Niagara Falls State Park Cave of the Winds Experience

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Niagara Falls State Park Cave of the Winds Experience

Niagara Falls, NY
Year Completed
Building Type
6,125 sq. ft.
Niagara Falls State Park

The rehabilitated Cave of the Winds Pavilion or “Cave of the Winds Experience” is designed to educate and entertain ticket holders during their wait for the famous Falls attraction. The new building program replaces outdated State Park offices and a Park Police barracks, and also includes multiple interactive Exhibit Areas, a new Theater and administrative offices.

The original portions of the Pavilion were built in 1910 with several building additions to follow. Modifications to the building include replacement of a low disjointed roof line with a larger and higher traditional hip roof meant to increase ceiling heights and unify the buildings numerous additions. Other improvements include the addition of an outdoor timber frame portico and new entry. The original exterior stone cladding will remain and be paired with clapboard, stucco and other materials familiar within the Park.

HHL completed previous improvements to the building in 2016 including the restoration of the Original Pavilion façade and renovation of the existing Tenant controlled Retail and Concession operations. That work included the introduction of an all glass façade system to remove visual barriers and simulate the open condition of the original Goat Island Pavilion.