A trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario wouldn’t be complete without visiting the legendary Skylon tower.
There are regular fireworks at nighttime that can be view from atop Skylon Tower
An impressive building that was erected back in 1965, Skylon Tower was built to provide visitors with an epic view of the the Niagara Falls region. Since opening, Skylon Tower has hosted a multitude of celebrities, from movie stars to heads of state, and even royalty! But don’t let all the glamour intimidate you – there is no dress code here. Skylon Tower is all about making experiences fun for the whole family. You get to decide how formal your outing will be!
Curious? Here are 7 more reasons to visit Skylon Tower:
1. The food is fantastic.
Skylon has two on-site restaurants- the Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Buffet. At the Revolving Dining Room, you will enjoy gourmet options such as Broiled Rock Lobster Tails, Skylon’s Spectacular Rack of Lamb, and Veal Loin T-Bone Steak. Children will feel fancy alongside you as they dine on Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus and Pasta Pompodoro. Worried about picky eaters? They also have Cheeseburgers with Fries and Chicken Fingers with Plum Sauce. Pinky-lifting is completely optional!
At the Summit Suite Buffet there are three stations- the Cold Station, Hot Entree Station, and the Dessert Station. The Cold Station has a wonderful assortment of salads- Mushroom Salad, Octopus Salad, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Beet Salad, Mixed Beans Salad, and more. You will also find deli meats, shrimp cocktail, buttery French bread, Poached Salmon, Marinated Gravelax Salmon, and crab legs. The Hot Entree Station has Barbecue Ribs, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Grilled Chicken Breast in Pink Peppercorn Butter Sauce, Fresh Fish of the Day, Steamed Mussels, Mediterranean Calamari, soups, and many other steaming goodies. And let’s not forget the Dessert Station, which is heaped with fresh assorted cakes, pastries, tarts, fresh fruit, and cheese!
2. The view from Skylon Tower is unmatched.
You will see Niagara Falls, which is illuminated by colorful lights and fireworks at nighttime, as well as the entire city from a vantage point of 775 feet in the sky! Like its name implies, the Revolving Dining Room will show you around as you feast, slowly spinning 360 degrees per hour. With your dining reservations, you will receive free admission to the Ride-to-the-Top Elevators and Observation Decks. The Yellow Bug Elevator in particular has a glass exterior. Kids will love how fast it travels- one trip takes only 52 seconds!
3. There is plenty of on-site entertainment.
Kids and adults alike will love seeing “Legends of Niagara Falls” in 3D/4D, which shows epic close-up footage of the Falls, their geological evolution, and the Native American story of the “Maid of the Mist.” After the big show, explore the Family Fun Centre, which happens to be the largest indoor entertainment center in the city. There are rides and high tech games for every age. If you need a quick bite to eat, you will find a food court that features Starbucks, Pizza Pizza, Dairy Queen, and Skylon’s own hot dog stand.
Skylon Tower glows red in celebration of Christmas Day
It doesn’t get any better than when you are eating 775 feet above Niagara Falls
4. Come scope out the venue for your next big event.
Wow guests at your wedding reception with romantic sights, gourmet food, and the fun elevator ride! Show your work associates how grateful you are for their hard work by giving them a good meal with a view. Or bring your grandmother for her birthday and make special arrangements with the staff to serve her favorite dessert. The sky is the limit when it comes to planning your special occasion at Skylon!
5. There are plenty of photo opportunities.
It does not matter if you are a professional photographer or an amateur with a smartphone- it is not hard to get a good shot at Skylon. Between the gorgeous views, the table presentations, and especially the good company you bring along, you are pretty much guaranteed to go home with a camera roll full of personality.
Photos from the Skylon Tower Instagram page
6. The location is perfect for your next getaway.
Niagara Falls is an immeasurably concentrated destination of fun. People often come here for the Niagara Hornblower boat tour, to explore Clifton Hill’s attractions such as the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, the Skywheel, the Movieland Wax Museum, the 6-D Zombie Attack Game, and to zipline across the Niagara River Gorge. Whether you are looking for a romantic destination, planning for your next family vacation, or wish to cross a Natural Wonder off your bucket list, Niagara Falls has so much to offer, and the legendary Skylon Tower overlooks all of it.
7. There are lots of upcoming events.
Last but not least, in addition to the summer-long fireworks, there is a host of fun activities in store for this year (with guests including Gene Simmons of Kiss and Dr. Phil). There’s the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival in September, the Niagara Falls International Marathon in October, the Festival of Lights and the Santa Claus Parade in November, and the New Year’s Eve Celebration in December, among many other popular events. Skylon Tower gets festive over the holidays, glowing gold for Thanksgiving and red for Christmas. Visiting is a great way to get into the holiday spirit!
View the entire city from a vantage point of 775 feet in the sky
Interested? Learn More about Skylon Tower.
As you can see, there are so many reasons to pay a visit to Skylon Tower this year. From the food to the fun, this venue gives you the opportunity to create epic memories with your loved ones. Visit the Skylon Tower website for further information on any of the above topics. Here you will find menu options, hours of operation, group accommodations, a list of upcoming events, history, gorgeous pictures, and Frequently Asked Questions. When you are ready, you can go ahead and make your dining reservations online from the comfort of your living room.
When it comes to planning a trip to Niagara Falls, you might be overwhelmed by the number of entertainment options available to you. Take our advice: start with Skylon Tower. It’s a great way to introduce the city to your loved ones and get them excited about all the adventures you have in store for them. We wish you the best of luck in organizing your stay, and hope your trip is an amazing one!