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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-348-2880
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Ranked #20 of 41 attractions in Atlantic City
Type: Aquariums
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Staten Island, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We made a spontaneous stop at this aquarium on our way home from Atlantic City. it was smaller than I expected, and definitely geared towards children (we did not have any with us), but not a bad way to spend a few hours There is a tank set up to pet starfish and small sharks. There is also a tank... More

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It is agreat place for kids. We come every year and my grandchildren love it and never get tired of it. It is small but they try their best. You can also kill time walking in the small little stores and look at all the boats

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Have been here many times, and it's always worth a stop. Although some of the classics are gone (Flying Cloud), there's always something new to check out. A quiet area, casual places, something for everyone.

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South Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Another hidden gem of South Jersey! AC Aquarium. Great place to visit. Clean, lots of fish and critters to look at. excellent observation tower area. Affordable (look for coupons in Entertainment book, etc.)

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited the Aquarium last summer. We had a coupon so we had discounted admission. I would not of paid full price for this attraction. It is very small. A few tanks with smaller fish. They didnt have a few touch tanks for the kids which was nice. The third floor is an overlook. We were in and out in... More

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a 3 floor aquarium (top floor has no animals, it's a look out). $8 for an adult, so for the price I think it was worth it. It was raining while we were at Atlantic City, which is why we went. Some interesting fish, lizards and amphibians, as well as touch tanks containing star fish, rainbow sharks(?), and... More

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Hollidaysburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went on the Dolphin watch which was nice. The boat wasn't overpacked and we actually did get to see some dolphins. The captain was pleasant and insightful. The actual aquarium was a disappointment. I mean the price of the tickets should have given me a better clue that there wasn't much to see. All the creatures and exhibits were... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Historic Gardner's Basin is a nice part of Atlantic city. You can take boat excursions from here( we wanted to but ran out of time), visit the aquarium (1/2 day or less, very interesting) or visit one of several nice eateries. We had an enjoyable meal at Back Bay Ale House and another breakfast restaurant was highly recommended to... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I visited this aquarium on june 17,2014..while it is small it has plenty to see , they have touch tanks for rays, small sharks.also ray feedings .The 3rd floor is the obversation deck with beautiful views of the marina, ocean beaches.they also have little houses thst sell crafts etc they have food for youto buy.For 8 dollars it well worth... More

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Williamsport, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were in AC earlier this week and after spending the first couple of afternoons on the boardwalk/beach, where temps were in the low- to mid-90s and the sun was scorching, we decided to head over to the Aquarium the third afternoon instead. It was a quick drive from our hotel (the Showboat) and was easy to find. There was... More

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