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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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Ranked #16 of 28 Attractions in Niagara Falls
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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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Sussex, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the smallest aquarium I have ever been to. It took us less than an hour to go through the entire building. The seal and sea lion show was entertaining though. It is a reasonable diversion from outdoor activities, but don't expect to spend a lot of time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I visited the Aquarium as a child in the early 60's. I will never forget an exhibit containing and electric eel. The room was turned dark and then ZAP, the eel discharged god knows how many volts of electricity into the water lighting up the entire room. Very dramatic and exciting memory which I will never forget

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If some one could cross the border and go to Marine land, it has more fun and options than this place. Though its opened in winter as well. Not that much impressive

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

Dear Itraf, Thank you for visiting the Aquarium of Niagara. When we opened nearly 50 years ago, we were one of the first of our kind and the nation's only inland Aquarium. As our mission revolves around ocean and lake conservation and the rescue of animals in distress, our focus, 363 days a year remains on educating the public about... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On a spur of the moment trip to Niagara Falls we decided to go to the aquarium. It is small but the show they put on with the seals is nice. My family had a good time.

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

Dear Ernest B, Thank you for visiting the Aquarium. We're so glad you and your family had a nice time. Visit again soon! Best wishes, AON Management More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good aquarium with an entertaining sea lion show. Well laid out. Lots of information on how we can all help to keep our rivers, lakes and oceans clean.

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

Dear Cindy O., Thank you for visiting and we're glad you enjoyed your time at the Aquarium! Please come back and visit again, soon. Best wishes, AON Management More

Erie, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The only reason we visited was because it came with the discovery package we bought. It had an awsome seal outside thats was so cute! Other than that it was a waste of time. I dont recommend paying to get in unless u get discovery ticket

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

Dear KristenMartinez, Thank you for visiting the Aquarium. We're glad you could meet our new seal pup, Cruz! His addition to our family marks a great new chapter in AON's 50-year history. We're also sorry you didn't fully enjoy your visit. We're happy to report the Aquarium is about to undergo a period of renovation, beginning with our new Penguin... More

Galloway, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to the Aquarium as a part of our Discovery Pass we purchased online from NPS.com. We walked to the Aquarium from the Visitors Center. Its a nice 15 minute walk, we recommend you to take the trolley because you will be tired from the hike. We got to the end of the pedestrian bridge and... More

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

Dear Amazon_Chocolate, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience at the Aquarium. We are a non-profit facility about to celebrate our 50th anniversary, and are excited to be undergoing a lot of change. Unfortunately when you visited, we had much of the Aquarium closed to the public due to some of the pre-construction projects for our new... More

Elyria, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I was a little disappointed that there was not more to this Aquarium but I guess because we had bought the package deal and this was included in the price I couldn't complain too much. The show they put on was nice but all and all it was nothing much to see.

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

Dear Grandparentsof4, We're sorry you did not fully enjoy your experience at the Aquarium. During your visit, you probably noticed some of the facility closed to the public due to some ongoing pre-construction for our new penguin exhibit. We appreciate your patience while we get ready for all of the exciting changes on the way! We do hope you'll visit... More

North Tonawanda, New York
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376 reviews 376 reviews
183 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I haven't been here for several years but decided to use up my Entertainment coupon. After visiting the Toronto aquarium this was a bit of a letdown. I realize they are doing some renovations but only 15 indoor live exhibits???? It is always nice to see the outdoor sea lion pool with the waterfall before you enter. In the past... More

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

Dear Marcia B, Thank you for visiting the Aquarium! We're glad to have you back. As you noticed, we are undergoing an exciting period of redesign, renovation, and remodel after 50 years serving Western New York and Southern Ontario. What you saw was the pre-construction portion of our new penguin exhibit. As a non profit organization, we rely on the... More

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This aquarium does not look like much when you arrive. But, it is very educational and it is a nice place because you can get right up close to the animals, it was not over-crowded.

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

Dear Natalie P, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Aquarium! It is our mission to educate the public about marine conservation and we're always looking for new ways to improve visitor experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, AON Management More

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