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Atlantic City Aquarium Historic Gardner's Basin

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Address: 800 North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone Number: 609-348-2880
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So overall the aquarium is pretty far from the Atlantic city hotels. The staff was very friendly and polite. There aquarium is three floors but the third floor just give you a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My grandson loved it here. He was especially thrilled to be able to pet the stingrays and feed them too. We spent a couple hours going through the place and got to touch several different fish, starfish, etc.

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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had so much fun here! It is very child oriented however we still enjoyed it! There was so much to look at and the view on the observatory deck alone was worth the 8$ entrance fee! Staff were all super friendly !

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

So overall the aquarium is pretty far from the Atlantic city hotels. The staff was very friendly and polite. There aquarium is three floors but the third floor just give you a view of the water so really is two floors. The aquarium is really small but nice. Don't expect to see sharks and seals. However there are beautiful fishes... More 

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Bethesda
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Love the inlet here, with a few small restaurants, some eclectic shops and of course the aquarium. Lots of fun for kids during the feeding times and there is a touch pool.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Small aquarium. Lots of noisy children running around. Feed the fish shows. Nothing unusual, but something to do other than beach and gamble. More for children than adults.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are like me and have to multitask between fishing and keeping the family happy then this is a good place. I didn't expect them to be in there for long since the place does not look big from the outside but they had a blast and were there for 2 hours busy with activities and what not. They... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We don't gamble, we don't drink, my husband can't visit the beach. What DO you do when you are in Atlantic City? You visit the little attractions and make every minute an adventure! We fell in love with the entire inlet area where the aquarium sits but hands down this sweet oasis was our favorite! We both love attractions where... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you have a car make sure to stop by here. Little shops - boats - GREAT FOOD - old diving bell - aquarium and more!

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Endicott, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It is a small aquarium, but it is very neat. Friendly staff who told us interesting facts about the animals. There are touch tanks. A small one with little sharks and starfish, one with crabs and one with string rays... You can spend a lot of time just looking at the animals...it can be a real great time if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a tiny aquarium, with not much variety of species, but in a small city it's a good chance to do something different. You can touch some animals.

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