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Niagara Wax Museum of History

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Niagara Wax Museum of History

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A comprehensive tour of the American side of Niagara Falls lets you see one of the world’s most iconic natural attractions from three vantage points. Take in aerial views from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, get close to Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of the Mist boat ride, and reach the closest accessible point of the falls at Cave of the Winds.
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pja00 wrote a review Oct 2020
NJ47 contributions6 helpful votes
This is the worst museum we e ever visited. Wow. One exhibit had two Schwinn Bicycles from the 70’s or 80’s on display. Yes, you read that right. The wax figures were incredibly unrealistic. We did laugh a lot because we couldn’t believe this place was for real. It was.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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DJB1996 wrote a review Jan 2020
Endicott, New York47 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I thought we’d give this a shot. We made it fun, but the museum is very dated. The lady in the shop was very nice- she said it’s been there 60 years (I assume never updated!). It took us about 30 minutes to go through and probably 1/2 of that was us trying to get our camera to take a timed photo at the end (photo in the barrel). There were some pretty interesting photos and reading info. My kids would have hated this! No need for us to go back. Not sure it was worth the $7, but we’ll check it off the list.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Maricarmen R wrote a review Aug 2019
Frederick, Maryland65 contributions2 helpful votes
That museum is not my favorite place to go never again. It does have history and interesting information, but lets begin with the person in front: not professional at all, just lay back texting in her phone. Didn’t gave us any instructions. The place at the beginning doesn’t have Air conditioning so it has a very weird smell , is dark and the wax figures and the place in general is very dirty. I just catch a very bad allergy.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mary wrote a review Aug 2019
Niagara Falls, New York65 contributions32 helpful votes
As another reviewer has commented, the waxworks in the Niagara Wax Museum of History, especially in the lighting under which they're presented, are, in fact, a little "creepy", but delightfully so - I'd love to spend the night in here in a dare! That said, the waxworks themselves are only a small part of this museum, which is overflowing with fascinating Niagara memorabilia - including, extremely sensitive persons be warned, a dreamcatcher made from a human scalp, with a long gray ponytail still attached - unfortunately, there's no information posted about the origin of this particular piece! Again, that said, most of the items in this museum are benignly fascinating in nature, and some will absolutely blow you away: check out the 1850s guest book from the Cataract House Hotel, which includes the signature of "A. Lincoln and family"!!! Lincoln, then an Illinois governor, brought his family to the Falls on vacation; during that stay, he freshened up at the hotel barbershop, and the barber chair in which he sat can also be viewed in this museum - it's displayed in the "General Store"! Handicapped patrons, there is a single step up to this display, but anyone who can actually stand up, and take one step up and down by holding onto the "store's" surrounding fence, should be able to manage it! :) Another jewel in the crown of this museum: incredibly, they also have, and display, the actual barrel in which Annie Taylor went over the Falls! You can also view: a slice of a local tree planted a thousand years ago, with tags along the rings describing the time periods through which it lived; a collection of fossils from the Gorge bed; the photos and bios of every United States President from Washington through Obama; license plates from all 50 states; a collection of genuinely creepy apple dolls, and much more! Accessibility: the turnstile at the entrance has an attached gate that will be opened upon request; the rise and the angle of the "Bridge To Fort Niagara" is manageable; and while the museum's restrooms are not accessible, the One Niagara building, which does have an accessible restroom on the first floor, is right across the street. Don't miss this gem!!! :)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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elizabethgL7336IW wrote a review Aug 2019
Syracuse, New York29 contributions
Nice and very easy place to visit with kids and family. They have showed how the Falls have been created and changed for years. The impact of Mother Nature and the humans have created one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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