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Niagara Falls for Kids: The Top Family-Friendly Attractions

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Planning on visiting Niagara Falls, New York with the family?

Staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Niagara Falls?

There’s plenty of awesome, fun things to do for parents, grandparents and kids of all ages, all located just a drive away from the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.

Things To Do With the Family in Niagara Falls, NY

You’ll be able to learn plenty at the historical and educational attractions the area has to offer, or get your heart beating and your adrenaline pumping on exciting attractions in and around the mighty Niagara Falls.

Maybe Dad wants to take the kids out for the day while Mom goes shopping.

If you’re staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Niagara Falls, this list will help you plan out your days with plenty of family fun.

Old Fort Niagara Falls, NY

A historical re-enactment at Old Fort Niagara –
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Old Fort Niagara

4 Scott Avenue
Youngstown, NY

January to June: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
July to August: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
September to December:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Children (6 to 12 years old): $  8.00
Children (5 years old and under): FREE

Kids and adults alike will love learning about the rich military history of Fort Niagara, which housed French, British, Native and American soldiers at various points between the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

See how soldiers lived during the 18th and 19th centuries. Witness exciting artillery and musket firing demonstrations put on by authentic reenactors. You can even take a virtual tour to get a preview of the amazing architecture and historic artifacts you’ll discover.

Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY


Daily: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Adults: $11.00
Seniors (60 and Above): $9.25
Children (3 to 12): $7.00
Infants (2 and Under): FREE

The Aquarium of Niagara is a fun and educational attraction that’s just steps away from the Falls, and will have kids laughing and learning for hours. Get a spectacular view of hundreds of colorful fish and sea creatures.

Watch as rare penguins and sharks are fed, and the sea lions jump and dive with their handlers. The whole family will love having a chance to meet one of the aquarium’s playful seals!

Niagara Falls NY Attraction

Family fun at Martin’s Fantasy Island.
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Martin’s Fantasy Island

2400 Grand Island Boulevard
Grand Island, NY

Summer Hours: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm

$ 19.95 – $ 27.95

Be sure to take the family to Martin’s Fantasy Island, where the motto is “Spend the day, not a fortune!”

Go for a ride on one of the awesome roller coasters, or if heights aren’t for you try one of the 20+ other amusement rides. Cool off on the waterslides, wave pool and lazy river in their famous waterpark. With food, drinks and free parking all year, Martin’s Fantasy Island is a great Niagara Falls attraction to keep the family entertained for a whole day.

Niagara Falls NY Family Attraction

Heart-pounding family fun at the Cave of the Winds – 
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Cave of the Winds

Niagara Falls State Park
Goat Island Niagara Falls, NY

Sunday to Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday to Saturday: 9am-10pm

Adult: $14
Youth (6-12yrs old): $11
Children 5yrs of age & under: FREE

Looking for an exhilarating Niagara Falls experience? Grab your poncho and head down to the Cave of the Winds in the Niagara Falls State Park!

Take the elevator down 175 into the Niagara gorge, and feel the rush of the thundering Falls. It’s the closest you can get to Niagara Falls without going over! Consider purchasing a Niagara Discovery Pass to see Cave of the Winds and other Niagara Falls attractions for a great price!

Niagara Jet Adventures

555 Water Street
Youngstown, New York


Daily: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Approx. $50-$75

If you loved the water-splashing excitement of the Cave of the Winds, make your way to Niagara Jet Adventures for even more Niagara exhilaration. Skim across the white-water rapids of the Niagara river at mind blowing speeds.

Next you’ll find yourself in the depths of the Niagara Gorge whirlpools, where you’ll experience crazy hairpin turns in the agile Niagara Jet Adventures boat.

Family-Friendly Attractions in Niagara Falls, NY

There you have it – some of the most fun, family-friendly things to do in Niagara Falls, NY.

Ready to book your vacation to Niagara Falls, New York?

The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Niagara Falls is located minutes away from these attractions, amazing shopping, and delicious restaurants.  It’s the perfect place to call home during your Niagara Falls family vacation.

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