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Even in winter, this is a beautiful view. We will come back in Summer, when the paths and visitor... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Magnificent Falls and a very welcomig visitor center

The Visitor Center has been open a little over a year ad what a welcome additon to the overlook of... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
David B
Trumansburg, New York
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NEW visitor center in a beautifully constructed three season building steps from the tallest waterfall east of the Rockies: Taughannock Falls. Pick up the latest Ithaca is Gorges themed souvenir or apparel, chat with a Visitor Experience Specialist...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
2281 Taughannock Park Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
+1 607-209-0008
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

Even in winter, this is a beautiful view. We will come back in Summer, when the paths and visitor center are. Open

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 116sibylleb
Reviewed 25 January 2019

The Visitor Center has been open a little over a year ad what a welcome additon to the overlook of Taughannock Falls. Bathrooms facilities. cogenial and knowledgable staff, maps, rack cards, assorted t-shirts, water bottles, magnets, etc. for sale. There are many nearby trails b...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Make sure to stop and check out the view from the visitor center! When you are done head down and hike the easy trail out to the Falls. Its higher then Niagara Falls!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JRM27FF
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We saw the Falls from the overlook and the bottom of the Gorge. At the overlook, parking is ample right next to the overlook - no hiking is required. The summer rains did a great job a powering the Falls - I've been there when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marbenPa
Reviewed 16 October 2018

At 215 feet, this cascade is three stories taller than Niagara Falls. That makes it the tallest single drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. You can pay $8 to enter the park and get the view from the bottom, or you can do like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cakes77
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We were driving through the area on a rainy morning and stopped by the overlook. We weren’t sure if we would be back in the area to take advantage of the hiking trail. The view was majestic. The rangers at the visitor center were friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 341sandir
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I first saw the overlook at Taughannock back in 1971, the same year I met my future husband at the State Park where he was lifeguarding for the summer. After a 35-year absence, we reconnected and married, and now make frequent trips back to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julijaneengel
Reviewed 19 August 2018

If you don't want to hike or can't make the mile and a half hike (total length to and from the falls) - this is a beautiful viewpoint. The hike is easy and recommended but if you don't plan on walking, don't miss the overlook....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank neuhoffb
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Previous review did not enter photos of Falls and creek. Also there was no actual review, with that being said I would like to submit photos. When we visited there was lots of rain and flash flooding occurring in the area. The hike to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carousel14
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Drove up here after walking to the falls. Even after seeing it from below, the view from above was worth it (plus it only takes a minute or two to get up there. A great place to stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thero_Kenman
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Response from neuhoffb | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring a stroller to the overlook. It's a few feet from the visitor's center. You can also take one to the falls below if it has good wheels. The trail is rolling but not steep. Some gravelly areas and hard pack... More