The Visit Niagara Falls USA Basics Guide

Niagara Falls Basics

Niagara Falls, NY has seen unbelievable expansion in downtown and its tourist area in the last few years. The sights and attractions of Niagara Falls are enjoyed by millions of visitors every year. You will be astonished by the sights and sounds of Niagara Falls, however, Niagara Falls, USA offers a vast amount of attractions and that may seem overwhelming. Visit Niagara Falls USA recommends that you plan ahead to make your stay in Niagara Falls easier. Continue reading for basic visitor information (emergency contacts, things to know) and an overview of this special destination.

Basic Info:

Niagara Falls is a city located in Niagara County, New York, United States. The city of Niagara Falls is adjacent to the Niagara River and named after the world famous Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, USA features a wide variety of natural attractions and local flair including Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and the Rainforest Cafe.


For police or medical emergencies call 911.
For all other communication:
Niagara Falls Police Department 716-286-4547
Niagara Falls Fire Department 716-286-4720

Mount Saint Marys Hospital
5300 Military Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
621 10th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Telephone Area Code:

716 for all hotels and businesses in Niagara Falls. Please remember to dial 10 digits to make a local call (i.e. 716-285-3361)


There is an 8.00% sales tax on purchases and a maximum of 18% tax on hotel rooms in Niagara Falls.

Smoking Etiquette:

Smoking is not permitted at most hotels & resorts. It is also not permitted in public areas such as restaurants and bars. Smoking is permitted inside the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in designated areas on the casino floor.