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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
"The wet and wild cruise aboard the Maid of the Mist boat is legendary and operates seasonally (mid May to October)*. Outside the season you can take an amazing close-up ""Journey Behind the Falls"" to stand in the mist behind the thundering Horseshoe Fal Table Rock House Queen Victoria Park Sir Harry Oakes Gardens Upper Canadian Rapids Lower Niagara River and Gorge and the Mighty Whirlpool. This tour departs from Niagara Falls only
From $95.00
 
Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission
"Your visit to Skylon Tower begins with a Ride-to-the-Top in the ""Yellow-Bug"" glass enclosed exterior elevators. In just 52 seconds one of its three elevators will glide smoothly to the top where magnificent views of the Horseshoe and American Falls Great Gorge and Niagara River await. As the region's tallest free standing structure closest to both Falls Skylon Tower offers visitors a panoramic view of the city the Niagara wine region and the skyscrapers of Toronto and Buffalo - as the view extends beyond 125 km on a clear day. The expansive indoor and outdoor Observation Decks stand 775 feet (236 meters) above the Falls and promise once-in-a-lifetime views. yet distinctive Summit Suite Buffet. As the city's only revolving restaurant the Revolving Dining Room rotates 360 degrees in one hour
From CAD13.00
 
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
"See the best of Niagara Falls on this deluxe sightseeing tour of both the American side and Canadian side. Many tours make you choose between the Ontario side and the New York side but on this tour you get to experience both!After pickup from your hotel in a comfortable air conditioned sightseeing vehicle set off with your expert guide on a fun-filled day of sightseeing. During this 6-hour tour see all of the main attractions of this area. Enjoy a wet and wild cruise aboard the Maid of the Mist boat operating seasonally (mid May to October)*. Outside the season you can take an amazing close-up ""Journey Behind the Falls"" to stand in the mist behind thundering Horseshoe Falls. Then
From $135.00

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Niagara's Space Needle

Modeled after Seattle's Space Needle, this structure was opened in 1964. It stands approximately 520 feet and is the tallest building in Niagara (not for long - there are hotel expansions in the works for this city!). You can ride the yellow exterior glass elevator to the obsevation deck for phenomenal views of the falls or relax with a meal in the revolving restaurant.

CoAir13
Sep 29, 2005

Views from the Top

For some great aerial views without going flying take a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower. You can just visit the observation tower, or dine at the rotating resturant. (This food is expensive and not all that tasty) The ground floor has a million little tourist shops and a ticket counter where you can buy passes to the resturant, or just tickets to the observation level. After you have purchased your tickets, you line up at one of the 3 elevators. The "yellow bugs" zip up the outside of the tower so you get great views even before you get to the top.

The hours of operation change with the seasons, check the website for details.

Cost for a ride to the top is $9.15 US

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kazander
Jun 02, 2005

Skylon Tower at night


I haven't been up the Skylon Tower, I just took a picture because I liked the lights of it so much :-) But I imagine that the views from the observation deck must be something similar to the Minolta Tower (see my previous tips) so probably worth while doing so. As I had already been to the observation deck of the Minolta Tower I decided to skip this one.

Like the Minolta Tower, the Skylon Tower has an observation deck and also a restaurant. And like the Minolta Tower you have to pay to get to the observation deck. In this case (prices 2004) it will cost CAD 10.50 ($9.15 U.S.) for an adult.

The observation deck is open to the public during the summer from 8:00 a.m. to midnight and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during winter time.

You can find more info about prices, restaurant and the tower on their website: http://www.skylon.com/

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sim1
Dec 28, 2004

Skylon Tower

The Skylon Tower is one of those places that you have to visit when at Niagara, for the views from up high if nothing else.

They have a shop here selling all the usual tack!! The views are something else, and the lift is scary as it travels up and down!!

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kentishgirl
Nov 04, 2004
 
 
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An awesome view of the American & Horseshoe Falls

A trip to the top of the Skylon Tower is a must for a panoramic view of both Falls. A combination ticket for the Imax movie and the Skylon Tower observation deck is available and saves you a few dollars.

dopey1200
Aug 10, 2004

Skylon Tower - What a view!

One of the few attractions in Niagara Falls worth paying for is the Skylon Tower. From the observation deck high above the ground you'll have a spectacular view of both the American and Horseshoe Falls. One word of caution though: In the winter it can be absolutely brutal up there, so bring warm clothes!

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AcornMan
Apr 24, 2004

Skylon Tower

Take an elevator 520 ft to get a great view of the falls. I haven't been up this tower in a few years, but I remember liking it as a child. There is also a revolving restaurant here,
The Minolta Tower is another tower with a restaurant which offers nice views as well, but it is not quite as tall..
Admission is $7.60 US or $9.50 CND. It is open year round, but with shorter hours in the winter. Check the website for exact times.

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chrissyalex
Aug 02, 2003

Niagara's most famous landmark!

The tallest structure in Niagara Falls has an outdoor observation deck, glass elevators and a restaurant.

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Jan 30, 2007

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Skylon tower

Scarey 'ladybug' lifts that travel up the outside of the building. Brilliant view of the falls from the top. Great photo opportunity.

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Bullabong
Nov 08, 2006

Scenic Views

The Skylon tower offers stunning views across Niagara.

It is really high/I hate heights! but so worth it for the views - they really are something else.

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kentishgirl
Nov 04, 2004

Skylon Tower

Ride the glass elevator to the top and look at breathtaking views of the city and the falls. Enjoy fine dining at the revolving restaurant at the top.

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Sep 21, 2004

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