April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse - Skylon Tower is selling a limited number of "VIP" passes for the Solar Eclipse viewing from our Observatory during the height of the eclipse between 2pm - 4pm. Click here to purchase VIP tickets.
Skylon Tower located in Niagara Falls Ontario is the tallest total entertainment complex.
The Skylon Tower includes indoor/outdoor observation of the Falls from 233 meters (764 feet), Two great dining rooms both overlooking the Falls The Skylon Tower Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room and the Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room. At the base, Niagara’s largest indoor amusement area, Skylon Fun Centre, complete with a food court and 4D Theatre (temporarily closed).
Shop in one of our 12 specialty shops as a prelude to your Ride to the Top in our glass-enclosed Yellow Bug elevators. Plenty of parking. The Skylon Tower is a signature building that makes our Niagara Falls skyline unique. The Skylon was built in 1964 and opened in 1965. The construction cost $7 million and was financed by The Hershey Company shareholdings. The Skylon Tower features outside mounted 'Yellow Bug' elevators which at the time of the construction were the first of their kind. The elevators run all year round and are a fun route up to the fantastic observatory at the tip-top of the Skylon. Many fantastic photos have been taken from the top of the Skylon Tower, so make sure you bring your camera!
SKYLON OBSERVATION TOWER GENERAL FACTS:
Construction on the Tower was started in May 1964 and the Grand Opening was October 6, 1965. There are 3 observation decks, 2 dining rooms, and 1 indoor/outdoor observation deck. The total height of the tower from the base to the top of the flashing beacon is 520 feet (160m) The height of the tower above Niagara River is 775 feet (236m). The weight of concrete for the tower is 48,000,000 lbs. (21,772,800 kilograms). The weight of concrete for the base of the tower is 13,200,000 lbs. (5,987,520 kilograms). There are 3 elevators to take you to the top in 52 seconds. The number of steps in each of the two stairways from the lower exhibition floor to the observation floor is 662.
The Revolving Dining Room seats 276 persons and does 1 complete revolution per hour, visibility of Observation on a clear day is 80 miles (129km)