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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-1790
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Ranked #10 of 33 attractions in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit working animal hospital whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and/or injured marine... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you and/or your children have seen Dolphin's Tale and you are in the area, do visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Not only the dolphins but recused turtles, otters and other critters make for a great family outing.

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Roanoke
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

WAY overcrowded and not set up for handling the crowds. Too small for the amount of people, with no set route to follow as you make your way through it...which resulted in making it seem even more crowded as you struggled to get past people heading the way you just came. I was disappointed in the place and am glad... More

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Isanti, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We decided to make the trip from Orlando down to see Winter. When we got to the Dolphin Tale exhibit we were greeted at the door and took the jolly trolley to the aquarium. It was a bit crazy inside due to the not such great weather but that's ok. We got to make the rounds and see all the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Updating aquarium,which is already nice and inexpensive,also located in a great area for shopping and eating!!

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

At CMA there are two venues: the rescue & recovery center at the aquarium and a separate collection of portions from the movie set of "Dophin Tale." A second movie "Dolphin Tale2" is planned to be released before the end of the year. Besides dolphin rescue, sea turtles are also rehabbed. CMA monitors most of the county coast line during... More

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you just love Winter, this will probably be quite enjoyable for you. Otherwise, I expect it will be a huge disappointment. Price wise, this is very expensive for what you get and you would be much better off visiting the Florida Aquarium in Tampa instead. My son at least enjoyed the boat ride between the two facilities, but overall,... More

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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Anyone who visits that is remotely interested will be mezmorized by all they offer here. You will become more entertained by each visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great time visiting Winter and seeing the other animals there. This not going to be an aquarium like Ripley's or some of the other "commercial" aquariums. Don't expect fancy displays and such. We printed a BOGO coupon from the Internet, which made it worth the cost. My daughter was thrilled to get to hold Winter's tail and... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a must to visit while in the Tampa Bay area. It is small in land but huge in the experience. Winter and all of his friends offer young and old a very unique learning opportunity. This is not big flash but Big Time Learning.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My family went to the museum because my niece saw the movie and was interested. Surprisingly, it was quite small. We thought it would be much bigger. There were a number of exhibits under construction or closed for renovation. The kids liked the river otters and thought they were interesting. The boat ride to the other museum was the highlight... More

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