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Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716 285 3575; 800 500 4609
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Ranked #14 of 32 attractions in Niagara Falls
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian... more » Owner description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian penguin. « less
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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Went with my daughter...nothing special. If you have small children, they may enjoy it. We thought it would be better then it was.

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West Babylon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

small, not too much to see. good for the neighborhood. nothing to like or dislike really. lots of little displays of fish, a magic show for kids that was kind of out of place, and a short sea lion training show.

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Frederick, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the worst aquarium's I've ever been too. Its really small, in need of renovations, staff seems to hate life and visitors. Don't waste your time combining this into a Discovery Pass with the Discovery Center which is pretty terrible too.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You must see the show featuring the Sea Lions. It is super great. It will thrill the hearts of both young & old alike.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a very basic aquarium but entertaining for your younger children. My 10 yr old & 14 yr old rated it as a C+ but I think younger children will really like. It is a hike from the park so I recommend taking the Trolley.

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Came for a family vacation to see the falls and bought the discovery pass. (Worth the cost by the way). We probably wouldn't have gone here had we not bought the pass. We have 2 boys, 10 & 12, and they really enjoyed the visit here. A good variety of fish, poison dart frogs, and a cute show with a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

They really need a new system when it comes to paying and receiving tickets, the cash register is right at the entrance and the poor cashier had a hard time keeping track of who paid and who didn't... also it takes a whole 10 minutes to see the few things they have. Location is out of the way, and was... More

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Forest City, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is way to small to have sealions and penquins in it.. feel it's a little inhumane.. the penquins are depressed.. they have a tiny little pool to swim in that your toddler would love. and the sea lions have a bigger pool and go round and round and round.. personally I couldnt wait to leave

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Silver Spring, MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was visiting Niagara Falls with my mother and we both purchased the Discovery Pass which included admission to 5 attractions, including the Aquarium. While the staff at the facility were friendly, most of the enclosures were too small, especially the penguin. There were about 10 penguins in a too small enclosure. I was both horrified and ashamed to witness... More

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Mogadore, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is small ... I don't think it took us even 45 mins to 1 hr to go through. It's included in your discovery pass or can buy admission. Had nice fish displays and watched crabs getting fed. It's nice but okay if we didn't go back again too .

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