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Niagara Falls Discovery Center

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Address: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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This was included with our Discovery Pass... If I had paid as much as they're asking for entry, I'd be upset. Not very interactive, and many of the "exhibits" were broken. If... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Nharder72
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was included with our Discovery Pass... If I had paid as much as they're asking for entry, I'd be upset. Not very interactive, and many of the "exhibits" were broken. If you're way into rocks, give it a shot. We won't be back. =(

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This attraction is OK. If you pay for it as part of your Discovery Pass it is worth the walk through. Otherwise not really the best part of our trip. My youngest daughter who is 7 really liked the elevator ride they have but other than than its very boring.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

So boring, you can walk through in 10 minutes and that includes a very old 80s film. Do not pay for this separately! It is part of the discovery pass of 6 attractions. 2 (maid of mist and cave of winds) are excellent, the movie is ok, the aquarium and discovery center are awful.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I bought the discovery pass (38$ per adult) and this was one of the six attractions included. The other reviews are right when they say that this isn't really much of something. It does have some facts and history regarding Niagara Falls and Niagara George, but is a little "old-fashioned" for our generation. They send you through... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What was the point of this again? It was included in our adventure pass.. The lady at the counter was very rude, the bathrooms were dirty and the movie was not very informative. We entered a simulated elevator, waste of time. Sorry to be so honest...Maybe if the lady wasn't so rude we would've been able to ask questions and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you're really interested in the history of the falls or geology, it's worth a stop. We ran through it quickly though, and did not stay for either the movie (about 10 minutes long) or the simulated elevator ride (About 8 minutes). If you do those, it may be more worthwhile. I agree with other reviews too, that many of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The entry fee to the Center is included as part of Discovery Pass. The center is very small and needs to be updated. I'm guessing that the State Park system might not have the funds to update it right now. There are a few interesting, large photos on the walls which explain the build up of industry in early 1900s... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Old school and boring. Lots of stuff to read but not very engaging - this place would not appeal to today's student population. It didn't appeal to me.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's not a place you will spend a lot of time in. It came included with the discovery pass. Caught the movie. Looked around briefly. If you are heading this way take the trolley.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The movie of Niagara mythology and the power of the gigantic falls with scientific facts is wonderful! I loved it thoroughly.. Also the discovery center has a museum which describes the facts regarding Niagara Falls, the soil depletion and the possible drying of the falls in the coming time, or centuries, may be.

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Address: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls

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