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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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Good for children

The discovery centre is a cool place for kids to hangout, the contents would very well serve some school visit. The elder, or those who finished the cave of winds, mist of maid... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The discovery centre is a cool place for kids to hangout, the contents would very well serve some school visit. The elder, or those who finished the cave of winds, mist of maid can easily avoid this in case of time crunch. The men's restroom urinal is a little odd, better go to some place else. like the aquarium.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I am writing a review for the building titled Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. This museum is very small and I had very low expectations for it secondary to all the reviews that I have read on Tripadvisor. However, my 7.5 year old daughter and I really enjoyed it. We are both a little nerdy, and we really went through it... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is open before booths for Maid of the Mist tickets. You can learn about Niagra Falls and you can also use the toilets.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very boring museum. If you are hot, it's a place to cool off while waiting for the trolley after visiting the aquarium. There is a 20 minute movie about the falls. There are screens in a semi circle, but only a small portion is used in the front.

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Springfield, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There is just scattered history through this center. The advertised rock wall is closed. Does not add much to the Niagara experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place really just contains various pieces of history associated with Niagara Falls. There is a short video (we didn't go in). It was included in the Discovery Pass and we wanted to make sure we saw everything on our ticket. My kids didn't enjoy this stop. It was a lot of reading and no action. This is only for... More 

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rochester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

More broken exhibits than working ones, nasty smell from bathrooms across the patio, small space with a slide show on a mini screen. Carpets worn and nasty with loose trash. Ewwwww. Suggest you skip this, wish we had.

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Vestal, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very small. Dirty. Most equipment are old. A lot of them don't work any more. The elevator ride uses an old technology. Not worth the time to go.

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Miramar, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There is much to learn about Niagara Falls and a trip to the discovery center is a good way to start. While it is not as large as a typical museum, there is quite a bit of information concerning the falls and the surrounding area.

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Hebron, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not much to it. They have a cave simulation that takes 8 minutes but if you have any claustrophobia you won't want to do it. They show a 11 minute movie which was okay. If you like geology, you would probably enjoy it more.

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