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Niagara Falls Discovery Center

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Address: Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone Number: 7162781070
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Needs some maintenance work...

This venue was much better when we were there several years ago. A number of the displays and hands-on activities were not functioning during our recent visit.

2 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
debrichmond62
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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This venue was much better when we were there several years ago. A number of the displays and hands-on activities were not functioning during our recent visit.

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New York City, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the history and geology of the area, this exhibit is a must. At $3 a person, it has the right price.

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice short movie, but not a whole lot here unless you take the trails and like to hike. This is a stop on the free trolley. Part of the Discovery Tour ticket package. Not bad, just not that big of a deal.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of the Discovery pass we bought. So we used the free ticket otherwise we would have not gone. It's a bit away from the main park with the falls. Maybe a 15-20 minute walk or ride the scenic trolley. This place is small and run down. To walk through the whole building is about 5 minutes. That's... More 

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York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband is a history fanatic, so we were looking forward to reading history, and had read about the interactive exhibits. It appeared that most of the exhibits did not function. This Discovery Center is in dire need of an update, or, at a minimum some much needed maintenance.

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Clearfield, Utah
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a few minutes as we had purchased the Niagara Discovery Pass. The film, maid of the mist and cave of winds were great; but the discovery center and aquarium were lacking. This is a small exhibit and many of the interactive elements were not operational. Not worth the entry unless it is part of the pass... More 

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Sayre, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We left this center not quite sure what we were supposed to "discover" because there's very little in the way of exhibits or interesting facts on display. The 'stick your head in the hole' and get a picture as a bird was the highlight of this visit so save your time and money!

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Thank 2seniorcitizens
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small center, and would not take long to get through. And that is IF everything is working. Over half the exhibits with screens were not working. The time capsule, the one thing my daughter really wanted to do was not working. We told the front desk and they were aware of the problem, but did not... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Of all the cool things to do at Niagara Falls, this is the worst. The only cool thing I found was a dinosaur print and a description of it. It would be cool if it was updated. The technology is all outdated and doesn't work. They show a movie that also looks outdated and is kind of a waste of... More 

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Imperial Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There are a lot of interactive activities for kids to learn everything they always wanted to know about the falls and more.

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