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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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Address: 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC
Phone Number: 910 458 8257
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure...
Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure Beach (a short drive from Wilmington), enjoy an exploration of “The Waters of the Cape Fear.” Journey down the Cape Fear River – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean - discovering unique habitats and aquatic wildlife. Meet a rare albino alligator named Luna. See the only spotted eagle ray on exhibit in the state. Get eye-to-eye with a loggerhead sea turtle. Talk to a SCUBA diver swimming with sharks rays and eels. Discover N.C.’s fiercest predator at the interactive Megalodon Exhibit. Touch sea stars, horseshoe crabs and even sharks! Play outside in the Adventure Reef play area. Free daily programs include dive presentations, animal feedings and encounters. Explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures, classes, camps and more. Open 362 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Tickets available at the door and online.
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Great place & fun to get to.

First of all, take the Ferry from Southport over. It is great!!! A 30 minute ride over to the aquarium well worth the $5. The aquarium is really very nice. There are some really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

First of all, take the Ferry from Southport over. It is great!!! A 30 minute ride over to the aquarium well worth the $5. The aquarium is really very nice. There are some really cool things to see and do there. Not overly huge so the kids won't get cranky before you're done. Just the perfect size. Good food at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It's a very small attraction, and it barely took two hours to see every exhibit. Do not miss the Lorikeets tent, but be prepared. When you walk in, the birds will swarm and land all over you trying to get to the nectar, I strongly recommend opening the cup before you go through the door. It is a very nice... More 

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Muskogee, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took our grandkids and really enjoyed this aquarium. There are an amazing number of species here and it is very well kept.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

As members of the NC Aquarium, we visit each of them as often as possible. This aquarium has a two story shark tank and shows off a the southern beaches of our state. Must do and make sure you spend the day visiting the fort and beach also!

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the aquarium via the ferry from Southport (the ferry trip was a fun excursion on its own) and had a great afternoon. This is a nice aquarium, smaller – and less expensive - than most, but still full of wonderful exhibits. Very kid friendly. The highlights for us: the diver talk in the large tank, the albino alligator,... More 

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place for a family outing, but once is really all. We visited a second time (after not visiting for two years) and we were only there less than one hour before my seven year old twins were ready to go. It is fun, just don't expect it to take all day.

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Crossville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice display of local fish. The turtle hospital was a lot of fun for my grandson. We also enjoyed the dinosaur trail. Great value for the small admission price

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Easley, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is not the biggest aquarium we have ever been to but it is a very good aquarium. It has several species of fish, crustaceans, sea turtles, and 2 petting tanks. One had horseshoe crabs, and the other sharks. The kids looked like they were having lots of fun learning and getting to touch. I can't tell you how many... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I love aquariums, so when I saw that Carolina Beach had one, of course I had to go. I had read reviews about it and most people said similar things: it's a little on the small side, but it's a great aquarium. I completely agree. It's not the biggest aquarium around, but both my husband and I were quite impressed... More 

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Wild & Wonderful West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

The Aquarium was amazing- my husband & I went to see the sites and the Aquarium was out of this world- it's nothing like the commercialized aquariums much much better!

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Additional Information about North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Address: Address: 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC
Phone Number: 910 458 8257
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kure Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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