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Aquarium of Niagara

Address: 701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone Number: 716 285 3575; 800 500 4609
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Owner description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha...
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Owner description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian penguin.

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Kirkville, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

By no means is this a large Aquarium or a national attraction, however it is a nice place to kill a couple hours while checking out some neat animals. The aquarium can be part of a multi-attraction pass for the American side of the Falls which makes it a better deal. Highlights include a shark tank, several large local fish,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We walked up & saw the sea lions swimming outside & we thought they were cute & beautiful! The staff told us to gather around & watch the show. So we watched the show & was very amazed & had so much fun watching the show & we couldn't take our eyes off of the show! Then after we looked... More 

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Corinth, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is the saddest aquarium I have ever been too. I don't know what to say other than I still can't stop thinking about the poor penguins stuck behind the glass for their entire lives. There are no out buildings or places for them to stretch out, same with the seals, they are just living their lives stuck in tiny... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As soon as you get there you are greeted (outside) by beautiful seals. The sea lion show was beautiful as well as all of the exhibits. You are sure to learn something new and have a great time. Kids will love it too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

They have the cutest animals. My kids love it! It has the best penguins and the smartest seal lions and their tricks were very amusing.

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Lindsay H, Public Relations Manager at Aquarium of Niagara, responded to this review

Dear Seanthinkshesawesome, Thank you for your feedback! We are very happy you and your children enjoyed our penguins and sea lions. Come back to visit us soon to see the many improvements we have in store in the coming months! More 

Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

many colorful fish and a penguin and seal show so very good value for money we felt. Thanks for reading John & Sue Eastbourne UK

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Lindsay H, Public Relations Manager at Aquarium of Niagara, responded to this review

Dear John & Sue, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to have fans from all across the world. Please come back to visit if you are ever in the area again, as we have just begun remodeling to enhance the our guest experience. More 

Hamburg, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stopped in on a cold and wintry Wednesday afternoon. With an almost empty parking lot we were not even sure that it was open. As we got out of our car we were pleased to walk around the back entrance and find that the outdoor harbor seal feeding was going on! On this frightfully cold day, it was a... More 

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Lindsay H, Public Relations Manager at Aquarium of Niagara, responded to this review

Dear JSCHMEEG, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your support as we work through construction to make the Aquarium better for you and all its visitors. We look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

buffalo
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

if u are a local there are buy one get one free coupons in save around books, worth $20 for a family of 4 adults. $40 would of been hard to swallow. If u miss the Seal/ Sea Lion show u def missed out because then its about an hour to see the whole place. Very nice for the price... More 

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Lindsay H, Public Relations Manager at Aquarium of Niagara, responded to this review

Dear jpinj2, Thank you for visiting the Aquarium. We are grateful to you and your family for supporting us during our construction period. We are excited to share that we'll soon be breaking ground on a new penguin habitat, plus many additional renovations within the facility. We hope you'll visit again when it is complete! Best wishes, AON Management More 

Curitiba, PR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is an OK place. Seems to be a little abandoned by the public and renovations are needed. Kids loved the seals show

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Niagara Falls, New York
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I really like the seals and seahorses. More fun than I expected. Nowhere to sit though. Difficult for someone with a handicap.

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