Pokemon Go helps boost tourism at Niagara Falls to all-time high

From Syracuse.com: Everyone who makes their living in the tourism industry in the Niagara Falls area is talking about it. Summer 2016 was reported as an all-time high, with the Niagara USA Official Visitor Center, assisting over 103,000 people, a 16 percent increase over 2015. “I watched the old movie ‘Niagara’ with Marilyn Monroe and…

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Deadmau5 urges Marineland owner to set park’s animals free

From Yahoo! Canada Celebrity: Deadmau5 may have sold his Purrari, but he has some new animals on his mind. The Niagara Falls native has come out in protest of his hometown’s theme park and aquarium, Marineland, for keeping animals captive. On Monday, the 33-year-old music producer wrote a blog on his website entitled “Deer Marineland,”…

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Our visits to the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, NY

Near the beginning of November I posted about a Groupon for the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, NY. Last year we bought one of the family passes as a Christmas gift, and it was one of the best values! We went half a dozen times as a family (5 of us) for a total…

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Rainforest Cafe threatens suit against animal advocates

From the Niagara Falls Review: Canadian Niagara Hotels has threatened a local animal advocacy group with legal action if it doesn’t remove online postings claiming mistreatment of animals at the Rainforest Cafe. Last month, Marineland Animal Defense (MAD) posted on its website and Facebook page that an employee at the Clifton Hill theme restaurant said…

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New Sea Lions at the Aquarium

From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo: The critter count has grown by two as the Aquarium of Niagara has welcomed two new sea lions into their family. The young females were each found stranded under similar circumstances on a beach and rescued by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California back in 2009.

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Sea Lions Receive Unique Eye Surgery, Aquarium trying for Pepsi grant

I heard about this originally this morning on the Buffalo NPR station. From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo (includes a video): In Niagara Falls, the term “Cataract City’ takes on new meaning after two sea lions become the first in the area to receive a unique eye surgery. Thousands of guests come to the Aquarium…

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Niagara Falls aquarium plan sunk?

From the Niagara Falls Review: Plans to build an aquarium in Niagara Falls appear to be a casualty of tougher American travel regulations, now that Ripley Entertainment is gearing up to build one at the base of Toronto’s CN Tower. Canada Lands Company, which owns the CN Tower, picked Ripley last year as its partner…

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