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Address: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
Phone Number: 716 285 3575; 800 500 4609
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The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine...

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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Aquarium of Niagara: Meet a Seal Experience
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Small but worth a look

Maybe better for families with younger kids. But my 15 year old and I enjoyed the sea lion show. My 13 year old was bored but that's him with any things these days.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maybe better for families with younger kids. But my 15 year old and I enjoyed the sea lion show. My 13 year old was bored but that's him with any things these days.

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Thank Karin C
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice little aquarium. For the price of admission the aquarium is small. They do a really cool sea lion show so make sure if you go you make sure to plan it to see this!!

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Jenison, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did this entire aquarium in about an hours time which included a 20min sea lion presentation. A lot of exhibits were being torn down or cleaned. We went because it was apart of the Discovery USA pass, otherwise I would never pay $13 per person to do this. The sea lions were fun to watch and the staff was... More 

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small aquarium, We toured for less than 2 hours, but staff were super friendly and willing to answer visitors questions. The aquarium has a full schedule of events through out the day.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am always fascinated with aquarium and the fishes, different types, gorgeous to watch and relaxing, they have an Seals preforming a show, nice gift shop, the walk over the bridge to the aquarium, was a bit tiring after a full day of walking around

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to a few aquariums and this is FAR FAR FAR from an aquarium. I feel for the animals they have in captivity, their living quarters are SMALL. The seal show is cute, but he doesn't have enough room to be a seal and enjoy life. It's a small place to begin with so do not go there... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a lot to see, probably best for kids who will be able to see a good variety of live sea animals. It only took us 45 minutes to see it, but there is a live show with the seals that we did not stay for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Aquarium of Niagara is not your typical giant sea aquarium that you would get from Miami or Pittsburgh or elsewhere. So you have to go in with a mindset that you are not going to be blown away or all you will do is complain the whole time. The admission is $13 and I think it is a good fee... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The sea lion show made this small aquarium worthwhile. Free parking. We wanted to spend the day on the NY side of the falls and this was a good indoor activity to mix up the day.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we heard great things about this aquarium and shuffled things to make time for it on the way back to NYC from Canada. We were sorely disappointed... It's really small, not very updated, and confusing as to where the exhibit actually starts. Not at all worth the $13 entrance fee, and please don't allot yourself more than 15-30 minutes to... More 

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