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Niagara SkyWheel

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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Lodging Near Niagara SkyWheel

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview $102
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 9,144 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Closest hotel to Niagara Falls. Enjoy Fallsview dining and free cooked-to-order breakfast at this all-suite Fallsview Hotel, located next to Niagara Falls and Fallsview Casino.

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel $77
    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 8,125 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located directly across from Niagara Falls on the 20 acre Falls Avenue Resort, Sheraton offers Indoor access to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark & Casino Niagara. Just steps to the Clifton Hill Entertainment District

      Vittoria Hotel and Suites $61
      Vittoria Hotel and Suites

      Vittoria Hotel and Suites

      5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 458 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Niagara Falls, this hotel is steps from Greg Frewin Theatre and Niagara SkyWheel.

        Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites $97
        Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

        Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

        6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 8,448 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Connected by a glass-enclosed walkway to the Fallsview Casino, this Niagara Falls luxury resort hotel is 1 block from the Horseshoe Falls and less than a mile from Clifton Hill.

          Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview $66
          Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

          Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

          6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 7,850 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview places guests less than a mile from the world-famous cascades. The hotel is connected to Fallsview Casino and is within a mile of IMAX® Theatre Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower. Guests travel 2 miles (3.2 km) for Hornblower Niagara boat tours.

            Sterling Inn & Spa - an Ontario's Finest Inn $75
            Sterling Inn & Spa - an Ontario's Finest Inn

            Sterling Inn & Spa - an Ontario's Finest Inn

            5195 Magdalen St, Niagara Falls
               
              4.5
              of 5, from 2,040 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              The Sterling Inn and Spa is a boutique Niagara Falls hotel within 3 blocks of Clifton Hill, Casino Niagara, and The Falls. Niagara on the Lake is 20 km (12 mi) away.

              Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls $62
              Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls

              Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls

              5591 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 2,526 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nightmares Fear Factory and Skylon Tower. American Falls and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Skyline Hotel & Waterpark $68
                Skyline Hotel & Waterpark

                Skyline Hotel & Waterpark

                4800 Bender Hill, Niagara Falls
                   
                  3.8
                  of 5, from 2,045 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  This hotel is 200 yards from Niagara Falls, connected to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark via indoor skywalk, at the front steps of Casino Niagara.