Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Falls

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#2 of 19 in Parks in Niagara Falls
Admire Niagara Falls from a different vantage point with a visit to Journey Behind the Falls. Hidden behind the powerful waterfall, the tunnel offers several viewing platforms that give visitors a fresh perspective on the thunderous cascade. Be sure to wear a poncho or waterproof jacket on your visit, as you'll almost certainly get doused by heavy sprays of water. Reserve your tickets in advance, as the popular attraction can sell out. Put Journey Behind the Falls into our Niagara Falls road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Niagara Falls.
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  • A new level of Experience, you can get some idea about the falls, need to walk a long way. the people who seek history and adventure, its a good place for them  more »
  • You go in a tunnel that gives you a breathtaking view from the falls but in winter some of the viewing decks are closed and the money is not really worth it as you are seeing the falls partially. The ...  more »
  • It is interesting to walk underneath and near the base of the Falls. The information presented on the walls is interesting as well.  more »
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  • Our family loved this experience! The line is long, but the staff is very efficient and the line moves quickly. You are given a disposable poncho and take an elevator down to a set of OLD tunnels that run behind the falls. The tunnels open up at several places and allow onlookers to get a very close up look behind the raging falls. If you walk out onto the observation area you are definitely getting wet. This experience was definitely worth it!!
  • Came through during early winter and we froze! The visitors centre had a merch stall and a food canteen and photography store too. Go inside and up the escalators in the foyer for a great vantage point without the cold. A spectacular CANADA 150 in celebration as well! Great timing with the frosty pictures taken and very safe with constant salting of the paths. FREE entry
  • The experience during the winter is sweet and sour. The ice makes everything a little more special but limits the access/visibility in a couple of spots. A Must nevertheless!
  • The title "behind the falls" is a little misleading. You're going to walk behind the falls but in a dark tunnel. All you get to see are two very small windows (4x4m) where water comes crashing down. The actual attraction is seeing the waterfall from a different perspective (the platform) and the impression of the actual size. So it's definitely worth the money. The information signs on the walls are very informative too - so if you're here to see the waterfalls this is the one thing you should do!
  • This is well worth doing. Seeing the falls so close really demonstrates their power. The staff is very helpful and there are so many photo opportunities. Also interesting facts.

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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

The city bordering Canada's most famous attraction offers a wide range of accommodations, with competition keeping prices surprisingly low. You'll pay a premium for views of the falls, with most of the prime real estate right by the star attraction controlled by major international hotel chains. Most sit along Niagara Parkway, which fronts the river. If you're looking for something nearby but still affordable, check the options along Victoria Avenue--you won't have a view of the falls, but you'll be just minutes from the spectacular attraction.
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