Not as good as the Maid in the mist but still fun and you do get a bit wet. We had a combo ticket so it was fine but I wouldn't pay for it as a single ticket. You basically get to go behind and beside the falls. When you're behind the falls you can't actually see much other than lots of water!
A great way to get up close and personal with the horseshoe falls. You take an elevator down below as you're putting on your "rain" gear. Head straight out for a closeup side view, or follow the portal back behind the falls to the two separate openings introducing you to the free falling water, on its 13 story fall..
It's hard to get pictures due to the spray.. I had a camera hidden behind my plastic raincoat, but sneaking it out for a picture without it getting wet I'd deem talent.
They say during the summer months, approximately 34 million gallons of water per minute fall, during the winter months it's 19 million gallon a minute.
It’s more than amazing to see the falls that close. You can enjoy the marvelous symphony of the falls and stun your eyes with the spectacular scene. The falls will shower you with falling water. You will be soaked if you don’t wear the rain coat that you’ll be provided. It’s a must see activity in the Falls, don’t miss it.
If you don't mind getting wet, you should definitely take the elevator down from the Table Rock Complex down to the lower observation level at the Horseshoe Falls. On the way down you can stop and view the Falls from behind, which gives you an interesting perspective on things.
I'm not sure if this is a must see activity. I've been to Niagara Falls a few times and I only recommending doing the Journey Behind the Falls once. It is really neat though to know that you're behind the falls and I hear at night its beautiful!
Jounrey Behind the Falls was awesome. It's really cool to get so close to them and see how powerful they really are. I especially liked how you could walk behind them and see them pouring down right in front of you.
There's much to see from the top, but try to get to the bottom also, just getting some boat trip, or by walking on the edge down. They look pretty different (a little blurry, I have to say, and wet), and even sound stronger than any other place. There you share the view with the (sea) gulls, and also with a thousand tourists more (also as wet as you :)
JOURNEY BEHIND THE FALLS Take an elevator ride down and then walk through a tunnel to reach an observation deck near the base of the falls.
It is open year round (hours vary as to season.Please check the website)
Admission is $7 and includes a yellow disposable raincoat.
In 1889, the Niagara Parks Commission built a tunnel through the rock to produce a window behind the Falls. Visitors were taken through the tunnel by guides carrying lanterns. In 1951, an observation deck was added to give tourists a side view of the falls.
With the cost of admission you are given a one size fits all hooded rain poncho, pretty much a glorified garbage bag with openings. They take you down an elevator where an elevator conductor tells his blip about how fast the elevator is going, how much it can carry and what elevation you are at...blah blah.
The elevator opens and you have the option of going into the tunnels or onto the observation deck. Going on deck will give you great pictures of the falls, just don't forget to wipe off the lens once in a while. The tunnels open up to two separate portals and will give you a behind the look of the falls. The sound is quite loud. When you are done you an elevator will take you back up and you exit into the souvenir shop.
Be aware that it does get wet in the tunnels and on the deck.
5 & under --Free
Visitors emerge far below the rim of the gorgeand journeyed deep within to touch the heart of Niagara. Before you, the mighty river explodes after free-falling more than thirteen stories. The sound is deafening, the sight, awe-inspiring. And this is only the beginning.
There are three portals behind the falls - two are just for viewing and are directly behind the falls. The third is at the base of the falls (Canadian) and is an awesome view looking upward. The sound is amazing beneath the tunnels and outside next to the fall. You definately will be wet, but it it worth it to get this special view of the Horseshoe Falls.
If you want to get up close and personal with the Falls, here's your chance.
You don protective rain gear and then descend via elevators and tunnels to an observation deck right by the Falls.
This pic is of my family many years ago, I'm the 2nd smallest.
A cheaper alternative to the Maid of the Mist. Apparently the lines are not as long,,,,,you go to a little place behind the falls, the people i talked to that did it were absolutely thrilled,
A covered area is provided for comfort and safety. From this lower observation point interesting views of the falls can be seen....