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Address: 353 Harbor Drive, I-35, exit 256B, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218 740 3474
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Description: The only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits, this...
The only aquarium in the U.S. that focuses on freshwater exhibits, this three-story waterfront structure is ready for public viewing after a year and a half and almost $34 million. Plenty of interactive exhibits and re-created habitats are fun and educational for children.
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Not that much in there to see. We are local and would never have gone if it was t free. It's costly for what is there. If you have your kids its ok for something to do.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I like Great Lakes Aquarium so much! I liked seeing the otters and going to the Wow of Water Exhibit. What I didn't like there was the beginning. I saw a slide and I was afraid I would burn! Still, a great landmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A great place to visit the different types of fish are great parking is easy staff is friendly and it's a great way to teach the kids difference in specific types of fish and it's priced reasonable.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I grew up within a mile of the big lake they call Gitchee Gumee. Most of my life I took for granted what a beautiful and amazing attraction this lake and its environs are. Then came the Great Lakes Aquarium. What a fantastic experience my entire family had at this aquarium. It enlightened me to the wonders that were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm a mom of two energetic boys,when they were younger we had a family membership and spent many many wintry after school days enjoying our wonderful and fortunate tributes to our Great Lake.Their staff and hands on classroom settings are bounding with knowledgeable fun energetic individuals! My boys had their birthday parties with themes of rainbow fish and of coarse... More 

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not that much in there to see. We are local and would never have gone if it was t free. It's costly for what is there. If you have your kids its ok for something to do.

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Minnetonka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My kids, 11 and 4, both had a great time at the aqaurium, but it didn't make their top-3 list after our long weekend in Duluth. I think we spent about 2.5 hours there, so if you consider the entrance price, I'm not sure it was entirely worth it. Their favorite attraction was the toy boats with locks in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We walked over to the aquarium so I we didn't have to pay for parking, but I think it cost about $5 to park. For my family of six we spent $79 to get in and I think we would have been better off buying a 20 gallon fish tank and putting our own fish in it. My oldest daughter... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Took my 6 and 10 y.o. to the aquarium this past weekend. Took us about 2 hours to go through. Found a few aquariums closed, and the one thing my kids wanted to do was touch the sturgeon which wasn't available as she was resting. I really wanted to see the otters, but they were no where to be found.... More 

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Albertville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My son loved seeing the fish and couldn't believe how big some of them were. The aquarium held his attention for quite awhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very good place to go with children. Been there many times. Never gets too old. They have an excellent gift shop. Good place for school field trips.

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