Niagara Wax Museum of History

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Niagara Wax Museum of History

Niagara Wax Museum of History
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pja00
NJ48 contributions
I can’t believe they charge for this.,
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 2 October 2020
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DJB1996
Endicott, NY50 contributions
Very dated
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 13 January 2020
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Maricarmen R
Frederick, MD66 contributions
Not my favorite
Sep. 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 31 August 2019
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Mary
Niagara Falls, NY65 contributions
Much More Than Waxworks!
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 14 August 2019
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elizabethgL7336IW
Syracuse, NY29 contributions
Wax Museum... a lot of history!
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 10 August 2019
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Kathy S
Lititz, PA411 contributions
Kids loved it.
Jun. 2019 • Family
Wasn't sure what to expect, but the kids wanted to go in. We all enjoyed it. Lots of history in the museum, and of course the kids get a picture of themselves going over the falls in a barrel.
Written 10 July 2019
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avenuegirl
Youngstown, OH75 contributions
Not what you would expect - A MUST SEE. It's a hidden gem full of history.
Jun. 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend said let's go in. I said I don't want to stand next to a bunch of celebrities. THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF PLACE! This is a wax museum about the history of Niagara. It was so interesting and I learned several new things about the area. This is a must see and is full of cool history.
Written 2 July 2019
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Dr. Steve B
Nanticoke, PA217 contributions
Definitely worth seeing
Jun. 2019 • Couples
This historic wax museum shows different aspects of the history of Niagara Falls and the area. We really appreciated seeing the dioramas that clearly depict the Niagara River, the Falls, and the surrounding area, and provide a good understanding of where and how water flows into the Falls. One of the most interesting things to us was a registry book containing Abraham Lincoln’s signature from when he visited the Falls, and the barber chair he sat in for medical treatment during his visit. Definitely worth seeing. And don’t forget to take your picture going over the Falls in a barrel!
Written 6 June 2019
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Angela M
Carpinteria, CA3 contributions
thumbs up
Dec. 2018 • Family
Had a great time learning about history of Niagara Falls. Good for all ages with interesting things for everyone. Would go back with visiting family.
Written 12 February 2019
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Btalkington
Massillon, OH58 contributions
A little history of Niagara Falls
Dec. 2018 • Family
It is a little history about the falls could be a little updated but for were it is and only 7 dollars it is what you pay for
Written 27 December 2018
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