Niagara Wax Museum of History

Niagara Wax Museum of History

Niagara Wax Museum of History
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dagodfrey64
7 contributions
Jul 2023
We enjoyed learning about the history of the area from the displays. These were some of the worst wax figures I've ever seen, however we were thoroughly entertained. Poor Abe Lincoln, with his forehead pressed against the display and a droplet of wax dripping off his nose, made us howl with laughter! If these figures are truly made of wax, one would think that a much cooler environment with proper climate control would be essential to maintain their structural integrity. It was a great place to pass the time and learn about some local history. There were several nice areas with props to take photos. The five of us gave it 10 thumbs up.
Written August 6, 2023
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Shane b
Maine254 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The wax museum has some of the barrels that went over the falls with people in them. It also has a nice display showing some of the historic events that happened in the Niagara area.
Written May 16, 2023
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slt0831
89 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
I mean, the museum itself was kind of weird, but I love history and really enjoyed my visit. My 6-year-old said it was her favorite thing we did. (Ha!) The wax figures weren't great, and you could tell it was old, but it was still fun. There were several antiques. Our family especially enjoyed the stories and scenes of the daredevils of the Falls. We were also amazed at the story of the 7-year-old boy who was swept over the Falls and survived! Sure, it's old. Sure, it has a funny smell at the beginning. But at $7/person, I think it was worth it to see the history of the Falls. It took us about an hour to get through.
Written April 1, 2023
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J D
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
This museum was surprisingly awesome. Educational and weird at the same time. Don't expect 100% likenesses of these famous peeps. Some look pretty strange. Still, we loved it and super close to the falls.
Written August 16, 2022
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Carole C
Scottish Highlands, UK24 contributions
May 2022 • Family
After reading the reviews we were pleasantly surprised with our visit to the museum. There was lots of interesting information about the residents of Niagara Falls, to the people who have gone over the falls by accident or on purpose. Also, information about the various crossings built to get to Canada and lots more. It’s very good value for the money.
Written May 2, 2022
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pja00
NJ48 contributions
Oct 2020
This is the worst museum we e ever visited. Wow. One exhibit had two Schwinn Bicycles from the 70’s or 80’s on display. Yes, you read that right. The wax figures were incredibly unrealistic. We did laugh a lot because we couldn’t believe this place was for real. It was.
Written October 2, 2020
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DJB1996
Endicott, NY67 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I thought we’d give this a shot. We made it fun, but the museum is very dated. The lady in the shop was very nice- she said it’s been there 60 years (I assume never updated!). It took us about 30 minutes to go through and probably 1/2 of that was us trying to get our camera to take a timed photo at the end (photo in the barrel). There were some pretty interesting photos and reading info. My kids would have hated this! No need for us to go back. Not sure it was worth the $7, but we’ll check it off the list.
Written January 13, 2020
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Maricarmen R
Frederick, MD67 contributions
Sept 2019 • Family
That museum is not my favorite place to go never again. It does have history and interesting information, but lets begin with the person in front: not professional at all, just lay back texting in her phone. Didn’t gave us any instructions. The place at the beginning doesn’t have Air conditioning so it has a very weird smell , is dark and the wax figures and the place in general is very dirty. I just catch a very bad allergy.
Written August 31, 2019
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Mary
Niagara Falls, NY65 contributions
Aug 2019
As another reviewer has commented, the waxworks in the Niagara Wax Museum of History, especially in the lighting under which they're presented, are, in fact, a little "creepy", but delightfully so - I'd love to spend the night in here in a dare! That said, the waxworks themselves are only a small part of this museum, which is overflowing with fascinating Niagara memorabilia - including, extremely sensitive persons be warned, a dreamcatcher made from a human scalp, with a long gray ponytail still attached - unfortunately, there's no information posted about the origin of this particular piece! Again, that said, most of the items in this museum are benignly fascinating in nature, and some will absolutely blow you away: check out the 1850s guest book from the Cataract House Hotel, which includes the signature of "A. Lincoln and family"!!! Lincoln, then an Illinois governor, brought his family to the Falls on vacation; during that stay, he freshened up at the hotel barbershop, and the barber chair in which he sat can also be viewed in this museum - it's displayed in the "General Store"! Handicapped patrons, there is a single step up to this display, but anyone who can actually stand up, and take one step up and down by holding onto the "store's" surrounding fence, should be able to manage it! :) Another jewel in the crown of this museum: incredibly, they also have, and display, the actual barrel in which Annie Taylor went over the Falls! You can also view: a slice of a local tree planted a thousand years ago, with tags along the rings describing the time periods through which it lived; a collection of fossils from the Gorge bed; the photos and bios of every United States President from Washington through Obama; license plates from all 50 states; a collection of genuinely creepy apple dolls, and much more! Accessibility: the turnstile at the entrance has an attached gate that will be opened upon request; the rise and the angle of the "Bridge To Fort Niagara" is manageable; and while the museum's restrooms are not accessible, the One Niagara building, which does have an accessible restroom on the first floor, is right across the street. Don't miss this gem!!! :)
Written August 14, 2019
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elizabethgL7336IW
Syracuse, NY31 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Nice and very easy place to visit with kids and family. They have showed how the Falls have been created and changed for years. The impact of Mother Nature and the humans have created one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Written August 10, 2019
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