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Niagara SkyWheel
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Jump into a climate-controlled gondola for a bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. 

SkyWheel is one of only two ways to enjoy a panoramic view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area from the Canadian side. (The other aerial view is from Skylon Tower.) The wheel sits on an east-west axis, directly opposite the American Falls. You’ll see both American and Horseshoe falls, as well as the Niagara River up and downstream on each rotation. You’ll also get a view of Clifton Hill restaurants and entertainment venues.

Look out for the life-like dinosaur head a few feet from the gondola window just after the ascent begins: it’s sure to thrill the kids! After your ride, play a round at the miniature golf course at the base of SkyWheel, where you’ll find several other dinosaurs lurking.

The 175-foot (53-meter) SkyWheel began operating in 2006 and is open year-round. Enjoy 360-degree views from each of the 42 climate-controlled gondolas, which comfortably seat six.

The trip includes three to five complete revolutions, and lasts for eight to 12 minutes. Don't forget your camera as there are plenty of opportunities to photograph the falls from this glorious perspective. The number of cycles depends on the length of the waiting line, with a shorter ride during the high season.

The SkyWheel is located in Niagara Falls’ Clifton Hill entertainment area. The wheel is open daily, with later hours during the summer. Purchase tickets online for the SkyWheel alone or as part of a Clifton Hill Fun Pass, which includes four other attractions in the area.

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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $84 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within ...

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"Jacuzzi was really nice! Room was clean. As good as it gets in a pandemic."…"

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Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $87 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fallsview Casino and Queen Victoria Park. Horseshoe Falls and Casino Niagara are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,591 reviews)

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Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
Free cancellation
The price is CA $84 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Oakes Garden Theatre and Casino Niagara. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark ...

4/5Very Good! (4,632 reviews)

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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $84 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $87 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $84 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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Vittoria Hotel and Suites
Vittoria Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $80 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
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Sterling Inn & Spa - an Ontario's Finest Inn
Sterling Inn & Spa - an Ontario's Finest Inn
4 out of 5
5195 Magdalen St, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $103 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham by the Falls Niagara Falls
Howard Johnson by Wyndham by the Falls Niagara Falls
2.5 out of 5
5905 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $59 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
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Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
3 out of 5
5339 Murray St, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $75 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
Econo Lodge By The Falls
Econo Lodge By The Falls
2 out of 5
5781 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $80 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
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Thriftlodge Niagara Falls at the Falls
Thriftlodge Niagara Falls at the Falls
2 out of 5
4945 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $68 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
Thriftlodge Niagara Falls at the Falls
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