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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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Wife and I where looking for a place to get out of the rain.

We decided to go here to get out of the rain. For the price I do not feel it is worth it. I believe 16 per person. Kinda steep for what you get. But it was nice to see some of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here to get out of the rain. For the price I do not feel it is worth it. I believe 16 per person. Kinda steep for what you get. But it was nice to see some of the different kinds of fresh water animals. The thing that got me the most was we went to see... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Compared to many other aquariums I've been to this one is very mediocre. I believe it was $56 for two adults and two children, plus $5 to park, felt a bit steep after viewing their exibit. A lot of indigenous species and not much exotic, I think they had one small shark. My children still seemed to enjoy it so... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great little aquarium with a good balance of museum exhibits and fish. They also have a tank where you can touch a sturgeon which was really cool because I haven't seen that at any other aquariums. Nice way to spend an hour or two .

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Solon Springs, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Located right on the Harbor in downtown Duluth. It is expensive if you have a family...so look for coupons or discounts. Check for the most recent changing exhibit. Large and a variety of fish tanks.

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Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you have nothing else to do, this could be a place to take the kids. As someone who lives in a city that has the # 1 top rated zoo to include a top rated aquarium, nothing can compare to the Omaha Henry Doorly aquarium. So the Great Lakes Aquarium was ok nothing fancy and did not get to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Don't know why we still have this. There isn't anything special about it. Nothing new ever seems to be coming in. It's a nice place to go once.. But after that it's not worth it in my mind.

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Minnetrista, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My impressions of Aquariums are "Just another fish inside a glass tank in a different town". Well...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

brought my 6yr old son & had a good time. based off the previous reviews, i knew it was small & took less than an hour to see everything.. it was still a good time. we used to hotel shuttle service, because i wasn't about to pay for parking ontop of their rates.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was really torn between average and very good, but had to go with average. When compared with a place like Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, well, there's really no comparison. This is a small aquarium that focuses on the fish found right in Lake Superior. It's got some nice touches that are appealing to small children, up to about age... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Was a great place to learn about Great Lakes fish, turtles, and birds. Really enjoyed the crow show. Perfect for a brief visit

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