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Address: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
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+1 716-285-3575
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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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Good for a quick visit with small kids

As other stated this Aquarium is quite small and currently under renovation. Once the new penguin exhibit goes in expect better experience. Wife wanted to see the octopus, who was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
WTraveller_76
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As other stated this Aquarium is quite small and currently under renovation. Once the new penguin exhibit goes in expect better experience. Wife wanted to see the octopus, who was not on display due to contraction. The staff is very attentive and sea lion show was great for small children. Informative and not too long. Overall good experience on a... More 

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California, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went to watch the seal show. I thought it was quite pricey for such a small aquarium. I guess the money goes to a good cause, but the seal show was quick, and then you could see the whole place within 1/2 hour, and that's if you're taking your time.

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Syracuse, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were staying in Buffalo and thought we'd go to the falls - but it was cold and windy on 12/31/16...so we opted for the aquarium. Yes - it is in a poor part of town - signage in the parking lot tells you to be sure to lock your car doors. We had no problem and saw no signs... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying this place was legit the best part of travels to Niagara Falls. We went on the Sea lion encounter! We met zoey who was just wonderful. The trainers there were so friendly and answers all or questions. They had zoey give us "nuzzles" which was beyond cute! she waved and we were able to... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Go see if you have kids who would like to see a short dolphin show and some varieties of fish. Nothing spectacular here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The price for adults is $13, but the day we went their largest exhibit and centerpiece of the building, was under construction, so tickets were half off. There were 4 seals outside in a small pool. The aquarium is small, especially with the huge seal tank emptied. We saw penguins, sharks, eels, corals, frogs, and a good variety of fish.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Where do I begin? The location doesn't seem safe by looking at that area and the aquarium has several cameras on the building facing the parking lot so that says it's a bad area for crime. The facility is old and needs updating and was too expensive for such a small pathetic place. I cried seeing the few (thankfully only... More 

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East Durham, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Found this place looking for stuff to do in the area. The neighborhood around it didn't seem like the best of places but we were pleased with the aquarium itself. It was under renovation when we went so the big tank in the middle was drained but it was also half price entry to get in so wasn't a big... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This quaint little aquarium isn't worth the ticket price. It is well kept and had a nice show, but that was an extra ticket to enter. If you have a need to get indoors out of the weather, I recommend it. A clean bathroom and cheap sodas are nice. Plus with only one door in or out, you could let... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We bought a combo pass at the Niagara US Visitor center and it was a good deal including the trolley. Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, and the Aquarian and Discovery center. First of all, the aquarium had very few exhibits. There were a few seals, but they were not in the exhibit for more than 1/2 hour.... More 

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