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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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An unexpected aquarium

I must admit that coming to the Aquarium of Niagara was a surprise, since there are so many other... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allen21096
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Chicago, Illinois
Penguin Encounter

We visited the Aquarium in the summer of 2017, on a trip to Niagara from Western Massachusetts for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheLilithian
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Hadley, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good24%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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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 2 days ago

I must admit that coming to the Aquarium of Niagara was a surprise, since there are so many other things going on in the area. There is plenty of free parking. We checked the schedule on the website, so we timed our visit to those...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Aquarium in the summer of 2017, on a trip to Niagara from Western Massachusetts for my son's birthday. The aquarium is smallish (I've been to both larger and smaller aquariums) but has a lot of heart and is absolutely worth a visit....More

Thank TheLilithian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I remember taking trips here with my elementary school. The place seemed huge. Now that I'm older, the place is tiny! I was looking forward to going there, but was disappointed. My sister and I struggled to spend an hour there. The outdoor seals were...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is something interesting to do when the weather is against you. Highlights of the visit was the Penguin feeding and the seal show.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium wasn’t anything I expected. Smaller than it looks and the price wasn’t worth it. Disappointed

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 8 April 2018

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

Thank CaptnGphs
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

Thank Staecy A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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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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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