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Bridal Veil Falls

The smallest of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls is still impressive, especially with a visit to the Cave of the Winds.

Bridal Veil Falls is the central cascade of the three that make up Niagara Falls. It's the smallest of the falls, at just 56-feet (17-meters) wide. This cascade of water is separated from the American Falls by tiny Luna Island. It falls a total of just over 180 feet (55 meters), including the final cascade over boulders down to the Maid of the Mist pool. One of the must-see attraction’s of Niagara Falls is here at Bridal Veil Falls. The Cave of the Winds tour brings you just a few feet from the water — close enough to feel the spray on your face — for a unique perspective.

Discovered in 1834 and opened to tourists seven years later, the original "Cave of the Winds" was a cave behind the Bridal Veil Falls. It became a major attraction on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park. The name is fitting: fierce winds rushed through the cavern generated by the force of the falls before it. The original cave was permanently sealed by a rock slide in 1954. Today, the Cave of the Winds lives on as the name of the attraction on the same site.

To experience this must-see attraction, head to Goat Island. You’ll reach the Cave of the Winds via a 175-foot (53-meter) elevator to the base of Bridal Veil Falls. A guide leads you along redwood decks that provide a breathtaking view, within 20 feet (six meters) of the roaring falls! A plastic poncho and sandals are provided for your hike, however, be warned that these provide a small amount of protection from the wind-lashed spray. Keep your camera in a waterproof bag, along with any other items that need to be kept dry.

You can park on Goat Island for a fee. Alternatively, walk over the pedestrian bridge that crosses the north fork of the Niagara River a few hundred feet above American Falls and connects the two parts of the state park. Cave of the Winds is open daily, from spring to late October.


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Sheraton Niagara Falls £89
Sheraton Niagara Falls

Sheraton Niagara Falls

300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Observation Tower. Niagara Falls State Park and Aquarium of Niagara are also within 15 minutes.

    Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls £52
    Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls

    Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls

    333 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Falls Street and Niagara Falls State Park. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Rainbow Bridge are also within 15 minutes.

      Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls £70
      Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls

      Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls

      443 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara Falls State Park, Aquarium of Niagara and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Cave of the Winds and American Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Hyatt Place Niagara Falls £67
        Hyatt Place Niagara Falls

        Hyatt Place Niagara Falls

        310 Rainbow Blvd S, Niagara Falls, NY
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge, Niagara Falls State Park and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Rainbow Bridge and Cave of the Winds are also within 15 minutes.

          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls New York £91
          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls New York

          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls New York

          401 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Niagara Falls State Park, Rainbow Bridge and Cave of the Winds. Clifton Hill and Casino Niagara are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only £94
            Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only

            Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only

            310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is steps away from Old Falls Street and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Niagara Falls State Park and Rainbow Bridge are also within 15 minutes.

              Holiday Inn Niagara Falls Scenic Downtown £60
              Holiday Inn Niagara Falls Scenic Downtown

              Holiday Inn Niagara Falls Scenic Downtown

              114 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge, Niagara Falls State Park and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Rainbow Bridge and Cave of the Winds are also within 15 minutes.

                Comfort Inn The Pointe £66
                Comfort Inn The Pointe

                Comfort Inn The Pointe

                1 Prospect Pointe, Niagara Falls, NY
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara Falls State Park and Rainbow Bridge. Cave of the Winds and Clifton Hill are also within 15 minutes.