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Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716 285 3575; 800 500 4609
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Ranked #11 of 30 attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian... more » Owner description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian penguin. « less
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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Well it is true that this aquarium is quite small and if you have been to the really huge aquarium in Monterey, CA already then this is just a corner of it. However the aquarium is still educational and the sea lion show is a big attraction for kids. As an adult you may have finished your aquarium tour in... More

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Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Small, poorly lit, poor exhibit descriptions. Less than a 30 minute tour; though, the sea lion show is worth a stop. I am having a difficult time understanding how this qualifies as an aquarium especially if you've visited larger and better organized institutions. Frankly, it looks as though nothing has changed in the last five to seven years...

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Highly disappointed because this was highly recommended. Very small you can walk around the entire place in less than 30 mins. The kids were only impressed by the sea lion show and the feeding of the penguins. Overall they just walked through asking is that it. If I lived in the vicinity I probably still wouldn't visit this place.

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Erie
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visit this aquarium each time we come to Niagara Falls. Even as adults we enjoy the great displays and attractions. Make sure you catch the shows!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, this is a pretty small aquarium. If you're used to bigger aquariums you might be unimpressed. But with that being said, I've been to both small and large aquariums and this one is a really nice one. It probably takes about an hour to see the entire thing, but there's a nice variety of sea... More

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Forty Fort, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you are used to the larger aquariums, you may initially be somewhat disappointed. However, if you support small endeavors and animal preservation, then you will enjoy this aquarium. It is small but well kept and the folks there obviously love what they do. The sea lion show was great and the trainers dedication was obvious. We were able to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I went there as part of my combo ticket- that I highly recommend.. The first thing I saw on entering were the penguins... yes!!! they were cute little things.. we were just in time for penguin feeding... Then we did the sea lion show that was amazing... I found it better than SEa World.. less drama more action from the... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Only a $10 entry for adults. Really enjoyable seeing some creatures we never knew existed. The aquarium is small but really impressive. Go for the sea lion show, you will not be disappointed. Great day.

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Port Hope, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It's much smaller than the "Ripley's" type aquariums, but it's a nice spot to take the kids. I found it fairly reasonable at $10.00 an adult and $6.50 a child. There are enough exhibits to keep the kids interested and a lot of information available. It's a two level building and a large pool in the middle that houses seals.... More

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Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Its not a very big Aquarium but full of information a little over priced over all and they really needed to clean the Sea lion Exibit alot of fecal matter

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