Before descending into the Niagara Gorge for your breathtaking one-of-a-kind adventure, learn how Nikola Tesla harnessed the power of the Falls to create alternating current, experience what Niagara Falls looked like before it was a park and witness why people from around the globe have been drawn to the edge of the Falls for hundreds of years as you travel through The World Changed Here Pavilion. Then it is time to prepare for the power of the Falls! You will be outfitted in a poncho before descending 175 feet into the awe-inspiring Niagara Gorge. Exit the elevator cave and find yourself on a series of wooden walkways that will bring you to the unbelievable “Hurricane Deck” where you are within feet of the crashing Bridal Veil Falls and surrounded by tropical storm like conditions—even on the calmest of days. The Cave of the Winds and Pavilion is a timed ticketed attraction, and à la carte tickets are available for purchase in the park. The full Cave of the Winds tour operates from May to October.
If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls after October, there are still ways to get up close and personal with the Falls. The Cave of the Winds Gorge Trip is an abbreviated tour that allows you to view the Falls from observation platforms and keeps you a bit drier. And even throughout the winter, you can still experience the wonder in the World Changed Here Pavilion.