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Niagara Falls Discovery Center

Address: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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Columbia, South Carolina
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541 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

went to it as it was included as part of Discovery Pass. ug...like walking in the past. very boring.a few hands on stuff. very outdated in its presentations.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We should have listened to those on Trip Advisor who rated it low. Not worth the trip. Displays are old and some push button videos don't work. The movie doesn't tell you any interesting facts. People were walking out before it was over. Bummer

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Erie, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We took our 7 year old to Niagara Falls for the day. We bought the Discovery Pass and were able to save 35% by getting all FIVE attractions instead of paying as we walked through the state park. You get: Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Niagara: Legends of Adventure Theatre, Aquarium of Niagara and the Niagara Gorge... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We only went because we had a package deal. Very boring, small, little to do. I'd definitely skip it. The visitors center is much more interesting.

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Forest City, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is quite boring... extremely boring for young kids.. the only thing that was worth anything in here was the virtual elevator ride through the rock... it was cute.. but I would never go back... if I had to pay up front? no way... I went because it was on my package of doing everything there.. cave of the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Like most everything else on the US side this attraction is completly overpriced and is falling apart. The exhibits dont function, the samples are either no longer there or falling apart. The fact that they actually charge for this is insulting. if it was not part of the discovery package I would have been upset and asking for my money... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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421 reviews 421 reviews
322 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nothing great, but worthwhile visiting if you need more information about Niagara falls. The tour of the Discovery centre was part of the package tour we took.

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Colora, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not very much to see or do and it's a very small room. Lot's of information, but the way it's presented left us feeling it could have been better. I would not recommend taking the time to see this unless you have time to spare after the aquarium.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Disappointing. Small and off-the-beaten-track place with rather routine exhibits - many that did not work. Part of the package with the caves and the Maid of the Mist. Otherwise, it would not have been worth it.

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Centreville, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We went to the discovery center because it was at the trolley stop for the aquarium. We went there first because it was not open much longer that day. What a disappointment! The interactive exhibits didn't work. The staff just stood around. Not worth the stop.

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