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Whirlpool State Park Tours

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Whirlpool State Park
Whirlpool State Park proves that the Niagara region’s natural beauty doesn’t end with Niagara Falls. With hiking trails, picnic tables, Niagara River views, and an impressive whirlpool, this park is a great place to spend a few hours. Thanks to the highly oxygenated water, there’s good salmon and trout fishing here, too.
 
The Basics
Situated on the grassy, wooded area beside Niagara Gorge, the whirlpool is a natural formation downstream from Niagara Falls. It was created by the enormous volume of water passing through. A public learning center encourages visitors to find out more about the park and its natural features.
 
Visitors on day tours to the US side of Niagara Falls often make a quick stop at Whirlpool State Park. Scenic helicopter tours are also available, from which you can see the park and the whirlpool from above. Visit independently if you want to spend a bit more time in the park. Pack a picnic and hit the trails, or just relax.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • While the park is open year-round, the restrooms are only operational between mid-April and late October.
  • The park’s natural history room is open daily from May to September, and only during weekends the rest of the year.
  • The park is to the south of the 42-acre (17-hectare) Devil’s Hole State Park, which also overlooks the Niagara Gorge. It’s worth combining a trip to the two parks for a leisurely day out in nature.
 
How to Get There
Aside from organized bus tours, the Discover Niagara Shuttle is a convenient way to visit Whirlpool State Park, on the US side of the Niagara Gorge, near Lewiston. Park your car and explore the Niagara region on this hop-on hop-off shuttle, which connects 15 sites along a 14-mile (22.5-kilometer) route.
 
When to Get There
The park is at its best during summer and fall, when the weather is fine and the greenery and foliage are at their most colorful. Fishing is best during fall and winter, but winters here are cold and snowy, so dress appropriately. The park is open from dawn till dusk throughout the year.
 
African-American History at Lewiston
Lewiston, near Whirlpool State Park, is a small town with an interesting history. The Freedom Crossing Monument honors Lewiston’s place on the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes across the US that runaway slaves used to escape to Canada in the 19th century. As Lewiston is within sight of Canada, many slaves passed through here on their way to freedom.
Address: Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, New York 14303, USA
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Whirlpool State Park

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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

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Get to know the best of Niagara Falls on this tour. Visit some of the area’s top attractions, like the incredible view from the top of the Skylon Tower, then head across the border to get front and center with the water on an exciting Maid of the Mist cruise. When Maid of the Mist is not running, embark on the thrilling Journey Behind the Falls excursion. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York) included.
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  • 5 hours
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Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour

Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour

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Get as close as possible to Niagara Falls on this guided escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders and the surrounding Niagara Falls, USA region. Feel the powerful rush of 150,000 gallons of water per second from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, overlooking the American falls. Take a journey to the edge of the rushing water—by boat on the Maid of the Mist and by land on the Cave of the Winds tours—plus much more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Niagara Falls Winter Wonderland American Tour (small group)

Niagara Falls Winter Wonderland American Tour (small group)

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The natural wonders of Niagara Falls are even more magical in the winter months, surrounded by icy glaciers and snow-covered landscapes. On this seasonal tour, wrap up warm and set out to explore the American side of the falls, including Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, the Niagara Falls Observation Deck, and the Robert Moses Power Plant.
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Customized Private

Customized Private "Step-On" Tour

This Tour is fully Customizable. You will get a personal trip planner that will help you design exactly what you want to do and your tour will be designed accordingly. A great advantage of this tour is you are paying per vehicle up to 14 passengers(Additional fee beyond 14). On the day of the tour you will pick up your guide and off you go on your adventure. (Keep in mind you do need 1 open seat for your tour guide).
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  • 4 to 10 hours
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Niagara Falls Winter Wonderland USA Tour (small groups)

Niagara Falls Winter Wonderland USA Tour (small groups)

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Enjoy the winter wonderland that forms each year in Niagara Falls, USA. The magnificent Falls of the Niagara River offers unique winter charm, and a wonderland of frozen beauty. Though not completely frozen, ice transforms the base and surrounding area, creating a postcard view of sparkling icicles, crystal-like mounds, and nature-made ice sculptures. Bundle up and take advantage of this snowy spectacle while it lasts.
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  • 4 hours
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Niagara Falls Canada Tour from Niagara USA

Niagara Falls Canada Tour from Niagara USA

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See the wilder, less-developed aspect of Niagara Falls with a 4-hour tour to the Canadian side of the border with pick up at New York hotels. Ride the Hornblower boat to the base of Horseshoe Falls, and feel the river’s massive power and cooling mist. Capture panoramic images from the 775-foot (236-meter) Skylon Tower, then listen to stories about the daredevils and adventurers who have taken on the falls in barrels and boats. Explore the Niagara’s scenic escarpment, power plants, rapids and vast whirlpool before returning to New York.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Best of Niagara Falls, USA Tour + Helicopter Ride and Lunch - Private Safe Tour

Best of Niagara Falls, USA Tour + Helicopter Ride and Lunch - Private Safe Tour

This fully guided 6-hour tour of Niagara Falls, NY is perfect for families with children. The tour covers all the highlights of the Falls and includes admission to the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds. Tour narration features an emphasis on storytelling and entertainment. Tour includes: - Trip aboard the Maid of the Mist to get up close and personal with the Falls - Stop at the American Observation Tower. - Tour of the Cave of the Winds - Helicopter Ride over the Falls - Lunch at Top of the Falls Restaurant - Visit Goat Island where you'll take in amazing views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls - Small, intimate group tour that consists of approximately 6 people - Pick up and drop off at any location in downtown Niagara Falls, NY - An energetic tour guide that can answer almost any question you have about the Majestic Falls and surrounding area
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  • 6 hours
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Niagara Falls, New York Day & Night Tour plus Dinner - Private Safe Tour

Niagara Falls, New York Day & Night Tour plus Dinner - Private Safe Tour

This fully guided 7-hour tour of Niagara Falls, NY is perfect for families with children. The tour covers all the highlights of the Falls and includes admission to the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds. Tour narration features an emphasis on storytelling and entertainment. Tour includes: - A trip aboard the Maid of the Mist to get up close and personal with the Falls - Stop at the American Observation Tower - Tour of the Cave of the Winds - Dinner at Top of the Falls Restaurant - Watching illumination lights & Fireworks -Visit Goat Island where you'll take in amazing views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls - Small, intimate group tour that consists of approximately 6 people - Pick up and drop off at any location in Niagara Falls, NY - An energetic tour guide that can answer almost any question you have about the Majestic Falls and surrounding area
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  • 7 hours
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All inclusive Tour Niagara Falls USA in Winter

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All inclusive Tour Niagara Falls USA in Winter

A trip to the Gorge level and be right next to the beautiful and roaring Niagara Falls! Along with this Wonder of the world come and see other major attractions that Niagara Falls has to offer and learn about it's rich history as well in our Discovery American 4 hour Tour package.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Niagara Falls, New York Day & Night Tour plus Dinner - Private Safe Tour

Niagara Falls, New York Day & Night Tour plus Dinner - Private Safe Tour

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This tour highlights the top things to do in Niagara Falls USA from daytime to evening . By daylight, you’ll have a chance to ride on the iconic Maid of the Mist and visit the exciting Cave of the Winds. You’ll also learn about the interesting history of the area while visiting Goat Island and the Whirlpool State Park. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner at Anchor bar restaurant, followed by the best viewpoint for the illuminated falls and the fireworks show. Highlights: - Boat ride on the iconic Maid of the Mist - Venture to the "hurricane deck" at Cave of the Winds - Fireworks and illumination light show - Dinner at Anchor Bar - home of the original buffalo wing! - Incredible views of Niagara Whirlpool from Whirlpool State Park
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  • 7 hours
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