Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Falls

3.9
#2 of 24 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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  • You can't see a lot. The sound is impressive but I found it daunting and claustrophobic being down there. Quite expensive for what it was but the facts on the tunnel walls were interesting.  more »
  • Lots of ice made for poor visibility from the look outs however there really isnt much to see anyway you are behind the falls.  more »
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  • This is literally a journey behind Niagara Falls. It is like being in a cave. Very cool information on the falls and how it came to be. There was a lot of signs with the history of the falls and how it came to be. the walkway is a little narrow and if you are taking pictures, I highly recommend flash. Great views of the falls from the observation deck and a really nice gift shop when you walk out.
  • Journey Behind the Falls allows visitors a chance to get close to the falls while in a completely safe environment. The staff at the attraction were knowledgeable and more than happy to talk with pride about the area. The attraction itself is a series of well-lit, man-made tunnels that give visitors a chance to quite literally go behind Horseshoe Falls, seeing it from the other side. Along the corridors that you can take to different parts of the attraction are large posters detailing information about the falls, such as famous individuals who have visited, or the geological make-up of the terrain the falls runs over. One of the corridors leads you to a view directly behind one portion of the falls- both a slightly terrifying, yet awe-inspiring experience! Another portion of the tunnel is more of an observation deck from almost directly next to the falls, giving you a side-long view and gets you close enough to feel the spray from the water pounding the rocks below. Be aware that if you visit in the winter months, some of the observation decks are closed due to the weather and ice build-up. The tunnels are well-marked, but can become very icy, depending upon what time of year you visit. Specifically the lowest observation deck is closed in the winter months (which includes March) and the one that is open to visitors has a partially obstructed view due to ice build-up. However, visiting the Journey Behind the Falls attraction is an absolute must. Taking the time to see the falls from all sides is well-worth it.
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