Prospect Point Park is a must-visit destination during a trip to Niagara Falls, U.S. because visitors can experience a variety of sites here.
The prime viewing area for the American Falls and Rapids, Prospect Point is home to the Visitor Center, Niagara Adventure Theater, the Observation Tower and the Maid of the Mist boat ride.
At Prospect Point, you can marvel at the Upper Niagara River Rapids approaching the brink, stand within inches of the American Falls with the Horseshoe Falls in the background and experience a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls atop the Observation Tower.
The most impressive views of the American Falls can be seen from the deck of the Observation Tower. Extending over the Niagara Gorge, the tower offers a direct view of the cascading waters of the American Falls and the raging torrents below. Four elevators provide access to the base of the gorge and the boarding site of the Maid of the Mist.
For a more intimate view of the American Falls, you can wander to the base of the gorge and climb a series of stairs to the Crow’s Nest.
The Niagara Falls Observation Tower is open year round, weather permitting. The indoor deck does offer a snack bar and a gift shop, and the deck does have high-powered lenses for closer viewing. Keep in mind that the tower’s hours are much shorter in the winter. To avoid long crowds, it is best to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
No trip to Niagara Falls is complete without experiencing it from the decks of the historic Maid of the Mist, which takes you into an adventure where water rushes all around and visitors experience the roar of the falls.
The renowned boat transports passengers through the turbulent waters around the American Falls, past the Rock of Ages and to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls, where 34.5 million gallons of water tumble over the 176 foot drop every minute.
For more information on Prospect Point Park and the attractions located there, visit www.niagarafallsstatepark.com.