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“Not worth it” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Niagara Falls Discovery Center

Niagara Falls Discovery Center
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Centreville, Virginia
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We went to the discovery center because it was at the trolley stop for the aquarium. We went there first because it was not open much longer that day. What a disappointment! The interactive exhibits didn't work. The staff just stood around. Not worth the stop.

Visited August 2013
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Maine
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Boring”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We only went here because we were waiting for the trolley back after visiting the aquarium, which was not worth the trip out. Don't even bother going here. If you do, completely avoid the "film". It was more like the most boring summary of Niagara you could ever watch. Sure the concept of a 180 degree screen is cool, but half of the projectors were not color balanced correctly or their bulbs were going because most of the screens didn't match in color contrast or were not bright enough. Once you see past that you'll see a film you can't believe was even made it was so terrible. It doesn't even really tell you anything, it's just some lady talking about the spiritual/mysticism of Niagara. Half of the short film is spent with her saying things like "water" or "land" followed by the same word in like 5 different languages. Complete waste of time.

Visited August 2013
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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“waste of time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

It's not worth going here don't spend the money to go here only if you have the discovery pass there is nothing to see all they have is a few artifacts a movie which I do say was pretty cool and a fake elevator where they cramp people into and make it feel like your going down the gorge of the falls. VERY BORING! Oh one more thing they where working on there parking lot so we had to park at the aquarium and walk the bridge.

Visited August 2013
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Oshawa
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“good learning opportunity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Plenty of hands-on learning. You can also watch the free movie included with admission or ride the elevator and learn (without reading) about how the gorge was created and about each layer of rock. This would be a great school trip location.

Visited August 2013
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not worth the ten minutes it took to walk around”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Even the employees seemed to regard this as a place to pay for and catch the trolley. It is NOT the hands on experience advertised.

Visited July 2013
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