Niagara Falls (The combination of The American Falls and Canada’s Horseshoe Falls) is one of the most breathtaking natural attractions anywhere in the world. More than 6 million cubic feet of water tumble over the crest line every minute, demonstrating the raw power of North America’s biggest waterfall.
There are countless vantage points to observe this wondrous natural wonder, but there are few that are as spectacular as the view from the 360 degree revolving restaurant located 775 feet up at the top of the iconic Skylon Tower.
The world famous Revolving Dining room silently rotates 360 degrees every hour, giving diners a constantly changing vantage point. It is estimated that more than 8,000 square km’s are viewable from the dining room, including the skylines of both Toronto and Buffalo (on a clear day). It really is the most breathtaking view in all of Niagara Falls.
The Revolving Dining Roomseats 276 people and revolves once every hour by resting on a circular rail that is propelled by a 3 horsepower (2.2 kW) motor, which is powered by Niagara Falls itself.
In addition to this million dollar view, one can also experience spectacular cuisine from this world famous fine dining restaurant. It has served celebrities, heads of state and even royalty since it opened in 1965 and we think that the food is truly fit for a king.
From fresh seafood, to slow roasted prime rib, the revolving dining room offers up sinfully delicious cuisine. Might we recommend the surf and turf: A filet grilled to perfection served with a grilled lobster tail, fresh veggies and a double baked potato. Mmmm.
Aside from the incredible food and breathtaking view, one thing that really stands out are the stories. Much of the staff of the Skylon Tower has been there for a long time, some for 25+ years. After chatting with a few staff members in the revolving restaurant we came across a great story from a long-standing employee.
Every evening (except for Sundays) there is a piano player who serenades the dining room with background music. After chatting with him, we found out that he had been playing at the Skylon for more than 30 years and had once shared the piano bench with Jerry Lee Lewis. It’s little stories like this that turn a great evening of dining into a truly memorable experience.