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Aquarium of Niagara

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Address: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
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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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Although I enjoyed it I did not like seeing the sea lions and seals in such cramped conditions. They have a large variety of fish, I have decided to no longer support aquariums or... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 18, 2017
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful aquarium with different kinds of fish, crabs, seals, frogs, seahorses, etc. Very clean and beautiful environment. Very recommended for all ages.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Although I enjoyed it I did not like seeing the sea lions and seals in such cramped conditions. They have a large variety of fish, I have decided to no longer support aquariums or zoo's. However this one is better than most.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

We had an excellent visit to the Aquarium! the Sea Lions were cool and we loved the touch tank!! They are under construction for the new Humboldt Penguin Exhibit, so a big chunk was sectioned off for that. Otherwise a terrific afternoon at the aquarium!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We had some one to kill so attended the aquarium about 25min walk from the falls, nice, small aquarium with some nice exhibits. Knowledgable staff. Worth a trip, especially the seal show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

- Nice aquarium and nice show - Sea lion show is amazing show - Nice staff - Good for all ages - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Mililani Town, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

This was part of our "Pass" bundle. I would definitely take the kids here for the show and to see the fish, sharks, etc.

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Grand Island, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Unfortunately, this aquarium is very tiny and lacking many exhibits. The sea lion show was entertaining but that's the only thing worth seeing and lasts under a half hour. The penguins are housed in a very small area. This is under reservation so hopefully the new penguin exhibition will be much bigger and worth the price of admission.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Cute little Aquarium. Not a big place but still interesting. Staff were helpful and gift shop was cute. Love the animals and they seem to be fairly well cared , premises were clean. Inexpensive and worth a little visit :)

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

As other stated this Aquarium is quite small and currently under renovation. Once the new penguin exhibit goes in expect better experience. Wife wanted to see the octopus, who was not on display due to contraction. The staff is very attentive and sea lion show was great for small children. Informative and not too long. Overall good experience on a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We went to watch the seal show. I thought it was quite pricey for such a small aquarium. I guess the money goes to a good cause, but the seal show was quick, and then you could see the whole place within 1/2 hour, and that's if you're taking your time.

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