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Address: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: 7162781070
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Good weekend stay-cation

if you live with-in 3-4 hours form the state park this place is a great way to get way and relax to enjoy some of New York's most beautiful landscape, but not too much else then... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
disneycrazeddad
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Ford City, Pennsylvania
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Ford City, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you live with-in 3-4 hours form the state park this place is a great way to get way and relax to enjoy some of New York's most beautiful landscape, but not too much else then that right now. I've been told by a little bird that there working on it.

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Matawan
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Would definitely not go back to this. We did it because it was part of our package but would definitely not be doing this again. This was the only thing that I did not overly enjoy about my visit.

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Thank Lori P
New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This small museum sits at the edge of the Niagara River gorge. You could easily spend a full day taking in the geological history of The Falls and surrounding formations, hiking several trails & the Aquarium is directly across the street. The museum is small but chock full of fascinating details of how The Falls evolved to where they are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Like or don't like the visitor center, fine, but don't miss the elevator down the Gorge wall to river level. You can hike in either direction and grab excellent views of the Rainbow Bridge and Ontario side skyline. The walk along the Gorge is alone worth the stop.

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Thank Brad S
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

the brochures and staff were helpful and pointed me in the right direction of all the attractions. I enjoyed the gift stores and the different choices of food stands

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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Most of the interactive stuff dont work and is a waste of time better spend your time at the falls or the park, also the elevator is only a box with tvs...so i recomend dont waste your time there.

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Suffern, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

There's a lot to learn in this museum. This goes into more of the power of the falls, and the way industries capitalized on this, than any other place in Niagara Falls State Park; at times, it became a tad technical for me. The film is good, but was too loud! Many trails leave from this center. The trail information... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Shockingly poor quality facility for such an historic attraction. The place was shabby, smelly, stiflingly hot with little or no air on other than portable fans, out of action water fountains, grubby toilets and a free for all mentality for tables. The prices were excessive, can only be paid for in cash, and NY State should,be ashamed to have this... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It's free so why not stop and check it out?! Learn about the Falls mixed in with a little science. It's like a miniature science center, so it's great for families.

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Gaithersburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Must say we were a little disappointed here. This attraction was part of our multi-attraction ticket at Niagara Falls and would have to rank it at number 5 of the 5 attractions included. They have a 180 degree movie about the falls and the gorge which in itself is interesting, but desperately needs to be improved with a larger screen,... More 

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