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Whirlpool State Park

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Address: Off Robert Moses State Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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I really liked this state park and was fascinated with the color of the water and just amazed with the whirlpool. Don't miss going here!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked this state park and was fascinated with the color of the water and just amazed with the whirlpool. Don't miss going here!!!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I visited here just a few weeks ago. It was very cold, and the gorge seems to create high winds, so if you visit in the winter, bundle up! The park itself is very well maintained. Plenty of paths and places to sit. There is a nice pavilion with picnic tables right near the parking lot with... More 

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surabaya
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go there just for 15 minutes, nothing special there, just watching jetboat down the cliff at Niagara river. We don't explore all the park because there is not enough time to do that.

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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park affords an expansive view of the whirlpool with good signage and several trails connecting here.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

this was one of the hikes that we did and it was a gorgeous hike to and around the Whirlpool state park area...can be difficult in places so need to be carefu...dirt pathes...couple feet wide and straight off if you slip...whoo hoo...

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Make sure you visit at the right time of day, if the sun is poking up from the Canadian side, you'll get crappy photos. Free attraction and a nice little walk around the park.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We went there in early morning. The view of the Niagara river rapids forming whirlpool before your eyes was spectacular. Further We saw in low Morning lights this beauty of blue water. Even cold wind was not a distraction. The Park is beautiful lined up with tall trees. No entry fee! Worth visit again and again.

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Thank Gopal L
Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was amazing. The whirlpool is so huge! The park is beautiful and had a very nice, easy walk to the viewing area.

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Scotia, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Some rather beautiful views of the Whirlpools in the Niagara River. Walking the trails (US side) provides some up close views. Some trails are challenging.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Remember seeing the whirlpool when I was a young kid. Still as mesmerizing as it was back then. Love watching the water coming through the rapids and seeing the whirlpool form before my eyes. Park is free and scenic overlook is a short walk from the parking area.

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