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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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Great for kids on a rainy day!

Sooo soo much to see at the aquarium! lots of different animals and things to do. Kids are always excited when we go here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2012
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pierz, minnesota
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pierz, minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Sooo soo much to see at the aquarium! lots of different animals and things to do. Kids are always excited when we go here!

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Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We were excited to check out the aquarium, but were disappointed. For the price of admission, there wasn't a ton to see/do. Wouldn't go back again and should have listened to my friends that said it wasn't worth it.

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Minnneapolis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We spent 4 hours here and could have spent longer. The displays were interesting for the adults, and our kids (5 and 2) loved feeding the fish, watching the movie on carnivorous plants, and playing with the great lakes model. They probably spent 2 full hours playing with the boats and the locks. We should have brought a change of... More 

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Arkansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

It was nice and clean. Over priced for what you get. To me it was more of a Nature Center, without the outside trails.

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Champlin, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

this is a fun aquarium for all ages. there are educational opportunities as well as activities for kids and lots to look at. Use the duluth pass and get the aquarium, railroad, and the vista for the price of 2.

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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Its a nice little place, wasn't very big. The admission were pretty high $16.50 for adults and our children were $10.50 each! It felt like we saw a few fish aquariums and a few birds and that was it! We were done looking around with in a hour... Not worth it.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

For $16.50 per person, I was hoping for a little more. I can see how kids would like it, but I'm not sure it would be worth over $50 to bring my family there. Otters weren't out, and that was the part I was most interested to see.

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

$15.50 per person to see wood ducks, turtles, and fish you can see anyplace in minnesota. I mean, it's nice but it seems that is a little bit pricey for what is there.

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Arlington, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

it wasn't that great, it needs updating and love and care in it. You would thing spending 14 or whatever a person, you'd stay there for more than an hour. my only favorite thing about it is the otters, and they weren't out the last time i was there.

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Yoho National Park, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

great place for kids to learn about fish , water, found it in disaray ...we stood at door waiting for someone to tell us whats what or a place to pay ....no one came so we walked around looked and done , not some place i would want to pay to go to .....was no big deal other than the... More 

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