Niagara Falls State Park
Upon crossing the United States border you will enter into the Niagara Falls State Park. Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest American State Park, is home to over 400 acres of lush landscape and wildlife, the beautiful Falls themselves, and many famous attractions. Just like the Canadian side, the State Park is open 365 days a year, 24-hours a day, allowing you to walk through for free any day of the year.
The State Park itself is largely the result of lobbying by the ‘Free Niagara Crusaders’ led by Frederick Law Olmsted. During the Industrial Revolution in the early 19th Century, the group sought to protect the land surrounding the Falls from commercial interests and ensure it remained free to the public. In 1885, the group succeeded with the Niagara Appropriations Bill that created the Niagara Reservation.
Niagara Falls, New York Discovery Pass
Experience the thrilling attractions that the Discovery Pass has to offer allowing you to get as close as possible to the Falls, on the American side of the border. Some of the attractions included in the Discovery Pass are: Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Adventure Theater and unlimited rides on the Scenic Trolley for that day.
The pass also includes the world famous Maid of The Mist, which has been taking passengers to the heart of the Falls since 1846. And, you'll be able to descend down into the Niagara Gorge and view the Falls on foot with Cave of the Winds. This exhilarating attraction brings you 175ft down into the Gorge, as close as you can be to the Bridal Veil Falls, where you’ll feel storm-like conditions created by the dominance of the Falls.
Exploring Niagara Falls, New York with the Discovery Pass is the ultimate way to get to experience the best the city on the American side of the border has to offer.
The Canadian version of the discovery pass is the Niagara Parks Adventure Pass. The attractions include: Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara's Fury, White Water Walk, and a two-day pass for the convenient WEGO Transportation system.