About Niagara Falls, New York

by SmarterTravel Staff
View of American Falls, Niagra Falls, New York (Photo: Tony Tremblay/

Niagara Falls, New York, offers visitors plenty of chances to get up close and personal with the thundering waterfalls that attract millions of visitors each year. The Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist has been taking people beneath the American and Horseshoe Falls for more than 150 years. Guests can also experience the rush by standing less than 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls in the Cave of the Winds, or watch the American Falls cascade into the Niagara Gorge from the Observation Tower.

Though the Falls may be the main event, Niagara Falls attractions also include Old Fort Niagara, a military stronghold built in 1726 that today houses artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.


Flights to Niagara Falls land at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, about half an hour away from Niagara Falls State Park. A newly opened terminal at the Niagara Fall International Airport also offers limited service.

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