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Aquarium of Niagara

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Address: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
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+1 716-285-3575

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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We were headed home from Niagara Falls, and decided to make a stop here. I really don't like giving negative reviews, but I was really disappointed. I knew it wasn't a large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveled here with my family, including children(2 & 7), and we all left a little underwhelmed for the cost of admission ($35 for the four of us as my youngest was free). Expect to spend an hour at most here, as it's VERY small, even my 7 that is extremely into animals & fish got in the car after our... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were headed home from Niagara Falls, and decided to make a stop here. I really don't like giving negative reviews, but I was really disappointed. I knew it wasn't a large facility but I wasn't prepared for exactly how small it was. It was about $54 for our family of four and I still felt like that was too... More 

Thank Mandi G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit pricey for what you see and get. Needs updating but my 12 year fish lover enjoyed it for about 30 minutes.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way overpriced!! I have seen better at my local free zoo. The place looks run down and it's tiny. For a touristy area they could put money in it to make it better.

Thank Louise R
Montgomery, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have ever been to an aquarium before, do not pay to go to this one. It is at most an hour activity (that included time waiting for the two short shows) so for the price, you are better off at the Bird Kingdom or Butterfly Conservatory. If you have kids younger than 6, it might be an ok... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My two complaints are that the coupon buy one get one free only allowed the child in for free instead of another adult and during the seal show the rock music was way too loud before the show and the music during the show was too loud. Also too much advertising during the show.

Thank Renee M
Massillon, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sea lion show was cute! They were in the middle of construction for the new penguin display & the drilling/noise was LOUD & disruptive. It was much smaller than I expected & there wasn't a lot to see compared to aquariums I've been to in the past. It was good enough to make my 8 & 9 year old... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the twins to the Aquarium for the day. We had a wonderful time. We spent about five hours there. we got to see all of the sea life, seals, dolphines. turtles and all the wonderful fishes, there were so many attractions to enjoy and it was absolutely wonderful. For the price we had a absolutely wonderful time. After... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our preteen/teen daughters. They always enjoy it. There's always new things to see - Sea Lion show, seal encounter, behind the scenes tours. This time we watched the penguin feeding. They also have a new salt water reef exhibit. Our favorite thing to do is the Touch Tank. Learn about crabs, lobsters, sea stars, etc and you... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit and I remembered it being a bit bigger and more fun. The Sea Lion show is nice, but last time had an art therapy program for the Sea Lion's and sold "art" by them. No mention of that this time. It's worth a visit if you've never been, but probably not the second time around.

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