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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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Nice Aquarium

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You'd think being right by the falls, the aquarium would be a great attraction - You'd be mistaken. We paid nearly $50 admission for 2 adults and 2 kids, It was SO small that we had done and seen everything there was to do or see in only a half hour, including the 5 minute sea lion show. So disappointing!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed this aquarium. It is on the small side but really is a lot of fun. We watched the penguin feeding and thoroughly enjoyed the great sea lion show! The exhibits are really nice and well kept. We spent about 2 hours here. We could have spent a little more time but were getting ready... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a small aquarium but provides quite a bit on the local varieties of aquatic life while also providing some of the marine mammal shows you expect at an aquarium. If you wonder what lives in the vast waters in the area (2 great lakes plus the upper and lower river) then this is the place to find out. It's... More 

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is a small aquarium but nice. The staff appeared knowledgeable and they were friendly. We arrived just in time for the harbor seal feeding and the penguin feeding. We then caught the sea lion show and were amazed. They put on a good show and appeared to have fun doing so.

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Kirkville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

By no means is this a large Aquarium or a national attraction, however it is a nice place to kill a couple hours while checking out some neat animals. The aquarium can be part of a multi-attraction pass for the American side of the Falls which makes it a better deal. Highlights include a shark tank, several large local fish,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We walked up & saw the sea lions swimming outside & we thought they were cute & beautiful! The staff told us to gather around & watch the show. So we watched the show & was very amazed & had so much fun watching the show & we couldn't take our eyes off of the show! Then after we looked... More 

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