Apart from the many tourist attractions and activities during the day, Niagara Falls USA also has many evening attractions. Listed below are some of the attractions you can visit at night.
Watch the Illuminated Falls at Night:
Every evening, Niagara Falls comes alive in a kaleidoscope of colors with LED lights illuminating the Falls. If you want to enjoy a late night out, the Falls are illuminated till 2:00 a.m. in the summer.
From the US side of the border, the only place one can view Niagara Falls is from within the Niagara Falls State Park, USA. The park sits atop the Niagara Gorge with the Upper Niagara River flowing through it before dropping into the gorge below.
There are many vantage points within the park from where Niagara Falls can be viewed. Prospect Point is one such place. You can enjoy perfect views of Niagara Falls from here.
If you want to get really close to Niagara Falls, take the Maid of the Mist boat ride. This adventure on the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, USA, is an experience that will stay in your memory for a long time to come.
The Maid of the Mist is the name of a popular boat ride in Niagara Falls, USA. It takes its passengers on a short voyage to the Niagara Falls.
The Maid of the Mist made its maiden voyage in 1846 and was initially used as a ferry service for crossings on the Niagara River below the Falls between Canada and USA.
With the construction of a bridge over the Niagara River in 1848, Maid of the Mist was converted into a tourist ride that would take visitors upstream on the Niagara River for amazing views of all the 3 waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. To this day, this tourist attraction has survived and still takes thousands of visitors every day up to the Horseshoe Falls and back to the base of Prospect Point Tower.
Most tour operators offer the Maid of the Mist boat ride as part of their tour of Niagara Falls, USA. Please check out ToNiagara tours here.
The Maid of the Mist ride is accessible from Niagara Falls State Park, USA. The boat docks are located at the base of the Niagara Gorge. Visitors take an elevator from the Prospect Point Observation Tower to the base of the Niagara Gorge.
This roughly 20-minute boat ride takes you on the Niagara River alongside the American and Bridal Veil Falls. The view is simply stunning. Passengers are then taken as close as possible to the Horseshoe Falls. The crashing water and its misty spray will soak you wet. The boat stays a few minutes in the basin of the Horseshoe Falls. As the boat holds still, you can feel the power of the waves crashing against the boat. After this, the Maid of the Mist returns back to the docks.
Boats leave every 30 minutes. To know more about Maid of the Mist’s schedule and pricing, please click here.
After the boat ride, you can climb the series of stairs from the base of the Niagara Gorge to Crow’s Nest, an observation platform very close to the American Falls. As you make your way to the top, it gets quite misty and you will get wet. This is where the ponchos from the Maid of the Mist boat ride come in handy.
If you are touring Niagara Falls, USA, do not miss the Maid of the Mist boat ride and the view from Crow’s Nest.
Cave of the Winds is a popular attraction/activity in Niagara Falls State Park, USA. It is accessible from Goat Island in the state park.
Sightseers descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge in an elevator and then emerge on the cliff side adjacent to the Bridal Veil Falls. Sightseers are given yellow ponchos and sandals before they embark on the trek on the wooden walkways.
Celebrating 25 Years of Annual Fireworks Display Over Niagara Falls!
Make your Niagara Falls trip a memorable one by witnessing the fireworks display over Niagara Falls.
A fireworks display is always a big attraction, drawing huge crowds that eagerly anticipate and watch in awe as the fireworks light up the night sky in beautiful patterns. Fireworks are like thousands of stars exploding in the sky, drawing gasps of wonder from young and old.
From 1848 the Maid of the Mist boats have been ferrying tourists on the Niagara River for a closer look at the Niagara Falls.
The Maid of the Mist is a boat ride that took tourists from either side of the Niagara River, i.e. from USA and Canada, on a boat ride to see the Niagara Falls from close quarters. Till 2013, the tours from both Canada and USA were operated by the same company.
In 2013, the Canadian government awarded the contract to operate the Niagara Falls boat tour to Hornblower, a California-based company. The company started operating the rides from 2014 and also announced a number of changes and improvements to the tour.
There is a New Attraction in Town!
Clifton Hill has just announced the long-awaited opening of Niagara Speedway, which is being compared to a real life Mario Kart track.
Niagara Speedway opens June 1, 2018 and is expected to draw large crowds. The go-kart track has a 40-foot elevated spiral track that descends down an undulated ramp to a race track.
View the majestic Niagara Falls by daylight and again at night when the Falls are illuminated.
Every Wednesday and Friday, ToNiagara runs night tours of Niagara Falls, Ontario with pickup from Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area and from hotels near the Toronto Pearson International Airport.