American Falls

Niagara Falls

Along the New York side, next to Bridal Veil Falls, this waterfall forms an impressive 260-meter-wide curtain of rushing white water. During the day, rainbows often form in front of it. At night, it's lit up in festive colors.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Niagara Falls attractions

1. Bridal Veil Falls


Rushing waters between Luna and Goat islands create this waterfall on the US side, just 17-meters wide. The falls form a perfect, full (and namesake)…

3. Cave of the Winds

0.16 MILES

On the northern corner of Goat Island, don a souvenir rain poncho and sandals (provided) and take an elevator down to walkways just 25ft from the crashing…

4. Wax Museum at Niagara

0.24 MILES

Hardly the most state-of-the-art museum, but entertaining and packed with interesting stories: massacres, stunt-jumpers and that time the water stopped…

5. Rainbow Bridge

0.35 MILES

Bring your passport for the walk or drive across this bridge linking the US and Canadian sides of the falls – there are good views along the way.

6. Bird Kingdom


The jungly Bird Kingdom claims to be the world's largest indoor aviary, with 400 species of free-flying tropical birds from around the globe. You can also…

7. Skylon Tower

0.52 MILES

The Skylon Tower is a 158m concrete spire with yellow pill-shaped elevators crawling up and down the tower's neck to the top. The interior itself is dated…

8. Horseshoe Falls

0.62 MILES

The centerpiece of any visit here are the Horseshoe Falls. Named after their 670m curved shape, they have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North…