Explore all of the beauty beyond the Falls at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center or on one of our many Niagara Falls hiking trails.
From interactive exhibits at our Discovery Center, to touring the ruins of the first hydroelectric power station, to hiking some of the best trails in the country, Niagara Falls is both educational and action-packed. Here are some of the things you can explore on your visit to the Niagara Falls Gorge.
The world changed at Niagara Falls! Go beyond the brink and get closer to the Falls than you ever imagined at the Cave of the Winds. Plus take in the wonder and history of the Falls at the new indoor multimedia experience, the World Changed Here Pavilion, which is open year-round!
Experience the new World Changed Here Pavilion at Niagara Falls State Park. Before descending into the Niagara Gorge for your breathtaking one-of-a-kind adventure, learn how Nikola Tesla harnessed the power of the Falls to create alternating current, experience what Niagara Falls looked like before it was a park and witness why people from around the globe have been drawn to the edge of the Falls for hundreds of years as you travel through the World Changed Here Pavilion.
Then it is time to prepare for the power of the Falls! You will be outfitted in souvenir sandals and ponchos that will do their best to keep you dry before descending 175 feet into the awe-inspiring Niagara Gorge. Exit the elevator cave and find yourself on a series of wooden walkways that will bring you to unbelievable "Hurricane Deck" where you are within feet of the crashing Bridal Veil Falls and surrounded by tropical storm like conditions—even on the calmest of days! Nowhere else on earth gets you closer to Niagara Falls!
But don't worry. If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls after October, there are still ways to get up close and personal with the Falls. The Cave of the Winds Gorge Walk is an abbreviated tour that allows you to view the Falls from observation platforms and keeps you a bit drier. And even throughout the winter, you can still experience the wonder in the World Changed Here Pavilion. Plus weather permitting, you can take the Cave's elevator down to the Gorge and admire the Niagara River in our Winter Experience!