Our Visit to the Niagara Wax Museum of History

Niagara Wax Museum of History in Niagara FallsA few months ago we had the opportunity to visit the Niagara Wax Museum of History located in downtown Niagara Falls New York. If you’re going to be visiting the area, the wax museum sits right across the street to Niagara Falls State Park and is within walking distance of most of the downtown hotels, motels and resorts.

This is an older museum that is currently being remodeled and updated for modern times. With that said, all of the exhibits were open on the day that we visited. Matter of fact, we went bright and early in the morning and were the ONLY ones in the museum which was nice!

Niagara Wax Museum of History in Niagara Falls

Niagara Wax Museum of History in Niagara Falls

When planning your visit, you’ll want to allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours to go through it all. There are a lot of exhibits to see and things to read. You’ll be on your feet so wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the season. They do allow cameras inside, but you can’t take in food or beverages.

Niagara Wax Museum of History in Niagara Falls

As you walk through you’ll be learning all about the history of Niagara Falls…past and present. That includes the history regarding Native Americans, the U.S. government, famous people and of course, those crazies who like to get into barrels and go over the falls. Some names you’ll recognize and other name’s will be new.

Niagara Wax Museum of History in Niagara Falls

We had a really nice time visiting the Niagara Wax Museum of History and we learned a lot during our visit. If you’re going to be visiting Niagara Falls in New York, you’ll want to stop in for a visit too! Once your done exploring the museum, you can do a little shopping at their attached souvenir and gift shop.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I did not know that there was a wax museum in Niagara Falls.The next time I visit the falls I shall leave time to go to the museum too.

  2. Wax museums are so scary to me. It’s amazing how lifelike these wax figures look. I’d touch them to make sure it isn’t actually a real person.

  3. Peggy Nunn says:

    I did not realize it was to big and nice. When we are up there we will have to visit. I know the girls would love to tour it.

  4. I love wax museums and don’t remember much from visiting Niagara Falls as a kid, but definitely would want to catch this attraction next time. I also love history and mostly watch the WWII movies so lots to learn and brush up on here.

  5. Cathy Jarolin says:

    History I can’t get enough of it now! I Couldn’t stand it in School! Lol~ The only wax museum I have ever been too was one in Florida many yrs ago. I can’t even recall what was in it. I don’t believe it was a Historical one though. I would love to go to NY just to see this one. Thank You for sharing such an awesome place~

  6. I love going to places like this and learning about the history of the area. I have always wanted to visit Niagara Falls.