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Marine Mammal Center

2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
415-289-SEAL
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Educational Sites
Fee: Yes
Description: The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.
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Larkspur, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Even as Marin residents we get a kick out of seeing the center having watched it grow and expand over 20 years. Great docents explain what's being done to help animals recover from collisions with civilization.

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New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Can I say that learning about pollution can be fun? well it definitely was fun. I didn't quite understand the other review because the visit can be free. We opted for the $9 per adult tour. And we were delighted by the the tour given by Ale (sorry if I spelled his name wrong). i am a jaded adult who... More

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Manteca, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I totally support what they are doing but there really isn't much to see. Maybe a sea lion through a chain link fence. If you have never seen a sea lion, it is worth a five minute visit but otherwise go to Fisherman's Wharf and watch them there. But I would encourage people to donate to their cause.

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We saw the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to visit. While they do good work here, as a tourist it was a complete waste of time. The facility is nice and seems expensive and there is a large gift shop, but you can't get anywhere close to a sea lion or any other marine mammal. There is an observation... More

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Asheville, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family (all of us are adults but there is no option for that) decided to go here because it looked cool and we were nearby. We took a tour, and it was really interesting hearing about the wonderful work they do. Incredibly fun and educational, would definitely recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise for the family. We saw seals and sea lions being cared for. For those who can stomach it, there is opportunity to watch autopsies of the one that don't make it. It's a learning experience. The drive is gorgeous, the place secluded and the beaches are so serene. We didn't plan for the trip and... More

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited today. This is an interesting place. The work they do to help the seals and sea lions as well as other bay wildlife is amazing. It is free to get in but donations are appreciated. The view driving in is spectacular too!

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Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were on our way here when we saw trucks with cages loaded on driving out. We turned round and followed them and were lucky enough to see them releasing seals back into the sea. They do great work here. Well worth a visit.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This center was bitter sweet for us. The staff are very dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals. It was wonderful seeing the dedication of the volunteers, learning what we can do to help the animals, and learn about the sea lions and harbor seals that were currently there. It was sad to hear of the human... More

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Bay Area
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the place to go to teach your children about how important it is to protect our animals. Also, a beautiful view, near the beach.

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