Niagara Falls is a amazing place to visit and view! You well be amazed at the beauty and power of Niagara falls.
You can either get a tour pass with a shuttle ride to Niagra or if you know where your going just park in there lots on Goat island and go from there. There are shuttle rides you can take to save on some of the walking. One thing you will learn is to take water and snacks because it will take most of the day to visit Niagara Fall and Horseshoe Falls
The snack stands are expensive and the bugs are out in force so you need to take some treats with you. In downtown Niagara you can stop at the many tour offices before you get to the falls if you want to buy discount tickets and shuttles back and forth to Niagara Falls.
Cave of the Winds is great you take a elevator down to the bottom of the falls. They give you a poncho to wear and sandals you will get wet from the spray. Once there you walk to the bottom of the falls and the wind and power from the falls is amazing you have to go there for the thrill and you will get soaked from the water.
They also offer the Maid of the Mist boat cruise which will take you to the whirlpools and bottom of Niagra falls.
The water flow on the American side of the falls is much less in strength because of Goat Island, whereas Horseshoe Falls has no obstruction to divert it. The view of Niagara and Horseshoe falls is breathtaking. Be prepared to get soaked and keep your cameras covered.
Whirlpool Rapids is down river a bit and you can take a power boat ride through the rapids its great fun. At the bottom of Niagara falls, the water travels 15 miles over many gorges and whirl pools to enjoy.
The guides will tell you of the great history of Niagara falls and how they were formed.