 1934 opened as a historic site and public museum. The history of Old Fort Niagara spans more than 300 years, and the fort occupied by three nations: France, Great Britain, and the United States. If visiting, we suggest heading over to Fort Niagara State Park Beach. Great place to picnic on a summer day, and you can see the Toronto skyline across the lake for a great photo opportunity on clear days.
Power Vista
Power Vista
In the mid 1890’s, Nikola Tesla, a brilliant electrical engineer, developed a system of alternating current (AC) which enabled power from Niagara Falls to be transmitted great distances. The Niagara Falls area has several places that memorialize his accomplishments, but none better than the Niagara Power Vista. At the Power Vista, visitors can learn the fascinating history and operations of hydroelectric power in the Niagara Region through interactive, engaging exhibits.
Rainbow Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Helicopter Tours
Take one of the most breathtaking tours Niagara Falls and Western New York has to offer. The Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours will provide you lifelong memories that you can captured by photo or video as you climb above and around the Niagara and Horseshoe Falls. This attraction is less than a mile from the house.
Bird Kingdom
Bird Kingdom
This is the largest free flying indoor aviary in the world. The attraction encompasses 45,000 square feet (4,200 m 2), and houses over 350 birds, the majority of which come from Australia, South America, and Africa.
Legends on Niagara
Legends on Niagara
Enjoy golfing in a piece of Niagara’s history where the Battle of Chippewa, part of the War of 1812, was fought on the surrounding lands. Greens are up to official PGA standards, and courses known for the large fairways and pristine conditions. After your game on whichever course you choose, you can relax at the picturesque clubhouse, which was built to represent a fort from the 1800’s.
Seneca Casino
Seneca Casino
Experience an urban adventure in Niagara Falls at the Seneca Casino located about a mile from the house. Big TV screens playing major sporting events, slots, tables, bars, and restaurants. Koi Asian Cuisine makes the BEST Chow Fun!
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Starting in August you can attend preseason games or a camp visit, then the regular season September through December. The Buffalo Bills are one of the better teams in the NFL, and the Bills Mafia second to none as GREAT sports fans!
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team established in 1970 when the league expanded to 14 teams. Preseason games start in September, then 80+ regular season games October through March.
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