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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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$87
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.0
of 5, from 2,604 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.

$62
Vittoria Hotel and Suites

Vittoria Hotel and Suites

5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls
4.4
of 5, from 34 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Niagara SkyWheel and Skylon Tower. Horseshoe Falls and American Falls are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$108
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
4.1
of 5, from 3,316 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.

$103
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls
4.1
of 5, from 3,334 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

$79
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls
3.9
of 5, from 2,333 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.

$44
Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls

Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls

5905 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls
3.8
of 5, from 812 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Surrounded by shops, dining, and amusements, this Ontario hotel is on a main street in the center of Niagara Falls, 1 block from the Clifton Hill entertainment complex; the Falls are 1 block away. The Niagara Skywheel, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, and Casino Niagara are also nearby.

$63
Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls

Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls

5591 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls
3.8
of 5, from 801 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).

Niagara Falls Cottage Rental - Pine Tree House

Niagara Falls Cottage Rental - Pine Tree House

4339 Bampfield St., Niagara Falls
5.0
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Niagara Falls, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Whirlpool Bridge, American Falls, and Skylon Tower. Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are also within 3 mi (5 km).