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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-1790
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You must go to this special place. What they are doing for these animals is a true gift. Reasonably priced. They also take you to where the movies were made. Great experience, don't miss this one.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This isn't on the scale of Sea World and there are no rides or shows, but you won't find a more inspirational aquarium. You can watch vets operate on wounded animals, meet the famous film star, Winter the dolphin and her friends, see how dolphins are trained in order to treat and rehabilitate them more effectively and take a trip... More

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michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I found a coupon online that helped off set the costs. On the plus side parking was free and it took us about an hour and a half to see the aquarium. Daughter loved the movie so we had to check it out. Great for kids.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a spectacular place to visit and learn about the wonderful things they do rescuing the marine life. I learned about it after watching the movie "A Dolphin Tale". So I had to go see Winter, the dolphin. It's fantastic!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First visited before the film 'Dolphin Tale' was produced and it has to be said, the aquarium has come a long way and has really benefited from the profits of the film! All staff do amazing work caring for the animals and Winter (who starred in Dolphin Tale herself). Children will love it! There is a chance to have a... More

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Seffner, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having been to several "aquariums" around the country, this one is at the bottom of the list. It seems that the entire aquarium is built around the notoriety surrounding the movie "Dolphin Tale" and "Winter" the dolphin. The facility is simply lacking what you'd expect. No coral reef exhibits, no fish exhibits. Sorry, but if you're in the Tampa area,... More

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Parrish, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We obtained our tickets from Groupon so it was a great deal. The staff was very informative and friendly. The new downtown building was great. Cathy, a volunteer, did our face painting (although we went for the forearm) and did a fantastic job. While she painted she answered some of our questions and was incredibly kind! LOVED HER!! We took... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with two year old twins. There was a lot for them to do including lots of climbing on statues of turtles, dolphins, etc. The shows were good but a little beyond their attention span. We took the trolley to the museum part of the aquarium and, again, it had great exhibits. The trolley ride... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The aquarium itself is very convenient coming down the main drag to Clearwater beach. Plenty of parking and direction. Ticket prices are on par with the Tampa Aquarium, however, the content and overall value is not. This is strictly a local wildlife observation aquarium, nothing to exciting outside of Winter the dolphin. That being said, my kid light up seeing... More

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owings mills
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was such a great experience. The kids and I drove down from Maryland just for this! We were able to see all of our animal friends as well as participate in the behind the scenes tour (where we saw surgery on a turtle), feed the sting rays, and my daughter got her picture taken with Hope! What a great... More

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