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Goat Island - Niagara Reservation State Park

Niagara Falls, New York USA

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“amazing views of the falls!”

Goat Island (previously called Iris Island) is a small island in the Niagara River, located in the middle of Niagara Falls between the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The island is at the southwest corner of the City of Niagara Falls (and of Niagara County), New York, in the United States and is part of Niagara Falls State Park. Goat Island has no residents, but is a popular destination for tourists visiting the falls on the U.S. side; it offers some of the most spectacular views available there, in particular at Terrapin Point. Goat Island is connected to the U.S. mainland by two bridges carrying foot, car, and trackless train traffic, and to the smaller Luna Island (adjacent to the American Falls) by a pedestrian bridge. Goat island is largely wooded and is interlaced with foot trails. The Cave of the Winds tour elevator provides access down to the foot of the falls.

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September 24, 2021
Rated 5.0

Lots of other falls and a different view of the biggees. It’s a good walk so wear comfy shoes or take the trolley. Pack a snack tho cuz the snack bars are awful.

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  • 10 Reviews
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August 06, 2016

Very neat. Terrapin Point and Luna's Island give you some amazing views. Cave of the Winds is located on the island so if you do that, go check them out after you do the cave.

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  • 4 Reviews
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August 02, 2016

Lots of mist and spray from the falls but a fun view.

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May 14, 2015
Rated 4.0

Terrapin Point offers some of the best views in the whole park. And you can walk out on the bridge into the river, that might cost like, $1 or something. Parking is like, $10. Oh, and there's a statue of Nikola Tesla on the island! Love that dude.

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Goat Island - Niagara Reservation State Park

Niagara Falls, New York
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