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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Fergus, Canada
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Fergus, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Kids had a blast on this overnight trip. Sleep right in the aquarium next to the shark tank. Mr.Fred runs a tight ship and has years of experience. Awesome guy...thanks again Fred, our troop will be back!!!

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Augusta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Went in there with family ok but very small,not alot to see but its ok.getting old tried worn out needs help to update. I rember they had alot more there. great for little ones to see the fish. Just a sealion show.i remember them having more.hey .New York. State help them out.let keep people on are side not Canada hope... More 

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We happened to visit this place during our visit to the US in June 2014. It’s a small place, but it’s great for the reasonable admission fee that you pay and some cool aquatic life. Parking is free. The penguin exhibit is lovely and we enjoyed listening to the information and watching the feeding. They have an indoor and outdoor... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice Aquarium, but we were disappointed that 3 exhibits were closed for remodeling. And from the looks of it, they were 3 larger tanks, so we missed out on the nicer exhibits.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is nice aquarium, but it is not so big and impressive like for example Boston Aquarium. It is worth to see, especially if you have children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My 5 yr old enjoyed the aquarium. It is small and manageable for young children. We caught the tail end of a group tour and heard about the seals. I guess it's best to contact aquarium before you head over to best plan your visit. My daughter enjoyed buying gems in the gift shop.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nice, significant variety of fishes and sea lions. But fairly small to other places we visited. Check timings by calling them, for sea lion show, its the must see thing here. Usually timings posted online are not updated. Overall, it is nice if you have family and kids always love it.

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