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No matter when you visit, there are always plenty of things to do in Niagara Falls.  Enjoy the beautiful Niagara Falls- an experience that will last a lifetime.  Niagara USA is not only home to the Falls, but it is a place rich in history, culture, outdoor life, shopping, adventure and agriculture. There are hundreds of shops, attractions and things to do in Niagara Falls year-round.

There’s always something entertaining to do. Summertime in Niagara USA is packed with free outdoor concerts, festivals and events. Plus, there are tons of events and festivals in the fall and winter months that feature wine, food and music.   Enjoy the Niagara Falls State Park anytime of the year and experience over 400 acres of protected wildlife and lush landscape. 

The beauty of Niagara Falls is difficult to replicate, but it’s the diverse region that makes Niagara USA so unique. With so many affordable things to do, it’s no wonder Niagara Falls attracts more than eight million visitors each year.

Niagara Reservation State Park, which surrounds mighty Niagara Falls, is the oldest state park in the United States. The park is made up of numerous islands, as well as the famous Prospect Point area. The magnificent Great Lakes Garden greets visitors entering the park. The visitor center offers information and exhibits about the park’s history, geology and technology. The Niagara Scenic Trolley provides three-mile guided tours, stopping at the park’s most scenic vistas and at such facilities as the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, which tells the story of the creation of the falls with exhibits and a multiscreen theater presentation. The Observation Tower has elevators that take visitors 180 feet down to the base of the tower for a close-up view of the American Falls. While in the park ride the world famous Maid of the Mist Boat and get wet while at the Cave of the Winds attraction. Visitors can also hike, bike and fish. Open year round.

1 Prospect Park
Niagara Falls NY 14303
716-278-1796
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Illumination times:

  • January 1 to January 31: 5 PM – Midnight
  • February 1 to February 29: 6:30 PM – 10 PM
  • March 1 to March 10: 7 PM – 10 PM
  • March 11 to March 31: 8:30 PM – 10 PM
  • April 1 to April 30: 8:30 PM – 11 PM
  • May 1 to August 16: 9 PM – Midnight
  • August 17 to September 30: 8:30 PM – Midnight
  • October 1 to November 2: 7 PM – Midnight
  • November 3 to December 30: 5 PM – Midnight
  • December 31: 5 PM – 1 AM

Food, Festivals & Fun… just footsteps from Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and the mighty Falls! Old Falls Street, USA is a three-block destination connecting Niagara Falls State Park with the Conference & Event Center, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and several downtown Niagara Falls hotels and attractions. Serving as a “Welcome Center” for residents and visitors alike, Old Falls Street, USA provides exciting spaces for vending, festivals, concerts and family-friendly activities along the dynamic thoroughfare. Seasonal activities (Memorial Day through Labor Day) include daily food vending, bicycle rentals and Tunes at Noon. July and August feature the weekly Flicks at the Falls open-air theatre and the Niagara Falls Friday Night Concert Series. Popular annual events include the Hard Rock Cafe’s Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series and New Year’s Eve Guitar Drop, the Niagara Falls Blues Festival, Oktoberfest, the Niagara Holiday Market and much more. Visit our website for an updated schedule of events.

101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls NY 14303
716-278-2100
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Home to 150 outlets offering brand-name apparel for up to 75%, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (formerly Prime Outlets) is only five minutes from the world-famous Falls and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.  Among the outlets are Coach, Banana Republic, Burberrys, Juicy Couture, Saks Fifth Ave Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss and Nike.

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is just minutes from the Falls, International Bridges and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.  Take I -190 North to Exit 22 south then make a left onto Factory Outlet Boulevard.

Open daily Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM.

  • Open Easter Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Day
  • Closed on Christmas Day
  • Hours may vary on holidays
1900 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Toll Free: 1-800-414-0475 (US & CA)
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The premier shopping center, dining and entertainment destination in Western New York. At Walden Galleria, you’ll find an impressive selection of 200 retail stores, services and restaurants to make your shopping experience truly sensational! Stores include Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Banana Republic, Victoria’s Secret, JC Penny, Hollister, Abercrombie, Old Navy, Best Buy, Hugo Boss, Coach, Apple Computer, Bath & Body Works and so much more!

Walden Galleria is located directly off I-90 (New York State thruway) in Buffalo, NY.

Mall Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM

One Walden Galleria
Buffalo, NY 14225
716-681-7600
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Niagara Falls has always been a popular destination among honeymooners, and now it has a special place in the hearts of rock ‘n’ roll lovers! Get ready people, ’cause Niagara Falls, USA has a view of something more than just raging waters- an amazing Hard Rock Cafe! Boasting a grand old American-style collection of memorabilia from rock legends, we’ve got it all here in one great place. From instruments to gold albums to the shirts off your favorite artists’ backs, look no further than your resident experts in rocking hard. Work up an appetite while cruising and perusing the walls of memorabilia- we’ve got you covered. Our classic menu can’t be beat.

333 Prospect Street
Niagara Falls NY 14303
716-282-0007
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Below the roaring waters of the Falls, located along the lower river is the Niagara Wine Trail.  These delightful Niagara wineries please any and all palates. The fertile soil and adequate rainfall of the Niagara region contribute to the excellent growing conditions of the vineyards. The Niagara USA region has a unique microclimate for the production of world-class wines, along with a beautiful countryside situated on the Niagara escarpment.

Niagara wine tours, events and festivals are held year-round to offer the wine tasting experience to all visitors of Niagara Falls. Limos and bus tour packages are also available to make experiencing the Niagara wine trail and Niagara wine tours more enjoyable.

For more details visit the Niagara USA website:
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If you like to hike, camp, boat, fish or shoot, you’ll love Niagara USA. Niagara State Park alone has 400 acres of protected wildlife and lush landscape. A variety of hiking trails are offered throughout the Niagara Gorge and range from 1 hour to 2.5 hours long and fishing in the Niagara River is sure to please any outdoor enthusiast.

Niagara USA is an amazing place full of wildlife, natural habitats, exquisite bird species, and excellent boating and fishing opportunities. Enjoy a hike or a bike ride near one of the most famous wonders of the world or fish in one of the best fresh water rivers in New York.

For more details visit the Niagara USA website:
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There’s an ocean of discovery to experience at Niagara’s other “wet wonder,” the Aquarium of Niagara, located just a few blocks away from Niagara Falls State Park.

More than 1,500 aquatic animals live at the Niagara Falls aquarium, representing ecosystems ranging from the Great Lakes to coral reefs. Highlights include over 40 exhibits starring California sea lions, Peruvian penguins, seahorses, sturgeon and more.

Outside, the vibrant Whaling Wall created by famed environmental marine life artist Wyland gives a glimpse of the underwater world waiting inside the Aquarium of Niagara.

701 Whirpool Street
Niagara Falls NY 14301
716-285-3575
800-500-4609
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The world famous Maid of the Mist cruises right to the base of the American Falls, then to the basin of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. It’s a fantastic journey through the crashing waters, surrounded by massive rock formations that have tamed the raging rapids for millions of years. An unforgettable 30-minute tour. Observation elevator offers a dramatic view of the Falls. Deck extends out past the gorge for an unobstructed view of the Niagara River. Elevators descend to the Maid of the Mist boat dock. May – Late October. Hours vary, call for times.

151 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Reservation State Park, Prospect Point
Niagara Falls NY 14303
716-284-8897
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Whirlpool State Park is located on the American side of the Niagara River, just a few miles north of Niagara Falls, near Lewiston, in Niagara County, New York. It is located to the south of Devil’s Hole State Park and to the west of Deveaux Woods State Park.

Whirlpool State Park has two levels – the upper, or street level has many overlooks with spectacular views of the swirling waters of the rapids, the whirlpool and the Niagara River Escarpment. Visitors picnic and children use the playground at this level. The lower, or river level is accessible by walking the 300 feet of trails and steps that descend into the gorge. This level has several nature trails and access for fishing. Open year round.

3180 Lewiston Road
Niagara Falls NY 14303
716-278-1762
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Western New York’s premier summer and theater destination, located on 150 acres overlooking the breathtaking Niagara River Gorge in Historic Lewiston. Artpark’s summer season presents Broadway, Big Band and special events in the Mainstage Theater and adjacent seating lawn. Upper park Outdoor Amphitheater is home to weekly free concerts with hands-on children’s activities. The State Park is open year round with scenic picnic areas, hiking trails, and fishing docks.

450 South 4th Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
716-754-4375
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Spend 45 minutes learning about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River, and experience the excitement of playing in class 5 whitewater rapids. We don’t want to give too many details away, but rest assured that it will be one of the most refreshing and memorable experiences during your visit to Niagara Falls!

Passengers ages six and up will enjoy this 45 minute white water adventure through the Niagara Gorge. Experience history, scenery, excitement and the thrill of a lifetime. Book online for discounts. Open daily May-October. Departure times vary and are subject to change. Reservations required.

Water Street Landing
115 South Water Street
Lewiston NY 14092
888-438-4444
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A thrilling walk on Niagara Falls’ wild side, the spectacular Cave of the Winds Tour takes visitors into a stormy mist zone, where “soaking up the experience” takes on new meaning!

Soak up the experience of being closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible, on a spectacular Niagara Falls tour. Your journey begins with an elevator ride 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a souvenir rain poncho and sandals, you’ll follow a tour guide over wooden walkways to the Hurricane Deck, less than 20 feet from the torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. On the deck, you’ll experience tropical storm-like conditions, getting doused with the spray from the rushing waters. A special Cave of the Winds viewing area has also been set up for handicapped individuals and adults with children in arms.

Niagara Falls State Park
Goat Island
Niagara Falls NY 14303
716-278-1730
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Get ready for architectural masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and others, world-class modern art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, touring Broadway productions at the magnificent Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a fascinating history, and countless festivals and events, because Buffalo is alive with things to do and discover!

If shopping is your thing, you’ll find everything from hip boutiques in Buffalo’s trendy Elmwood Village neighborhood to major department stores at a number of local shopping centers and malls, including the Walden Galleria.

Sports fan? Buffalo has a wealth of options, including the Bills, Sabres, AAA baseball’s Bisons, world-class fishing, great skiing, and college and amateur sports.

Downtown Buffalo is just 20 minutes away from Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Plus while you’re there visit Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, conveniently located just off the I-190 and a few blocks from the First Niagara Center.

The casino features more than 800 of the newest slots and nine different table games. While at the casino, enjoy bakery treats and beverages from BC Café, chow down on Buffalo’s favorites at Buffalo Savors Grill, or grab a drink and catch a game at STIXX Sports Bar.

For more details go to the Visit Buffalo website – designed to give you the insider’s perspective on our surprising city of Buffalo, New York. You’ll find complete visitor information and travel planning resources for Buffalo and Niagara Falls, as well as everything you need to plan a great getaway, including information on Buffalo attractions, Buffalo hotels, Buffalo shopping, Buffalo events, and Buffalo dining.

Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau
617 Main Street, Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14203
1-800-BUFFALO (1-800-283-3256)
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