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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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Waste of time.

So much more to spend valuable time on in this area. It was included in the pass we purchased. I wish I had known not to bother with this stop.

2 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pat G
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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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Toms River, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely not worth the trolley or walk to. Very dated, dusty and a big bore for any age. Nothing was working and it was just a bust.

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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much more to spend valuable time on in this area. It was included in the pass we purchased. I wish I had known not to bother with this stop.

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Jenison, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent about 15 minutes here when we visited. Very old and outdated center. The panoramic movie was kind of neat to watch but rest is run down and a lot of things were broken.

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Rossford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the interactive exhibits weren't working and the movie was bad. There's several projectors that make up a panoramic picture and they all had different picture quality and brightness. It not worth the $3 or the time. There's plenty of other stuff to see.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good stop to see a nicely put together 180˚ presentation about Niagara Gorge and to read about the gorge. Outside this building is a beautiful view of the Niagara River Gorge and the Canadian Niagara Falls skyline.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not a very big place, and it has interesting stories about the ice bridge and some important people related to the place.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved going throgh here it has a lot to learn we watched a show it lasted like 15 minutes told you about niagra falls, very nice to go and see the differnt fossils, and other minerals and things we loved it

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Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There wasn't much here, and the short movie isn't worth the time. It is air conditioned which gave us a nice respite from the summer heat. If you've got limited time, put this one at the bottom of your list of Discovery Pass activities.

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Catskill, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from 10 min movie not much here except historical pictures. Short walk over from aquarium and both are on discovery pass

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went because we had bought the discovery passes. It was a trolley drop off and pick up point. We went through it because we were waiting on the trolley and it was warm outside. The discovery center really only takes about 20 mins to go through. If we hadn't bought the passes, not sure I would have spent the... More 

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