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Niagara Falls Discovery Center

Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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213 reviews 213 reviews
151 attraction reviews
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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We only went here because we were waiting for the trolley back after visiting the aquarium, which was not worth the trip out. Don't even bother going here. If you do, completely avoid the "film". It was more like the most boring summary of Niagara you could ever watch. Sure the concept of a 180 degree screen is cool, but... More

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

It's not worth going here don't spend the money to go here only if you have the discovery pass there is nothing to see all they have is a few artifacts a movie which I do say was pretty cool and a fake elevator where they cramp people into and make it feel like your going down the gorge of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Plenty of hands-on learning. You can also watch the free movie included with admission or ride the elevator and learn (without reading) about how the gorge was created and about each layer of rock. This would be a great school trip location.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Even the employees seemed to regard this as a place to pay for and catch the trolley. It is NOT the hands on experience advertised.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Some of the information was interesting but the exhibits were poorly maintained and some did not even work. It is only a few dollars to get in and since we had the Discovery Pass it felt like it was free. Go for the trails, be warned though turn around at the end of the trail and follow it back.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

this is out of the way (unless you're hiking that way) and a bunch of the exhibits were broken. High school science and the Discovery Channel cover everything that's there. Save the time and relax by the falls and listen to the water.

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