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Address: 701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone Number: 716 285 3575; 800 500 4609
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Description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals...
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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Aquarium

small but very friendly, the seal shows are entertaining, had a great time watching some turtles play, it is very clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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tuscarawas,ohio
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tuscarawas,ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

small but very friendly, the seal shows are entertaining, had a great time watching some turtles play, it is very clean.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The aquarium is very small but I guess it's not too bad for the price. The main attraction that they advertise is the penguin feeding. The penguin feeding was below average. The feeding went on for 20 minutes but as I remember the crowed who waited to watch it dispersed after 5 minutes. Overall its a decent place to visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very small but well done. Gives great military discount. Seal lion show is very different, very moving worth the admission just for the show. Standing room above the tank show area only. Galapagos penguins are unique. Clean bathrooms. Gift shop prices are average

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a very small aquarium with many small fishtanks littered around the premises. Overall its had a good stock of fish and the seal lion show was very good as well.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Having a penquin encounter, one-on-one, has been on my bucket list. I emailed this aquarium because we'd be in the area for a vacation. They were very accommodating to me. Handicapped parking is around back (free parking), there is a ramp bringing you inside. Elevator brings you upstairs to the seating for the sea lion show (very good show, enthusiastic... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very small aquarium. Gift shop was adequate. Not much aquatic life to view. And if you can get past the smell of fish, you will enjoy. Probably suitable for young children who may get bored easily. In and out in about 30 minutes

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a nice aquarium, very kid friendly, with a nice informative sea lion show. Got the feeling they were rescues and being very well treated. Quite a gift shop. Good location

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Fergus, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped as part of our March break day trip to the Niagara region. We arrived at a perfect time in the afternoon to view the aquarium, (it's not very big, but they have some nice displays), the kids played with some of the educational displays, and we got to see a training session with some of their sea lions.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went to this aqarium because it was raining. It was $10.50 and a bit on the small side.ok for a quick passtime,but I don't think it offers much.They have feeding times for the animals and a 10 min. Dolphin show.This place is just ok...20 min. to see it all ;-) geared for little ones I think. Tina loves Nel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Recently visited the aquarium (4-25-15) it is very small. It's actually the worst aquarium I ever visited. They didn't have much to see besides the penguins and sea lions. The displays lack color and beauty in my opinion. It's priced at around $10 for adults and $7 for kids under 12. My 11yr old who begged me to take him... More 

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