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Niagara Falls Discovery Center

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Address: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: 7162781070
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Not a lot to discover

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
David D
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Brad S
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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

Thank redvelvetcake17
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

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.

Thank venom55
Suffern, New York
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185 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 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 

Thank Jo D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

Thank Jennifer C
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62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank David D
Rochester, New York
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This center is in need of a major over hall. The exhibits were dated and dingy 8 years ago the last time I visited. Make sure you skip the intro movie which is mostly an advertisement for the other cool things you can do in the park.

Thank Dan W
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I suspect the only reason people visit this is because it is part of the combo ticket. The place is tired and dated. Video quality on the simulator and film area really poor (different screens showing different colour saturation). Another display had part of the interaction out of order. Other displays are very tired. Needs a bit of revamp.

Thank Heluerto
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

You need to see the movie of Niagara Falls. It is very good and you learn a lot about the stories behind the Falls

Thank traveler1075

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