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Stand Under Niagara Falls at the Cave of the Winds' Hurricane Deck

Venturing beneath the roaring waters of one of the world’s most famous waterfalls, Niagara Falls offers an exhilarating and truly one-of-a-kind experience. The Cave of the Winds is a physical subterranean series of platforms, decks, and stairs situated right at the base of the falls. It is here that visitors can quite literally stand under Niagara Falls, feeling the cool spray of water and witnessing its mighty power firsthand.

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Access to the Cave of the Winds starts with a thrilling elevator ride, plunging 175 feet into the depths of the Niagara Gorge. From there, you are provided with a poncho and a pair of specially-designed sandals that provide the necessary traction on the slippery decks. Prepared for the drenching yet enthralling journey, you walk along the wooden walkways leading up to the Hurricane Deck.

As you ascend the steps to the Hurricane Deck, just feet from the torrents of the Bridal Veil Falls, you can feel the mist swirling around you, while the thunderous roar of the waterfall consumes your senses. Here, the water comes crashing down with a relentless fury, drenching visitors in its icy spray.

Being able to stand under such a marvel of nature gives visitors a unique and unparalleled perspective of the falls, as the gallons of water cascading down makes for a surreal spectacle that you can virtually reach out and touch. While on the Hurricane Deck, expect to be constantly bombarded by gushing water, an exciting reminder of the sheer power of Mother Nature.

Beyond the breathtaking thrill of the waterfall's power, the Cave of the Winds offers stunning panoramic views of Niagara Falls which includes a captivating view of the roaring American Falls and Horseshoe Falls. After a trip to the Cave of the Winds, you are sure to gain a newfound appreciation for this stunning wonder of nature.

Whether it’s your first time visiting Niagara Falls or you're a seasoned traveler looking for a unique vantage point, a journey into the Cave of the Winds is truly a not-to-miss experience. But be prepared, you’re going to get wet (but in the most exhilarating way possible)! It’s one of the rare moments where nature is so tangible and visceral that it is quite literally in your face.

Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure as you stand under Niagara Falls at the Cave of the Winds!

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