Maid of the Mist.

Maid of the Mist

Field review by the editors.

Niagara Falls, New York

Since 1895, tourists have donned rain slickers, climbed into little boats named "Maid of the Mist," and been taken into the drenching spray at the foot of Niagara Falls. The boats are a tribute-of-sorts to a suicidal Indian girl who paddled her canoe over the Falls so that she could join her dead boyfriend (Postcards of the Maid in her canoe are sold in Niagara Falls gift shops). The attraction is loud, wet, and very debilitating to modern hand-held electronic devices.

Maid of the Mist at the Falls.

Round trip is only 20 minutes, but it seems much longer.

Maid of the Mist

Address:
1 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, NY
Directions:
I-190 exit 21. Drive west on the Robert Moses Pkwy for four miles. It turns into Prospect St., and ends at Niagara Falls State Parks Parking Lot 1, on the left. Walk from there to the Maid of the Mist entrance, following the signs.
Hours:
April-Nov. Summer daily 9:15-8, fewer hours Spring and Fall.
Admission:
Adults $18.25, plus parking
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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