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

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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Nothing amazing here. It was something to do in town since it's the "off season" and it's a ghost town. Small, but something for the kids to do.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Centerpoint, Indiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice little aquarium with great sea lion shows and more. Very reasonable admission price and gift shop prices were not bad either. Some attractions were closed when we were there. Very friendly staff. We got to see them feed the Penguins.

Thank Redpiranha
Centerpoint, Indiana
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing amazing here. It was something to do in town since it's the "off season" and it's a ghost town. Small, but something for the kids to do.

Thank Sanders360
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166 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its not just a place to visit, its a wonder of the world, hidden in Niagara falls location. Awesome aquatic creature to see. surprising thing is that they have penguin also who doesn't need too cold weather to survive they can adapt to local weather of the place. the Show by elephant seal is highlight of the place. its so... More 

Thank Markusnine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gave this location an average as it is a small place that someone could easily walk through in a short period of time. The location does have various shows available to see and I would definitely recommend doing those while there versus just looking at the displays. We were able to see some various feedings which was very interesting... More 

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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to other aquariums, this is an intimate experience ... Reasonably priced for what you get. Many displays and some interactive shows. Worth a short stop (no more than an hour, two at most!)

Thank AmyLynn1980
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was very emotional for me when I saw the mom and daughter seals. It's incredible what people can do for these animals. Even though is a bit small it is very nice.

Thank Elienid L
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Quaint but worthwhile stop in the area full of interesting creatures both animal and mammal.. Cool little gift shop and groovy Renee makes a beautiful splash!

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

As I say if you have been to one.......It is included as part of your pass so you might as well go. It only took us about 1/2hr as we didnt watch any shows or anything

Thank TigletPigger2013
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I traveled to Niagara Falls from Rochester with my grandkids, ages 6 and 9, specifically to spend the afternoon at this aquarium. We had so much fun, especially watching the holiday seal show. This isn't a large aquarium, but it is definitely a step in the right direction for the City of Niagara Falls, NY, which has declined over the... More 

Thank roccity62
Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a great attraction for school children all over the city of Niagara Falls, New York. When you visit Niagara Falls, check it out for yourself and your children. The Aquarium has an outstanding collection of aquatic see life and a good place to dine.

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