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The two RV Gypsies at the Cave of the Winds
A movie can also be seen by selecting the TOC button above.
Unfortunately the camera got wet when the above mentioned video was filmed on July 28th and the grande finale could not be filmed -- the two RV Gypsies and their grandson, getting soaked and feeling Niagara Falls with the wind force and rain of a class 1 hurricane. But scroll down and view the photos from their trip on July 24, 2011 and learn the history of The Cave of the Winds, and be sure to view the video later.
The entrance to Cave of the Winds
The Cave of the Winds trip took the two RV Gypsies and their grandson really close to the waters of Niagara Falls. Clad in bright yellow ponchos and wearing the special footwear provided, they rode an elevator 175 feet deep into the Niagara Gorge and walked through a tunnel.
Karen Duquette outside  Cave of the Winds
the grandson of the two RV Gypsies in the tunnel of  Cave of the Winds
The two RV Gypsies and their grandson then went down stairs, up stairs, and over a series of wooden walkways heading towards the famous "Hurricane Deck". Notice the Maid of the Mist boat in the two photos below.
 Lee and Alex descending stairs at the  Cave of the Winds
 the two RV Gypsies on one of the lowere decks at  Cave of the Winds
 the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls -Niagara Falls
 the grandson of the two RV Gypsies at  Cave of the Winds
 the two RV Gypsies on the stairs at  Cave of the Winds
 the two RV Gypsies and theiir grandson at  Cave of the Winds
 Alex Jones
 looking through the stairs at the falls
  Niagara Falls from the halfway point at  Cave of the Winds
 Lee Duquette on the stairs at  Cave of the Winds
The grandson of the two RV Gypsies approached the Hurricane Deck at Cave of the Winds.
The grandson of the two RV Gypsies
The grandson of the two RV Gypsies
Karen and Alex got closer to the Hurricane Deck at Cave of the Winds. On this first trip, Karen never put the hood of her poncho up, so the water went all down inside her poncho and her clothes were totally drenched. But Karen did not care because it was a hot day.
Karen Duquette and her grandson at The grandson of the two RV Gypsies getting soaked
Karen and Alex stood at the railing on the Hurricane Deck at Cave of the Winds, a mere 20 feet from the billowing torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. The rushing waters loomed above them, dousing them with a generous spray of water and wind from the thundering Falls. They found it hard to stand still on the Hurricane Deck because it has the force of a class 1 hurricane with tropical storm-like conditions and winds up to 68 mph at this spot underneath the falls.
Karen and Alex standing at the railing on the Hurricane Deck
This was so much fun, especially on such a hot day, that the two RV Gypsies and their grandson returned to the Cave of the Winds on their last day at Niagara Falls.
history book clipartWhile there is no actual cave anymore, the original cave was a natural cave behind Bridal Veil Falls, 130 feet high, 100 feet wide and 30 feet in depth. It was discovered in 1834, and originally dubbed Aeolus' Cave, after the Greek God of Winds. Guided tours began officially in 1841, and continued until a rock fall in 1920 made it clear the passage was no longer safe. The cave was obliterated in a massive 1954 rock fall and subsequent dynamiting of a dangerous overhang.

The tour officially reopened in 1924, now bringing visitors to the front of the Bridal Veil instead of behind it.
The miniature yellow dots in the photos below are people on the Hurricane Deck of Cave of the Winds - photo taken from Prospect Point high above.
people far below the falls
people far below the falls
people far below the falls
people far below the falls
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The sub-menu below has ten sections of Niagara Falls USA that you may visit in any order you choose. Plus a link to the Canada side of Niagara Falls.
Cave of the Winds

Daredevil Museum and more

 
go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have visited all of the above sections, please continue on to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side- Journey Behind the Falls & a movie of the falls from the Skylon Tower