Explorer Itinerary

For those who know slow and steady win the race, these suggestions let you enjoy the destination at a more leisurely pace. Each experience gives you the time and space to truly appreciate the beauty of Niagara Falls USA.

Niagara Falls State Park is the perfect place to start when exploring in Niagara Falls USA! Make your way to the Observation Tower where you’ll get a panoramic view of all three waterfalls – American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls.

Next, aboard the historic Maid of the Mist. It’s going to get misty so don that blue poncho as you make the journey into the heart of the Falls.

Ride the Niagara Scenic Trolley or walk to the Cave of the Winds tour. Take an elevator down 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and make your way across the wooden walkway that leads to the Hurricane Deck. Feel the rush! 

Can’t get enough of the view? Enjoy lunch overlooking Terrapin Point and the Horseshoe Falls at Top of the Falls Restaurant.

After lunch, enter a world of discovery with over 1,500 aquatic animals at the Aquarium of Niagara.

Venture north to Niagara Power Vista-NYPA Niagara Power Project, where you will be amazed by more than 50 exhibits, including the surround-sound, multi-sensory Power-Up 4D theatre experience and the hair-raising Van de Graaff. 

Continue north to Old Fort Niagara, where you can walk the grounds where Native Americans, French, British and American soldiers struggled for a continent. 

Depart for Lockport, NY. Relax and enjoy history as you float down the world-famous Erie Canal. The Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise is a unique, two-hour experience that whole family will love. Highlights include: seeing the legendary, manually-operated wooden locks known as the “Flight of Five”, hearing colorful stories about the City of Lockport as you move through Locks 34 and 35, the only double set on the Erie Canal.

Next, go round and round at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum where you'll marvel at gorgeously carved horses from as early as the 1890s. 

End the day at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls where you can shop till you drop with over 200 top designer brand name stores. 

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