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Aquarium of Niagara

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701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Something to do in the cold weather

Niagara aquarium was cute, great for little ones. My teens enjoyed the displays of fish and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori H
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Pittstown, New Jersey
small aquarium

My husband and I visited while waiting for our hotel room to get ready. Cute aquarium but small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz B
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uticany, United States
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The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian penguin.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good24%
  • Average38%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“sea lion show” (241 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (30 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (22 reviews)
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701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
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+1 716-285-3575
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Niagara aquarium was cute, great for little ones. My teens enjoyed the displays of fish and amphibian varieties. It was something to do on a cold April day that got you out of bone chilling cold. The aquarium was clean and the staff friendly but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited while waiting for our hotel room to get ready. Cute aquarium but small. We like to places like this

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aquarium of Niagara, as others have discovered, is a small facility and has relatively few species. The day we were there, the elevator was out of service – but not really a problem here as the facility on has 2 floors. There are two big...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought our 10 year old granddaughter who is visiting from Delaware on her spring break and was underwhelmed. It's easy to find and there is plenty of parking and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. But the aquarium itself is very small and only...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were at a loss for something to do on Easter Sunday with my 5 and 2 year old with alot of places in the Buffalo/Niagara are closed. We settled on the Niagara aquarium as while I had heard mixed things about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have live snakes and other animals for photography purpose. They have an amazing Sea Lion show at 5ish, its the best and the cutest show. your kids and you will love it too.

Thank Vineet S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aquarium is small with two floors. All exhibits were in excellent condition with many different species of fish. Great for smaller children, older ones may be bored. The penguin and sea lion shows are fun and entertaining. Staff was friendly and were happy to answer...More

Thank Darlene K
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Stopped by on our last day at the Falls. Unfortunately penguins were off-exhibit that day, but we did get to enjoy the sea lions swimming around in their tank, which I loved. It was also a bit crowded, and the whole thing took about an...More

Thank Becky N
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

If we wouldn’t have went during the sea lion show it would’ve been a very worthless visit there. The sea lion show was cute. Not sure if it was worth it though:(

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We took our 1.5 year old as something fun to do as a family on the weekend. I was worried it wasn't going to be good, but it was GREAT. I don't normally like "zoos" or aquariums because I find them disheartening, but wasn't the...More

Thank inthestudio
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dacranjel
21 August 2015|
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Response from Lives_for_Vacations | Reviewed this property |
You can go through in about 30 minutes. It will be longer if you stay for the show. This is a small aquarium. I think it is best suited for children.
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Caleb S
11 March 2015|
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Response from eproper11 | Reviewed this property |
Tue Penguins are one of the first exhibits you see, they are to the right of the ticket counter. The Aquarium is home to African Penguins.
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